from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The killing of a god or goddess.
- n. The killer of a god or goddess.
- n. (theology) The crucifixion of Jesus viewed as a crime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of killing a being of a divine nature; particularly, the putting to death of Jesus Christ.
- n. One concerned in putting Christ to death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who kills a god; specifically, one concerned in crucifying Jesus Christ.
- n. The act of killing a god; specifically, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The crucial change brought about in the relationship of Catholics to non-Catholics by Vatican II was the abandonment by the church of the charge of "deicide" against the Jewish people as a whole: in other words, the dropping of the allegation that the Jews bore a historic and collective responsibility for the torture and murder of Jesus.
Williamson isn't the only Holocaust denier among the St. Pius X followers, and the Web site argues that Jews are guilty of "deicide" for crucifying Jesus.
Orthodox) who still believe that "Jews killed Christ" to preach against Jews because they still hold to the "deicide" charge.
While Christian revenge for perceived Jewish deicide never materialized, I can't say the existential fear truly fizzled.
Roman Catholic bishop Richard Williamson wrote in his weekly post that 'the killing of Jesus was truly "deicide" ' and that 'only the Jews leaders and people were the prime agents of the deicide'.
In his weekly post, Williamson wrote that "the killing of Jesus was truly 'deicide' " and that "only the Jews leaders and people were the prime agents of the deicide because it is obvious from the gospels that the gentile most involved, Pontius Pilate, … would never have condemned Jesus to death had not the Jewish leaders roused the Jewish people to clamour for his crucifixion."
Last month, Régis de Cacqueray, the head of the French SSPX chapter, also accused Jews of deicide.
I think i amy download all the Iron Man Comics and deicide for myself, its been so long since i have read Iron Man, time for a Brush up.
The harassment and murder of Jews is a constant in European history – born, if you seek a simple answer, from Christianity's deicide myth, and always exploited by those who needed a scapegoat.
A millenia of persecution and murder of Jews by Christians in Europe animated by their religious educations (deicide, blood libel, teaching of contempt, etc.) had no relevance to the murder of 6 million Jews in Europe between 1939 and 1945?
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.