CommunitySpeak-to-English dictionary

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halhelms
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 7-2006
Posted From: 72.185.68.106
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People new to the Community are often baffled by the curious language used. To assist, I offer this CommunitySpeak-to-English dictionary.

inordinate curiosity: the dangerous state of wakefulness wherein the bullshit appears as…bullshit and the veil of darkness woven by the Community starts to lift.

high: as in “You’re high”. Signals any of several states that departs from the gloomy dread favored by the Community leadership.

obedience: servile, mindless, spirit-numbing action (usually without any purpose) directed by one higher up the Community’s spiritual ladder.

in the Spirit: agreement with the Community’s leaders

them: all those who are not under the sway of the Community’s leadership. Used as in “us” v. “them”.

salvation: the lowest rung on the spiritual ladder of the Community. Can be granted only by Community leaders and can be revoked at will.

mercy: this term does not exist in Community-speak.

anger: this term has two variants. “Righteous anger” is anger that someone higher up the spiritual ladder feels, for whatever reason. Conversely, “unrighteous anger” is anger felt by someone lower on the spiritual rungs.

honesty: bloodlust (see also “cruelty”)

discernment: ability to see sin in others

sin: any action not prescribed by one of the Community authorities.

rebellion: failure to equate obedience to self-serving tyrants with submission to God

jealousy: realization that neither merit, worth, nor spiritual maturity have anything to do with the ordering of the Community power structure

haughtiness: the belief that between a human and a worm, the human wins out

approval: the temporary cessation of active criticism

idolatry: any instinct of warmth, kindness, or generosity not directed at one’s immediate Community superiors
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dream_truth
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Post Number: 1261
Registered: 3-2006
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 10:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ingenious hal!

and frightfully RIGHT ON!
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cryfreedom
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 6-2006
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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 6:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"HALARIOUS"---- Love the humour but very eye opening and so true at the same time! You GCC'ers and CofJer's reading this take the time and REALLY read it and see how TRUE IT IS!!!! You might want to print it and post it on your fridges for future reference! Possibly you could pick one of the words as your "word of the day".
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usedtobethere
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Post Number: 32
Registered: 6-2006
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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 10:09 am:    Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hal:
Great words and interpretations :-) Keep it going as some of these words are really foreign to most of the known world and the humour that you express really brings freedom from some of those words which were used in admonishment and often still "strike" terror in the pit of your stomach. Has anyone ever used (God forbid) the word "idolatry" and had a friend respond with "what is that, another language"?
Yes, "CULT" language.
Best Wishes go Your Way.
UTBT
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halhelms
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 7-2006
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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 6:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, UTBT. If you can think of any words we should have translated meanings for, let me know.
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halhelms
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 12:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

surrender: the point at which the intellect abandons the attempt to make sense out of nonsense; emotional exhaustion

discipline: abuse costumed as love

sacrifice: a transaction in which goods are assigned to the leader in return for a temporary respite from abuse

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