May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Reading Theodore Parker

"I liked the Bible better when I could consciously take its contradictory books each for what it is, and felt nothing commanding me to accept it for what it is not; and could freely use it as a help, not slavishly serve it as a master, or worship it as an idol."

Words of the day:

Discipline: a branch of knowledge, or a system of rules of conduct or method of practice, or to train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control, or to punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience, or calm controlled behavior, or conscious control over lifestyle
Disciple: someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another, or an active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy
(both from the latin root "discipulus, pupil"

Sophistry: a method of argumentation that seems clever but is actually flawed or dishonest, or a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
Sophisticated: made less natural or innocent, or made more complex or refined, or knowledgeable about the ways of the world, self-confident, and not easily deceived

Immanent: of a mental act performed entirely within the mind, or of qualities that are spread throughout something

Credulous: disposed to believe on little evidence, or showing a lack of judgement or experience

thanks for reading!

pax hominibus,

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