Friday, June 30, 2006

Introducing The Independent Copt Magazine

We at The Free Copts (www.freecopts.net) are pleased to bring you the premier issue of The Independent Copt magazine. An independent Copt is a free thinker, unfettered by geographical location and the political pressures of their environment. They are, as are we, the idealists and passionate opponents of inequality and oppression wherever it may be.
Please click here to dwonlaod the first issue of The Independant Copt magazine

We are Independent in freedom of speech and thought ; but as you will see, we are Egyptians to the core and proud of our heritage.
We invite you, regardless of religion or nationality, to learn about Egypt, Egyptians and Copts.
We hope you will find our dedication to expressing the truth, based on fact, to be as refreshing to your eyes as we have found it. If you find you are inspired to act, please join us on the website, in our multilingual discussion forums.
www.freecopts.net/forum
English forum
http://freecopts.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=33&langid=1


We look forward to seeing you there,
The Free Copts



5 Comments:

At 8:11 PM , Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Hi guys
Is something wrong with freecopts.net and the forum?? I can't get through, i keep getting a "page cannot be displayed"!!!
Hope all is well.

 
At 3:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,

I am a big admirer of what you're doing to create a media footprint for free-thinking Copts on the web. That said, there is one thing I find a bit irritating, and that is your promotion of the so-called "Coptic Flag". While the idea of a Coptic flag has much value, the actual flag you are promoting has two major problems.

Number one, it is a very poor design. From a distance, it looks like some sort of Scandinavian flag with a blotch in the middle of it. There is nothing about it that says "Coptic". You would need a magnifying glass to see the crosses at the top of the "Coat of Arms". Only then would one have the slightest clue that this flag represents the Copts. The coat of arms itself is a European device to represent family names and family lore. It is totally inappropriate as a national symbol (unless it is the coat of the ruling family of the nation in question). To make matters worse, the all the lines and squiggles, imbued with contrived symbolism, are an eyesore.

Number two, its provenance is unknown. Who created it? Who approved it or voted on it?

As it stands, this so-called Coptic flag is ugly, un-Coptic, and illegitimate.

A wonderful example of what a good flag might be like is the Assyrian flag:

http://www.aina.org/images/flag.jpg

It is taken directly from Assyrian symbolism, has the general form of a cross, is simple, bold, beautiful, and quintessentially Assyrian. Such a flag would need no committee or vote because its Assyrian-ness is without question.

Here is one candidate from Coptic history:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?P28A55B5D

This is the Coptic squared-circle cross. It's geometry is precise, it's origin the sacred geometry of the ancient priesthood adapted to the fledgling Christian religion. I think a superb Coptic flag would be the Squared Circle Cross surrounded by a continuous, circular sprig of Acacia leaves. Of course, there are undoubtedly other possibilities, as the Copts are blessed with a rich history and many poignant symbols.

 
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