To: GGpaX4DumpedTea; NYer
There is a legitimate distinction, though, between "venerate" and "adore." You could say (just cut-and-pasting these quotes at random)
- "the soldier venerated his wife's love-letter with a kiss"
- Glenn Beck said he venerates "our sacred American heroes and ideas"
- The Tea Partiers venerate those who have been successful by their own efforts, like Thomas Edison..."
- the delicacy of his music derives from the past masters he veneratesCasals and Horowitz were his mentors"
Eetcetera. Its general meaning is to honor as a valued person, not to adore as the Supreme Being.
The Commandment "Honor thy father and thy mother" encourages veneration in this sense --- not in the sense of ancestor-worship.
posted on 03/24/2013 5:43:53 PM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
("There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy." G.K. Chesterton)
To: Mrs. Don-o
I gave you the dictionary definitions...and they go back several hundred years. The ‘veneration’ of Mary is not a new thing, and the definitions of old would apply to that.
posted on 03/24/2013 9:05:35 PM PDT
(I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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