Humans = Dung Beatles

Theology:
Theology is the study of God and God’s ways. For all we know, dung beetles may study us and our ways and call it humanology. If so, we would probably be more touched and amused than irritated. One hopes that God feels likewise.

Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith, 386.

Theos is the Greek word for God and the suffix -ology denotes a field of study or academic discipline, thus theology is the study of God and God’s ways. And yes, Frederick Buechner did just compare us to dung beetles.