Double Meaning

Religious people often justify one definition of a word by confusing it with another.

Reality
ACTUAL – What is.
POTENTIAL – What might be.

Truth
ACTUAL – What you know.
POTENTIAL – What you hope.

Intuition
INSTINCT – An initial reaction.
PROPHECY – A message from God.

Belief
ASSUMPTION – An assumption based on inconclusive evidence.
PROPHECY – A message from God.

Faith
RATIONAL – Hopeful optimism.
IRRATIONAL – Unfounded conviction.

God
DEIST – The creator of the universe.
THEIST – The creator of the universe who also meticulously controls every last detail of existence, writes books and responds to prayer.

Religion
SPIRITUAL – An appreciation for life, family, community, charity and celebration.
ORTHODOX – Surrender of ones life to the dictates of a book.

Atheist
ATHEIST – The absence of belief that there is a God.
ADEIST – The belief that there is no God.

Agnostic
AGNOSTIC – One who believes there is a possibility God exists.
RELIGIOUS – One who believes there is a possibility that the teachings of a particular religion are true.

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