Saturday, May 17, 2008

They will beat their swords into plowshares. Or big shiny electric crosses.

I know he was going for humor...but I think I hate this with a white hot passion.

But I like LarryD's comment: " 'If you wish to be my disciple, deny yourself, pick up your light sabre, and follow me.' Kinda."

HT to Acts of the Apostasy.


LarryD said...

Thanks, IC!

PraiseDivineMercy said...

Honestly, I loved it. The Latin made it though. ^__^

Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...

I'm with ya IC, but I have to think that my sons are going to love this.

Allen's Brain said...

SWEET! Sign me up to be Catholic!

Constantine turns over in his grave.

PraiseDivineMercy said...

A little research reveals further cool results:

"In hoc signo vinces is the Latin transparent translation of the Greek phrase "εν τούτω νίκα", meaning "in this sign you will conquer".
According to legend, Constantine I adopted this Greek phrase, "εν τούτω νίκα", as a motto after his vision of a chi rho on the sky just before the Battle of Milvian Bridge against Maxentius in the year 312. The early Christian symbol consists in a cross formed by the Greek letters chi (χ) and rho (ρ), the first two in the name Christ (Greek: Χριστός). The historian Eusebius states that Constantine was marching with his army (Eusebius doesn't specify the actual location of the event, but it's clearly not in the camp at Rome), when he looked up to the sun and saw a cross of light above it, and with it the Greek words "Εν Τούτω Νίκα" ("in this, be victorious!", often rendered in Latin as In hoc signo vinces). At first, Constantine didn't know the meaning of the apparition, but in the following night, he had a dream in which Christ explained to him that he should use the sign against his enemies. Eusebius then continues to describe the Labarum, the military standard used by Constantine in his later wars against Licinius, showing the Chi-Rho sign."