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This is an interesting one. I looked up the Atacama Giant (as it is also called) after reading this, and the sources I found seemed to say that the evidence is very thin for any association with pagan beliefs. I used to work for the National Trust and I was amazed sometimes by how the archaeologists of ancient times who I came across – never actually employees of the Trust, I should say – used to speak with certainty about things which they couldn’t possibly be certain about. I do find they almost always say things are connected with ancient religion when they have no other guesses!
The only thing which seems to be definitely true about this robot-like figure is that it is laid out in such a way that it can be used as a sort of calendar, to predict the seasons and rains by lining it up with the moon. I’m sure in the driest desert in the world it has always been extremely important to be able to predict when the rain will come. It’s quite possible there’s no more significance to it than that.
I can imagine (I don’t know) that this figure might have become to some extent a symbol of that part of Chile, just as the Long Man of Wilmington could be seen as a symbol of Sussex. Even if it did have definitely pagan roots, I’m not convinced that it would necessarily be any different to our use of the word Easter, or the Celtic Church’s practice of building churches in the centres of pre-existing stone circles, as that was the place which the inhabitants of the time understood to be the most holy – in the tradition of using pagan creator myths as a starting point to tell the story of the real Creator.
I’m much more exercised by the fact, which I found out yesterday during my researches, that the Pope at some point removed his cross on a visit to Malta in case it might offend Muslim immigrants. Although I can imagine how people would justify that, on the face of it it seems to show a worrying deference to secularism and the god of Not Giving Offence.
Appreciate remarks and your final point connects into the first because both compromise the sanctity of the Cross. Also, any exorcist or deliverance minister knows symbols are a spiritual gateway for demons and the pipe wearing such gives the demonic access rights, and thereby confirms visions of satan in the Vatican. See linked paper and ‘Blessing or Curse, You Can Coose’ by Derek Prince.
PS Also see link on post about those symbols
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