posted on Oct, 23 2004 @ 12:29 PM
Originally posted by pbrez
the five pointed star did not start as a satanic symbol. That wasnt created until the inqusitions. Before that the five pointed star stood for alot of
things. In medieval times it represented the five wounds of christ.
I didn't know about the upside-down perntagram being used to represent the five wounds of Christ...interesting. Here's a link to a site that traces
the history of the pentagram and the upside down pentagram
The upside down
pentagram was adopted in the middle ages as a symbol of Lucifer and occult power, the middle ages being also when the occult
lore of the masons (according to theory) was formed. Since then it has been a standard occult symbol.
Similarities could be drawn with the Nazi adoption of the Schwastika which in its reverse left-to-right
form was, and still is to this day, a
Buddhist symbol of fertiility. I was surprised in my travels through China to see flipped schwastikas over the gates of Buddhist temples! Again, the
occult taking a symbol and altering its meaning.
If you learnt that a Nazi had designed your home city in the shape of a scwastika, it's unlikely that you would surmise that he meant it as a tribute
to The Buddha. And so, I'm doubtful that Pierre Charles L'Enfante, known Freemason, had Christ on the cross in mind when he designed D.C.