An article in the huffington post said, “A Christian school in the Netherlands, Pieter Zandt Scholengemeenschap, was horrified to find an allegedly satanic symbol in its latest student agenda, asking parents and students to return the planners for shredding.”
“That symbol? A peace sign.” They destroyed 3,000 calendars because they think the symbol has more meaning than just “peace.”
“School board chairman Johan van Puten told Dutch newspaper Trouw that a Google search revealed that the peace sign allegedly contains a Nero cross, which was used in Roman times to represent the torture of Christians, and now apparently has Satanist connotations. It also has connotations with Nazism, as the Teach Peace Foundation writes that it was used as the symbol for Hitler’s 3rd Panzer Division.’
Didn’t Puten’s mom tell him not to believe everything he googles? The article goes on to explain that, “The peace sign was really designed in 1958 by British artist Gerald Holtom for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), which was having its first major march in England. Holtom explained that the symbol superimposed the semaphore letters “N” and “D” over each other.”
Holy cow. This article just kills me. It reminds me of the time when I was in high school (which was a private school) and they told all of us not to watch Harry Potter. I don’t believe in magic and watching harry potter isn’t going to change my views about being a christian.