Blue Oyster Cult (“Cross of Questioning”)

This symbol, sometimes referred to as the “Cross of questioning,” is in truth little more than a logo for the rock band Blue Oyster Cult. Created by artist Bill Gawlick for the band’s first album, the symbol is patterned after the astrological symbol of Saturn/Cronus, in the shape of a sickle. (it is the image of the God of time with his sickle that gives us the modern concept of the Grim reaper) It is not a question mark, an upside down cross, or a Satanic symbol, although for a brief time in the eighties, the symbol became popular as a “secret satanic symbol” among evangelical anti-rock crusaders. Contrary to Urban Legend and tract writers, there is no corresponding “anti-Christian” symbol.
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Blue Oyster Cult Album Cover with cross at the center
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Anonymous October 27, 2016 at 2:47 am

Wooo I used to watch supernatural series…and came though this website..pretty cooool

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Mandraw August 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

On the TV show “Supernatural” it appears on episode 17 of season 1. It is used as a prank.

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Superunknown January 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Always thought the symbol meant questioning Christ and doubting the existence of God. Never even knew it was the BOC logo til much later. Love the band though!

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Freed July 30, 2015 at 7:09 am

It’s funny how every cross symbol connects with Christianity. The cross was around long before of course. And the golden arches well they too will live into infinity.

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Seraph November 27, 2014 at 3:08 am

This symbol appears on the Nighthawk attack aircraft.

Probably an inside joke.

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Fredtheguy March 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Lol I always saw it on their album cover and just thought it was like three exclamation points and a question mark sharing the same dot.

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