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Rosa, are Larry and I on the right track here.
Woody in KC
"Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI" wrote:
> > Am I correct that the Norsemen or Vikings often put Christian symbols on
> > side of a head stone and other religious symbols on the other. Sort of
> > hedging your bets at the track. I like that idea, why take any chances.
> > Woody in KC
> 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
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