[ noun ] (religion) estrangement from god
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
His rage assumes a religious form ; that_is , on the basis of his own sinfulness and abject wretchedness , Piepsam becomes a prophet who in his ecstasy and in the name of God imprecates doom on Life - not_only the cyclist now , but the audience , the world , as_well : `` all you light-headed breed '' .
His religiousness is intimately , or dialectically , connected with his sinfulness ; the two may in_fact be identical .(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
In_contrast_to this Stoic patristic view , Utopia implies that the nature of man is such that to rely_on individual conscience to supply the deficiencies of municipal law is to embark on the bottomless sea of human sinfulness in a sieve .