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Her vague use of the word sin, which includes the sin of the reviler in the previous stanza, allows the audience to participate in the poem by filling in that gap with specific sins.
The unambivalent revilers, he says, fail "to grasp the power of the man's uniqueness, and the good he also did.
Defusing and discrediting revilers on their own turf has the added advantage of communicating with the same general audience to which the tortfeasor first appealed.
The country's top food revilers and processors have all pledged their support for the industry's new chicken assurance scheme
was built in Oxford, he described the tragic Protestant figures it commemorates as 'vile, blasphemous impostors', and the subscribers to the Memorial as 'foul revilers, tyrants, usurpers, extortioners and liars'.
Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:9: "The immoral, idolaters, adulterers, sexual perverts, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers" are all excluded from the kingdom of God (49).
Although gula and the related sin of drunkenness were in fact cardinal sins, the preachers did on occasion cast both excesses as deadly sins,(40) taking their cue, no doubt, from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: "Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
But the ideas of the revilers persisted despite defenses by such men as Lincoln and Whitman.