Category talk:Saints

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Category organization[edit]

Does anyone have some thoughts as to how the hierarchical tree of this category should grow? Is Category:Christian saints duplicative to this, or is it a subset? Thoughts? --Evrik 15:54, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

It all depends on what words from other languages the word "saint" translates into english. Other religions than Christianity recognise "holy" people, whose title we usually translate as "Saints". For instance "Muslim saints" (or rather "holy men" or "blessed men", or "virtuous men"... ?). On the other side, canonisation is, as far as I know, a very christian concept. Being not a native English speaker, I'll leave the decision to those who can handle of the subtilities of the use of a word in place of another. Otherwise, another solution could be using "Saints" only for christian saints, and make "saints" a subcategory of a broader category such as "holy men" including also non-christian "saints". --G.dallorto 18:47, 3 April 2007 (UTC)