Burning A Cross?

Ok so the KKK says that they are christian but they burn crosses and I don’t get it. Can you explain why they do that or just take a wild guess because im not thinking of becoming a KKK member I am just curious.

Answer #1

I could never consider a cult dedicated to such acts of cruelty as true Christians.

Answer #2

From the racist nuts themselves…

“The BOK Knights definitely does not burn the cross, but we do light the cross. The lighted cross of The BOK Knights is no different than the average church that has a lighted cross either on top or in front of their church building. The light of the cross symbolizes the Light of Christ dispelling darkness and ignorance. It is the fire of the cross that reminds us of the cleansing “fire” of Christ that cleanses evil from our land. The fiery cross is a symbol that has long been popular with the Christian faith, for example the Methodist denomination uses the fiery cross as their symbol.

We don’t burn the cross, we Light the cross. We recognize that Christ is the light of the world.

The Klan adopted the fiery cross from the traditions of old Scotland where the fiery cross was used as a symbol against tyranny and often the hills of Scotland would be lit aglow with the lighted cross -the symbol of freedom - freedom from sin - freedom from tyranny.”


Answer #3

Thank Misskirsten101, I agree completely…

Answer #4

Annv, honestly I don’t think could fully answer that question for you as I consider myself more agnostic than anything and, although I have grown up in a Christian family, I don’t know everything about Christianity. However, I do know that one of the Ten Commandments is “thou shall not kill”. This is why I don’t consider the KKK to be true Christians as they are bent on ridding the world of other races, severely breaking one of the many rules they are to go by. If they think this is what God wanted, they are horribly, horribly bent.

Answer #5

The burning cross was symbolic to show the baptism by fire. Kind of like the methodist cross has a flame to the side of it.

Answer #6

A small minority of Christians have no scruples to express sexually discriminatory ideas on the basis of their religious notions, even on this (respectable) web-site.

From such position, it seems only a small step to become racist.

Fortunately, most religious people are wiser than that…!

Answer #7

Hey Misskirsten101,

Could you define what makes true Christians true?! I always wondered about that one…

Answer #8

I’m thinking that if Jesus were real, he’d be more concerned with their racism than with their burning of idols.

Answer #9

well said ty

Answer #10

I would assume that everytime they have burned a cross, someone was attached to it…or supposed to be…It might be thrown out of context by now , people bend rules like never before these days…Anyways, if someones attached to it like they did back in the old days, it was supposed to be some sort of cleansing…Now they just do it to immitate that because theyre accually aware of the laws against burning for racist reasons.

Answer #11

Anyone can ‘claim’ to be a Christian but you’ll know them by their fruit - just as many use a religion as a cover for their evil deeds.

A true Christian would not be out there burning crosses - they can be found kneeling at the cross.

Answer #12

a lot of those guys are very confused it would seem! Maybe burning crosses is a way of remembering for them? I don’t know they’re way out those guys.

Answer #13

I’ve heard this comes from a Scottish ritual of some kind

Answer #14

I don’t understand it either.

Answer #15

They’re just a dumb click of ignorant people, I bet 80% are just in it cause its “cool”

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