Michael S. Rose
Language should reflect reality. If it doesn’t, what possible limits could be placed on misleading, manipulative language?
ON THE DAMAGE BEING DONE BY DUBIOUS TERMINOLOGY
Neither the words “homosexual” or “homosexuality” nor their equivalents in any language known to me existed before the late 19th century.
NOTES FROM THE WORD CEMETERY
Frederick W. Marks
Where do we stand in relation to George Washington’s claim that godlessness leads to immorality, and immorality to a breakdown in democratic governance?
Jason M. Morgan
Social Justice Warriors behave like cult members. They are little Cromwells who demand Robespierre-level ideological purity of every single person.
When considering Muslim tolerance, one might inquire: Are Muslim attitudes toward drinking alcohol tolerant? And how about free speech? Women's rights? Freedom of religion? Music and Art?
UNLIMITED INTERPRETATIONS, UNLIMITED DIVISIONS
States expend considerable effort rewriting statutes using "gender-neutral vocabulary" and manipulating our language in the service of a broad sociopolitical agenda.
ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE
Can someone who has ignored every proscription of the Catholic faith be described as being on a "faith journey"?
In most daily newspapers prolifers are called "anti-abortion" and pro-aborts are called "pro-choice." But these are euphemisms.
Curiously, one doesn't say "grandmothered." Had the term been "grandmothered," it would certainly have been banned by the Language Nazis.
A newly minted interfaith "holiday" is a multi-cultural mishmash of cherished rituals and customs with "no dogma and no rules."
If we can't say "policemen," why do we get to say "gunman"?
Why can't these people say what they mean?
is a Bible with "extraordinary power" - extraordinary satanic power.
Phony language is reprehensible, but language has a way of exacting its own revenge.
Victim status is highly coveted in our effete culture.
THE TRIUMPH OF SUBJECTIVISM
Alice von Hildebrand
That it can be legitimate to feel offended should not lead us to the conclusion that every time a person feels offended, his response is justified.
The effects of linguistic re-ordering of priorities are far-reaching.
A pervasive modern sentiment suggests that "each person has an inalienable right to be considered good, however he behaves."
Is inclusive language a reality of current English, or merely a contrivance?
Zondervan, publisher of the NIV, planned a so-called inclusive-language version of the NIV that would eventually replace it, but was pressured to stop.
America magazine bellyaches about how Catholicism has historically expelled "heretical Christians" from its midst.
Soon we'll be expected to refer to the Gerperson language instead of the German language.
Promiscuous fuzzing of images and programmatic neutering of prayers
My, the difficulties of inclusivity are well-nigh preternatural
"Maximum possible fidelity to the sacred Scriptures"?
SPEAKING NATURALLY VS. SPEAKING ARTIFICIALLY
Kenneth D. Whitehead
Kristen West McGuire
THE MUSHY WORLD OF MORAL RELATIVISM
LETTER FROM ENGLAND
John Warwick Montgomery
EVEN "WHITE" LIES
American hymnals and Bible translations must retain the authority that only memory, accuracy, and tradition bring, yet also be modern enough.
Human beings tend to be more interested in myth than in factual reality. Confucius said it is the chief business of government to organize ceremonies.
- Karl Keating