- One’s beliefs, attitudes and behaviors towards others outside your group
- Goyology exists in religious groups, philosophical circles, ethnic groups, clubs, nations or any grouping of people who self-define their group.
Etymology: I found no theological category capturing this idea so I coined this word. I imagined a few other “ology”s like: “Unbeliever-ology”, “Pagan-ology”, “Heathen-ology” or “Gaijin-ology” (Japanese), but they didn’t sound right. Then I remember the rather derogatory Hebrew word meaning “an unbeliever” — “Goy“, a non-Jew. That sounded good, thus “goyology” was born.
One’s goyology by nature often secludes others as a way of binding your own group together into a stronger tribe — us vs. them. So, it is obvious why such a habit would evolve in all social animals. But as humans, need we be slaves to our genetics, can’t we transcend our limitations with culture?
Below are posts I hope to buid on the goyologies of various groups (I will build these slowly, please to send me contributions, either quotes from their texts or from modern well-known believers):
- Islam’s Goyology
- Judaism’s Goyology
- Christianity’s Goyology