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Old Dec 17, '08, 1:54 pm
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Question Candy Cane

Can anyone give an honest report of the origin of the candy cane?
Is or was it a Christian signal in England during a period when Christ was erased from public display as some are promonting in the current U.S.A.?
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Old Dec 17, '08, 3:27 pm
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There are many stories about the Candy Cane.. Not sure which are true, but the one below shows how the symbols of the Church are portrayed in the Candy Cane.

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/V...candycane.html
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Old Dec 18, '08, 5:28 am
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Muy Bien! Thank you. I cannot open the reference of the book " The Legend of The Candy Cane" that is printed on the bottom of the story you sent. If you can would you please send me the reference so I can read the book by obtaining it here in the Lone Star State.

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Old Dec 18, '08, 6:05 am
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Below is the cut and paste version of the link above. There are also other links available underneath this on the site. This is what I remember the candy cane to traditionally represent - beautiful, isn't it? Oh, and Happy Christmas to you!!




The Meaning of the
Candy Cane


The fascinating story behind the candy cane ...
The birth, ministry, and death of
Jesus Christ are signified through
the elements of the candy cane ~

JESUS CHRIST is ....
our Good Shepherd (staff shape) ~ 1 Pt. 5:4
our Rock (hard candy) ~ 1 Cor. 10:4
our Sinless Savior (white) ~ 2 Cor. 5:21
our Sacrifical Lamb (red) ~ Eph. 1:7

The STRIPES symbolize pain inflicted upon
Jesus before his death on the cross and a bold
stripe to represent the blood he shed for
mankind. The three stripes can also represent
the power and presence of the Trinity
(the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

The smell and taste of PEPPERMINT relate
to the herb hyssop. Psalm 51:7 states,
"Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

The candy cane is meant to be shared --
broken into pieces for all to share. That
reminds us of Jesus' words, "This is my body
which is broken for you" (1 Cor. 11:24).
What a sweet way to share the Gospel !

And you just thought it was good candy :-)

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Old Dec 28, '08, 12:52 pm
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Even if it's not 100% true, the use of the Candy Cane as a teaching device is a great idea
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Old Dec 28, '08, 3:17 pm
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Search Snopes and Straight Dope. I think I read the answer in at least one of them. S.D. is kind of crass at times but readable to me , and Snopes is pretty searchable, but stay away from their forum IMO; the main page index is where the real researched info would be.
IIRC, the candy cane is just a ribbon candy, made long and thin and hooked for convenient carrying, but it's worth looking up again.
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Old Dec 28, '08, 5:57 pm
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http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/candycane.asp
It's here. It's just a candy.
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