We're going to get a little controversial.
We all know the story of the "cross" and Jesus Christ. And how one must bear their own crosses in life. But where did the cross originate from? Why was a cross used to persecute Jesus Christ? What is the true significance of the cross? Ever wonder why the Ku Klux Klan used a burning cross for their acts of racism?
The thing with questions are, there are always answers to them, if we are willing to seek and accept the truth of those answers. No matter how painful it might be.
The picture below is an ancient cross, it's called an "ankh" and I'm sure some of you know that. Looking at the picture, you can easily see where the cross originated from.
Below is a picture of a modern day cross. The cross that we all know and the story that is connected to it.
The ancient cross, the "ankh" and the "modern day cross" have two different meanings.
The ankh represents "life," while the modern day cross represents "death," because Jesus Christ died on the cross. And that is the reason Ku Klux Klan burned crosses and placed them in Black neighborhoods, or in front of Black people's houses, to signify death. As in death to Black people. That is how the Ku Klux Klan used the cross, although it was not created for that purpose.
When it comes to religion, the modern day cross also represents faith because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So, it would also mean the modern day cross represents life, because it was the persecution of the cross that led to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The ancient cross, the ankh does not only represent life in itself, but it represents eternal life. And that is why the Egyptians were mummified with them. The ankh has been glorified all over. It has been depicted in movies, cartoons, books, comic books and etc. The ankh symbolism also, inspired artifacts in all cultures and races, not just with religion.
Below is a 1913 science fiction movie called, "Message From Mars" from Brittian, where the actors in the movie are all wearing an ankh.
And a 1971 comic book illustration below, which displays the symbolism of the ankh.
Isn't just ironic how so many symbolism, buildings, money, basically.. the world was inspired by Africa and its essence. And how its been hidden from us. It makes one wonder, why?
Also, it's ironic how the Ku Klux Klan tried to use something Black people created against them, to try to destroy them. But instead, Black people marched, boycotted and etc., until they elevated themselves from it.
Things that make you go hmmm...