Posted: Jan 12, 2019 12:08 pm
by Thommo
archibald wrote:I don't understand the question. Why not call it god? Or if you like the nearest equivalent thing to god?


Because words have meanings, if one intends to communicate. There's no point in calling someone's highest ideal "god", it's 100% guaranteed to mislead people, and I just don't see the point in that any more than calling my highest ideal a "tax return" or a "syringe".

Now fair enough, if that was just a comment you added for flavour and what you actually want to talk about is what people's highest ideal is. I guess I wouldn't say I have one. It's not a concept I identify with.