Move over Thomas the Train, Here Comes Satan the School Bus.
Sooo, this was on the local news in my ass-backwards state of Tennessee recently, courtesy of Fox:
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –
At least one Mid-South parent is concerned about what she says is a satanic symbol on a school bus.
Robyn Wilkins snapped a photo when she noticed the shape of an upside down, five-pointed star outlined in the brake lights of a school bus that was stopped in Cordova.
“Anyone who fears a God, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” Wilkins said.
She says Christians should be outraged that a symbol that looks like a pentagram would be allowed in the design of a vehicle used to transport children to public schools.
“If you can’t put a cross on there, you cannot put a pentagram on it,” Wilkins said.
So five pointed stars are the work of the devil?… OH MY GOD! That means our American flag was created by Betsy Satan Ross!
Was it actually Satan who fathered the baby Jesus? Are Clergy in cahoots with him?
Satan is said to be everywhere, but he seems to have a particular thing for automobiles. Here he’s advertising the occult with the letters OC:
Here he’s saying “This way to Satan Land.”
Sometimes he polks his head out of the trunk to see what’s going on:
And like most of us, Satan can’t draw a pentagram to save his life when he’s drunk:
Honestly people, it is downright pathetic when someone like ME has to school “believers” in religious symbolism. Let’s start with the five pointed star, courtesy of Religion Facts:
What is the meaning of the 5-point star in Christianity?
Like the four-pointed star, the five-pointed star symbol in Christianity is also known as the Star of Bethlehem and represents Jesus’ birth and incarnation. Also known as the Epiphany Star, it is used especially for church decoration during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
The Pentagram on the other hand, according to Pagan’s Path, is (my emphasis):
A five pointed star, encased by an outer circle. Adopted by the first pagan practioners, it is always seen with it’s apex pointing upward toward the Divine.
Early Christians attributed the pentagram to the Five Wounds of Christ and from then until medieval times, it was a lesser-used Christian symbol. Prior to the time of the Inquisition, there were no ‘evil’ associations to the pentagram.
Now for that Satanic pentagram:
The inverted pentacle with a goat’s head is called the Sigil (or Sigl) of Baphomet. Notice a couple of things there? Inverted and Goat’s Head; I didn’t see a goat’s head in the satanic bus taillights, did you? According to Christian Restoration, this is the sign “used by satanists and considered a demonic deity symbolic of the devil.”
Llewellyn offers a little rationality for us:
The truth is that a graphic symbol, such as a pentagram, is nothing more than lines. It’s what we put into it that matters. If you adopt it to represent evil, then for you—and for those who agree with you—it’s evil. If you think it’s positive and put positive values into a symbol, then it’s positive.
They point to the Congressional Medal of Honor as one example:
So Lady please, next time the vehicle in front of you starts looking demonic, hit the gas and aim the car at a psychiatrist’s office. In the meantime, let’s stop being stupid about trivial nonsense and worry about more important stuff, like that satanic elephant thing.
cross-posted at All Things Democrat