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Re: CHAT: Congregationalism & Religious Terms In Dublex (was Turtledove (was: RE: Nov 11th))

From:Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 30, 1999, 20:13
On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Jeffrey Henning wrote:

> devbin [god+building] church, synagogue, temple -- a building for worship
How do you distinguish between a synagogue and a temple? They are NOT the same thing. The synagogue (syn-agoge), is a place for instruction and prayer. A temple (naos) is a place for the Sacrifice. Thus, synagogues have no altars but temples do.
> devcapt [god+leader] rabbi, priest, presbyter, curate, minister, parson, > pastor, rector -- a person authorized to conduct religious worship
Would that make a Bishop a devcaptcapt, since it is he who authorizes the priest to perform Liturgy? What is a deacon? Deacons cannot perform Liturgy entirely on their own. A "rector" is often a janitor with fancy title--no Liturgical authority at all.
> carsdevsist [cross+religion(god-system)] Christianity, Christian religion -- > the system of Christian beliefs and practices
Does that mean that the Seventh-day Adventists are not Christian in this language? They reject the Cross.
> salfdevcitab [old+god+book] Old Testament -- the collection of books > comprising the sacred Scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history > as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Where do the Readable Books (the mis-called "Apocrypha") fit?