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Re: Is It Good To Redefine Controversial Words?

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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on March 6, 2001 22:46:07 UTC

I am a strange person. I try to make sense of the world I find myself in. I have always taken it as a burden upon myself to figure out what people mean by what they say (for the most part, I suspect they themselves have no idea what they are saying). My definitions of words (which I suspect are, in many respects, slightly askew of what people pretend they mean when they use them) make what they say make the best sense I can of the situation.

To me GOD is the G-reat O-riginal D-ilemma: any rational argument on any philosophy must eventually come down to a point where one must say "I do not understand!" That dilemma, in the end, is final and unresolveable.

From the usage of the great majority of rational people, I (long ago) came to the conclusion that the above idea is exactly what they mean (even if they won't agree with me!) Let us say I hold it as a well thought out opinion.

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