- Jan 22, 2006
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At my school, the students have "chapel" every Tuesdays which is lead by an Episcopal priest who generally speaks on our school's points of pride to make good citizens and students of good character. In the western rite, today is the conversion of St. Paul and the appointed reading was from St. Paul's letter to the Galatians talking about the gospel he had received from Christ as a revelation and that he used to persecute the church, etc., etc. When elaborating on the passage, the priest used the word "terrorist" to describe St. Paul. He used it several times. Now, granted St. Paul did many horrible things to the church before he was converted, preached the Gospel and was martyred for it, but is terrorist an apt description? My opinion is no since terrorism as we know it is a modern phenomenon and trying to impose a modern mindset on the culture of the ancient world is always dangerous. What do you think?