I love Language #32
Via Pharyngula I found this post at Effect Measure.
My view, though, is that small pains in the body politic like this are emblematic of a deeper cancer within. I'll even be so bold as to coin a term for it: a theonoma. Like a lot of debilitating diseases, theonomas are best prevented rather than treated. We've known how to do this since the Enlightenment -- separate theology from civil political discourse.Emphasis mine.
Theonoma: th e o' no mah (n):
1) The underlying social condition of collective religiostiy expressed in overt display in secular public spaces.
See also: Bush Administration.
*Sits back and waits for somone to demonstrate the presence of a theonoma.*
Hope it'll take a while.