least of all, contra.

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nicoticola

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Turkish
Hi,

Does the word "contra" refer to views contrary to Christianity or a group of people who are against Christianity - with "the" somehow missing: Yes, doubt will still come, even to the one who follows Christ. But the only person who has a right to leap forward even with a doubt is someone whose life bears the marks of imitation,
someone who by a decisive action at least tries to go so far out that becoming a Christian can still be a possibility. Everyone else must hold his tongue; he has no right to put in a word about Christianity, least of all contra.


Thank you
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    It must mean contrary / against, in a Latin sort of way ... but I have never met it used this way and it is not given as a word in our dictionary. Who wrote this?
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "Contra" here simply means "against." The sentence might then be read as "... he has nor right to talk about Christianity, least of all (i.e. especially) against (it/Christianity)."
     
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