Matthew McDonald Ms. Copper October 19, 2008 Essay Symbols In our world today, symbols are everywhere. Today, everything and anything could be represented as a symbol. There are the religious symbols and society symbols. Today, we know that there are many different cultures and religions all around the world. Most of those religions have a symbol which represents their belief. For example in Buddhism, there main symbol, which they worship, and pray around, is the Buddha. Also, the symbol of Christianity would be the cross. The symbols that we see today are around us everyday second, of everyday, but we don’t stop and think about them because they are not as important to us,as the cross, or the Buddha. For example, at school, the bell is a symbol. It tells the teachers and the students that the class is over and to head to the next class. Another symbol, are numbers on a clock. They tell us the time, and when we have be somewhere or leave somewhere. There are also many symbols which represent the country you live in, or the state that you live in. For example, the United States symbol is the eagle, and the Massachusetts symbol is the Indian. As you can see, there are so many symbols in our everyday life, although you may not realize it because they are so common. Most things in our world represent a deeper meaning; you just have to think about it for a minute or two. Symbols were used back in the times of early Christianity, and are continued to be used in our world today, and that will never change.