Re: Would a reformed Act of Settlement disciminate against Catholics?



On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 21:05:12 -0400, Stan Brown
<the_stan_brown@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 13:33:26 -0700 from CJ Buyers
<susuhanan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Best achieved by sticking to the term in the Act itself, namely
"Papist".

I'm not now and never have been a member of the church headquartered
in Rome, but "Papist" sounds pejorative to me. Do others perceive it
as neutral?

No, but there isn't a neutral term. To use "Catholic" is extremely
non-neutral, since it denies the claims of other Churches to that
description, and "Roman Catholic" is hopelessly ambiguous.

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