Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Why Do They Use the Chi-Rho?
I talk about the "code" here all the time. I don't even mention everytime I see something, there simply would be no time, but thought I would address one symbol I have been thinking about and may add others. When I see a symbol that is questionable, there are the cases people do not know the true origin of the symbols, if that applies to the case here, hopefully they will rethink their graphics. If I ever slip up and post a logo or something that is false [well I do not have one] I would want someone to tell me. When you see the same stuff repeated over and over, and see a "trend" that is a problem.
Ok let me start with these guys. This is a "discernment radio station", but it has bugged me to no end that they have a CATHOLIC symbol for their radio station. Sure some daughter Protestants use it too, but it seems a discernment radio station would figure out this symbol is not a good one. Don't they know the history of the Chi-Rho symbol and Constantine? Constantine was no Christian! The whole P- X looking thing is called the CHI RHO. I was surrounded by them as a Catholic kid. Every Catholic church has that sprinkled all over the literature and in the churches.
Has anyone ever brought this up to the Pirate Christian Radio guys? The worse problem is the Chi-Rho right smack in the middle, otherwise referred to as a Labarum. Why on earth is there a skeleton, look carefully on the very left side, kneeling and praying, ominously over what is a map of the USA? Then we see two smaller Chi Rhos, on each end of the written phrases. Why do we see that ever present compass? For those bloggers who can use the fancy graphics to point things out, can one of you write me and tell me how you do it? What program do you all use? Well I have circled the areas of concern here:
The most obvious is the CHI RHO symbol, Notice the Pope uses it, here with a stylized one in a YONI--symbol of the goddess, the P with the Xs over it makes an appearance.
This symbol is sprinkled all over Catholic churches including this one in San Antonio:
Pirate Radio makes their claim here, that they are against Emergents and other false teachings
From the above:
"Pirate Christian Radio is an online radio station that is free from the scurvy plagues of pop-psychology, goofy fads, self-help, pietism, purpose-drivenism, the prosperity heresy, contemplative mysticism, seeker-sensitivism, liberalism, relevantism, Emergent nonsense, and the sissy girly Oprah-fied religiosity that is being passed off as "Biblical Christianity"
If you are against the Emergent movement, then a person needs to rethink the symbols they use.
What is tragic out there, is I deal with people who are knowledgeable about the errors of the above, but then cling to Catholic tradition and sacramentalism because often they are associated with a daughter church often times in more "conservative" branch of the harlot. I found myself telling one other lady recently in a broken away Lutheran church that thankfully in this case rejected ecumenism, that with the celebration of the Eucharist and "sacraments", they still remained tied to Rome.
Seeing any "Christian" cling to this symbol is not a good thing. I hope if they simply did not know they rethink it's use. I have to admit the first time I saw that logo, I thought "stay away". That symbol is so very Catholic.......