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Piety by Proximity - Friday Fictioneers

Piety by Proximity

My dad believed in piety by proximity. His nightstand was a stack of Bibles. My desk lamp was holy, he told me. 85 more words

Fiction

Piety

Piety: devotion to God; the quality or state of being pious (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
Piety: Correct observance of ritual and social traditions; the maintenance of the agreements, (both personal and societal), we humans have with the Gods and Spirits.

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Overcoming the World Through Piety: Communion with Christ (2)

Last time my blog post focused on what piety is, and today I’d like to move to the next part of this series and discuss what John Calvin believes is the foundation of piety in a believer’s life. 1,232 more words

Daily Living

More Thoughts on Love vs. Duty

Yesterday, I reblogged Galina’s fascinating post about the differences between Roman Polytheist and Early Christian definitions of “Piety”. The former usage was basically “Duty to the Gods”, whereas the latter were focused more on “Love for God”. 342 more words

Religion And Spirituality

Is doubting God the best way to find Him?

Long ago, the Greeks already philosophized about man’s inherent desire to discover truth, affirming that ‘doubt is the beginning of knowledge;’ while Socratic maieutics taught that ‘knowledge is the principle element of happiness.’ 168 more words

John Paul II

The Problem with Piety

Piety is a hard word for a lot of us. I don’t have a particular problem with it, but I suspect that’s because I had good models personally and I’ve also spent the last ten years immersed academically in ancient texts wherein piety was a good thing, and presented without the baggage both of Christian influence and modern disbelief. 1,174 more words

Polytheism

EmberVoices reblogged this on EmberVoices: Listening for the Vanir and commented:

Galina has some very interesting observations about what "piety" meant to the polytheistic Romans vs. the early Christians. I don't entirely agree with her characterization of the Christians (when do I ever entirely agree with Galina? ;p) but her observations about the impact of the resulting semantic drift are very astute. Go read! -E-

The Problem with Piety

Piety is a hard word for a lot of us. I don’t have a particular problem with it, but I suspect that’s because I had good models personally and I’ve also spent the last ten years immersed academically in ancient texts wherein piety was a good thing, and presented without the baggage both of Christian influence and modern disbelief. 1,174 more words

Polytheism