reply to post by VeritasAequitas
If you mean there's a a quote or two that matches Christ's teachings then doesn't say much,does it? Don't let the details distract you,can
something that drives someone away from Christ be christian? It doesn't even make sense.
What about Nag Hammadi library? I know that intrigues people but is that enough to consider it legit by any means? From what I know,the gospel of
Thomas has yet to be confirmed as legit.
Just because some people don't want to embrace the gnostic side, doesn't mean it didn't happen.
By "gnostic side" you mean Christianity's "gnostic side"? They contradict each other,the disagreements between them are all over the place. How
can we call them related by any means? I have yet to see something like that.
I have mentioned the gospel of Thomas and in my first reply I also mentioned that it's not included in the NT. It's completely irrelevant.
Now refer back to the diagram of the Swastika and Cross.
I seriously don't see that diagram in your OP or your links. Are you talking about one of the diagrams in page two? If that's so then I have no clue
which one you want me to comment on. It doesn't matter though,something like this can be discussed without a diagram (and if you think it's vital
then point it to me in your next reply).
By mentioning swastika and the cross I assume you see similarities in them.
Shape-wise I don't see similarities. It'd be easier for me to relate swastika's shape with a windmill or a shuriken (I could think of more things I
guess but these two are the one that popped in my mind right now).
We don't even know if it was meant to represent some kind (or any kind) of a cross. The word "swastika" itself doesn't lead us to such an
assumption (see "a").
Now let's see their meaning and if there are connections there:
The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su"
meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. The swastika literally means "to be good". Or another translation can be made:
"swa" is "higher self", "asti" meaning "being", and "ka" as a suffix, so the translation can be interpreted as "being with higher
...the word later evolved to represent eternity and Buddhism.
The symbol has a long history in Europe reaching back to antiquity. In modern times, following a brief surge of popularity as a good luck symbol in
José Manuel Erbez says: The first time the swastika was used with an "Aryan" meaning was on December 25, 1907, when the self-named Order of
the New Templars, a secret society founded by [Adolf Joseph] Lanz von Liebenfels, hoisted at Werfenstein Castle (Austria) a yellow flag with a
swastika and four fleurs-de-lys.
those are just a few quotes but I'm not gonna keep quoting. I saw no meaning such as the christian cross has which is:
God deciding to walk among us,like one of us to teach us,guide us and even suffer for us.
So,either talking about their shapes or meanings,I can't find any similarities.