once again answers.com:
- Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
- Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.
- Filled up with or as if with something insubstantial: flatulent, inflated, overblown, tumescent, tumid, windy
This word is even better than obfuscate to describe some of the theological blog posts out there. And many theological textbooks. Most of the guys and gals that write about the theory have zero concept of the practicality of faith. Every once in a while you will read something and think, okay, this guy gets out of his cocoon every once in a while. Then the next sentence will negate that thought completely. I’m beginning to think that the American version of Orthodoxy is to emulate Dr. Phil for all the people in the States that have had a negative experience with a Protestant church. How many times can one write about the hell-fire raising preacher that scarred you for life? Is it not possible to discuss the faith without disparaging Protestants? Get over it already.
Turgid. Just like after a bowl of my special beans.