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
    Commented Sep 25, 2011 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
    Commented Sep 25, 2011 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
    Commented Sep 26, 2011 at 9:58
  • Whichever, we're 404 days in without a design, so don't hold your breath.
    – mxyzplk
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 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
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 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
    Commented Sep 25, 2011 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. Commented Sep 25, 2011 at 11:36
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    We could always use the Star of David (grins).
    – user32
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 0:10
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    What about Oh Sleeper's "broken pentagram" where the horns are ripped off?
    – styfle
    Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 22:08
  • @MadScientist. It actually isn't a pentagram: it's a five-pointed star.
    – TRiG
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 17:32
  • @TRiG: Well, it used to be a pentagram. Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 21:17
  • @El'endiaStarman. Oh, yes, I'd actually forgotten Sketchy. My loyalty is so fickle sometimes.
    – TRiG
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 10:19

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
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 22:45

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