[ExI] People of Faith, not

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 20:43:30 UTC 2007

On 9/16/07, spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> We also need good terms for the opposites of the sanctimonious behavior of
> the people of faith.  Like the student activist who scolded the media in a
> previous post, we describe certain people (often politicians) as
> self-righteous.  So the opposite could be either self-sinner, or
> someone-else-righteous.  The former works better for me, since the
> someone-else probably isn't righteous either.
> Furthermore, if one is a self-sinner, then one keeps one's options open.  If
> one is self-righteous, one must actually be righteous, otherwise one is a
> hypocrite.  But if one is a self-sinner, one has the option of being either
> an actual sinner, or being righteous.  If a self-sinner is righteous, no one
> knows or cares.

this seemed appropriate to this thread:

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