If the Nazi's used the christian cross on their flag where the swastika is, would you treat the cross like you treat the swastika?

Posted by: retrogamer176

  • Yes, of course! It would be a Nazi symbol!

  • No!!! It's a religious symbol!!!

59% 10 votes
41% 7 votes
  • BTW, the swastika is a Buddhist symbol. And a janist symbol.

  • The cross is already a disgrace in my opinion. The swastika is just more looked down upon.

  • Similar question before, but yes. The issue is that the cross would not carry the same derogatory connection in many peoples minds. I think the cross is an... unusually nasty symbol anyway.

    Posted by: TBR
  • The cross would then be another religious symbol the Nazis ruined.

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PetersSmith says2015-04-03T01:13:11.9846190-05:00
I'm pretty sure they did use the cross as symbolism sometimes.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:13:51.7329094-05:00
I meant on their national flag.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:18:56.2148998-05:00
I think I kinda screwed everyone who doesn't treat the swastika so badly.... You guys can just vote yes because it's the same premise.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:37:06.1888626-05:00
I choose to treat the swastika like a religious symbol that it is.
TheMarquis says2015-04-03T01:37:47.2999170-05:00
I enjoy this poll. Good question.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:41:16.8550955-05:00
:) had that in my thoughts since I found out that the swastika was religious.
PetersSmith says2015-04-03T02:05:58.9312166-05:00
Actually the Jainist swastika is straight and not tilted to the side like the Nazi symbol is. Here: http://i55.tinypic.com/2vxq3xu.jpg
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T02:08:16.3186552-05:00
You really think western society cares? We get in trouble at school just for possessing a swastika!
TBR says2015-04-03T08:32:42.8610099-05:00
This is about perception. It makes no difference if it is a symbol used for another meaning. It makes no difference if the stole it from others with thousands of years of history. The Hitler stole it, and it will be definition #1 for much of the world.
charliesel says2015-04-03T12:14:17.9986582-05:00
I'm not sure about anyone else, but I do not possess any feelings towards shapes, only towards what they represent. To me they both represent mindless bloodshed, and would argue that the Christian movement resulted in a lot more as it was over a much greater period of time.
Trustmeinlying says2015-04-03T12:39:05.9442267-05:00
I think its funny that majority of the people saying they find the cross a disgrace are atheist. And majority of religions used a similar symbol to represent their religion. Christians used a similar symbol like a swastika to represent christianity at one time. And how is a cross a disgrace, how is it a "unusually nasty symbol" please explain. Here are some examples of religions and some places that used and still may use the swastika. Hopi, christian, malta, Tibet, Ceylon, china, japan, lapland, hindu, Celt, Bali, Aztec, Jain, Greek, Jewish.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T13:47:59.5616544-05:00
@tonius5 @triangle.128k I think your stance is actually yes, because you WOULD treat them the same way: Not too bad. The No stance is for those who sees the swastika as bad that wouldn't treat the cross very badly.
TBR says2015-04-03T14:39:06.1353509-05:00
@Trustmeinlying - How is a cross a "unusually nasty symbol"? Well, it was a device of execution for countless people through history, that's how. Would it be strange to use a electric-chair as a symbol of a religion? It has killed far FAR fewer than the cross, but I doubt you would see that as a symbol of peace.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T19:11:38.7442822-05:00
@applestoapples the swastika is actually a religious symbol for good luck.

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