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(32) See, for example, his reply to the neologist Eberhard in Leibniz von den ewigen Strafen, VII, 171-97.
Until it got subverted by points-scoring "more sensitive than thou" neologists, who seriously undermine its original spirit and hurt its cause, piling up terms that instantly, ridiculously become taboo.
Conservative Christians accused the "neologists" of denying the divine origin and veracity of the Bible.
This discourse focused on the biblical references to possession and exorcism, pitting Gassner's defenders against "neologists" like the Lutheran theologian Johann Salomo Semler, who denied that the Bible referred to a physical possession and that Christ was using linguistic idiom of his day when he referred to demons.