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  1. Sep 2021
  2. Jul 2021
    1. When the elder fell asleep in the Lord, Jordanes lay down on the grave, roaring with grief and beating his head against the ground.

      "fell asleep in the Lord" is an interesting euphemism for dying.

  3. Jun 2021
    1. The viciousness of church politics can rival pretty much any other politics you can name; the difference is that the viciousness within churches is often cloaked in lofty spiritual language and euphemisms.

      It would be interesting to examine some of this language and these euphemisms to uncover the change over time.