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I'm a phd student in fusion plasma physics, who enjoys programming as a creative outlet. Originally a c-programmer (well, basic before that, but still), I nowadays mostly write python.


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revised Metaphorical use of “patricide”
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comment Metaphorical use of “patricide”
Apostate sounds very fitting, however, what would you say about the moral implications of apostasy? (As I wrote in the clarification above, the act is not necessarily a morally bad one in Swedish.)
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revised Metaphorical use of “patricide”
Fixed spelling of Swedish
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comment Metaphorical use of “patricide”
@Jon Hanna: An interesting and important perspective on the matter!
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comment Metaphorical use of “patricide”
They both come close, but as I wrote in a clarifying note, the Swedish word does not necessarily neither the act nor the actor.
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comment Metaphorical use of “patricide”
The worm has turned was an interesting new idiom to me! If you combine the two, I think you come close to what I am after, but sadly, language doesn't quite work that way!
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comment Metaphorical use of “patricide”
It comes close, but as I've explicated in the original question, the Swedish word does not necessarily describe a morally despicable act, which I think that Judas does.
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revised Metaphorical use of “patricide”
Added notes to clarify the Swedish use of the word.
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