by Rob T:
The use of so-called “swear words” generally goes against religious sensibilities.
It also follows that a few garden-variety words are treated with the same disdain as swear words by some more conservative religions.
One of those words is “change.”
“We will stand firm!” “We will not waver!” “Our doctrine never changes!” Having been raised Catholic and now being a practicing Mormon, I’ve heard rhetoric like this in both faiths.
Catholic writer Damon Linker discusses the appeal of this notion and why there is resistance to change with his commentary on Pope Francis’ new, pastoral approach to divorced and remarried Catholics in relation to the sacrament of Holy Communion.