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I don’t understand the recent obsession with 666 and Satan and upside down cross’s. 666 isn’t the number of the devil and an upside down cross is actually one of the holiest symbols in the world. 616 is the actual number of the beast/devil. Hipsters should research stuff before they start fantasizing about it just because they think it’s cool. It really amuses me how people associate an upside down cross with satanism. It’s hilariously inaccurate. What most people don’t seem to realize is that the upside down cross is actually a revered christian symbol, and is called the Cross of St. Peter. It’s called that because Peter did not think he was worthy to be killed the same way that Jesus did, and asked to be crucified upside down. The reason the upside down cross exists and is on the papal chair is because of St. Peter. St. Peter was being sentence to death and said that he was not worthy to be crucified like Christ was, so he was crucified upside down. The Pope, being the successor of Peter, and the inverted cross is the symbol of St. Peter, the inverted cross is presented on many christian things. This does not mean it is anti-christian, but rather associated with the humility and unworthiness compared to Christ. So no, the pope isn’t anti-christian, nor is the inverted cross a sign of anti-religion, or anti-christianism. Thus, an upside down cross is actually considered a sign of humility and in some really old-school organizations, is actually preferred for people to wear around their necks rather than crosses.
So, if you’re gonna be all rebellious and edgy and cool and “lol666”.
You might want to double check before getting this tattooed on your neck.
Peter was crucified on an upside down cross, in respect, because he didn’t feel worthy to be crucified the same way as Christ.
Educate Yourself.

I finally researched what the inverted cross (or cross of St. Peter) truly means.

From the Wikipedia page- “The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christ symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).

In Catholicism the Petrine Cross is not seen as Satanic in any way. The distinction between a Cross of Peter and upturned Crucifix is sometimes obscured, leading to confusion about the acceptability of each symbol.

The origin of this symbol comes from the Catholic tradition that Simon Peter was crucified upside down, as told by Origen of Alexandria. The tradition first appears in the "Martyrdom of Peter”, a fragmented text found in, but likely predating, the apocryphal Acts of Peter, which was written no later than 200 A.D. It is believed that Peter requested this form of crucifixion as he felt he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner that Jesus died.As such, some Catholics use this cross as a symbol of humility and unworthiness in comparison to Jesus.“


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The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christian symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).

The Cross of St. Peter has sometimes become associated with Satanism or anti-religious imagery, as it is used to represent the opposite of Christianity by inverting its primary symbol, the Latin Cross. As a result, the symbol has become popular within anti-religion groups and among some extreme metal musicians, notably black metal groups. In films such as Rosemary’s Baby, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Ghost, The Devil Inside, Paranormal Activity, and The Omen, inverted crosses are often displayed to represent Satan.

The origin of this symbol comes from the Catholic tradition that Simon Peter was crucified upside down, as told by Origen of Alexandria. The tradition first appears in the “Martyrdom of Peter”, a fragmented text found in, but likely predating, the apocryphal Acts of Peter, which was written no later than 200 A.D. It is believed that Peter requested this form of crucifixion as he felt he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner that Jesus died. As such, some Catholics use this cross as a symbol of humility and unworthiness in comparison to Jesus.

According to Roman Catholicism, the Pope is Peter’s successor as Bishop of Rome. Therefore the Papacy is often represented by symbols that are also used to represent Peter — one example being the Keys of Heaven, another the Petrine Cross. During Pope John Paul II’s visit to Israel, he sat on a chair with the Cross of Peter cut into the back.
The inverted cross is also one of the traditional symbols used by Petrine Orthodox Sebomenoi.

In Catholicism, the Petrine Cross is not seen as Satanic. The distinction between a Cross of Peter and upturned Crucifix is sometimes obscured, leading to confusion about the acceptability of each symbol. This was seen when controversy arose over the aforementioned Papal visit to Israel; pictures of Pope John Paul II sitting before a Petrine Cross were widely circulated on the Internet in an attempt to prove that the Catholic Church is associated with Satanism and the Antichrist.