I submitted two pictures of one rock formation awhile back [since removed by (I’m sure) a complaint lodged]… two views of the same rock. Here is the picture that can and will remain.
Historically, the image of a raised thumb never meant good… in fact it is quite the opposite [in regarding christians]. Let me illustrate by means of Latin [the language of the Romans] and please understand the meaning here clearly…
LATIN FORM: pollice compresso favor ludicabatur
Translation: goodwill decided by compressed thumb… Life was spared with a thumb tucked inside a closed fist, simulating a sheathed weapon. Conversely, a thumb up meant to unsheath your weapon. Check for yourself at this site here.
Today this is meant to signify a good sign [things are well, all is good… coolness] but historically this is tantamount to seeing the one opposed in the arena [the christian] was to die. Does this still mean GOOD to you?