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EQUIVOCATE: (verb) To avoid committing to a position or definitive answer by using vague or ambiguous language. The act is equivocation, and the actor is an equivocator. In Shakespeare's MacBeth, the drunken porter condemns an equivocator to the Inferno, saying "Here's an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale; who committed treason enough for God's sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven."
APOSTATIZE: (verb) To abandon one's religion. The act is apostasy, and the actor is an apostate.
REDEEM: (verb) To recover, to clear an obligation. The act is redemption and the actor is a redeemer.
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Castus and Aemilius were living in Roman Carthage during the third century. As Christians during the reign of Trajanus Decius, they were subjected to some brutal tortures. Unlike so many other saints we've heard about, they apostatized. The sacrificed to the Capitoline Pantheon (Jupiter, Juno, Diana, Venus, Mars, etc) and were released. Feeling rotten, they renounced their apostasy and prayed for a second chance to show their faith. Decius was glad to oblige. They were burned to death some time around AD 250.
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