Virginia Barton

26 June 2013: An icon is not an Icon

26 June 2013

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I am fed up with the misuse of the word “icon”. It makes me flinch every time I hear it, be it for a footballer, pop star or other la-la celebrity.

Christ1I know that in the West we live in a post-Christian world, but can it be possible that journos, trend-setters, ad-men et al don’t know the real meaning of the word icon?

Do the people who use the word so inaccurately set out to be deliberately offensive to some 200 million Believers? Or are they merely ignorant?

Does anybody else feel as strongly as I do?

 

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