Friday, December 07, 2007


This is not going to be my great treatise about the so-called "emodox", the terminally "emo" Orthodox Christians one sometimes sees (often converts, but not always). I am certain most religious traditions have their own equivalent. Some entire denominations of Protestantism encourage such a temperament in their forms of popular piety, in fact.

I was actually going to write more, but it would turn into uncharitable caricatures of specific British people, so I decided not to. So, I will spare you my thoughts but leave this post because "emodox" is such a great word. It must enter our lexicon.