Thursday, September 2, 2010


While I think definitions are largely overused in the writing world, I am nonetheless about to share an interesting little exercise that I did today as I was sick and bored of feeling sick so this is what transpired. I bolded the words that connected in my head in case you can't understand my thought process...which would be understandable since it can be quite random and a being of its own;)...

It all started with my question of how the word “idol” is defined…

Idol: any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration or devotion

Devotion: profound dedication; consecration

Consecration: dedication to the service and worship of a deity

Deity: God; Supreme Being

the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe.
2. the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam.
( lowercase ) one of several deities, esp. a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.
( often lowercase ) a supreme being according to some particular conception: the god of mercy.
Christian Science . the Supreme Being, understood as Life,Truth, love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Principle.
( lowercase ) an image of a deity; an idol.
( lowercase ) any deified person or object.
( often lowercase ) Gods, Theater .
the upper balcony in a theater.
the spectators in this part of the balcony.

Funny how my road to curiosity can lead down a path to God and yet God is defined in so many different ways. My curiosity led me toward one more definition…

Jesus Christ: Also called: Jesus of Nazareth ?4 bc --?29 ad ,founder of Christianity, born in Bethlehem and brought up in Nazareth as a Jew. He is believed by Christians to be the Son of God and to have been miraculously conceived by the Virgin Mary, wife of Joseph. With 12 disciples, he undertook two missionary journeys through Galilee, performing miracles, teaching, and proclaiming the coming of the Kingdom of God. His revolutionary Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5--8), which preaches love, humility, and charity, the essence of his teaching, aroused the hostility of the Pharisees. After the Last Supper with his disciples, he was betrayed by Judas and crucified. He is believed by Christians to have risen from his tomb after three days, appeared to his disciples several times, and ascended to Heaven after 40 days.

My last thought was how interesting it was that a dictionary that is so vague and broad when defining God and yet is so specific when it comes to describing Jesus and what He is all about.