“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

But it shall not be so among you:

but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,

but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, KJV)

The word the Athenians used for their Assembly was Ekklesia, the same word used in the New Testament for Church
(and it is the greatest philological irony in all of Western history that this word,
which connoted equal participation in all deliberation by all members,
came to designate a kind of self-perpetuating, self-protective Spartan gerousia -
which would have seemed patent nonsense to Greek-speaking Christians of New Testament times,
who believed themselves to be equal members of their Assembly.)

- Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


Friday, October 12, 2007

10,000 Hits and Counting

We have reached the 10,000 hit mark since this effort began almost 6 months ago. In these 6 months, little to nothing has changed in our community. The current regime continues with their campaign of misinformation, distributing selective information and flat out dishonesty. This proistameno, who by his own admission "doesn't read the blog", continues to publicly state that the "blog is evil." If he doesn't read it, how can he deem it evil? And, if it is evil to stand for truth and openness, then so be it.

We at TOCB are grateful there are so many who have been concerned enough to follow the circus that is our community under this proistameno. We will continue in our effort to disseminate pertinent information and welcome your comments. The church cannot exist without the "laos" and this "laos" has still had enough of the status quo.

1 comment:

Barbara Colessides said...

A slight correction - we have reached the 10,000 hit mark since July 12, when the hit counter was activated. TOCB began blogging in May 2007. As such there have been far more than 10,000 hits.