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Re: equinox

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, September 25, 1998, 23:46
That's the theory I've heard, and I think it's more likely.  I was just
mentioning that theory.  Of course, there's no reason that there
couldn't have been multiple reasons!  There might've also been part of
the "fishers of men" idea mixed in.

Tom Wier wrote:
> 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.
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