Christian Words Eradicated From Children’s Dictionary

A headline in this week’s London Telegraph says “Words Associatd with Christiaity and British History Taken Out of Children’s Dictionary.” The word “saint” is out, but the word “celebrity” is in. Words like “aisle,” “biship,” and “chapel” have been replaced with words like “blog,” “broadband,” and voicemail.” The publisher claims the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multifaith society. But one objecting professor summed it up perfectly when he said, “The word selections are a very interesting reflection of the way childhood is going, moving away from our spiritual background and the natural world and toward the world that information technology creates for us.”

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