I just wonder: why is the mylot image for religion a Star of David?
June 28, 2007 10:17pm CST
Please, don't misunderstand me, I don't mean any criticism to Judaism nor the symbol itself. But I think that such a highly emotive topic as religion -at least that's what I could observe in many discussions - should try to present something more impartial, neither a Cross nor a Half Moon, nor the Wheel of Life, nor the YingYang, nor ... I humbly beg the pardon of all believers that don't find their symbol represented in this uncomplete list. I know that these icons are taken from pictures uploaded by users, and it's just about a month I'm with myLot, but this icon never changed. I propose some nice graphic, or the word RELIGION, something that expresses that a site of the purpose and quality of myLot reigns tolerance and freedom of conscience. I'm Christian, missionary and always ready to present the Gospel, but I'm convinced that there must be spaces for discussion. Let's show our impartiality by choosing a non-descriptive image. What do you think about?
3 people like this
• United States
29 Jun 07
Change it then. You don't have to have the Star of David for your image for religion. There are others to choose from. If you don't like them upload one yourself. I've done that before. I don't understand the problem if you can just change it to whatever.
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Jun 07
I kind of like the fact that the symbol rotates actually. I can see the point of it being something neutral, but I think it would be silly to change the way the religion one works and not the way any of the other one works. That would sort of be showing a preference for religion as a topic, wouldn't it? =p Personally my symbol for religion on mylot is always the same, because I chose it. I've done that with a few other topics too, when I was bored of the ones that were showing or there was one that really got on my nerves. The breaking point for me with religion was the moving cross from a while back, not because it was a cross, but because the movement was distracting. So now my symbol for religion on mylot is a purple pentacle, and when I get bored of that I'll make it something else.
• United States
2 Jul 07
Photo is courtesy of Nathaniel Yakov Daniel. All rights reserved to Nathaniel Yakov Daniel 2007. Nathaniel Yakov Daniel has nowadays a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel, but for many years he was a goldsmith. 27 years ago he came to Israel from Tajikistan and had to learn the Hebrew language. In order to memorize the letters he found them all in the Star of David, except for the first letter, Aleph, which was discovered by Joseph Cohen whom he taught how to be a goldsmith. The first character Nathaniel found was Lamed and all the remainder he found within a few minutes. He didn’t publish his discovery because he thought that everybody knew it already. Nathaniel Yakov Daniel told me why in his opinion king David chose the Magen David. King David was a poet and also a man of war. When he fought he had to be rapt in the war and not in prayers. The Magen David contains all the characters from which prayers are composed. In order to understand this there’s a story about a Jew in a remote village in Russia who wanted to go to the synagogue in a nearby city but missed the train. Since he didn’t have a prayer book he made a deal with GOD that he will sit on the floor and mourn and pray what he knows and the Lord will complete the missing parts. He said all day long the alphabet. Later it was revealed to the Baal Shem Tov, the famous Rabbi, that this prayer reached the highest heavens. Anther explanation is that in ancient times each king had a drawing on his shield to make it possible for his soldiers to identify him. On king David’s shield was the Magen David also in order to remind the soldiers to pray while they fought. Why did Jews choose the Magen David to be their emblem? - Because it contains all the characters in the most condensed manner. posted by zeevveez at 12:47 AM Blogger's note: The mystery of the Star of David and the Hebrew letters being in it is the Torah was written in Hebrew.
• United States
1 Jul 07
I think its a zionist conspiracy to control the world and they are testing it on mylot! just kidding. I dont have a clue why they chose this one symbol they could have a animated one that switches constantly I dont think it would kill the ban width for them to do a few updates here and there.