I'm not sure what that has to do with it.He was still a preacher
Yeah, which is a hilarious irony. They co-opted a symbol of christian humility because "Hurr it like thing but go backwards, so mean backwards of thing!"Isn’t it associated with Satanism?
I mean, both mean the same thing. It's not like they went to Peter and said "We're putting you on the cross" and he said "No no, Crucifix"That's the upside-down crucifix.
Theres... no difference?Actual Satanism? Not really. Edgy kids who think turning cross upside down is rebellious as hell? Absolutely.
Which is rather humorous considering the Biblical Satan was a Lawyer, and servant of God.From what I know regarding Satanism, it’s really fucking complicated a religion that values a sort of “freedom” that looks to have frankly weird morals instead of simply Evil is Good and Good is Evil
I think this' due to a sort of evolution of thought millennia ago. I mean I don't think I even recall a "Fall" or "War In Heaven" occurring in the Old Testament.Which is rather humorous considering the Biblical Satan was a Lawyer, and servant of God.
What better symbol of freedom than a grumpy lawyer.
Yeah, but a grand rebellion is cooler in story-telling, so it hooked itself in the popular ideas.I think this' due to a sort of evolution of thought millennia ago. I mean I don't think I even recall a "Fall" or "War In Heaven" occurring in the Old Testament.
In the original text, Satan is the Prosecuting attorney of heaven, essentially. There are various evil spirits that appear in the bible, and in the middle ages they were all conflated as one big figure, along with satan himself, in popular culture.I think this' due to a sort of evolution of thought millennia ago. I mean I don't think I even recall a "Fall" or "War In Heaven" occurring in the Old Testament.
Several years ago I visited Santa Maria de Monserrat, an abbey in the mountains of Spain outside of Barcelona. During the tour, they were talking about the history of the abbey and how they were persecuted by the leftists during the Spanish Civil War, then how some of the same leftists took refuge (after Franco won) in the abbey by asking for sanctuary and they were protected by the same monks they were persecuting. Franco respected the sanctuary as well.The Spanish Civil War is a great example of how left wing narrative uncritically is perpetuated in the United States. The Republic was committing mass atrocities against the Church just like the Mexican Secularists did in the Cristero War. The Nationalists were totally justified and were themselves allied with the Carlists, who practiced a Catholic syndicalism and supported devolved rights. Franco ended up compromising more with his allies than the Spanish Reds did with their’s and that’s part of why he won.
Pretty sure there was a British officer who did do it. Who was then hung for dishourable conduct. Not tottally sure but I think I read it somewhere.That Americans were handing out smallpox blankets left and right. There is exceedingly little evidence of this ever happening more than one time by one guy on his own and even less that it even worked and then some British officers discussing trying it.
That's especially noteworthy because we have plenty of scientific evidence that punching is by far the most effective hand-to-hand combat tactic for humans.I don't know if it counts but it might. One thing that always bothered me coming up in Eastern Martial Arts. Is the level of dismissal of Western arts like boxing and wrestling. So I guess the historical in accuracy is that only eastern arts are "martial arts".
I'd say it's relavent since folks have and do die in the ring. The idea that boxing is less deadly is bunk.That's especially noteworthy because we have plenty of scientific evidence that punching is by far the most effective hand-to-hand combat tactic for humans.