31 July 2021

Word of the Day: Infidel (With a Comment From the Old Curmudgeon)

INFIDEL. One who does not believe. Formerly applied to all non-Christians, the term is now used only of unbelievers, i.e., professed atheists or agnostics. (Etym. Latin in-,not + fidelis, true, faithful: infidelis, one that cannot be relied upon, faithless.)

(An example of the corruption of language on which I often harp. 'Infidel' still means all non-Christians, but the liberals have warped the language to pretend it only applies to 'professed atheists or agnostics'. N.B., I am not accusing the Servant of God, John Hardon, of liberalism, but in this case, he simply accepted the corruption.-JW)

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