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I have said that whenever we describe ethical or religious experiences we seem to use language only to make up similes. N But a simile must be the simile for something & if I can express a fact by means of a simile I must also be able to drop the simile and to explain the facts without it. Now what happens to us in this case is that as soon as we try to drop the simile & try to state simply the facts that stand behind them We find that there are no such facts. And so what at first appeard to be similes now seems to be mere nonsense.