From: Glen Riddle [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 06 November 1997 20:30
I checked out "Methodist" in Klein's Etymological Dict. of the Engl.
applied to Johnny and Chuck because of their "methodical practices" I
how many hours a day they practiced on their methodical, or if they had
and had to share time or they each had their own., but,,,"method" comes
m'ethode, fr. L. methodus fr. Greek methodos "pursuit, scientific
of inquiry, method" litt. a "going after". from meta and hodos. So, I
could call them
"Going Afterists". Try that next time you see one and see if they
> I had always heard that the term "Methodist" was originally a term of
> derision, making fun of the "methods" these people used for spiritual
> But looking at the Greek word for "Disciple," I wonder, is their any
> connection between "Methodist" and MAQHTHS?
> William Boyd