Thursday, June 15, 2006

Describe anyone you know?

I subscribe to an email blast from Wordsmith. Today's word:

theomania (thee-o-MAY-nee-uh, -MAIN-yuh) noun

The belief that one is God or specially chosen by God on a mission.

[From Greek theos (god) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze).]

This mania often strikes rulers of nations and is highly recommended
when planning to attack other nations. It soothes conscience, clears
the path, and removes all doubts. After all, if one is channeling God,
why worry about rules and conventions of mere humans?


Helen Wheels said...

We better start worrying, what if God tells the shrub to nuke Iran?

Helen Wheels said...

So is the term "theomaniac" correct? Thanks, this is exactly the best description for the shrubya.

DivaJood said...

Helen Wheels, I need to NOT read when I have tea in my mouth. Especially at work (when I am not supposed to be blogging.)

Yes, theomaniac describes shrubya completely.