From: Jim West (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 23 1999 - 16:48:38 EDT
At 03:12 PM 5/23/99 -0500, you wrote:
>A term of derision, yes. "Little christs", no. More like "smelly ones"
based on the
>association of the odor of the oil thought to be used in the process by
>"of the 'anointed' became so.
This begs the question- did they smell any worse than any of the other
unwashed hordes? If it does signify some such thing, wouldn't it be a
compliment rather than an insult since someone being anointed would be
anointed with something nice smelling... and thus they would actually smell
a bit better than their hog slaughtering, slack jawed, knuckle dragging,
mouth breathing, filthy neighbors...
Jim West, ThD
web page- http://web.infoave.net/~jwest
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