Monday, April 11, 2011

'Taliban' Catholics

Now stop it you lot! A joke's a joke among friends, but you are using the phrase more than the people who coined it as a tasteless, even spiteful insult to orthodox Catholics. If we're not careful 'Taliban Catholic' risks entry in a future Oxford Dictionary as follows: 'American journalistc phrase coined circa 2010, descriptive of orthodox Catholics (defunct). One who supported the Papacy of Benedict XVI. Accepted by traditional Catholics as an estimate of their rigid, repressive and inhumane position.' Think on, as they say 'up North'. Sleep well. More tomorrow.


Digitalnun said...

I agree wholeheartedly. The (mis)appropriation of 'Taliban' is very off-putting and susceptible of some nasty misinterpretation.

Anthony S. Layne said...

Although it's kind of a tradition over here in the US to take a derisive term and adopt it for ourselves ("Yankee Doodle"), I'll gladly pass up on "Taliban Catholic".

Jane said...

Thanks Anthony. I understand the cultural habit, but as you say, in this case we should 'pass up' on it.

Thanks for the Voris link. Hope people witll click and watch it.

Glad to see you on Reluctant Sinner and thanks for your support.