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Do You Think the Holy Ghost Chose Pope Benedict XVI....
(09-22-2011, 01:00 PM)Jesse Wrote:
(09-22-2011, 12:33 PM)Stubborn Wrote: Never heard Holy Spirit around here till after V2.

Put it this way - NOers say Holy Spirit - dead give away.

That is a genetic fallacy.  It is illogical to dismiss something as false based on who says it or believes it.  We should judge matters on their own merits.

In any case, "spirit" conveys the meaning of "spiritus" better than "ghost".  A ghost is seen as the spirit of a dead person and often haunts houses.  That's not the "spiritus sanctus."  I personally use "holy ghost" in honor of the tradition, but there is nothing wrong with saying "holy spirit."


Interestingly, in the 19th century, SPIRIT was the word that would come across as creepy.  Spiritualists and their seances.  Getting in touch with "the spirit world."  Whereas "Ghost" meant soul or spirit as we know the word today.  As in "Holy Ghost," or "He gave up the ghost."

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Re: Do You Think the Holy Ghost Chose Pope Benedict XVI.... - by OCLittleFlower - 09-22-2011, 05:10 PM

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