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Is It Good To Redefine Controversial Words?

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on March 6, 2001 21:12:37 UTC

Perhaps I am beginning to understand.

Since you don't believe there exists "truth" in the usual sense of being outside our opinions and unchangeable and so it's not a useful definition, you've decided to redefine the word to serve a useful purpose, to refer to something which does exist.

To me that would be like redefining "God" to mean "The Laws of Nature" because the definition most people use for God refers to a non-existent idea. I'm not sure that's a good idea unless your purpose is to be able to claim to believe in "God" even though you're an atheist.

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