Words mean something. In order for us to communicate with words, each word must represent a clear idea. That is, when we hear a word, we must call to our mind the abstract concept that we associate with that word. Unfortunately, when we make war with God and each other, we deliberately confuse the meaning of words. To justify our sins, we must use faulty logic, and that includes twisting the meaning of words. That is why I have this series that starts here, OF TWISTED WORDS => FEMINISM. It is important that we understand how we are destroying our own language.
Consider that we recently had a nominee to the Supreme Court who was asked to define the word “woman,” Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Amazingly, she refused, Judge Jackson declines to define ‘woman,’ says she’s ‘not a biologist’.
Because even a child knows the difference between a man and woman, twenty years ago, that refusal would have cost Jackson the nomination. People would have laughed her out of the room. Now we have given a woman who supposedly cannot tell us the definition of the word “woman” the authority to judge our nation. And why? Because our leaders were too chicken to deny a black woman a position on the Supreme Court. They feared being called racists by the “woke” racists who nominated her and advocated her confirmation.
What serious person wants an adult who cannot or refuses to define the term “woman” serving as a judge on the Supreme Court? What makes us think that such a person can and will protect us from improper discrimination based upon race, sex, or creed?
What is the problem? Why is such foolishness now acceptable? Why do we now pretend that the word “woman” does not mean anything we can easily understand? Why the deference for what use to be called a mental illness, the sexual confusion of those in LGBTQ alphabet soup movement? We have been educated by “experts” — bullies in actual fact — to believe everyone has their own truth. So, to the point of the absurd we are now fear to stand up for what we actually believe.
Words are abstraction. Each word represents an abstract concept. For example, if I use the word “automobile,” most people will think of a four-wheeled vehicle with a driver to steer it and an engine to propel it. We even distinguish jeeps, vans, trucks, and buses from automobiles. Moreover, we have a more advanced science than our ancestors. Supposedly, we know more about how our bodies work. Nevertheless, unlike our forebears, we cannot explain the birds and the bees to our children without confusing them about whether they are a male or a female? Do we can more about what the bullies think than we do for our children?
What do we lack that our ancestors seem to have in greater abundance, especially the Christians who founded this nation? Would that be wisdom? Maybe we should start praying to God that He will give us some.
- Twiggy and Blackface (insanitybytes2.wordpress.com): This post speaks to the nonsense we are being sold.
- What is a Woman? – A Review of Matt Walsh’s Film (beautybeyondbones.com): A review of a documentary.
- We need a political response to Truss’s “war on woke” against LGBTQ+ people (labouroutlook.org): The political angle of identity politics.
- 1 Corinthians 16.13f (9markspastor.wordpress.com): Here a pastor preaches on this verse, “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13, NASB)”
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Interesting and timely post Tom, as I have just finished reading article from the Epoch Times called, “The Front Lines of the Language War.” The author implies, and I agree with him, that these new words, or the drastic changing of definitions of common words, is not about communication at all, but an attempt to bully and demoralize those of us that know better while overlaying reality with their made up version. We become afraid to speak out against the nonsense for fear if being labeled a hater, or racist, or whatever while this new “reality” rapidly spreads throughout society.
God does indeed provide is wisdom and clarity of thought along with the courage to stand for what’s right. Nothing is so more needed today than those traits.
Thank you for the kind mention and for linking to Beauty’s piece about Matt Walsh. I hadn’t read that one and it’s good.
While we do think in words and God spoke the world into existence, we also have a part of our brain that rules over us a great deal and is completely non verbal. Some people call it “the lizard brain.” So how do you communicate with a part of your being that doesn’t understand words? Visually and emotionally, not unlike one might communicate with a puppy. A puppy is not going to understand your well reasoned and eloquent arguments. Women tend to be stronger in this area, on account of having been designed to relate to small children who are also non verbal.
This is part of the reason why I am always fighting the good fight for the more emotional and spiritual aspects of our faith. Words are only one form of communication and if you want to create real change you have to speak to that part of our brain that is non verbal.
“Lizard brain” probably is not a good way to describe the nonverbal part of our brains. Reptiles seem to be rather simple, heartless and cold creatures. If you are food or don’t have food, the don’t have much to communicate. 😉
God spoke the universe into existence. “In the beginning was the Word (Logos),” John 1:1. Man, created in God’s image, also speaks.
From these facts we can infer that language is critically important if one is to reason correctly. And this is precisely why totalitarians attack language and the meaning of words in their quest for total power.
This is why atheists attack language and the meaning of any words that disprove atheism.
We think in words. God communicates to us in words. If we allow our words to become gibberish, we cannot understand our Lord.