I've decided to learn the greek alphabet and to try and make sense of new testament greek (beginning with the gospel of John). I expect this to be a long but fun process and this link seems like a good place to start (if you have any better suggestions please share)
Re the title of this topic - I was very pleased to learn that the word Logos (john1:1) can also mean "idea or thought" (from strong's concordance at Free Bible Tools). So in one sense I wondered at the possiblity of extrapolating that the "Word" as "light shining in the darkness and the darkness has not overpowered it", can be seen to mean that we can use thinking to free thinking but with difficulty as the resultant acts would mean venturing into the dark and also being unrecognizable (John1:10)
So it is in this sort of spirit that I intend to read John. Anyone care to join me? - and please feel free to disagree
Also I don't mean to denude the "Word" of its divine/religious/mythological significance at all as I intend to take all meaning engendering on board.