The origin of the Jesus Fish symbol and other history nuggets
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07-11-2012, 06:00 AM
The origin of the Jesus Fish symbol and other history nuggets
Here's this lovely video.





I used to think the Jesus fish was a reference to the Jonas story, which I always thought was a strange story to focus on. But then again, a lot of Christianity is nonsense.

Instead (at around 9:45) we learn that the Greek word for "fish" (Ichthys) was actually used as a secret Christian acronym for something like "Jesus, anointed/Christ, God's, Son, Savior." It was an underground symbol of Christianity. Plus the Bible is chock full of references. The prophets were a group of fishermen, there's Jonas, Jesus feeds the mob by multiplying fish and bread.

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I'm don't know if this is common knowledge and I'm just figuring it out, but it's 7 in the morning and I haven't been to bed yet. Toodles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys

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07-11-2012, 06:05 AM
RE: The origin of the Jesus Fish symbol and other history nuggets
The fish used to represent a vagina.
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07-11-2012, 06:30 AM
RE: The origin of the Jesus Fish symbol and other history nuggets
(07-11-2012 06:05 AM)FSM_scot Wrote:  The fish used to represent a vagina.
That was my initial understanding. That the symbol was a feminine symbol (but how did that relate to Christianity - virgin born?) and only much later, in a more pc world, people tried to keep the symbol by saying it looked like a fish and trying to relate it to the stories in the bible.
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07-11-2012, 08:08 AM
RE: The origin of the Jesus Fish symbol and other history nuggets
(07-11-2012 06:00 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Instead (at around 9:45) we learn that the Greek word for "fish" (Ichthys) was actually used as a secret Christian acronym for something like "Jesus, anointed/Christ, God's, Son, Savior." It was an underground symbol of Christianity. Plus the Bible is chock full of references.

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I'm don't know if this is common knowledge and I'm just figuring it out, but it's 7 in the morning and I haven't been to bed yet. Toodles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys
My father told me about it's history as a child. It also appeared in one of those Christian cartoon movies. Smile

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07-11-2012, 09:15 AM
The origin of the Jesus Fish symbol and other history nuggets
(07-11-2012 08:08 AM)Vosur Wrote:  
(07-11-2012 06:00 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Instead (at around 9:45) we learn that the Greek word for "fish" (Ichthys) was actually used as a secret Christian acronym for something like "Jesus, anointed/Christ, God's, Son, Savior." It was an underground symbol of Christianity. Plus the Bible is chock full of references.

[...]

I'm don't know if this is common knowledge and I'm just figuring it out, but it's 7 in the morning and I haven't been to bed yet. Toodles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys
My father told me about it's history as a child. It also appeared in one of those Christian cartoon movies. Smile

My father did too. Could it be we are brothers? Consider

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