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SURROGATE

A person who functions in the palce of soneone's parent. The fact that such substitutions occur in real life and, for some people, in fantasy is well known. It is one of the postulates of modern atheism that god is merely a cosmic surrogate for the human race, a projection of the father image on a world people.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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