Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: PAPIST, 04-09-14
Posted on 04/09/2014 8:44:01 AM PDT by Salvation
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Opprobrious term used in English-speaking countries to designate a Catholic. Its origin goes back to the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther (1483-1546) and John Calvin (1509-64) wrote polemics against the papacy.
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1.Expressing contemptuous reproach; scornful or abusive.
2.Bringing disgrace; shameful or infamous.
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A pap refers to a breast in some instances so the distant root might refer to feeding as in feeding the word to those that can not feed themselves, the uneducated.
I think the root word is papal — referring to the Pope.
The term [Fundamentalism] was born when conservative Protestants in early-20th-century America committed themselves to defend the five "fundamentals" of their faith -- the inerrancy of the Bible, virgin birth and deity of Jesus, doctrine of atonement, bodily resurrection of Jesus, and His imminent return.
-- from the thread The many forms of fundamentalism
Fundamentalist: A term created during the turn-of-the-20th-century Protestant church splits to define those who held to the fundamentals of Christianitythe inerrancy of the Bible, the virgin birth of Jesus and his literal resurrection from the dead. The term is now considered pejorative. (Wheaton College philosophy professor Alvin Plantinga famously observed, The full meaning of the term...can be given by something like stupid sumbitch whose theological opinions are considerably to the right of mine.)
-- from the thread New Kids In The Flock
You are so bad. I will pray to the dead woman named Mary for forgiveness for you.
The Papist on the right looks like he just spiked the communion wafers.
Heretic! I fling Holy Water in your general direction.
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