"Eucharist" as an un-articled proper noun
(01-30-2012, 02:51 AM)Someone1776 Wrote: Such consternation over a missing article?

It's the principle involved; that is, the death-of-a-thousand-cuts manipulation of language to achieve political ends. And it's not just the principle, but the substance. By dropping the definite article, the word is made malleable. Eucharist is transformed into whatever we wish it to be. It's no longer tied down as the Eucharist, the dogmatically defined Eucharist. It's literally stripped of its definiteness.

There's nothing casual about the dropping of this article. These vandals know exactly what they're doing.

Incidentally, at the end of the Apostle's Creed, we should always say: "I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting." Not just any life everlasting, but the life everlasting in Christ.

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Re: "Eucharist" as an un-articled proper noun - by alphonsusjr - 01-30-2012, 03:02 AM

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