Dolly goes on and on about how she can identify a cardinal (the bird) by its “hairdo.” What she doesn’t know, and likely never will, is that the term cardinal was first used for those officials of the Roman Catholic Church, those who elect the Pope — the bird wasn’t named such until the 17th C, because its color, not its “hairdo,” was reminiscent of the color of the robes that cardinals wear.
Once again, Family Circle wanders aimlessly into the realm of theology, leaving a greasy, dotted line behind it. Time to fight fire and brimstone with…um…snark!
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