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Friday, March 9, 2012

In the beginning Was the Word ...

Theologos means "Word of God."

I don't believe in God, or even "god," but I do believe in words.

The term flâneur comes from the French masculine noun flâneur—which has the basic meanings of "stroller", "lounger",  "loafer"—which itself comes from the French verb flâner, which means "to stroll". Charles Baudelaire developed a derived meaning of flâneur—that of "a person who walks the city in order to experience it."

The pic is from the interior of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, on the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese, in Greece.  John was the author of the Apocalypse, or "Revelations."  I like words, Patmos, the monastery, and even Revelations.

Seemed right to name the blog accordingly.

Essentially, I have a bric-a-brac collector's mind.  Flotsam, jetsam, scraps, politics, literature, gay topics, gay rights, some music, some silliness, some outrage, some minor giggles ... whatever smacks me in the head at any given moment.

Like making a snowman.  Roll a ball of snow around and it will pick up whatever's in its path.

1 comment:

  1. You are awesome. I don't care if you don't believe in God; to paraphrase a quote from Stephen King's The Stand, "God believes in you." From personal experience as well as evidenced by various items found in your blog space, I can totally understand why so many people don't believe in God.

    Greek Theia, written as Theos (masculine) and currently pronounced as "God", with the definite article (I envision forms of Al and/or El) and currently pronounced as "The" is, according to Strong's "the supreme Divinity" of the Bible, or theologos. Perhaps a bit revealing considering your literal translation. I'm all for truth as unconcealment. Just a little FYI the revelation to John was singular.

    I believe in what causes words to be. And I enjoy etymology, "religion" and "spirituality" and how they relate to any and all things. I also enjoy horseback riding; not that it appears to relate to anything specific in your blog, I just figure since I've included pretty much everything else I enjoy the most, I'd throw that in here, too. I hope you enjoy your walk in the city, and I look forward to reading more of your blog.