Friday, November 06, 2015

'Pious fraud' (Latin: pia fraus) has been used since the 
17th century to describe fraud in religion. A pious fraud 
can be rationalized by arguing that the 'end justifies the 
means' (e. g., in the case of Ben Carson, electing a True 
Christian by whatever means necessary).


montag said...

Crazy Uncle Ben wouldn't know a "True Christian" if Jesus Himself tapped Ben on the shoulder and said, "you're it".

Fearguth said...

Him: "I talked to God last night and He said I was a True Christian."
Me: "I talked to God last night, too, and He told me He was just pulling your leg."