I get spam

So I get this comment in a thread entitled “Discussion – How moderate Christians can help atheism“:

nwaocha ogechukwu   August 10, 2009 at 2:58 PM
What do you think of when you look at the cross and the crucifix? Do they hold sacred and religious value for you? After reading Ogechukwu’s book, your perception may change; the church’s use of these symbols has, for centuries, concealed facts regarding their true origins. Ogechukwu reveals those findings in this stunning expose.
His research includes historical accounts of Christianity’s conspiracy and divulges the true meaning of the cross—a satanic symbol.
Ogechukwu states:
“For centuries after Christ, the church and other religions that use cruciform symbols have misrepresented the physical nature of Christ’s death with a satanic symbol (cross), and a pagan idol (corpus). This secret has been concealed by the church for centuries after Christ.”
What reason did the church have for shifting the cross’ meaning from one of evil to one of goodness?
Learn more about the real nature of Christ’s death and religion’s role in the change in symbolism at
http://www.eloquentbooks.com/TheSecretBehindTheCrossAndCruifix.html

Wow. Spam that clearly did a search for the word “christian” regardless of context and decided to let me know that instead of respectfully, or maybe not so respectfully disagreeing with Christians about the appropriateness of using a crucifix to worship their fallen deity, they have “evidence” that the symbol is Satanic.

1) What difference does it make whether an arbitrary symbol represents an one arbitrary being over another?

2) What is this person suggesting? That all Christians are secretly satanists? That there’s some sinister motivation to maintain the use of of a crucifix above any other potential symbol for…some reason? Or perhaps the aim is simply to point out their mistake and laugh… However the word “conspiracy” seems to betray some agenda of the author and implies malicious and purposeful intent on the part of early Christians regarding the cross. Why this one thing and not any of the other malicious things they did that have actual relevance?

3) Assuming any of this is true, who cares? What difference does it make? If Christians don’t interpret the cross as a satanic symbol, then what relevance is this information to modern day Christianity? So what does this “knowledge” add to the world?

4) Funny I always thought the crucifix was a literal representation of the crucifixion of Christ, regardless of what the cross and the body symbolically mean above and beyond that on an individual basis.

Whatever his motivation, spamming atheist sites with vague, nebulously-motivated claims is probably not the best way to sell a book. A book that details several different crosses, one of which is satanic. Granted that’s just the first 26 pages. But after some Google searching, reading his summary, and skimming through the book, I’m still having a hard time figuring out just what his motivation is…and what his point is. Especially considering that most of this sounds like 144 pages of complete bullshit.

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One response to “I get spam

  1. Crucifix must be from Holy Land and then it will have a real power.