Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Devil's advocate - opposite of God's advocate

The Devil
Every term has an origin. In this case, the Devil's advocate was originally a canon lawyer who argued against the canonization (sainthood) of candidates. This person was opposed by the God's advocate who argued in favor of canonization.

Basically, to become a saint you go on trial and the Devil's advocate argues against sainthood while the God's advocate argues for it.

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