Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We Must Protect the Children

I think there are many things from which our children must be protected. Apparently, the editors of the Junior Dictionary of the Oxford University Press think so, too. These folks have decided that many words need to be removed from the dictionary because they are no longer relevant to the lived experience of the world. Here are some of the irrelevant words that are to be removed:

Abbey
aisle
altar
bishop
chapel
christen
disciple
minister
monastery
monk
nun
nunnery
parish
pew
psalm
pulpit
saint
sin
devil
vicar

Don't want our children exposed to irrelevance like this, do we? Sooner or later, they might think that this Jesus person was more than a myth.

Maranatha!

2 comments:

Fr. John said...

I read this and was outraged too. The marginalization of Christianity is not a figment of our imaginations.

Most of the large corporations that offer grants for social services and charitable activities do not allow religious organizations to apply for grants. This blatant discrimination has not been challenged to my knowledge.

The Rev. Robert T. Jones IV, Psy.D. said...

Dear Father,

Thanks for the comment which is, as always, right on the mark.

I don't think it's going to get better over time.

Fraternally in Christ,

RTJ+