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LANGUAGE MATTERS

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Dec 22, 2003

'The faith of Death Sentence is a sentence of two words: Language matters. Bear in mind, Watson writes, 'that if we deface the War Memorial or rampage through St Paul's with a sledgehammer we will be locked up as criminals or lunatics . . . Yet every day we vandalise the language, which is the foundation, the frame, the joinery of the culture, if not its greatest glory, and there is no penalty and no way to impose one. We can only be indignant. And we should resist.' "

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 22, 2003 11:57 PM ET USA

    Fr Wilson, I am no Viktor E Frankl but this idea (Josef Pieper, Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power) heralds a great day in the Catholic Church for the forces of Orthodoxy. Since the forces of apostasy use Managerial Language continually, it gives many of us a shot at Evelyn Waugh type heights of satirical sideswipes. Diogenes is only the beginning. To all you Arians out there, Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid....

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