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Ichthys Fish

by McAwesome Jan 3, 2014
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Printed out really well. You can't really see it in your pictures, but I liked the look of scales on the sides of the fish.

What does the text on the side mean?

From https://carm.org/questions/other-questions/what-does-ixoye-mean

The word “ixoye” is an acronym comprised of the first letter of five Greek words: Iesous Xristos Theou Yios Sotare which means Jesus, Christ, Son of, God, Savior.

Iesous (Iasoos) is Jesus.  The first letter is ‘iota’, Ιησους.
Xristos (Christos) is Christ.  The first letter is ‘chi’, Χριστóς.
Theou (Theou) is God.  The first letter is ‘theta’, Θεοῦ.
Yios (Huios) is Son.  The first letter is ‘upsilon’, Υἱός.
Sotare (Sotare) is Savior.  The first letter is sigma’, Σωτήρ.

The word is also the Greek word for “fish," icthus, ἰχθύς which when spelled in capital letters in Greek is ΙΧΘΥΣ. Remember, Jesus called the fishermen to be fishers of men (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17). Jesus used the metaphor to represent evangelism in the proclamation of the gospel by which people are saved from their sins. Christians began using the fish as a symbol for Christianity in the first century.

LOVE IT!!! It is a beautiful design. I am going to make a couple of these for some friends who are pastors.

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Excellent design and historical explanation!

Yes I think I will make more designs in the near future. Thanks for the complements!

When I get my printer this is the first thing I'm going to make. I just love it and trust there will be more like it coming. How about a Star of David?
Thank you.

Yes - let's take down all references to anything religious. I too demand a fascist state! Conform you withering masses! Art must not offend! Art must not convict! Art must not cause you to reflect! All 3d printed objects henceforth shall be cylinders or blocks. Preferably in grey.
I do believe what they were asking for..."fish"....is up to interpretation. In any case, the art piece and associated info are accurate historically, and I don't see any statement suggesting it is something you should believe. You must be incredibly insecure or impressionable that such a thing disturbs you enough to write about it. Do you get offended when people post demon heads, Yoda, or Bilbo Baggins? Surely just by posting such models they must be suggesting you believe in such things, right?

Haha I know, right? I personally am an atheist but I'm printing this for my dad. The design is beautiful! I know he's going to like it.

(In other words... I'm in no way offended because the creator didn't "leave religion at the door.")

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i don't believe this is what they are asking for... please leave religion at the door.

It's okay man.