To me, fighting over a word is a waste of energy that could be better served by fighting what the CONCEPTS BEHIND the word represents.

To me, fighting over a word is a waste of energy that could be better served by fighting what the CONCEPTS BEHIND the word represents.

I don’t use the word God much. Why? Baggage. Not _my_ baggage but the baggage of my audience. Yet conceptually, I’m likely closest to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panentheism – not pantheism but the ridiculously similar looking word. But the baggage tacked on to “special words” like God or religion gets in the way of communication. *I* know what I mean. *I* can define existing words to fit my outlook. But it’s far easier to just pick different words and convey the concept instead.

Not saying you need to. Just saying that works for me, and I believe it works in general in improving conveyance of ideas.

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