On being a plutoid


I have a new name for where I stand with respect to Christianity: I am a "Christian Plutoid."

It made the news last week that the International Astronomical Union has decided to use the word "plutoid" to describe dwarf planets that lie beyond the orbit of Neptune. Pluto is one such plutoid, and Eris is the only other known example.

As it happens, I had written just last month that "I mostly locate myself within the Christian orbit, although, as orbits go, mine is about as close to orthodox Christianity as Pluto's is to the sun."

So I guess that means that I have a plutoid faith.


Frank said...

and sometimes you're classified as planet, sometimes you're not... depending on one's definition of "planet".

D said...

That is excellent.

Cynthia said...

Gives a whole new meaning to 'plutocracy'.

OneSmallStep said...

I love it! Are others allowed to use the phrase? Because it very much fits.

Mystical Seeker said...

One Small Step,

You may use the phrase as you see fit. :)

Jan said...

Very apt.