On language and evensong

I cannot stress how strongly I agree with the argument made below. We know that no language can claim inherent meaning: it is the legacy of Babel that people speak in many languages (and anti-languages), and it is only through celebrating those multiple languages that we approach something like worshipping in the vernacular and approach God’s presence more nearly.

“If Polari is a form of speech people use, then it must be capable of connecting with God’s presence: if not, I worry that this calls into question the universal scope of God’s action in Christ. “

via Vada the Omi: On the Polari Evensong — quiteirregular


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