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8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Lightbeard » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:26 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_18606_8- ... think.html

This cracked article was very good. Talks about some historic symbols like the inverted cross being used by Satanists and how it is misinterpreted.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Dunkan » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:36 pm

Not bad, but I am surprised they missed the most misunderstood symbol of all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

Personally, I would like to see this symbol reclaimed by its rightful owners in my lifetime. It is such a shame that such a meaningful symbol has been corrupted like it has.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Levantine » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:51 pm

I was pretty surprised they missed the swastika as well, tbh.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby aranil » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:58 am

They might not have missed it, its pretty much known that the swastika was misused.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Snake-Aes » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:32 am

aranil wrote:They might not have missed it, its pretty much known that the swastika was misused.

Maybe, maybe not. It's still one of the most popular taboo icons to bear.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Chicken » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:49 pm

I think they just didn't include it because it didn't really fit. People using a swastika now aren't misinterpreting it's original meaning, they're using the new meaning it was given by the Nazis. I suppose they could have used the Nazis as an example, but they were going for present day examples of misuse of symbols, and in that context it doesn't fit.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Dunkan » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:00 pm

Actually Chicken, the Swastika is in widespread use throughout India, with the original meaning intact.

Its just "western" countries that the symbols are still not rehabilitated.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/421628
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Lightbeard » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:29 am

http://www.cracked.com/article_18593_6- ... -them.html

Here's another good one as well. About creators who hated what they made
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Dunkan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:15 pm

Ummm, funnily enough they seemed to have missed the the most famous creation-hater Himself (if you believe that sort of thing)...
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Shirak » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:11 am

Dunkan wrote:Actually Chicken, the Swastika is in widespread use throughout India, with the original meaning intact.

Its just "western" countries that the symbols are still not rehabilitated.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/421628


The Swastika was the symbol used by Germany, the hakenkruis is the original symbol used in India and other countries.
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Re: 8 Historic Symbols That Are Misinterpreted

Postby Dunkan » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:14 pm

Other way around, Shirak.

However they are all still called a Swastika, which is Sanscrit.
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