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While the development of conservative words grows by doubling each century, those with an anti-Christian and anti-American agenda, such as liberals, homosexuals, atheists, evolutionists and leftists, have attempted to remove the Christian origins of our language by replacing common phrases with secularized versions. By appealing to tolerance and political correctness, they have succeeded in propagating these secularized versions, even among those who don't share their views. Such deceitful tactics are a prime example of Liberal redefinition and other Liberal tools.

'''Calendar Terms'''

Original expression Secularized version
B.C./A.D. B.C.E./C.E.1
Christ's Mass Christmas <ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Christmas</ref>
Christmas Xmas2
Christmas Tree Celebration Tree <ref>Christian Book Store Struggles in Internet Culture, Fox News, December 5, 2011</ref>
Christmas Party Holiday Party
Christmas Holiday Winter Break
Easter Holiday Spring Break
Gregorian calendar Civil calendar
All Hallow's Eve<ref>All Hallow's Eve was originally the pre-Roman pagan Celtic holiday of Samhain's Day. In 835 Pope Gregory IV moved All Saint's Day, which celebrates the lives of Catholic martyrs and the communion of saints, to November 1. Thus, Halloween is not itself a Christian holiday, but the evening before the Catholic feast day. ://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01315a.htm ://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Oct2001/Family.asp</ref> Halloween
Holy Day Holiday <ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=holiday</ref>
Independence Day The Fourth of July
Merry Christmas Happy Holidays/Season's Greetings
Pascha Easter Sunday3
Saint Patrick's Day Paddy's Day
Saint Valentine's Day Valentine's Day
Shrove Tuesday Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Carnival
Thanksgiving Turkey Day
The Lord's Day Football Sunday
The Reverend Martin Luther King Day MLK Day <ref>http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c103:6:./temp/~c103JkPHc3::</ref>
Washington's Birthday4 President's Day

'''Expressions and Colloquialisms'''

Original expression Secularized version
God be with you Good luck
God be with you Goodbye
God bless you/Bless you Gesundheit
Godspeed Be good
God Willing Hopefully
Jesus! Gee whiz!
One nation under God One nation5
Praise the Lord Praise be
Thank God! Thank Goodness!
Thank heavens Thank goodness
Thank the Lord Give thanks
Do God's work Do good

'''General Examples'''

Original expression Secularized version
Abomination Mistake
Abortion Birth control6
Abortion Reproductive Rights
Act of God Natural disaster
Adultery Cheating
Adultery Fooling around
Angelic Pretty
Religious Suppression Separation of church and state
Anti-life Pro-choice
Atheistic Secular
Bible study Fundamentalism
Blasphemy Secular opinion
Blasphemy Religious “freedoms”
Blessed Lucky
Chosen lifestyle Innate characteristic
Communist Liberal
Constitutionalist Birther
Contraception Protection
Covetousness Inequality
Creation Abiogenesis
Curse Bad luck
Disciple of Christ Christian
Disciple of Christ Wingnut
Diabolical Dishonest/Underhanded
Drunkard Alcoholic
Easter Egg Spring Sphere://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=459668, Chocolate Egg
Father Old man
Fertile Breeder
Flood Myth
Freedom Fighter Terrorist
Glory Praise
God A higher power
God Mother Nature
God-fearing Intolerant
God-given Natural
Godless Secular
Golden Rule Altruism
Govern Rule
Harlot Sex worker
Harlot Prostitute
Harlot Slut
Harlot Empowerment
Harlot Liberated woman
Harlort Feminist
Heathen Multicultural
Hell (or Heaven) Afterlife
Heavenly Beautiful
Heresy Scientific theory
Heresy Freedom of Opinion
Heretic Crackpot
Holy matrimony Civil union
Homosexual Gay
Homosexuality Lifestyle choice
Husband or wife Significant other/life partner
Immoral Personal choice
Islamic Terrorism Man-caused disaster <ref>Terrorism Is a 'Man-Caused' Disaster?</ref>
Lazy Lacks motivation
Living in sin Shacking up/cohabitation/domestic partnership
Lust Love
Mankind Humankind
Meek Weak
Miraculous Amazing
Mother Parent
Morality Social Oppression
Nature Social construct
Perversion Diversity
Possessed Crazy
Possessed Influenced
Pray Plead
Prayer/blessing Moment of silence
Principled Extremist
Pro-abortion Pro-choice
Pro-murder Pro-choice
Providence Lucky break
Rebuke Hate speech
Reckoning Accountability
Religion Spirituality
Religion Superstition
Righteous Law-abiding
Sacred Respected
Sanctify Set apart<ref>See Jeremiah 1:5 in the Feminist Bible.</ref>
Saintly Well-behaved
Sex before marriage Liberated
Sin Crime
Sin Lifestyle Choice
Sodomite (generally) Gay; LGBT
Sodomite (in antiquity) Male shrine prostitute
Sodomy Relations
Solemn Dignified
Son/Daughter Offspring
Soul Spirit
The State The Government
Terrorist Freedom fighter
Unborn baby Fetus
Virgin Young woman
Wicked Antisocial
Wicked Naughty
Witchcraft Wicca, (Neo-)Pagan
With child Pregnant

'''Names'''

Original expression Secularized version
Christian Name Given Name, First Name, forename
Mary Magdalene maudlin

Historical Examples

Starting in 1933 Nazi Germany had a program to secularize the German language. The Nazis themselves called it Sprachregelung (regulation of language). The Sprachregelung was mainly directed by the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (RMVP) (Ministry for the enlightenment of the people and propaganda). While the RMVP concentrated mainly on controlling and censoring the language of the media and the language used in movies and other cultural ventures, there were other actions as well. The Nazi governement published a new dictionary, which contained only secularized language, that was in unison with the parties ideology.<br />The sad culmination of the Sprachregelung was in the vocabulary for the Endlösung. <br />Humans became units, murder became deportation etc.<ref>Gerd Simon (Universität Tübingen): Art, Auslese, Ausmerze… etc.: Ein bisher unbekanntes Wörterbuch-Unternehmen aus dem SS-Hauptamt im Kontext der Weltanschauungslexika des 3. Reichs</ref>

George Orwell's 1984 describes how a tyrannical government changes language to entrench its power. This is done by the so called Newspeak. Newspeak is a slimmed down version of normal English. Its goal is to prevent the speaker forming thoughts like rebellion or dislike against the government or one of its leaders. Even if an individual would be able to form such thoughts, it would be impossible to communicate them to others using Newspeak. Orwell's description of newspeak was heavily influenced by the language controls of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Avoiding Blasphemy

While motivations will vary from from one individual to the next there is a degree to which the secularization of language may be driven by some Christians wanting to avoid breaking the Third Commandment. In what is sometimes described as a 'minced oath'<ref>http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/minced-oath.html</ref> a speaker, often under stress, begins to form a taboo term and then corrects himself with an acceptable term that rhymes or has a similar initial sound. Thus 'God' becomes 'gosh', 'golly' or 'goodness gracious'; 'Jesus' becomes 'gee' or 'jeepers creepers'; 'Christ' becomes 'crikey' or 'crumbs'. The taboo term may not have any religious connotations: 'shoot' and 'sugar' are used merely to avoid a vulgarity. The fact that words such as 'crikey' and 'gee' have become less prevalent in recent decades, to be replaced with the original 'Christ' or 'Jesus' may be as much down to a reduction concern about breeching the Third Commandment as it is to an increasing desire to reintroduce Christian terminology into everyday speech.

See also

Notes

  • 1 Sometimes C.E. is an abbreviation for “Christian era” instead of “common era”, but this also conceals the historical basis due to Jesus Christ being Jewish. Christianity would not exist as a separate religion until much later.
  • 2 The 'X' in “Xmas” was originally an abbreviation for the Greek letter “chi” translated as “Ch”, though the abbreviation eventually became a means of “crossing out Christ”.
  • 3 Easter was originally a pagan festival, upon which Christianity would later apply the Resurrection of Christ and surrounding events (such as the Crucifixion on Good Friday). “Resurrection Sunday” is often used to emphasize the Resurrection of Christ rather than the pagan holiday.
  • 4 Washington's Birthday was February 11th in the Julian calendar, while Lincoln's Birthday was February 12th in the Gregorian. Under the Gregorian calendar, Washington's Birthday would be February 22nd. Thus Washington's birthday would be more accurate. (source)
  • 5 This was part of the original Pledge of Allegiance. “Under God” was added in the 1950s at the request of President Eisenhower. (source) However, atheists such as Michael Newdow have been trying to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge through the federal courts (source)
  • 6 Pro-choice people often use the phrase “birth control” regardless of whether conception has occurred.

References

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See Also

Liberalism

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AbortionBirth controlAffirmative actionGun controlHomosexual agendaIncome redistributionNanny StateNationalizationObamacarePolitically correctPrayer censorshipSocial JusticeStatism

Tools Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals"Cloward and Piven StrategyBiased gradingCensorshipHate speechJudicial activismLiesLiberal intoleranceLiberal logicMainstream MediaMythsNetwork abuseObfuscationPay to playRedefinitionRevisionismScientific fascismSlanderTrapsTricksVandalismVideo game industry

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Liberalism can refer to a number of political philosophies derived from Classical liberalism. In this article, the American political platform referred to as “liberal” within the United States is contrasted with other meanings of the word, particularly in Europe and in other parliamentary democratic systems.

  • “Whereas Liberalism is the triumph of emotion over reason (as defined historically), Conservatism is an applied intellectual process; based on observation, deduction, and the study of provable historical fact.” - Sandy Stringfellow<ref>Sandy Stringfellow</ref>
  • Cal Thomas said, “One of liberalism's many problems is that once an idea or program is proved wrong and unworkable, liberals rarely acknowledge their mistake and examine the root cause of their error so they don't repeat it.”<ref>Cal Thomas</ref>
  • Fred Seigel wrote, “Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections.” <ref>Fred Seigel</ref>
  • :A distinguishing element of liberalism has been its admiration of autocratic leaders and this explains its embrace of dictators from the likes of the German Kaiser, Lenin and Stalin, through to men like Fidel Castro and his murderous sidekick, Ernesto “Che” Guevera.<ref>The Curse of Liberalism Alan Caruba - September 9, 2013</ref>
  • Michael Savage wrote, “As much as the Left fashions themselves as being progressive, they’re not. In reality, today’s leftist movement is made in much the same way as a sausage—it’s a blend of fascist, Communist, and socialist ideologies from twentieth-century Europe, with a pinch of Nazism, all ground together, yet retaining the flavor of its various parts.”<ref>Quote from ''Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' by Michael Savage</ref>

Since the definition of liberalism often – but not always – means to advocate for and be open to change, its specific reference depends on specified context. For instance, American liberalism has changed drastically since the 1960s, with liberals then (see: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.) advocating for personal responsibility and true liberty, in sharp contrast to modern-day liberals, being very close to leftists, denounce and devalue.

United States

In the U.S. the word liberal is usually used to describe the platform espoused by the Democrat Party, that is, support of social welfare systems, redistribution of wealth, and government regulation of the economy - combined with a certain brand of individual libertarianism, emphasizing social equality, and (to a certain extent, these days increasingly radical) rejection of traditional Judeo-Christian standards of morality as a proper justification for law.

The economic aspects of this ideology are to a large extent a product of the New Deal policies of the Great Depression era, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson's “Great Society.” It also should be noted that a good portion of the Liberal economic philosophy has certain roots in the teachings of Karl Marx, such as the overall focus on social equality and the outrageous rejection of the Judeo-Christian morals. It should be noted, however, that Liberals are not pureblood Communists: Unlike their redder brethren, Liberals are far more insidious and dangerous, as they have successfully infiltrated the American society and now threaten the American way of life.

The Democrat Party's idea of social liberty and equality, though, came much later, partly as a result of the civil rights and counterculture movements of the late 20th century. It continues to be fueled by various youth movements and the interests of numerous special interest groups.

Europe and elsewhere

In Europe, liberalism refers to a political position that leans toward greater individual liberties and less government intervention in general. In short, this is the philosophy closest to classical liberalism, and is commonly referred to in the United States as libertarianism. In Europe and elsewhere, then, the opposite of liberalism is not conservatism, but authoritarianism.

Because of this, the terms “conservative liberalism” and “liberal conservatism”, which are seen as contradictory in the U.S., are not so in Europe. “Conservative liberalism” simply refers to a less radical libertarian philosophy, and is often referred to as “law-and-order liberalism.” Liberal conservatism is simply a variant of conservatism willing to allow for individual liberties, and, in a way, describes the ideology of the American Republican Party. Such examples of this obvious line of thought include the civil rights movement, when the Republican Party (and a few southern Democrats) just wanted to maintain the African American's right to have the choice of forced segregation.

The Liberal Party of Australia is the right-leaning party, in opposition to the liberal Labor Party, and is not to be confused with liberalism as an ideology.

Nazism and socialism

For more information please see: Nazism and socialism, Gun Control in Nazi Germany

was the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party), led by Social Darwinist Adolf Hitler.<ref>http://mises.org/daily/1937</ref><ref>https://creation.com/darwinism-and-the-nazi-race-holocaust</ref><ref>http://www.hourofthetime.com/socialist.htm</ref> ]] The Ludwig von Mises Institute declares:

There is debate about the similarities between Nazism and socialism. Despite whether Nazism is socialist or not, they, with the help of general improvement of economic conditions in Europe, helped propel Germany out of the Great Depression with their economic policy.<ref>http://www.nazism.net/about/economic_practice</ref>

Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

See also: Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

Communist Manifesto Nazi Party Platform Analysis
1 “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” “We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.” The stripping away of land from private owners. Liberalism today demands “eminent domain” on property.
2 “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts…profit-sharing in large industries…a generous increase in old-age pensions…by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor…and the creation of a national (folk) army.” The points raised in the Nazi platform demand an increase in taxes to support them. Liberalism today demands heavy progressive and graduated income taxes.
3 “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.” “That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.” Liberalism today demands a “death tax” on anyone inheriting an estate.
4 “Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts.” Central control of the financial system.
5 “Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.” “We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press…editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language shall be German citizens…Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State…the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper…” Central control of the press. Liberals today demand control or suppression of talk radio and Fox News.
6 “Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.” “In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State. ” Central control of education, with an emphasis on doing things their way. Liberals today are doing things their way in our schools.

See also

References

<references /> Liberalism Anti-American



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