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'Me', 'We', and Piety

Pitts abruptly disavows the Muslim-Catholic analogy he had made previously because of how much he favors and respects the Mohammetan’s religious devotion and piety. Pitts has an admiration for the “blind Mohammatans”‘s piety as conveyed by “It was a sight indeed able to pierce one’s heart to behold so many thousands in their garments or humility and mortification with their naked heads and cheeks watered with tears..begging earnestly for the remission of their sins and promising newness of life using a form of penitential expressions” (285-286). 336 more words

Joseph Pitts

Graham Greene against 'piety'

I’ve been reading a lot of Graham Greene over the summer, and am now onto reading about Graham Greene, taking a lot at Mark Bosco’s… 725 more words


There is a famous story told in Chassidic literature that addresses this very question. The Master teaches the student that God created everything in the world to be appreciated, since everything is here to teach us a lesson.

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The Criterion Of Certitude

This article first posted to ROK on 08-12-16

I’m sorry to have been on such a long sabbatical—and, unfortunately, I doubt I’ll be writing much longer. 2,016 more words

Purity, Tumblr, Power

(This post will be short. I also won’t be linking to anything. This is for the folks who know what I’m talking about.)

Recently I saw a blogger talking about how they won’t allow their students to use tumblr. 465 more words

Don't Be Dumb

Piety and Me

For most of my adult life, including also my teen years, I have striven to be a pious Christian. Being a questioner by nature, I have always wanted to know exactly what piety is and how to obtain it. 1,298 more words