Note: this is an example of using the P-Method of Disambiguation by Enumeration, Serialization, and Operationalization. This method of disambiguation, is analogous to finding the common denominator in mathematics – creating a standard of commensurability: measurement. It works in any and every subject. It is the formal logic of speech.
—“Q&A: What is the difference between a hero and an idol?”—
THE CORRECT ANSWER
CONFLATION: The mixing of properties of a term or the concept it relates to
INFLATION: The mixing of properties of terms or concepts to increase appeal to authority.
TRIFUNCTIONALISM: Europeans practice trifuctionalism – a market for elites, and a market for elite literature: (a)Science, Law, History, (b)Philosophy, Literature, (c) Mythology, Ritual (Natural Religion), Oath, Feast, and Festival. Europeans practice disambiguation and deconflation. This is why we developed empirical, history, law, and science and other civilizations didn’t.
MONOFUNCTIONALISM: The Semites practice Monopoly: a monopoly that conflates mythology, Mythology, Ritual, Law into Theology. This is because they are heterogeneous tribal people that developed religion first, failed at developing both law and state.
IDOL: an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship.
… (a) Semitic: The primacy of Gods
… (b) Submission
… (c) Supernatural
… (d) Theological
… (e) Man > Prophet > God
… (f) Idol
HERO: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
… (a) European: The Primacy of Man
… (b) Aspirational
… (c) Supernormal
… (d) Mythological
… (e) Hierarchy: Man > Hero > Demigod > God
… (f) Statue
COMMON HUMAN BEHAVIOR
It’s common to CONFLATE and INFLATE terms like:
… (a) IDOL and HERO,
Just like it is common to CONFLATE and INFLATE
… (b) Supernatural BELIEF and Natural TRUST.
Or my favorite:
… (c) Logical, Rational, and Reasonable