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I don't know, but do you think this current design is a suitable one for a site on Christianity?

I don't know, perhaps, there have already been a serious consideration on this matter that I have overlooked, but there are some elements in the current design that I see as having no relation to Christianity at all.

I am especially "bothered" by that five-corner star that you click if you liked this question.

  • RPG.SE has been out of beta for a long time and doesn't have a site design yet - don't hold your breath, man. – mxyzplk Sep 25 '11 at 12:28
  • @mxyzplk RPG is not out of beta. The list of beta sites are in the footer: RPG is still on it. – user72 Sep 25 '11 at 20:39
  • The pentegram has many different meanings in many different cultures. I'm pretty sure it has a spiritual meaning in some branches of Christianity. – TRiG Sep 26 '11 at 9:58
  • Whichever, we're 404 days in without a design, so don't hold your breath. – mxyzplk Sep 27 '11 at 19:10
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    update to this comment stream Role-playing Games now has a design. And it's awesome. – wax eagle Aug 16 '12 at 15:31
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This is a temporary, generic design that's given to all beta sites. The site design already has a discussion: What should our logo and site design look like?

With regard to the pentagram-like favorite star, we'll get rid of it eventually.

  • Oh, I see. Thank you. – brilliant Sep 25 '11 at 11:25
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    The favorite button is a five-membered star in all SE designs, as far as I remember, I don't think they will deviate from that very much. Though it won't stay a pentagram, likely. – Mad Scientist Sep 25 '11 at 11:36
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    We could always use the Star of David (grins). – user32 Sep 27 '11 at 0:10
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    What about Oh Sleeper's "broken pentagram" where the horns are ripped off? – styfle Apr 29 '12 at 22:08
  • @MadScientist. It actually isn't a pentagram: it's a five-pointed star. – TRiG Aug 14 '12 at 17:32
  • @TRiG: Well, it used to be a pentagram. – El'endia Starman Aug 14 '12 at 21:17
  • @El'endiaStarman. Oh, yes, I'd actually forgotten Sketchy. My loyalty is so fickle sometimes. – TRiG Aug 15 '12 at 10:19
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I quote Wikipedia:

The pentagram is used as a Christian symbol for the five senses, Medieval Christians believed that the "pentalpha" symbolizes the five wounds of Christ. The pentagram was believed to protect against demons.

The pentagram figured in a heavily symbolic Arthurian romance: it appears on the shield of Sir Gawain in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. As the poet explains, the five points of the star each have five meanings: they represent the five senses, the five fingers, the five wounds of Christ, the five joys that Mary had of Jesus (the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Ascension, and the Assumption), and the five virtues of knighthood which Gawain hopes to embody: noble generosity, fellowship, purity, courtesy, and compassion.

That said, the image in question is not actually a pentagram; it's the similar five-pointed star.

  • Thank you TRIG!!!! – brilliant Aug 14 '12 at 22:45

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