Monday, November 27, 2006

Apparently the peace sign is a symbol of OMG SATAN!!!!!


Wow, talk about stupidity! A peace sign is actually considered a symbol of Satan! Just when you think the Age of the Litterbox cannot produce anymore shit, this gem comes along. Last time I checked Satan was the prince of darkness, the father of lies, you get the gist. Last time, I checked, Jesus was the prince of Peace and supposedly it’s his birthday coming up. So why all the fuss?

Some residents who have complained have children serving in Iraq, said Bob Kearns, president of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association in Pagosa Springs.

These are probably the same people who say our soldiers fight for your freedom to say stupid things, NOW SHUT UP! (without realizing the irony of course.

There are some things so absurd that you have to see the part in the article to believe... 

He said some residents have also believed it was a symbol of Satan. Three or four residents complained, he said.

Apparently the confusion is that they believe that this is actually a symbol of Nero, who persecuted Christians and blamed them for the Great Fire of Rome in 64 A.D. according to Tacitus. Apparently, they believe that Nero used it as a symbol to represent what he hoped would be his victory over Christianity, as they claim. Well I hate to burst their bubble, but the peace sign is not a vast left-wing conspiracy to co-opt the teachings of Jesus and use them for the Satanic purposes of purging Christianity from the face of the Earth. The only sites that are claiming that this is the Cross of Nero are fundamentalist Christian sites in hysteria over the peace movement and it's connection to Satan. 

Basically there is a more benign explanation to the peace sign...

 It was developed by the British "Committee for Nuclear Disarmament" (CND), apparently about 1958. It is comprised of the two semaphore flag positions for "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament."

Here are the flag positions for N and D...Put together with a circle around it, and you get the peace sign.  

Apparently peace is so unpatriotic that if Jesus were alive today, he would be investigated by the NSA and the Pentagon, after all they do a helluva job investigating non-violent anti-war protesters who might, I repeat might grow violent some day. (Meanwhile, potential right-wing homegrown terrorists are ignored by this administration even when they acquired shit like cyanide. But that's how it is in our Age of the Litterbox where peace is war and 2+2 = 5). After all, didn't Jesus throw out the moneychangers in the temple, overturning their tables and driving them out with a whip? Such violent behavior! OMG!

The church is getting ready to celebrate Advent, which is preparation for the birth of yes, you guessed it, the Prince of Peace. Yet some people in the homeowner’s association in Denver are spitting on the principles of Jesus and is now equating Jesus with Satan. I wonder what Dobson and Falwell would have to say about this…Oh I forgot, they’re too busy fucking over their buddy Ted Haggard and ditching him after it turned out that Pastor Ted was gay (not that there’s anything wrong with being gay, but the hypocrisy, of course!).

Perhaps we should nominate those members of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association who believe that the wreath in the form of a peace sign is so offensive for the Nobel War Prize. Oh, there’s no such thing? Well then, we can always nominate it for the Nobel Peace Prize, after all, if Bush can get nominated by a Norwegian right-wingnut hack, then I’m sure the homeowners association can too. Who knows? Maybe Bush might stump for them to actually win the whole thing…

There are those like Dennis Kucinich who propose a Department of Peace that will do everything in its power to make sure that war is reduced to the dustbin of history, forgotten as the leaves scattered about in the wind. Then there are people like Chuck Sweeny who believe that this is a loony idea. There are those like Roy Blunt who believe that this is an idea to be mocked, that if the United States advocates peace, then we have become OMG a sissy nation...

How about we give peace a chance instead of attributing it falsely to Satan? 

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