Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Geese Flying in the Form of the Christian Fish Symbol


God has brought me laughter. Genesis 21.6

postmarked in 2013 with three Canada Goose stamps

sent to me from O'Neal  -

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I have no idea if this is true or not, I found it on the web.....

The fish is thought to have been chosen by the early Christians for several reasons:

The fish would not be an obvious Christian symbol to persecutors
Jesus' ministry is associated with fish: he chose several fishermen to be his disciples and declared he would make them "fishers of men."

It is said that during the persecution of the early church, a Christian meeting someone new would draw a single arc in the sand. If the other person was a Christian, he or she would complete the drawing of a fish with a second arc. If the second person was not a Christian, the randomness of the half-symbol would not reveal the first person as a Christian.
USA stamp 1978
Canada Goose, 13 cents
from the series: Canadian International Philatelic Exhibition

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