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April 06, 2015


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Sam Harris agrees with you Brian. He too wants to use "spiritual", even though he rejects all things supernatural.

But considering how many believers in supernatural nuttiness identify themselves as "spiritual", I would steer clear of the word. You can argue that its meaning is secular, but the believers who identify with it would vehemently disagree, so why take the word away from them?

It's like "gay". It used to mean carefree and light-hearted, but now it means homosexual, so what're ya gonna do? Some words you just have to concede to those whose use for them is more urgent than yours.

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