from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excessive or affected religious zeal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. excessive religious ardour or zeal
- n. extreme piety
- n. discrimination or prejudice on the basis of religion or religious beliefs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The practice of, or devotion to, religion.
- n. Affectation or pretense of religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Outward practice or profession of religion.
- n. Affected religious zeal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
- n. exaggerated religious zealotry
But the effect, upon the minds of young persons, of frequenting the society of those in whose conversation and manners religious principle or feeling does not appear, will almost inevitably be to render what they know of religion the source of uneasiness, and of fruitless conflicts between conscience and inclination: and if, at the same time, much of hollow religionism is witnessed by them, the probable result will be either immovable indifference, or confirmed infidelity.
Sterling focuses on seven reasons we should all be panicking: the climate; intellectual property; currency speculation; the insurance market; the ageing population; the increasing irrelevance of nation states; the flight from reason/science, with refuge taken in superstition and religionism.
And mostly it is the busy bodies who are misguided by minority people they fear, who may themselves actually practice religionism against Christianity, that make up these stupid rulings.
Neo-cons, with their religionism, imperialism, intolerance, insensitivity, glorification of Big Business, and hatred of civil liberties and our Constitution, give real conservatives a bad name.
We always speak our mind. appreciate differences in culture believe in sexual preferences believe in no racism no sexism no religionism and we'll fight for what we believe but usually we're pagans,
I must admit, there is a subset of atheists who “convert” to religionism, but the strength of the tide is in the other direction.
It's not his atheism, but his expressions of anti-religionism that are deeply offensive.
So why am I writing this if I'm so offended by Pharyngula's rabid anti-religionism?
In short, your anti-religionism is giving atheists a bad name.
The point of the evils of sexism or racism or religionism, etc., is more than just a preference issue.