Religious symbols are signs that arouse profound but often conflicted emotions. We might think that we are familiar with the meaning of at least those which surround us every day. However, some of the popular symbols are frequently misinterpreted, and some really intriguing ones are not well known. Not all can boast millennial history and tradition. Today, with religion undergoing liberalization, virtually anything can become a religious symbol. Have a look at the 10 more or less well-known religious symbols, whose meaning is sometimes a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance...
1. Inverted Cross
Today it is mainly associated with all kinds of satanic cults, though it was once the symbol of Christian faith, which is the reason why it is often called the Cross of St. Peter. Apostle Peter was crucified with his head hanging down, since he claimed not to be worthy to die in the same way as Christ.
Now, however, the inverted cross functions as a symbol of Satanism and stands in direct contradiction to the Christian faith. Officially, for the Church is still a symbol of the martyrdom of St. Peter, though. During the pilgrimage of John Paul II to Israel in 2000, the Pope was sitting in a chair with an inverted cross on the relief, which appalled some of the Catholic circles, which recognized it as a sign of Satan.