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Satanism and the FOP

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From: "Spacecabbage" 
Subject: Re: Satanism and the FOP
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 22:49:25 -0500

Tristan Fabriani wrote in message <78tqdj$iee$>...
>I just made a small donation to my local Fraternal Order of Police, and in
>return they sent me a decal that I can put in the rear window of my car.
>FOP's logo is almost IDENTICAL to the Satanic Pentagram (You know, the one
>that is on the cover of the Satanic Bible). I think this is pretty funny.
>Does anyone have any insight on this or some additional information that
>links the two, or is this just a coincidence??

The tradition began in England. When an office of Police was established the
symbol was taken from their mythology. Sir Gwain has always been represented
by the pentagram on his shield. For many millenium the Pentagram has been a
symbol of protection. From there the tradition of a 5 pointed star
representing a law enforcment agaency was born. It is just coincidence that
it looks similar to the FOP logo. The FOP takes its imagery from police
history. The origins of the Satanic star reach back to the Malifactium. The
first instances of the star being a satanic image is during what many pagans
refer to as the burning times. The church deemed that pagans were satanic
and therefor their 5 pointed stars were satanic as well. The idea has stuck
even in modern satanism.


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