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religious symbols QUESTION from Carolyn Kenning July 3, 2000 The popular childrens cartoon show, Arthur, in one episode had Arthur's friends playing with a weegie board. Today's episode had a cross with a loop as the top of it - I am not sure if it is an anc (spelling) or something else. What type of symbol is it.
I know I've seen this before, but cannot remember what it is. Do you know, by my description?
My son said there were also a lot of other weird decorations in the supporting character's house.
Thank you. Carolyn K.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on September 7, 2000 Dear Mrs. Kenning:
This is my second try in answering this question. The first try disappeared. I guess someone doesn't want me answering this.
Cartoons today are mostly if not 100% damaging to our children. Nearly all of them are heavily involved in occultic powers or in other issues contrary to Christianity.
I serious advise all parents to keep you children from watch nearly all of the cartoons found on TV today.
I would suggest investing in videos of the cartoons of the 40's and 50's such as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Tweety Bird, Goofy and Mikey Mouse.
I am not joking. These cartoons today in inculcating a anti-Christian worldview upon our children, and worse, an occultic worldview. Keep the kids away from that garbage.
The symbol you are describing, a cross with a loop at the top, is called an Ankh.
The Ankh has some ties to ancient Egyptian occultism. It was a symbol of life, with the lower part representing the male, and the loop representing the female. This symbol was thought to have magical importance.
Because of this possible origin is the reason, I imagine, that you saw it on the cartoon. The producers of the cartoon included the symbol, along with the Ouija board, as another symbol of occult magic.
God bless.
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