The Peace symbol was Originally to discriminate Christianity

You all a course know what the peace symbol represent, But that symbol isn't originally sign of peace that just something they the hippies stolen in the 60's. It was originally a upside down broken cross symbol used against Christianity, It was called a Nero or a Neronic Cross used by the Notorious Roman Emperor.

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Comment by Dan Genereux on March 5, 2014 at 12:48pm

A lot of sysbols have history behind it and the meaning behind them changes over the years or Centries.

Comment by Michael Penn on February 4, 2014 at 3:37pm

Eliphas Levi said that the "peace sign" (as we know it today) went way back in history and he gave its dark secrets claiming that signs like this never change in meaning. I was in awe of this ex-priest Magician for a few years, but today I have noticed that finger signs have even changed around in my lifetime. The 2 finger sign (forefinger and little finger) shown together mean something I don't get. Hip hop people seem to want pictures taken showing these 2 fingers. In my school days it simply meant "bullshit," and no I'm not making this all up.

So much for signs and symbols that mean the same thing forever. We either need to awaken all the many sign using people, or be aware that signs change also just like language changes.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 4, 2014 at 3:09pm

Actually, if I remember correctly, it was a combination of two semaphore flags - N and D - for Nuclear Disarmament and later got adopted as what we know now as the peace symbol.

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