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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

What's in a word?

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C550866538/E1571880618

Mixed meanings can give mixed understandings

The word mystery has several meanings.

It could mean a Raymond Chandler novel or a story from the latest issue of Ellery Queen.

In an anthropological sense, it could mean the hidden rites and practices of a given group, hence men's mysteries or women's mysteries or even priest mysteries.

Or it could mean a truth that surpasses human understanding.

Dictionary.com has a few others.

No one definition is going to be universal.

Applying the meaning of one in the context of the other will frustrate.

Posted: Mon - September 12, 2005 at 08:31 PM

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