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Re: Religion in public schools

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Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI (occti)
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 13:38:05 -0400


> Am I correct that the Norsemen or Vikings often put Christian symbols on
one
> side of a head stone and other religious symbols on the other. Sort of
like
> hedging your bets at the track. I like that idea, why take any chances.
> Woody in KC

Woody,

So far as I can remember, you are right: the people in that area did in fact
put Xian symbols on one side of their tombstones and 'other' religious
symbols on the other. I doubt if they were the only ones. As has been
noted on this list, Xians (historically) have persecuted those who did not
convert to their way of thinking.

However, it was not to 'hedge their bets.' Rather, it was to 'please' the
Xians (i.e. protect themselves from getting killed as savage heretics), so
the Xian symbols were usually on the front of the stone, and to stay 'true'
to their native religion, which symbols were often placed on the back of the
stone.

Larry


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