Definitions of Words

Liberals use a different dictionary than the rest of world, one that operates under the assumption that if enough people agree, then it is a fact/true/etc. In a way they are right as the latest dictionaries have bowed at the alter of political correctness and have caved into the liberal hive collective, changing definitions and handing our delusional brethren a self licking ice cream cone; here’s and example:

Noah Webster’s Dictionary: 1st Edition (1828)

MAR’RIAGE, noun [Latin mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.

Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled. Hebrews 13:4

1. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage for his son. Matthew 22:2.

2. In a scriptural sense, the union between Christ and his church by the covenant of grace. Revelation 19:7.

Miriam-Webster Dictionary (2015)

marriage,noun mar·riage \ˈmer-ij, ˈma-rij\

: the relationship that exists between a husband and a wife

: a similar relationship between people of the same sex

: a ceremony in which two people are married to each other

Full Definition of MARRIAGE

a (1) :  the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) :  the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage>     b :  the mutual relation of married persons :  wedlock

    c :  the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage

2:  an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially :  the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
3:  an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>

The Solution

The solution is simple actually. Ask the person you are debating with if it is okay to use Websters dictionary to establish the common language and definitions necessary to have a rational and productive discussion of the facts, and unless you are talking with one that is so far gone from reality that they can’t even agree to use a dictionary, you have the basis to a starting point that establishes a series of agreed upon rules that keeps it real for everyone involved (the debaters and anyone who’s following along).
When he or she agrees, whip out your reprinted copy of Noah Websters 1828 1st Edition dictionary and explain to your debating opponent that this is in fact “Webster’s” dictionary; written by none other than the one and only, the original, Noah Webster, father of American dictionaries. It won’t take long until you start hearing protests to the use of definitions written in 1828, but this is actually where you want to start… with a discussion about their vocabulary and how we got to the place where religion has been carved out the America that Noah Webster very clearly saw as an inseparable part of American culture, and as the cornerstone of American morals, values and the bedrock that all that followed used to establish a distinct American vein of the English language.

The History of Noah Webster’s Dictionary

“Noah Webster (1758 – 1843), was a lexicographer and a language reformer. He is often called the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”. In his lifetime he was also a lawyer, schoolmaster, author, newspaper editor and an outspoken politician.

Noah Webster was a very learned and devout man, and his ideas about language in his long introduction to his dictionary make for interesting reading. The frontispiece gives us a wonderful portrait of Webster. He presents as a man of strong will and determination, qualities he would have needed to push his great project to a conclusion.

In 1807 Webster began compiling a fully comprehensive dictionary, An American Dictionary of the English Language; it took twenty-eight years to complete. To evaluate the etymology of words, Webster learned twenty-six languages, including Old English (Anglo-Saxon), Greek, Hebrew and Latin.

Webster completed his dictionary during his year abroad in 1825 in Paris, France, and at the University of Cambridge. His book contained seventy thousand words, of which twelve thousand had never appeared in a published dictionary before. As a spelling reformer, Webster believed that English spelling rules were unnecessarily complex, so his dictionary introduced American English spellings, replacing colour with color, substituting wagon for waggon, and printing center instead of centre. He also added American words, like skunk and squash, that did not appear in British dictionaries. At the age of seventy, Webster published his dictionary in 1828, registering the copyright on April 14. Webster did all this in an effort to standardize the American language.”1

Logic and Reason

Debating a Leftist can be very trying at times, primarily due to the “tactics” they use which seem to an unending flurry of framed debates that employ circular reasoning and typical employ a dizzying array of formal and informal logical fallacies (e.g Red Herrings, Strawmen Arguments, etc.), all the while accusing you of the same and adding icing to the cake by specializing in “debunking” your sources in an attempt to remove the stinger you bought to the fight. It’s okay though, relax, take a deep breath and calmly take control of the situation by pointing out that all of the above is little more than unacceptable tactics in any civil debate, and that if he or she would a rational debate based upon logic and reason, they’ll have to agree to put aside the tactics and proceed with mutual respect of one another’s belief system and moral arguments, facts and a genuine attempt to establish the truth.

Practical Examples: https://carm.org/logical-fallacies-or-fallacies-argumentation


 Summary

At the end of the day it is difficult to debate a personal who self identifies themselves as a liberal or progressive, as hidden behind that seemingly innocent and innocuous detail is the very real obstacle of have a discussion with a person who speaks the same language, but uses a different dictionary and is more often than not polished tacticians that are very accustomed to winning debates by setting and springing traps on their unwitting and unsuspecting opponents who naively thought they were going to have a civil and fair debate. Therefore, you have to ask yourself… Do you want to argue with a person like this, or do you want to attempt to have an actual discussion that produces something positive? If you opted for the latter, you will have to follow the instructions presented above to set the stage. If you, by sheer will power and determination are able to proceed beyond and past the debate about acceptable common language and form, you might actually have a discussion and accomplish something. Sadly, this is highly unlikely as it has been my experience that liberals aren’t interested in that; they are however interested and focused on advancing their cause/belief system by winning debates, and reshaping public opinion. How they get there is usually of little concern to your garden variety liberal/progressive, for to them the ends absolutely do justify the means.

1 http://webstersdictionary1828.com/NoahWebster

Adam to Noah

God created everything, and when mankind transitioned from hunter/gatherer and civilizations were born, we went from a natural life without boundaries to an existence that was more stable, but required our discernment of good of evil and to live by rules appropriate for the places we started inhabiting. This went on for generations and we became increasingly violent and bad to each other, and in the age known for huge changes in the climate with greats floods talked about the world in ever culture in every tribe and tongue. The names of the patriarchs who this story centers on had names that were also very descriptive words, as are most Hebrew names of people and places. In this particular case the names when read together tell us a story…

Man possessed breath, given to be taken, was smitten by God. Blessed God came down to earth to teach mankind. His death brought great sadness, but also rest and comfort for mankind.

Adam               Man
Cain Abel        Possessed breath
Enosh              Given to be taken
Kenan              Smitten by God
Mahalalel        The Blessed God
Jared               Shall come down
Enoch              Teaching
Methuselah    His death shall bring
Lamech           Dispair
Noah                Rest and comfort

Map Points

Writing blogs that illustrate points visually via maps to provide points of reference. Written periodically (e.g. once a wek, month, etc.), this should be a contributory element of an overall profile (edigital.me/portfolio/) that is written in livemission.net.

Example – This map repeats countries in the state by state comparison, but roughly demonstrates the concept.