Re: Fish (was Re: Marks)

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 22:24:54 CDT

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    On 9/28/2007 4:48 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    > Well I was not refering to the logographic use in various ads or simply on
    > fish selling shops; I was refereeing to the symbolism this fish represents,
    > because it relates to some Biblic stories.
    I know that you were (are?) thinking only of the early history. What I
    was trying to tell you is that there are places where that symbol is in
    current use. (Just google "Christian fish" and go a dozen links below
    the encyclopedias to find examples, even news stories that refer to
    current practices).

    The ads I was talking about are not for fish stores, but for businesses
    that are owned or operated by people who use the symbol to indicate
    their faith and / or that they are targeting particular communities
    (presumably of believers, at least those that believe in the virtue of
    patronizing stores that profess whatever they do by advertising with the

    I'd love to cite some examples, but even though I know of some
    businesses that use the fish in that way, they apparently do not
    maintain a web-presence that I could cite with a quick link.

    <rest of diratribe skipped as it didn't address anything I wrote>


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