Basic 850 : religion (1 of 850 words)
International Words : paradise (1 of 50 words)
Next 350 : some are possibly useful.
ceremony , god , holiday , justice , magic , meaning , member , message , moral , obedient , officer , people, praise , prayer , priest , revenge , satisfaction , saving , service , spirit .
Verse : (100 words).
angel, arrow, beast, blind, bow, breast, bride, brow, bud, calm, child, cross, crown, curse, dawn, delight, dew, dove, dream, eagle, eternal, evening, evil, fair, faith, fate, feast, flock, flow, fountain, fox, gentle, glad, glory, God, grace, grape, grief, guest, hawk, heaven, hell, hill, holy, honey, honor, image, ivory, joy, lamb, lark, life, lion, lord, meadow, melody, mercy, noble, passion, perfume, pity, pool, praise, prayer, pride, priest, purple, rapture, raven, robe, rock, rose, rush, search, shining, shower, sorrow, soul, spear, spirit, storm, streamstream, strength, sword, thief, tower, travel, valley, veil, vine, violet, virgin, virtue, vision, wandering, wealth, weariness, weeping, wisdom, wolf, wonder.
Bible : (50 words).
altar, ark, ass, ax, baptism, blessing, captain, cattle, circumcision, cock, deceit, disciple, envy, flesh, forgiveness, generation, herd, heritage, husband, kingdom, leaven, leper, locust, master, neighbor, oath, ox, people, pillar, preaching, prophet, revelation, righteousness, saint, salvation, savior, scribe, sin, spice, tent, testament, thorn, tribe, virgin, widow, wife, witness, world, worship, wrath, yoke.
All of these words are associated with religion; the highlighted words standout as intimately associated with religion, although not that they are exclusive of religious connotation. Basic 850 is weak on such specifically religious words; we find only religion among the 850 and paradise is considered an International word. Thus with the existing Verse and Bible lists, we have 24 words with which to describe religious topics. Are others required?.
In other areas, the following words also overlap categories, which is a sign of their probable importance:
age , absorption , accident , address , arrangement , ash , barrel , bubble , bud , case , charge , clay , column , cross , demand , deposit , difficulty , effort , employer , exact , experiment, explanation , explosion , fan , fatigue , fresh , generation , ground , guard , habit , hill , interpenetration , jaw , joint , juice , kidney , license , liver , load , lung , mean , mud , origin , pair , proof , reference (3) , screen , shell , show , sight , spark , stable , stimulus , strain , stream , surface , sum , trap , tube , twin , valley , wild .
Religion Concepts :
There appear to be a limited number of generic concepts.
The key Words
"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 . . . Two words are redundant because the capitalization rule converts a deity to a specific deity. 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 : basilica, cathedral, chapel, church, mosque, meeting, pantheon, sanctuary, synagogue, temple, tabernacle, vestry, . . .
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 - Bible, Koran, Scripture, Talmud, Testament,.Torah, An extension is a quid essential reference work. Is capitalization of the Basic words "The Book" sufficient?
- "form gone through (for religion)". Includes sacrament, atonement, baptism, communion, and so on.
- request to higher authority. Prayer is both a Next 350 and Verse word.
"Head|chief|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. Basic forms include : servant of God, man of the cloth, churchman, one with the calling. 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 there a better word(s)? 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 : Father, Monsignor, Bishop, Archbishop, Cardinal, and Pope is an example in one hierarchy.
A Start on Concepts
|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||wrongdoing; (behavior) against law (of god)||(sin is a Bible word)|
|worship||love and respect.||(a Bible word).|
|zealot||overmuch interest in a cause|
anointed | christ | messiah
faithful | members | tribe
flesh | living
heathen | infidel | unbelievers
prophet | forecaster | seer | soothsayer, prophesize=make forecast
redemption | salvation | savior,
satan | devil | enemy | adversary,
sect | way | school,
spirit | soul | ghost (spirit is both a Next 350 and Verse word.)
testimony | witness | testament,
wiseman | magi | rabbi | master | guru |teacher
witch | wizard
word | law
Specific cases are often capitalized and/or with "the". The Book, The Punishment, The Word.
Related Secular Concepts
|birth and death||clean and unclean||debt and plenty||feast and famine|
|good|fair|just and evil|wicked|foolish||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||join and separate|
|Animals:||ass, camel, dove, ox, sheep, etc.|
|Arms:||ax, arrow, bow, club, sling, spear, sword, etc.|
|Animals:||murder, thief, etc.|
|Music:||trumpet, flute, lyre, pipe, harp, dance, etc.|
|Family:||father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, etc.|
|Relationships:||widow, wife, husband, man, woman, child, girl, etc.|
tithe | tax | toll | offering
holiday | feast | festival | pentecost | holy day - (holiday is a Next 350 word.)
Verse; then, Bible.