piety NOUN mass noun 1The quality of being religious or reverent. ‘acts of piety and charity’More example sentencesSynonyms 1.1count noun A belief which is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence.‘the accepted pieties of our time’ Standard template to express my frustration with Christians in general: Different theological traditions interpret [insert bible passage here] differently. We are … Continue reading Religious piety / overzealousness
http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/behavioral-scientists-guide-tactful-truth-telling/ <quote> Together, these findings suggest that organizations where CEOs deny negative facts will have a culture of denying reality throughout the hierarchy. Of course, even when the boss lives in the real world, others in the organization may hold false beliefs. Professionals at all levels can suffer from the tendency to deny uncomfortable facts … Continue reading “Forget facts and logic”
“If your faith is so fragile it cannot handle questions, doubts, and honest inquiry, if it is so threatened by the full engagement of your heart & mind it runs from potential challenges, that’s not faith; it’s fear.” —Retweeted Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) I feel like this is why my otherwise highly intelligent friends are … Continue reading “Faith”: fear and stagnation
Fundamentalist: “If the God that we recognise is different from what is written in the bible, then perhaps that’s not even the real God.” Liberal: “If the God that we recognise is different from what is written in the bible, then perhaps that’s not even the real bible.” The logic is simple. Given two mutually … Continue reading Fundamentalist vs Liberal Christianity: a difference of one word, in two otherwise identical sentences.