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Pentecost
01-20-2014, 01:29 AM
Just a real quick observation, I think we all are aware of the phenomenon of "Christianese" where Christians use a shorthand term to refer to a theological concept; and it is very natural to develop a jargon to speak of complex ideas.

However, the metaphor that Christianese is a language has an interesting twist when you talk about dialects. It has occurred to me that as a Classic Pentecostal there are some terms that I use that a Charismatic might not understand completely, let alone a Traditional Catholic. And I am certain that two Calvinists who did not moderate their word choice for accessibility to outsiders could leave me confused. This is mostly just something to think about. But TWeb is a melting pot and so on one hand we as community members learn each other's terms and are less likely to therefore notice a term they don't recognize however, we ourselves use jargon that sounds foreign to many Christians, I doubt most dispensationalist could tell you what a "dispie" is, I know I couldn't until I saw it used by (I think) Nick Peters. Agree? Disagree? Obvious? Examples? (Not so much an ecclesiastical challenge as an observation of compartmentalization of Christianity by our ecclesiological differences.)

One Bad Pig
01-20-2014, 05:53 PM
I had to learn a whole new set of jargon when I became Orthodox.

RBerman
01-26-2014, 08:52 PM
I had to learn a whole new set of jargon when I became Orthodox.

We too had to learn a whole new set of jargon when you became Orthodox. ;)

One Bad Pig
01-26-2014, 09:04 PM
We too had to learn a whole new set of jargon when you became Orthodox. ;)

Hah! Welcome back!