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#1 drunkle

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:50 PM

So, I was just browsing the avatars BC has for free and I found something odd...Wood Cuts number 16 and 20 look a little like swastikas. I'm sure that's not intended. Anyone else notice this or am I being odd (which is quite possible, in fact its common :thumbsup: ) Comments?



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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:31 AM

16 and especially 20 DO look like swastikas. How interesting. Anyway, I'm no expert, but the swastika itself is nothing bad. It's just when the Nazi's made it one of their symbols that everyone's like "oh no! The Nazi's are using swastikas, so it is now bad!". Same thing with Hitler's mustache; he had an uncommon mustache and then becomes known as evil by many people. Now if anyone wears that mustache, they are immediately ridiculed. I don't care what people say, that mustache looks sweet, but unfortunately I can't have one otherwise I will be blacklisted by virtually everyone. Exact same thing has happened with the swastika. Something harmless has become the symbol of evil, and now such symbols cannot be shown.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:21 AM

I can see where Solaris said is coming from...but it is being used by some rather questionable people>>>brain washed :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:30 AM

The swastika is considered a sacred symbol by the Hindu, Buddhist and especially Jain religions. In India you see it everywhere: on temples, advertising signs, painted on cars, displayed in people's homes etc.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:00 AM

Wow, really?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:20 AM

I guess the ones that could get offended most, are those that have suffered from the austrian leader and his followers and the germans that have to cope with their history for decades now. I have heard all sorts of "insults" & wrong claims and certainly sometimes felt offended, however I am nowhere near the gernation that had "to do" with it and have no issues with it whatsoever. Since this is a sacred hindu thing and no open mentioning in terms of feeling offended has been made, I dont see any probs with it.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:10 AM

These are the images:

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Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it - Wikipedia article


I would note that only the first image matches the "right facing" Swastika.

Edited by JohnWho, 06 September 2007 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:12 AM

Like I said I was not trying to imply anything about BC or it users. I fully understand how and when the perversion of the holy symbol occurred. It is one of the many perks of dating and Indian! Not to mention the FANTASTIC food! :thumbsup:

Oh, one more quick thing, when I logged on to check the thread, there was an ad by Google in my original post. Is that supposed to insert itself there, because I would never spam like that?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:17 AM

Oh, one more quick thing, when I logged on to check the thread, there was an ad by Google in my original post. Is that supposed to insert itself there, because I would never spam like that?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:41 PM

Learn something new everyday, eh mate?! Thanks

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:44 PM

I would say the first is more likely a "tribal" (and i use that word lightly) 4 leaf clover (seen it a few times in tattoo parlors), and the second is somehow related to the Zodiac (gut intuition, i've seen it before and for some reason it is liked with that in my mind) . but they can resemble a swastika

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 04:24 AM

So, I was just browsing the avatars BC has for free




OK, I give up, where are these "free" avatars? :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:10 AM

OK, I give up, where are these "free" avatars?

Try reading the thread [url="http://OK,%20I%20give%20up,%20where%20are%20these%20"free"%20avatars?%20blink.gif"]here[/url]
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:42 AM

OK, I give up, where are these "free" avatars? :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 11:01 AM

OK, Thanks Anna and Platy!

Never thought to look there.... :thumbsup:
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