Carol Platt Liebau: Thesaurus Games

Monday, March 27, 2006

Thesaurus Games

Here in USA Today, a writer named Tom Krattenmaker takes issue with the name of an event being held in Washington, D.C. called "The War Against Christians."

Obviously, the use of the word "war" is a metaphorical one -- but even so, perhaps he does have a point that, during a real war -- a better metaphor could be found. Clearly, the term "crusade against Christians" won't do, for myriad reasons . . . So let's just go to the thesaurus.

How about "campaign against Christians"? Of course, as even Krattenmaker concedes, whatever you want to call the phenomenon, it's out there -- from the serious charges, to petty asides.

So let's just change the term, and everybody's happy -- except for the Christians who are being maligned, of course.

2 Comments:

Blogger stackja1945 said...

Roman emperors tried to stop Christians. Now the modern media emperor try. They will have the same success.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Man, Christians are 75% of the US populations and control the Presidency, 100% of the House and Senate, and the vast majority of the Judiciary.

What a poor persecuted minority.

8:43 PM  

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