Human language is much older than 5000 years old. For all we know, religion is about as old as old as human language. We can all agree that religion has had a very long time to influence the evolution of human language. I say it is about time non-religious humans take control over the evolution of the human language.
I will give you just one example of what religion has done to our human language:
Think about the definition of love. When I say the word love, what am I talking about? You need more don't you? If I say, I love that car, you have a better idea of which of the many different definitions of love I intended to use. Love of a child to its parents. The love of the parents to their child. The love of cheesecake. The love of the thrill. The love to hate. On and on and on.
Religion says God is love. I say, which one? The love to hate?
On BionicDance's Youtube video web page for her video: "Atheism": Label vs Enable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D826_0o87EY), I left two comments. The gist of one of the comments was that we needed to come up with a new language, but I did not offer any suggestions. This blog is my first attempt to offer a suggestion.
Ideally, we would have a different word for each ambiguous definition of a word like love. We could start taking control of the evolution of the human language by using agreed upon phrases for those ambiguous definitions if we do not come up with a new word for it in the first place.
Take the phrase "child's love for its mother" (as opposed to child's love for its father). The word love for these two definitions is used very often even though that definition of love includes definitions of other words like trust and safe (as in "feeling safe"). The definitions for the word love in this setting ALSO depends on the treatment of the child by the mother and/or father. You know where this line of thought is headed. The point is that religion has done much damage to all the human languages of the world and it will be a huge and complicated task to get out of the hole religion has dug for us.
But we will not change the human language all in one swoop. It will take time and mostly a continuous effort. I know someone else has a better idea, but I will throw in my humble attempt to change the human language and thereby, as Bill Nye The Planetary Guy says:"Change the world!". If you missed my suggestion, read it in the 5th paragraph (the one that starts with the word Ideally).
I wonder if this blog will make a difference?