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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
Full Definition of MARRIAGE
c : the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
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
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.
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.
Cain Abel Possessed breath
Enosh Given to be taken
Kenan Smitten by God
Mahalalel The Blessed God
Jared Shall come down
Methuselah His death shall bring
Noah Rest and comfort
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