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Democratic leaders are referring to Christians attacked in Sri Lanka as "Easter Worshipers"

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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: jadedANDcynical

It doesn't have to be common. It is short for what happened to specific people at a specific day.


So then the people who died at the hotels? Were they Leisure Worshiping?




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Assassin82

Because it is Easter? Are you Christian? Do you celebrate? It's kind of a big thing.


[EDIT: currently looking for a better site, this may not be the best resource although it contained a huge amount of information, it only displays a handful of results per page, making it difficult to continue my research, and this and other issues with the layout of the site lead me to wonder if I might find better results elsewhere]

[EDIT 2- Actually that site, along with doing a google books search, seem to be the best methods recommended for people to find word origins, unless you have some kind of University Access to do the hardcore research)

www.etymonline.com... worshipper

This etymology search site does not have Easter Worshipper or Easter Worshippers so I was unable to find its first use. But it says something that self proclaimed experts on etymology don't even consider it worth a mention. And yes, they have "terms", too, not just "words", meaning it includes two or more word terms such as Easter Island, Good Friday, hyphenated words like nor-easter, sun-worship and even suffixes like -later, meaning "worshipper" as in idolater.

It seems pretty extensive. There were over 30 results for my search but none matching.


Can anyone find a use of this term, say, pre-9/11? Or at least pre-yesterday?
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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:45 AM
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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: Assassin82
a reply to: Jonjonj

The reply he quoted was my fault. I put "Observer" instead of "Worshiper".

Easter Observer is a common term. Easter Worshiper is not.

So...we're back to it having something to see here.


I understand you made a mistake, but the facts are the term was Easter Worshipper, and the user chose your mistake to somehow make the response valid.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: 3n19m470

originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Assassin82

Because it is Easter? Are you Christian? Do you celebrate? It's kind of a big thing.


www.etymonline.com... worshipper

This etymology search site does not have Easter Worshipper or Easter Worshippers so I was unable to find its first use. But it says something that self proclaimed experts on etymology don't even consider it worth a mention. And yes, they have "terms", too, not just "words", meaning it includes two or more word terms such as Easter Island, Good Friday, hyphenated words like nor-easter, sun-worship and even suffixes like -later, meaning "worshipper" as in idolater.

It seems pretty extensive. There were over 30 results for my search but none matching.


Can anyone find a use of this term, say, pre-9/11? Or at least pre-yesterday?


From my everyday, living as a human being in a world in which Easter is a common term, I am afraid that this is literally the first time I ever heard the term...EVER.




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: jadedANDcynical

It doesn't have to be common. It is short for what happened to specific people at a specific day.


You're being an apologist for a shady cause. What these puppets did was clearly coordinated and it's obtuse to suggest otherwise.

On this specific day, April the 22nd, I shall refer to all Muslims as "goat vagina worshippers" because it reflects my perception of that group.

We can call atheists "wealth fetishists" and "self worshippers" too while we're at it.
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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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For some reason the word "Christian" is a word deemed wrong to use where Islam or Muslim is just fine. I stand corrected, the term Christian terrorist is just fine but Muslim terrorist is wrong.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: djz3ro

Do you work for MSM? Because you're an expert at deflection...congrats!



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
For some reason the word "Christian" is a word deemed wrong to use where Islam or Muslim is just fine. I stand corrected, the term Christian terrorist is just fine but Muslim terrorist is wrong.


It's almost as if there were a narrative being created here...




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj

originally posted by: Xtrozero
For some reason the word "Christian" is a word deemed wrong to use where Islam or Muslim is just fine. I stand corrected, the term Christian terrorist is just fine but Muslim terrorist is wrong.


It's almost as if there were a narrative being created here...



It's not like Obama and Clinton got together to plot what they were going to say on Twitter. This is just more evidence that the DNC social media officers run the the accounts of its politicians.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: Assassin82
a reply to: alldaylong

Well, you got me. I screwed up in that particular reply and typed "Easter Observer". What I meant to write was "Easter Worshiper", like what's in the OP. That was my bad, and I own up to that typo. See..."Easter Worshiper" is so new to me that I'm not recognizing it as a real phrase or saying.

Now, with that said...what about "Easter Worshiper"?

Google that one and let me know what you find. I already did...and it's an interesting search result.


Let me help...


I will raise you this.

abcnews.go.com...

That took me less than a minute to find.




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: Tartuffe

originally posted by: Jonjonj

originally posted by: Xtrozero
For some reason the word "Christian" is a word deemed wrong to use where Islam or Muslim is just fine. I stand corrected, the term Christian terrorist is just fine but Muslim terrorist is wrong.


It's almost as if there were a narrative being created here...



It's not like Obama and Clinton got together to plot what they were going to say on Twitter. This is just more evidence that the DNC social media officers run the the accounts of its politicians.


Maybe the Awan brothers are in charge...



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Jonjonj
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a reply to: loam

It's interesting to see who is trying to run interference for those who all of a sudden decided to use a specific phrase which is not in common usage in the slightest, is it not?

a reply to: IAMTAT

That actually has more usage than, "Easter worshippers:"



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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: Tartuffe

It does seem more compassionate to me to put up a personal message one took a moment to type out than to simply call someone in IT and say "We need an apology tweet for Sri Lanka. Handle it!"

Maybe I'm weird.

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

BINGO. The Dims don't want to trigger part of their base. In their minds, many "deplorables" are patriotic, conservative Christians and Evangelicals. Even an article from Aljazeera made note of this last year:


Two years into Trump’s tumultuous presidency, evangelical Christians remain some of his most loyal supporters.



The religious right is a potluck of conservative religious groups joined together by similar moral values and political goals. It is comprised mainly of evangelical Christians, but also includes Catholics, Jews, and Mormons.



The religious right's other hallmark feature is its organisational structure, which comprises a loose network of conservative political actors, religious organisations and political pressure groups.

www.aljazeera.com...
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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj

originally posted by: 3n19m470

originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Assassin82

Because it is Easter? Are you Christian? Do you celebrate? It's kind of a big thing.


www.etymonline.com... worshipper

This etymology search site does not have Easter Worshipper or Easter Worshippers so I was unable to find its first use. But it says something that self proclaimed experts on etymology don't even consider it worth a mention. And yes, they have "terms", too, not just "words", meaning it includes two or more word terms such as Easter Island, Good Friday, hyphenated words like nor-easter, sun-worship and even suffixes like -later, meaning "worshipper" as in idolater.

It seems pretty extensive. There were over 30 results for my search but none matching.


Can anyone find a use of this term, say, pre-9/11? Or at least pre-yesterday?


From my everyday, living as a human being in a world in which Easter is a common term, I am afraid that this is literally the first time I ever heard the term...EVER.



Hashtag Me Too

Hashtag Raised By Christians
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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:06 PM
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Dumb bells don't even know that Orthodox Easter is April 28th this year 😎

Greeks, and The Eastern Empire and ............ wait for it...

Russians !!



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
For some reason the word "Christian" is a word deemed wrong to use where Islam or Muslim is just fine. I stand corrected, the term Christian terrorist is just fine but Muslim terrorist is wrong.


Yeah it seems pretty obvious they do Not want phrases like "Christians Slaughtered" to enter the public's lexicon.

Any perception that Christians, Europeans, Heterosexuals, Conservatives are Ever mistreated by Anyone Ever, CANNOT be allowed.

Our entire life from birth to death is nothing but sunshine and lollipops and somebody really ought to do something about that!

If people think for one moment that isnt true, people might lose that "somebody ought to do something" feeling. They gotta use up this energy for all its worth. They've spent over a decade and a half and untold millions stoking these tensions.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Tartuffe

It does seem more compassionate to me to put up a personal message one took a moment to type out than to simply call someone in IT and say "We need an apology tweet for Sri Lanka. Handle it!"

Maybe I'm weird.

TheRedneck


Then again, it's Twitter. If virtue signalling isn't followed by an act of compassion, it's just showing off.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: Tartuffe

Oh, I'm sure there will be an act of compassion... maybe Ilhan Omar will propose a Congressional Resolution condemning all religious violence... especially violence against Jihadists who kill "Easter worshipers."

TheRedneck




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