The Meaning of Words

By meestereric / July 8, 2022 /

I have noticed that even among the intelligent, well-educated spiritual folk, there is an assumption that the meaning of words is God-given or external or fixed: basically somehow sacrosanct or sacred. In other words, the meaning is in the words and language itself, not in its referent, and should be revered as such. This came…

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On Communication, Texting, and Real Intimacy

By meestereric / October 26, 2021 /

Humans are sensitive to language like dogs are sensitive to smells. We take these funny sounds we make or think or read, seriously, like a big deal sometimes. Nations are built or destroyed on them. And new relationships formed. And jokes told, and stories made up… Most of what I write below is obvious to…

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