In an effort to help communication between right and left wing people, it behooves us to make some reference to The Right-Wing Christian Dictionary
. Yes, it's more in the vein of The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce than a more scholarly tome but still worth a look. I guess it's made the rounds as a bit of internet flotsam but this is the first time I've seen it. Here are a few examples from it.
|Activist ||Anyone you disagree with. Thus, "activist" judges, "activist" unions, "activist" school boards, and "activist" homosexuals. |
| Adam and Steve ||As in, "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." A clever saying you can use whenever you want to prove how brilliant and original you are. |
|Agenda || |
- All political objectives you oppose. Democrats, liberals, feminists, environmentalists, and gays have "agendas." Right-wing politicians have "hopes" and "dreams" and "godly plans of action."
|Compassion ||The feeling you say you are expressing when you attack people you hate (especially homosexuals), so that you don't have to feel guilty. See "gay bashing," "death penalty." |
|Conservative ||See "God."|