de-Christianize love

de-Christianize

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make unchristian or non-Christian.
  • verb transitive To deprive of the Christian character of.
  • verb transitive To remove the Christian aspect of.
  • verb intransitive To become un-Christian.
  • verb intransitive To renounce one's Christian faith.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • To smack down things they disagree with, to crush evil opponents, to de-Christianize anything that contradicts their views.

    Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.: Profiles in (Evolutionary) Courage, Part 3: Respecting Science While Honoring Faith

  • Recently, conservative and evangelical observers have been loudly complaining about what they call a campaign to de-Christianize Christmas, to unmoor it from its origin as the birthday of Christ.

    December 2005

  • Jewish families with a son or daughter to de-Christianize, especially Jewish families with no money, had to make do with Israel.

    Kalooki Nights

  • The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless.

    Daimnation!: In defence of Christmas

  • In this allocution the pope expressly distinguishes between true and false civilization, and declares that history witnesses to the fact that the Holy See has always been the protector and patron of all genuine civilization; and he affirms that, if a system designed to de-Christianize the world be called a system of progress and civilization, he can never hold out the hand of peace to such a system.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Alas! in her over-reaching arrogance she has, on the contrary, set out to de-Christianize, de-civilize, and even de-humanize the race for which

    Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers

  • Because earlier this month the city of Oxford decided to de-Christianize its annual display of Christmas lights by renaming it the "WinterLight" festival.

    The Register's Daily Blog

  • Because earlier this month the city of Oxford decided to de-Christianize its annual display of Christmas lights by renaming it the "WinterLight" festival.

    The Register's Daily Blog

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.