The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed

I believe in One God, the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth, of all things visible and invisible;  And in One Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, True God of True God, begotten -not made – consubstantial with the Father, through whom all things were made.  For us men and for our salvation he came down form Heaven and by the Holy Spirit and Virgin Mary was incarnate and became man.  For our sakes he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried and rose again on the third day in fulfillment of the Scriptures.  He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, from whence he will return again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom shall have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.  I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church; I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins; I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.



This blog is about religion and pop-culture, from the perspective of Catholicism, tempered by the writings of Southern Gothic author Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) whose books and short stories have been a source of great inspiration to me.  I talk about basically whatever I want to talk about, but if your milieu is beach parties and the New Age, this probably isn’t the blog for you.  However, if you’re into film studies, ponies, Gothic fiction, queer issues, and real clear religion, I at least hope you’re vaguely interested.

Why is it called “The Andalusian Peafowl”?  Well, the alert among you will have figured it out already.  If you haven’t, then do some research and figure it out.  Trust me, it’s more fun that way.

I try to write at least one post every week (usually Monday), and a short “Quick Takes” post on Friday.  Of course I fall short frequently.  God have mercy on us and make us better!


4 Responses to ABOUT

  1. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it

  2. Anonymous says:

    You offer an interesting perspective on the association of culture and religion, which for most of human history, have been one and the same. While your views don’t match my own, I appreciate effort in maintaining this website.

  3. john ralphs says:

    what prompted you to start this blog?

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