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  1. Interestingly, a couple of days ago, I was contemplating on the definition of philistinism and came to conclude that it very well resonates with that of conformism like you also mentioned in your blog. However, because the etymology of the terms is rooted in Biblical allusions and its meaning (which I think came into existence because of parochial attitude and perception) being a denigration of an entire group of people; I found myself piqued by the acceptance and persistence of such derogatory interpretation of this word.

    May be it’s time to review our usage of the word with regards to something conformist or uncultured and cut out the grossly yet mistakenly judgmental undertones that the usage of this word entails. Is it time to replace Philistinism? I think so.

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