Saturday, July 30, 2005

Words and Things

Thoughts I scribbled down at work yesterday, and added to today:

Biblically speaking some words already existed before the things they pointed to existed:

"God said let there be light, and there was light"

That's interesting isn't it? Some things are like that, but then later Adam is asked to name the animals after they were already created.It's also interesting that God speaks. Why would the creator of all things use words? What sort of God speaks, and talks to himself? A triune God.
One that is a community. A trinity that has interesting conversation between the members.


Back to names and words. Maybe words and things are more connected then we normally think, maybe they aren't merely labels. It's also interesting how much emphasis is put on the Name of God. "In Jesus' Name"

There is power in words.

Makes me want to have agood conversation. Come to think of it, many of my favorite movies are mostly conversations: Waking Life, 13 Conversations about 1 thing, Magnolia.


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