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Upside Down Cross - Decoding The Inverted Cross

Jan 27, 2016
by Atreyu Ink

What Does An Upside Down Cross Really Mean?


Some people want to say that this symbol is not occult or not satanic and is in fact a Christian symbol. This article will inform you of just how inaccurate that is and how self-centric that way of thinking really is. In short, this is an occult symbol that has been used in pagan religions and beliefs for many thousands of years. Now you can read some of the most recent history about how the upside down cross came to be and how it has been used throughout Western society.

What do you know about the so-called Anti-Christ symbol predominantly called the “Inverted Cross” or the Upside Down Cross? In recent centuries, accounts of this symbol have taken on a new purpose, but Christians haven't lost touch of their centuries-old perception. Although, it's a symbol that has been extensively studied by different researchers of an uncommon faith; mixed controversy about its meaning continues to thicken.

A question that still baffles society is how this symbol came about and why it’s become an emblem of immense significance to Christians. Well, this isn't our first encounter trying to understand Christian doctrine and symbolic practices and precious ornaments. Sadly, their pursuit of the inverted cross isn't to atone ownership, but rather to prolong defaming it. Frankly, many non-believers or better so, those that prefer free-thinking, individualism, truth and intellect respect the inverted cross. Largely, these free-thinkers aren't of any faith or religion. So, not Christianity or any other movement or group professing devotion to a supreme creator of mankind.

Christians often give merit to an upside down cross or inverted cross insisting on so-called assumptions nurtured centuries that it's an emblem symbolic to the crucifixion of St. Peter. The interpretations they've aligned with the inverted cross are outrageously ironic. An expensive joke, frankly speaking! Where's the logical in St. Peter choosing an inverted position during his crucifixion because he thought himself unworthy? Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Any sensible wouldn't want to utter such nonsense out loud. Nonetheless, Christian folks have been carrying this baton for centuries and despite the growing controversy around the topic, the masses still own to it.

So, is it merely a psychological diversion to keep Christians committed to certain traditions or is there any truth to it? We certainly know that the world has millions of ignorant Christians whose beliefs are as corrupt and insane as evil itself. Sadly, these traditions are what holds them captive and inhuman. Christianity is somewhat contradictory. So, real Christian should embrace compassion, honesty, loyalty and devotion to the light, right? Then, why are the masses doing the opposite of what their doctrine teaches?

The Christian community largely describes an inverted cross or upside down cross as satanic. Is it out of boredom or simply to discredit any other rational meaning since Christianity is the most predominant religion? Furthermore, Christians aren't respectful when folks of uncommon faith or no religion have an opinion about anything that doesn't align with their beliefs. With this distasteful attitude, how should anyone take a Christian seriously.

Surely, if their education on religion as a whole is so one-sided, how can others really take them seriously. They'll quickly dismiss any idea of virtue when speaking on the topic of an inverted cross meaning anything than their own interpretation of it. They're firm on the idea that it has no connection to the Antichrist. While Christians don't have positive opinions of an inverted cross, freethinkers wear it proudly. Without doing research or investigation to understand the truth about the upside down cross; Christians are quick to condemn rather than build upon the knowledge they already possess if any. Sadly, it's the source of the never-ending inverted cross controversy.

Mentions of St. Peter and the anti-Christ or inverted cross

 Certainly, Christians remain firm on their opinion of an inverted cross, insisting that it's symbolic of St. Peter's worthiness of being crucified with Jesus. According to Christian doctrine, St. Peter chose an inverted position to declare respect for Christ. In fact, they've gone on to condemn beliefs about it having any association to the Antichrist, Satanism or non-religious dogmas. 

Catholics and other branches of Christian faith continue to merit the inverted cross with St. Peter's Crucifixion. Unfortunately, there's no account of this interpretation in the sacred Holy Scriptures. In fact, he'd not be opportune to take such a decision. Of all nine accounts referencing St. Peter, we've not stumbled upon any truth that correlates with what Christians have translated. Strangely, this centuries-old story has influenced the mass Christian population, especially those of Catholic faith. This however is also a major misconception because upside down crosses are NOT Christian at all and does not belong to any one religion.

Christian killings: Peter's confrontation with Roman armies

Yes, Peter endured a torturous, bizarre crucifixion being placed upside down on the cross, but it wasn't untoward for the Romans to make an example of Christians. There's ample evidence of such brutal killings documented throughout Christian history. Furthermore, Emperor Nero became notorious for the most gruesome Christian slaughters of all-time commanded Rome during St. Peter's Crucifixion. Now, is that a coincidence or what? Nero was a merciless king and he preyed on Christians throughout his reign. Those who escaped crucifixion weren't shown any less mercy as King Nero frequently ordered Christian death by fire or dog biting. His bitterness and hatred towards the Christians were an unequaled disdain.

Nero: The Reincarnated Antichrist of ancient Rome

Surely, the Antichrist couldn't be any worse than King Nero himself. Theologians often remarked on the extremities he went in pursuit of ending Christians. Certainly, his endless savagery against Christian was inhumane. No compassion, mercy or regret! What's more, there's a well-documented account of King Nero being called the Antichrist in the first text of the Ascension-of-Isaiah. There's another mention of his resurrection in Book 5 and Book 8 of the second-century Sibylline Oracles. Further arguments that cement beliefs of Nero being the revengeful Anti Christ is that his name translates to 666 according to Hebrew numeric text. The book of Revelation does mention the signs of the Anti Christ in a similar vein.

Nero’s mission for a peaceful Rome 

While we're touching base with Christian interpretations of an upside down or inverted cross; it's only sensible that we also address Nero’s personal atonement towards his endless savagery. It's believed that Nero envisioned a peaceful Rome where his dictatorship was superior to all else. Unfortunately, he couldn't achieve this with Christians opposing his every command. Emperor Nero originated an inverted-cross-with-broken-arms to symbolize this immoral vision. Strangely, it seems Christians still haven't overcome this oppression; since it's a belief that's still prevalent three centuries later following the Nero broken-arm inverted cross saga. Today, these stories have all taken on modern translations as different religions share their interpretations of ancient writings. For many folks of faith, their beliefs and faith are not their own, but a mere figment of centuries-old unfounded stories.

St. Peter: The Verdict

Firstly, we'll make way for other meaningful definitions to merit an inverted cross, besides what the entire hierarchy of Christian communities continues to sermonize. It's really nothing of the sort. However, we're not here to debate how Christians use or atone an inverted cross. Honestly, it has several meanings, but there's one superior translation that is sensible and outright logical. In fact, there are several historical writings referencing it to an ancient Anti Christ, during which time, Nero was reigning supreme among Romans. So let's recount how an inverted cross is somewhat, paying homage to King Nero of ancient Rome. 

This wicked ruler hated Christians and what they stood for, according to accounts of his reign. Saint Peter was among those Christians King Nero made an example of on his quest to secure a peaceful Rome. It's simply nonsensical to believe that Saint Peter was in any sort of position to pay homage to Christ before his crucifixion to be hanged upside down. Come on, does King Nero sound like the kind to bargain with a Christian? Of course, not! So, while we're not condemning Christians for what they're taught and strongly promote; we're particularly concerned about letting others discover the truth. So, we'll firmly oppose that an inverted cross symbolizes St. Peter's worthiness in being in the company of Christ during his crucifixion.

As King Nero originated an inverted cross, which dates back to a time when he openly expressed hatred for Christians and considered them inferior. This was actually the first mention of an upside down cross. If not, this happened before Saint Peter's Crucifixion. So, shouldn't we then merit King Nero as the originator? It's obvious, Christians didn't formally introduce this symbol. While they're not officially making a claim to atone it as their own, controversy about it's meaning is thick. Frankly, no Christian literally wears an inverted cross in protest of their unworthiness today. In all fairness, every Christian thinks him or herself worthy of Christ's love. Which of is another contraction since we're all humans and nobody's without flaw.

What’s, even more, confusing, is why Christians would want to define a pagan symbol. Yes, so you didn't know, an inverted cross is, in fact, pagan and there's ample reference of it. The Catholics aren't too found it we've learned, but there's a myriad of other religious Christian groups that continue give relevance to it. In fact, you'll learn that the masses have linked it to the revelation of Saint Peter's Crucifixion. Of course, we've already discredited that idea since there's no reference of this anywhere decides in Christian doctrine. Of course, their sacred scriptures from which they learn doesn't have a record of it either. So, as with many Christian sayings or ideologies, it's merely a grapevine of gossip that has gained influence with time.

Furthermore, symbols assume new meaning as different groups make discovery and assign interpretations. Strange enough, Christians do have different opinions of an inverted cross, although the masses promote similar perceptions. For example, the Nazi’s and Hindu’s happen to share the swastika symbol. The ignorant quickly begin their name-calling, as usual, assuming Hindus are Nazi's. Society has been so wrong and there are several accounts of misinterpretation and misjudgement. It's a sadistic way of analyzing things, isn't it. Anyways, let's return to the Swastika. Centuries ago, this symbol was a universal emblem, but as the world aged, inhabitants have altered things. With new leadership and difference of opinion, it's expected. Universally, civilizations nations apart agreed that the Swastika was symbolic of the cosmos, sun, and stars. Unequivocally, it meant victory, good fortune and joy to those who appreciated it. 

With time, it's earned new meaning, particularly to the ignorant Western world where it's atoned to symbolize white supremacy and racism. Sounds ironic, doesn't it? Well, it's a reality that has a stronghold on many nations of today's conflicting society. Eastern natives still embrace the “Swastika’ as an emblem of goodness and virtue. According to Sanskrit Svastika, “Swastika” translated “su” (good), “asti” (it is) and “ka” meaning “it is good.” How the white supremacy and racist slandering came about is still an understudy? The best guess is that an innovator, someone who wanted to impose their idea of the symbol’s meaning led an uprising. Well, who knows? We'll embrace the truth, so this ideology is another discredited juxtaposition. We simply don't care for the white supremacy, racism nonsense!

Our opinion of Christians falsifying the meaning of an inverted cross hasn't changed. So, is it Saint Peter's cross?  No! We'll agree on the fact that there are satanic motives involved in its origination. This distinction comes on the fact that King-Nero distinguished as the Antichrist reincarnated made it symbolic to his disregard for Christians. So, it's sensible to insist on the idea that an upside down cross symbolizes repudiation of Christian faith and all positions of religion. “Paganism” sounds about right, yes? Nevertheless, it's an emblem that's universal and can signify independence and individuality.

As you explore today's ever-changing world, you'll come across individuals who sport an inverted cross as a fashion accessory. So, it's devoid of meaning, yet, Christians will quickly stereotype this person. Of course, this isn't fair since wearers aren't always informed or understand the gravity of their choices. However, we cannot judge someone who's clearly ignorant on inverted cross meanings. Then again, you have Satanist cult members who sport this cross as well.

Besides, doesn't the sacred Christian scriptures discourage false accusation and discrimination against your fellow men? Or are Christians using a different bible? We're almost certain they aren't, but who knows, maybe theirs is conditional.

So here we go, the upside down cross or inverted cross is not Christian nor Satanic. This is a pagan symbol that has been used for thousands of years and is in it's nature an occult symbol.





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