||"Father of all" in Basic English. The word god is in the second
350 words meaning deity or divinity. Capitalized, God is a Verse word.
A single word should address this most fundamental concept.
How generally understood is God; does it reach International standing?
(It was not considered so originally and was included in a special word list.)
This word in lower case implies non-religious social and historic images and idols
and is also used in combined in words such as god-fearing . . .
The word might be considered redundant because of the capitalization
rule that allows a named deity as a proper noun. We suspect Ogden intended
the capitalized word to be a respectful form of an all inclusive higher power. |
Includes God, Jehovah, Lord, Allah, Holy Spirit, Great Sprite, Creator, etc.
||"possessed of religious significance", sacred. a Verse word. Possibly can be extended to: ordained, sanctified, dedicated.|
||"house of God|worship" Verse and Bible words.
The same concept commonly stands for a congregational organization. We are looking for a word to accept synagogue, church, mosque, temple, tabernacle, meeting.
Is a particularly touchy and valuable concept for peace and understanding.
||Concept of a Congregation or large religious organization coming together.
There is also a concept of an organization of officers of a religion.|
||The Book - Torah, Talmud, Bible, Scripture, Testament, Koran.
An extension is a quidessential reference work.
Is capitalization of the Basic words "The Book" sufficient?|
||"form gone through (for religion)". Includes sacrament, atonement, baptism, communion, and so on.|
|Prayer.||request to higher authority. Prayer is both a Next 350 and Verse word.
"Head|officer of religion."
Words for the front-line representative of the religion, leader of prayer services.
Priest is both a Next 350 and Verse word.
In Christianity alone we find: priest, minister, cleric, preacher, vicar, rector, parson, reverend, pastor, clergy, reader, and more.
The U.S. military uses a generic "padre". The Verse list contributes Preaching,
By derivative, changing the -ing ending to -er, we have Preacher.
Is here a better word?|
The organizational hierarch or "Officer of Religion|God" is addressed by the Title-rule in which a proper noun title may be used directly, in its English form, if available. Thus : Priest, Monsignor, Bishop, Archbishop, Cardinal, and Pope is an example in one hierarchy.
|angel||servant of god|
|anointed||put oil on as act of religion,|
|altar||place for offerings to god|table in god's house|
|blasphemy||say things without respect|
|exorcism||send out bad|
|grace||god's favor; short prayer||(a Verse word.)|
|heaven||living place of god; sky||(paradise is an International word.)|
|hell | hades||(place of) unhappy condition|
|holy | sacred||special to god|
|idol||representation of god; person greatly loved|respected|
|oath|vow||undertaking in god's name; statement of truth|
|resurrection||come back from death|
|sacrifice||giving up something for god|
|saint||respected by church officers|
|service||the order of events as in church.||(a Basic extension of serve and also a Next 350 word.)|
|sin||(behavior)against law (of god)||(sin is a Bible word)|
|worship||love and respect.||(a Bible word.)|
|zealot||overmuch interest in a cause|
Specific cases are often capitalized and/or with the. The Book, The Punishment, The Word.
|birth and death||clean and unclean||debt and plenty||feast and famine|
|good|fair|just and evil|wicked||freeman and slave||health and sickness||legal and illegal|
|light and dark||love and hate||marriage and divorce||moral and immortal|
|reward and punishment||rich and poor||sow and reap||sun and moon|
|true and false|perjury||virgin vs. harlot|
|Animals:||ass, beast, camel, cattle, cock, dove, eagle, flock, fox, hawk, herd, lamb, lark, lion, locust, ox, raven, sheep, wolf.|
|Arms:||ax, arrow, bow, club, sling, spear, sword, etc.|
|Crime:||murder, sin, thief, etc.|
|Plants:||bud, feast, grape, honey, meadow, rose, spice, vine, violet.|
|Music:||trumpet, flute, lyre, pipe, harp, dance, etc.|
|Family:||father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister.|
|Relationships:||bride, captain, child, girl, guest, husband, man, master, member, neighbor, noble, officer, people, priest, thief, tribe, widow, wife, witness, woman.|
|tithe | tax | toll | offering|
|holiday | feast | festival | pentecost | holy day - (holiday is a Next 350 word.)|
The originator of this page may have underestimated the ability of Basic English to completely address religion. However, the key words should be selected and moved into prominent position because one cannot comfortably address common religious topics without the special word lists.
See download for a spell checking word list.