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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