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im pahy uhs

  • a  lacking piety or reverence for a god
  • s  lacking due respect or dutifulness
    impious toward one's parents

  • If terrorists feel jihad justifies impious acts to prepare strikes, why wouldn't that rationalization also apply to carrying attacks out?" Independent French terrorism expert .
  • There was much to be done: prayers, lustrations, holy mealsand the sacred scrolls must be taken to the nearby caves and hidden from the impious enemy.
  • A series of impious questions posed to believers of every stripe, Religulous (soft g) has its funny and offensive moments, but it lacks the pungent personality and editorial skills .

  • Karen Armstrong in The People's Voice (blog)
    Armstrong said: "This [the Arab-Israeli conflict] is at base a political problem......Zionism, for example, began as a rebellion against religious Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, which regarded it as an impious attempt to secularize one of the most...
  • Thomas Jefferson in Santa Maria Times
    The historical epoch had afforded these men ample opportunity to observe the corruption to which established churches were liable, as well as "the impious presumption of legislators and rulers," as Jefferson wrote, "civil as well as...
  • Jean-Antoine Nollet in New York Times
    Even Jean-Antoine Nollet, one of France's foremost lightning researchers, warned that it was "as impious to ward off Heaven's lightnings as for a child to ward off the chastening rod of its father."

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