irreligiousness


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the quality of not being devout

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In all cases, the condemnation of irreligiousness took two forms: abstract and concrete.
He envisages the two spheres of life, the holy comprehended here as religion and the unholy understood, as in James Frazer's monumental The golden bough (2009), as magic rather than irreligiousness or even immorality; the two, the holy and the unholy, were seen as closely interlocking in medieval culture, whereas the early modern times with their idea of Reformation were the period which started to define them as distinct from each other (Kieckhefer 1994: 355-386).
He further argues that neither glory nor charity is the "main motive" for Bacon's project: not glory, because for Bacon, glory points to some quality that glory is for the sake of, and not charity, because Bacon's meditations on truth and death indicate his irreligiousness, which precludes charity as a motive.
How will the law measure the religiousness or the irreligiousness of a person?
If some undertones a certain dimension of otherness like marginality and irreligiousness ("braunen Sohne und Tochter der waldumkranzten transsilvanischen Heide"), (92) others insist on primeval nature ("Schwarzbraunen Kindervolk"), (93) while "braunen Horden" (94) were to suggest insecurity they might embody.
"Studies of biochemistry imply that both male irreligiousness and male lawlessness are rooted in the fact that far more males than females have an underdeveloped ability to inhibit their impulses, especially those involving immediate gratification and thrills," Stark said in a 2002 paper in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
In addition, as we can predict from the previous section, the apparent irreligiousness of the applied policies would generate a surprising religious vitality.
Coleridge sees the novel's aesthetic error of implicitly revolutionary irreligiousness compounded by the 'shameless harlotry' of Matilda, The Monk's primary villainess, and 'the most voluptuous images' (188).