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Welcome To The Fold

Posted by Ivansevil on November 01, 2003

i just wanted to know where the title of Filter's new album "Welcome To The Fold" comes from. I asked my former co-workers and boss, and it was my former boss who said that a church (or synagogue) congregation can be refered to as a "fold," so maybe it means "welcome to the congregation." can anyone confirm this for me, or let me know where it comes from? also, on another point, if anyone ever wondered where the phrase "devil's advocate" comes from, it's from the Roman Catholic Church's rite of declaring someone a saint. some one has to show the court that the person in question deserves to be declared a saint. and the person who's trying to prove that that person shouldn't, is said to be "the devil's advocate."