posted on May, 25 2004 @ 12:59 AM
Actually, I wasn't flaming your post... if I was flaming anything, it was the silly website you posted a link to.
Yes, that website is interesting, in the same way that the ceaseless ranting of an unfortunate homeless lunatic in interesting.
It is certainly not you I am upset with, simply this (and I do not use the word carelessly) idiotic website.
What makes you think that the so-called "inverted" star represents the Baphomet? Baphomet means one of two things, based on context. If the
context is medieval France, it is the way they pronounced the name of the Prophet Mohammed (MPBUH), and, for whatever reason, it was associated with a
bearded, disembodied head (no-one said the medieval French were without flights of fancy). When it was used in Eliphas Levi's work, it meant a
symbolical entity referring to certain alchemical and philosophical truths, and was represented by an insanely complicated diagram to which I do not
have access at the moment. Never was it represented by an "inverted" star. Never has a star had an "orientation" until devil-mad individuals on
a witch hunt decided there was a "right" and a "wrong" way to draw a star (they had to have a "right" way because Our Lord, or at least My Lord,
Jesus Christ, refers to himself as the "Morning Star," and because the Star of Bethlehem is often depicted in churches). I have netiher the time
nor the inclination to go around to all the churches in my neighborhood with a digital camera at Midnight local time and find an example of a star
oriented in the way you don't like.