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.


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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