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« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2012, 09:33:43 AM »

An iconoclast saint = a saint who destroyed icons?

I thought "Iconoclast" who is against use of icons, deems it as sinful and improper for Christians. I understood that "were against icons" meant exactly that.
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« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2012, 09:36:41 AM »

An iconoclast saint = a saint who destroyed icons?

I thought "Iconoclast" who is against use of icons, deems it as sinful and improper for Christians.

The word has both meanings: to be against the use of icons, and to destroy icons. The principle is the same.
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« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2012, 09:42:22 AM »

Okay, I read that it literally means "image breaker".

But apparently they wrote short comments (passing by) against their usage in their writings, but the feeling I got when I was told about it is that they were worried that it might become idolatry so I don't know about deeming it as sinful.
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