Posted: Jan 12, 2019 12:07 pm
by surreptitious57
The most important part of a word is the definition because without that it is entirely meaningless
You can call your highest ideal whatever you want as long as the definition is sufficiently rigorous

God = highest possible ideal is therefore absolutely fine as long as you only use this definition and no others
Once others are introduced this muddies the waters with metaphysics and ambiguity and blah blah blah blah

There should be a universal rule for all languages which should be : one word / one definition
Of course the real problem here is with human beings rather than with any language they use

The ambiguity in communication is a consequence of the ambiguity of our psychological existence and the human condition
We are not always precise and clear in our thinking and understanding of our selves so naturally it is reflected in our words