Every time I see the "Jesus fish" alpha symbol on a car or in a business logo, it makes me sad. I remember when this 'fish' always had WWJD in it. It's a question atheists have been trying to get Christians to ask themselves forever. What WOULD Jesus Do? It was at least thought provoking.
Now, we have the empty alpha/fish. Symbolically, more accurate (empty) but no longer thought-provoking. It has gone in a very short time from "hey, think about what you think Jesus stood for an try to emulate him" to something no more meaningful than a sports team emblem. Go Jesus! JESUS! FUCK YEAH!!! This is what it has devolved to. <INSERT MY TEAM HERE> FTW! ....and so it depresses me every time I see it now.

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Comment by Jon Heim on September 22, 2010 at 10:56pm
as I mentioned in blogs and many posts before, the "Jesus fish" is stolen anyway. It is the pagan symbol for fertility if facing the right direction.

what ISNT stolen by Christians?
Comment by Velogiraptor on September 22, 2010 at 10:59pm
Ah, I had assumed it was the greek letter Alpha and referred to the beginning as in Alpha to Omega.
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Comment by Jon Heim on September 23, 2010 at 4:14pm
haha james, cant you pay a couple of bucks for feet?
Comment by Jon Heim on September 23, 2010 at 4:21pm
badwolf...lets see...Jesus is the Greek translation of Yeshua. The Greeks were very important in the converting of thousands of pagans. the "Ichthys" or Jesus fish...or as you pointed out, the symbol for alpha, was a ploy to make it easier to convert pagans to the new religion. It's easier to change people's beliefs if they have a little something to relate to...

I have a blog about the pagan roots of Christianity. Of course it isn't very complete. its ever expanding.
Comment by Velogiraptor on September 23, 2010 at 6:44pm
My work here is done.... B-)

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