In the years following the ascension of the resurrected Jesus to heaven, the Christian church grew rapidly.
Christians soon found themselves to be the subjects of persecution by both the Romans and the Jews and in many locales it became dangerous to be known as a Christian.
Thus, when two strangers met and thought maybe they were fellow believers, one of them would draw, on the ground, the upper half of the fish symbol. If he recognized it the stranger would add a second curved line and complete the drawing of a fish.
With just two curved lines it could be drawn quickly and erased just as quickly if there was no sign of recognition on the part of the stranger.
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