Word Meanings and Worldviews


by Martin Cicero Years ago, I read that if we change the meaning of our words, we end up changing history if we aren’t careful. We tend to use the modern definition of a word, which changes the meaning of what was intended by writers of years ago. Word Meanings Change over the Years As an example, a hundred years ago someone might have written, “God is awful.” Everyone during that time understood that they were talking about a God that was awe-inspiring, amazing, and simply magnificent. Today we would read that sentence and say that the writer doesn’t like God [...]