Explaining the flag

The Confederate Battle Flag is a grand old flag.

It is well designed, simple, and visually appealing. Besides that, it stands for Christian resistance to those who would subvert the ordinations of God. It is a flag that I have much respect for.

Yet the beautiful, star-studded blue cross of St. Andrew on a field of blood red is not my flag. It is the flag of a tribe that I respect, support, and admire, but do not belong to. Because despite all the values the flag stands for, it is also specifically a southern flag.

Now, I’ve been living in the south for almost four years, and while the south has welcomed me, it is not my home. For years, I have answered the question “How’s the weather down there?” with “It approximates hell.” For four years I have been planning a glorious return north.

So, I was very happy the other day to find a flag design that, while lacking the historicScreenshot 2015-07-30 at 14.57.27 significance of being the banner under which thousands died for Christian principles, does represent my tribe. It is my hope that this flag can become the ensign of the Christian re-awakening of the North, just as the Confederate Battle Flag is quickly becoming the ensign of the Christian re-awakening of the South.

The astute observer will notice that the flag combines elements of the flag of Vinland and the flag of the Legion of the Archangel Michael. Here is what the design means to me:

The green field represents the northern conifer forests which never lose their leaves, and the eternal life Christ gives to His followers. The Nordic cross represents Nordic heritage and the sacrifice of Christ. The white of the cross represents the snow which blankets the ground for half the year, and the spotlessness of Christ which he imputes to His followers. The black crossed bars of the cross represent the iron bars of the martyr’s prison, and the persecution that all who desire to follow Christ are promised.

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