What’s the R represent in Contradict?

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I received an email question tonight that asked what the R represented in Contradict.  The following was my reply:

The R contains an upside down Pentagram wrapped in a circle.  It commonly represents Satanism.  There is often an image of a Goat drawn into the star with the two up points forming the goat’s horns.  This might be in reference to Matthew 25 where Jesus says that sheep go to heaven, and goats go to hell. 

I have heard that the five point star facing upward has been used to represent the wounds of Christ: his head, hands, and feet.  It would then make sense for the Satanist to flip it upside down; I know they have down that with the cross, they flip the cross upside down.  Whatever God does they do the opposite of, or the backwards of.   Although the upside down cross has also been shown as a good thing in some Church history and tradition as representing the cross of Peter, who according to tradition was crucified upside down by his own request because he didn’t want to to die in the same manner as his Lord; he was unworthy of such a death.  So, don’t always think the upside down cross MUST be Satanic.  Though in our day and age, it almost always represents an antiChrist position, or attitude. 

But… the five pointed star has also been used to represent the five elements, common in many forms of paganism: earth, air, fire, wood, and spirit (I believe are the five elements).  The pentagram facing upwards in a circle represents Wicca.  Downwards is Satanism. 

To know what all the symbols are in Contradict, I have made a video that says what they all are: http://youtu.be/gKXwkBQcXso?list=PLS-hGmUdPsUlNexQIjHflubJ6CSmfPbqL


I also made a video specifically for Satanism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQldtvPNEDY&index=5&list=PLS-hGmUdPsUlY3usoyKY0_DYA3PZKOsIC

As of right now, I have videos I have made for the first six symbols and here is a playlist for all of them: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS-hGmUdPsUlY3usoyKY0_DYA3PZKOsIC

Finally, here is a playlist I have made for religions that goes into more detail on some of the religions than the Contradict videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS-hGmUdPsUlnOvl4LM_rY0-eltl1IP6A

Dig around my Youtube channel and you’ll find more videos that are Contradict themed that focus more on supporting the Christian message of salvation through faith in Christ alone! 

Thanks for getting a sticker and joining the movement.  If you like the videos, you’ll love the book I wrote, Contradict – They Can’t All Be True.  You can find links on the Contradict Movement page, and it’s on Amazon and Barnes’ websites. 

Eventually, I’ll have group discussion guides for all the symbols in addition to the videos, and then we’ll be rolling!  For now, a few of the complete discussion guides are on the CM website at the bottom of the home page.

Peace in Christ,
Andy Wrasman

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website: https://www.contradictmovement.org.

One thought on “What’s the R represent in Contradict?

  1. I always detested the “coexist” meme because it was so banal and meaningless, and the ‘contradict” meme makes a good contrast. I’m still weighing in my mind the best way to make effective use of it, because I don’t want to seem to set Christianity in opposition to everyone else, in the sense that “we oppose all your heathen religions and you’re all going to hell” but I do want to get the message “they can’t all be true” across effectively.

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