Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 15:48 +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > On Wednesday 01 December 2004 02:55, Ron Johnson <email@example.com>
> > wrote:
> > > The Red *Cross* Society.
> > Which goes by the name (and flag) of "Red Crescent" in Arabic countries as
> > they still have not forgotten or forgiven what the crusaders did while
> > carrying a flag with a red cross on a white background.
> The point is that religion (Christianity, in this case) *does*
> often inspire goodness. It's not just, "Hey, let's go conquer
> some land, and pretend that we're doing it for Jesus.".
Yes, but there is no particular reason to think the Red Cross was
intended as a Christian symbol. It only really acquired that
connotation, ironically, by the addition of the Red Crescent, which
makes it seem like the idea is to put a religious symbol there. The
ICRC has a lot of nice articles on the subject on their website, which
are quite illuminated about the history of the whole thing.