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2021-09-23 1:20:25 PM  
Aw, C'mon!

Evangel University should name the team the "Lions"!

Then they can be the 'Evangel Lions"!

/I can see the sign now, decked out in Neon.  With a Music Track from Genesis...
 
2021-09-23 2:08:41 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Evangel University should name the team the "Lions"!


A Christian university having a lion as a mascot might be demoralizing for obvious reasons.

/ Then again, they still use a lot of cross symbolism, so...
 
2021-09-23 2:10:43 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Evangel University should name the team the "Lions"!

A Christian university having a lion as a mascot might be demoralizing for obvious reasons.

/ Then again, they still use a lot of cross symbolism, so...


But yet, they often use Lion imagery themselves - look at Aslan.
 
2021-09-23 2:17:51 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: But yet, they often use Lion imagery themselves - look at Aslan.


No, you're right, Jesus is frequently referred to as the Lion of Judah, etc.

I was just making an obvious but rather lazy joke, which I should probably stop doing.
 
2021-09-23 2:38:54 PM  
Why everyone want to poke Mongo?

Mongo only pawn in game of life
 
2021-09-23 3:10:33 PM  
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2021-09-23 3:15:23 PM  
seems more like The Godfather to me.
 
2021-09-23 3:46:32 PM  
So when the heck did crusaders get picked up by white nationalists & should I be weary of people wearing crusader stuff?
 
2021-09-23 4:11:03 PM  
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Disapproves.
 
2021-09-23 4:14:12 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Evangel University should name the team the "Lions"!

A Christian university having a lion as a mascot might be demoralizing for obvious reasons.

/ Then again, they still use a lot of cross symbolism, so...


The whole "Romans feeding Christians to the lions" is a complete myth, though.
 
2021-09-23 4:14:35 PM  

alechemist: So when the heck did crusaders get picked up by white nationalists & should I be weary of people wearing crusader stuff?


It's been festering since the 1990s and really picked up in 2001 when George W. Bush very stupidly invoked the word in response to the terror attacks in September.

White Nationalists really love what they see as the "war with Islam" aspect of it (in reality the Crusades were far more politically motivated than religious, but these aren't smart people and forget trying to explain that to them).
 
2021-09-23 4:14:52 PM  
Could be worse, they could've changed their logo to dicks:

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2021-09-23 4:15:30 PM  

alechemist: So when the heck did crusaders get picked up by white nationalists & should I be weary of people wearing crusader stuff?


The KKK have been using crusader imagery for ages. I think it may date back to their inception.

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I wouldn't recommend concerning yourself with seeing crusader symbols much. You're unlikely to and there's enough ambiguity that if you did you couldn't be certain. I would look out for that specific cross in the picture above. That's unambiguously racist.
 
2021-09-23 4:51:37 PM  
I still like having them be the 'Evangel Lions'.

Imagine the team mascot(s):

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2021-09-23 5:06:16 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Aw, C'mon!

Evangel University should name the team the "Lions"!

Then they can be the 'Evangel Lions"!

/I can see the sign now, decked out in Neon.  With a Music Track from Genesis...


Or maybe the "Ines", so they can be the Evangel Ines.

/their theme song could be "Evangeline" by Matthew Sweet or "Evangeline" by the Cocteau Twins
 
2021-09-23 6:43:33 PM  
I thought Peen State were the Pocket Monsters.
 
2021-09-23 10:23:33 PM  
Don't recall the KKK angle discussed on Sports talk yesterday...
 
2021-09-24 1:11:52 AM  

Gordon Bennett: alechemist: So when the heck did crusaders get picked up by white nationalists & should I be weary of people wearing crusader stuff?

The KKK have been using crusader imagery for ages. I think it may date back to their inception.

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I wouldn't recommend concerning yourself with seeing crusader symbols much. You're unlikely to and there's enough ambiguity that if you did you couldn't be certain. I would look out for that specific cross in the picture above. That's unambiguously racist.


Looks like a major political campaign of recent years plagiarized the first sentence of that article to use as their slogan.
Oh, silly me, it's just a coincidence. Right?
 
2021-09-24 3:32:30 PM  
Man, it's so sad the KKK would besmirch the good name of crusaders!
 
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