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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <lloannna@...>
Date:Thursday, January 23, 2003, 9:10
Except for believing children under eight years of age, in the Anabaptist
(and other grown-ups-only baptizing congregations).

I wonder, do Messianic Jews baptize...

Anyway, why not at least make it less potentially offending to those who
grew up with "all wet" as an insult?  You could make it "proper noun [verb
wet making] religious organization" or something.  You still have the
problem of making your words sound too much alike, but having lots of
"proper noun [verb something-that-group-does] religious organization" words
would at least make sense.  As a Mormon let me suggest "proper noun [verb
wet making {noun dead people}] religious organization"  It sounds hideous,
but it's more accurate and less confusing (relatively few religions perform
baptisms for the dead, but if they actually baptized dead bodies you could
make it "verb wet making {noun dead people} adjective by proxy]" instead
^_^) than "proper noun new religious organization" or whatever you had for
us before.

Sarah Marie Parker-Allen

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even
though the end may be dark."
-- J.R.R. Tolkien

> -----Original Message----- > [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]On Behalf Of Andrew Nowicki
> In my opinion baptism is more important. > There is no such thing as a Christian that > has not been baptized.
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Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <lloannna@...>
Eamon Graham <robertg@...>
Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>