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Re: equinox

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, September 25, 1998, 19:44
Nik Taylor wrote:

> That's what the > astrological "Age of Acquarius" is all about - and MAYBE what the > Christian Fish is! There's a theory that it represented the change that > occured in the 1st century from the age of Aries to the age of Pisces.
I have always read that the Christian fish was a method of avoiding letting it be known that they were Christians during the persecutions of the Roman Empire. The Greek word for fish is <ichthys>, which was used by the Christians as an acronym for "Iesous Christos Theou Souter Soter" or something like that (I always seem to forget the last words), meaning "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior". The story is that when two people would meet in the marketplace, or something like that, if one person were Christian, they would very casually just kinda diddle around in the sand with their foot, making a crescent shape. Then if the other person were also Christian, the other would respond by making the other crescent, thus making the form of the body of the fish. Thus they would know the other was a Christian too, and so they knew it was safe to share their faith with the other. None of this was spoken, of course. ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." We look at [the Tao], and do not see it; Its name is the Invisible. - Lao Tsu, _Tao Te Ching_ Nature is wont to hide herself. - Herakleitos ========================================================