posted on May, 24 2004 @ 12:00 PM
Originally posted by venustransit2004
Guess they are all Texas UT fans then.
I'm not sure what is so odd about the first three pictures, they show the Pope and another individual... wait... do you mean the cross the Pope has
on his chair, the St. Peter's cross? Oh, silly billy you...
You see, when St. Peter was crucified, he asked that he be not crucified in the same manner as Jesus, because he didn't want people to think he was
as great as Jesus. So, he was crucified upside down. So, when the cross of St. Peter is depicted, it is depicted as an inverted cross.
This is done for other Saints. When St. Andrew was crucified, he was done so on what might be called a "diagonal" cross. So, St. Andrew's cross
is a kind of X shape.
As for the other hand "signs," I have a hard time thinking that so many Satanists would pose for what are obviously publicity shots while
demonstrating that they are Satanists. You show some people who are obviously talking while they make this sign... I'll have you know that most
people of around my age (~30 or so, the tail end of the dreaded "generation X"), at least where I am, were taught that it is very very rude to
point. In order to get away from pointing, we often gesture with with a somewhat opened hand that looks like the sign about which you're talking
(it's a natural reaction, not an intentional thing... I find myself doing it often while teaching, for example, and I'm sure you remember some of
your own teachers doing it, if you think on it).
As for the smoke, well, you can find anything you like in a random image if you look hard enough.