soloontherocks , I’m not here to start an argument with you but I did do some research on the topic of the cross being a symbol of Paganism before it being part of Christianity
"There is no evidence that for the first 300 years after Christ’s death, those claiming to be Christians used the cross in worship. In the fourth century, however, pagan Emperor Constantine became a convert to apostate Christianity and promoted the cross as its symbol. Whatever Constantine’s motives, the cross had nothing to do with Jesus Christ. The cross is, in fact, pagan in origin. The New Catholic Encyclopedia admits: “The cross is found in both pre-Christian and non-Christian cultures.” Various other authorities have linked the cross with nature worship and pagan sex rites.
Why, then, was this pagan symbol promoted? Apparently, to make it easier for pagans to accept “Christianity.” Nevertheless, devotion to any pagan symbol is clearly condemned by the Bible. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) The Scriptures also forbid all forms of idolatry. (Exodus 20:4, 5;1 Corinthians 10:14) With very good reason, therefore, true Christians do not use the cross in worship.” - Source
My mother is Pagan as well and has a cross in our dining room where it is very visible. (It often confuses visitors to my house into thinking we’re Christians when we are in fact not)
Many things that are part of Christianity were actually taken from Paganism.
Example, Jesus was actually born sometime around April (April 17th, I believe) but it was ‘moved’ so that Christmas would be celebrated closer to Yule.
Thought I should share some actual sources!