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No symbol of evil

In Mike Marland’s political cartoon regarding the Pat Robertson controversy, the TV evangelist is shown standing between God and the Devil, with the former asking whose side he is on. What irks me about this cartoon is that the evil one is drawn with a pentagram around his neck.

Let’s get one thing straight: The pentagram is not a symbol of evil or Satanism, and in fact it predates any conception of or belief in Satan. What the pentagram does represent is the four elements (fire, air, water and earth) ruled by the fifth element (spirit).

Read the original article at: Concord Monitor

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