Over the years I have had my fair share of encounters with anti-Catholics. Their arguments against the faith are pretty predictable — one of the most popular being that the Pope is the Antichrist. Because of this, they reason, the Pope is himself in league with Satan. The truth of the matter is that the upside down cross is an ancient symbol of St. Tradition tells us that when St.
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It has been used by punk rock, heavy metal, and hip hop performers as a means of expressing dissatisfaction with the status quo. Pop culture has reinforced this meaning of the upside down cross. However, this is the Hollywood version of events. In the historical case The Conjuring 2 is based on the Enfield Poltergeist case , for instance, there were no reports of crosses being turned upside down. Ed and Lorraine Warren who investigated the Enfield case fictionalized in The Conjuring were devout Catholics who were in direct contact with the Vatican. The would not have misunderstood an upside down cross as being a malevolent symbol in real life. There are many who believe there is nothing sinister whatsoever about the upside down cross. You may have even seen the Pope sit on a throne with an upside down cross carved into it.
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Top definition. Inverted Cross. A cross that is upside down, with the short end pointing toward the bottom. Commonly believed to be a satanic symbol, it is actually the opposite; According to legend, St. Peter requested that he be crucified in a different way than Jesus Christ, because he felt that he didn't deserve to die in the same manner as his lord, so the Romans raised his cross with him upside down. That's right, every so-called Satanist who wears the inverted cross is actually showing humility and unworthiness before Christ. If the inverted cross is an anti-Christian symbol, why the hell is it carved on the back of the pope's throne? Aug 16 Word of the Day. A person who refuses to wear a mask , or take any of the basic precautions to help society prevent an air born illness during an epidemic.
As its name implies, an upside-down cross is simply a Latin cross turned so that the crosspiece is closer to the bottom than the top. A person hanging on such a cross would be positioned head-downwards. For centuries, the inverted cross was considered a Christian symbol, based on an ancient tradition that the apostle Peter was crucified upside down. One version of the story says that Peter, facing martyrdom by crucifixion, requested that his cross be inverted because he felt unworthy to die in the same manner as Christ. The upside-down cross, sometimes called the Cross of St. Peter or the Petrine cross, thus became a symbol of humility. The inverted cross is sometimes associated with the pope, who Catholics believe can trace his authority back to Peter. Recently, however, it is common for the upside-down cross to be used as a symbol of atheism, humanism, and the occult. Several black metal bands use an inverted cross to call attention to their supposed devotion to Satan. Upside-down crosses appear in horror movies such as The Omen and The Conjuring as a signal of demonic activity.