Re: The Sun has no South Pole (OT)
In Article <p6VL7.email@example.com> Greg Neill wrote:
> In Article <x1VL7.8547$Wb7.29112@localhost> Steve Havas wrote:
>> Sarah Mc, Nancy hardly qualifies for cult leader status. Look up "cult" in a
>> dictionary and I think you'll see what I mean. I hope that slander is not
>> something that will be so highly tolerated on these lists.
> From Merriam-Webster Online:
> Etymology: French & Latin; French culte, from Latin cultus care,
> adoration, from colere to cultivate
> And one particularly pertinent entry for the word:
> a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work
> (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as
> a literary or intellectual fad
> b : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion
I guess going only by this definition could also qualify many of mankind's
greatest minds past and present.
Monks and nuns too with their always smiling Dalai Lama and noble eightfold
path to the cessation of suffering. There is so much potential for the
misuse of labels in the wrong hands with the wrong intentions. Do you know
sec. 802, (a)(5)(B)(ii) of the new US Patriot Bill now defines "the term
'domestic terrorism' means activities that appear to be intended to
influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion." Now
there's some wiggle room for misuse...