By Jan Keessen
Phrases corresponding to cardinal and scarlet can describe a similar colour yet they tackle markedly various meanings once we use them to contemplate the price of a cardinal guy or a scarlet lady. The comparability turns out to conjure considerably extra prejudice after we think of cardinal guy is respected as righteous whereas a scarlet girl is reviled as depraved, really when it comes to her sexual intercourse. similarly, through contrasting different pairs of phrases, we will see how they too invite discriminatory connotations when it comes to what we worth: Christian and pagan, campaign and jihad, intellectual and lowbrow, wizard and witch, correct and left, white and black. Keessen offers this playful but scholarly learn in terms of a sequence of casual essays, prepared by means of bankruptcy and subject, and in a storytellers lexicon tells us how sure notions constructed. Generously illustrated with whimsical illustrations through award successful artist invoice Hannan.
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But you have to wonder what version of Christianity it was that would teach a first grader to march as to war. 3. Crusaders at Cross Paths By the time we reached eighth grade, we were taught church history by the town’s teacher-of-the-year, a seemingly sublime woman, who wore sensible pumps, pious lace collars, and a powdery-grey pageboy. She had a popular smile, but her eyes were arresting, pure blue and glacial. And she once told the eighth grade girls that she wouldn’t trust any of us any farther than she could throw a piano.
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