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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 11:19:04 am »
If you get to redefine a word, we all do. It's only fair.
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2010, 11:20:17 am »
In that case I'd like to redefine "turd burglar" as someone who breaks into your toilet and steals your best poomp
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 11:23:51 am »
Well in this case its not really redefining a word, since Spirituality seems to be pretty interpretable anyhow.

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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 11:54:49 am »
I'll redefine "ross" to be a shade of pink, the colour of a recently bleached anus.
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 12:27:09 pm »
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2010, 03:40:50 pm »
Sounds a lot like the NA definition I grew up with: "Spirit" as somewhat synonymous with "essence".

"Essence" meaning what? Either spirit or essence, I don't think either exists as I know the meaning of the words (here's my Buddhist influence coming through).

Essence meaning semen.  Not to jump on the bandwagon, but brotherhood negative data via fluctuating output of dynamite when obfuscating wretched smiling immigrant aristocrats.  Single tire workings over hard lamp holes instead of screw post hanging trivial glass mongers.  Whilst green.

Kai, I get the hesitation to reclaim words.  A friend of mine likes to joke that he resents homosexuals for using rainbows as their symbol because the "stole refracted light."  But spirituality needs to be taken back from the trying-too-hard-to-be-unique crowd.  I don't believe in anything, but I feel like there's something more than the tangible.  I can't say spiritual because it's too closely associated with those I wholeheartedly disagree with.

Or I'm drunk.  Fuck me Laphroaig cask strength is sneaky.

I was drunk-ish when I wrote the OP too, so no worries.

I simply don't think that spirit and spirituality should be allowed to remain only the domain of those who believe in the supernatural. Theres a whole realm of interesting and exciting human experience out there to be explored, and meaning and purpose are definitely available to those of us who don't believe or disbelieve in gods, working with what Tom Montag calls "no ideas but the things his hands could touch, or those his eyes could find at great distance...or close at hand, beneath his feet."
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2010, 03:47:21 pm »
Sounds a lot like the NA definition I grew up with: "Spirit" as somewhat synonymous with "essence".

Similar, if essence means that which your personal interpretation of the human experience boils down to. :)
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2010, 06:52:31 pm »
Just read and :mittens:
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2010, 09:55:14 pm »
Sounds a lot like the NA definition I grew up with: "Spirit" as somewhat synonymous with "essence".

Similar, if essence means that which your personal interpretation of the human experience boils down to. :)

Not human experience so much as individual experience, yes. And of course there is also the larger sense of species experience.
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Re: I'd like to redefine a word.
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2010, 03:27:47 am »
Sounds a lot like the NA definition I grew up with: "Spirit" as somewhat synonymous with "essence".

Similar, if essence means that which your personal interpretation of the human experience boils down to. :)

Not human experience so much as individual experience, yes. And of course there is also the larger sense of species experience.

Cool. :)
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