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Thread #49018 Message #3281162
Posted By: Ebbie
28-Dec-11 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: For the Godless March on Washington
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: For the Godless March on Washington
World English Dictionary
1. of or relating to worldly as opposed to sacred things; temporal
2. not concerned with or related to religion
3. not within the control of the Church
4 a. having no particular religious affinities
b. not including compulsory religious studies or services
FWIW, I do not like the word 'godless'. I am aware that it is literally saying 'without a god' and that is fine. However the undertone, imo, is in actuality a slam against those who espouse a belief in a god.
I much prefer the term 'secular'. It stands alone and uncompromising but it makes no judg(e)ment against others. Why is it necessary for me/us to try to abolish what I/we consider mythical?
I do not particularly like encouraging a child's belief in Santa Claus but I do not find it necessary or desirable to disabuse a three-year-old of the notion.
Why the venom?