Conservatives and Liberals
The eternal conflict between conservatives (fundamentalists) and liberals
(humanists) is, in part, linguistic. The former adhere to literal and denotative
language, while the latter adhere to figurative and connotative language.
Perhaps this conflict reflects a fallacy of false choices, because both kinds of
language are equally valid and not mutually exclusive. So let's syncretically
reconcile our political and religious differences, by increasing our semantic
tolerance of language.
Competing interests: No competing interests