No, he didn't. He answered your question pretty honestly and directly.
You're asking him a different one, now.
I beg your pardon Mr moderator--let me clarify.
Original question: Do you think that the word "fear" is referring to the state of being "afraid" or "scared"?
After he talked around it--I rephrased it.
Rephrased: Do you ever interpret "fear" to be synonymous with "being afraid" of God?
Firstly, I'm not posting as a moderator. For the umpteenth time, unless it's in green, I'm posting as a poster.
I just found your insinuation that Papist is being disingenuous to be, well, disingenuous. He answered your question how you put it and, instead of just clarifying your question, you felt the need to craft your post in such a manner to make him look like he's avoiding your original question in the way you initially phrased it
Such rhetoric should be beneath all of us, and I'm just tired of seeing here on OC.net as a poster
, especially in the Orthodox-Catholic forum.