“It seems that the different standard is (based on) the length of the beard and outwardly display of piety,” Hamdani said.
Before, his actions had been closely aligned church policies, which were basically a CYA masquerading as piety.
And he is to give this permission only to a priest “who has piety, knowledge, prudence and integrity of life.”
Ramadan is meant to be a time of piety and spiritual reflection.
People should cross themselves with piety and without rushing.
But he had entered the cloister, not to acquire the reputation of a great genius, but in quest of the food of piety.
He ate and drank little, yet he was lavish in piety to the ghosts and spirits.
To sum up, remember that unless piety and your interest be in the same thing, piety cannot be maintained in any man.
If there be no other piety in such a tale as this, there is at least the piety of human pity.
I found afterwards that it is unwise to select batmen for their piety.
early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), "mercy, tenderness, pity," from Old French piete "piety, faith; pity, compassion" (12c.), from Latin pietatem (nominative pietas) "dutiful conduct, sense of duty; religiousness, piety; loyalty, patriotism; faithfulness to natural ties," in Late Latin "gentleness, kindness, pity;" from pius "kind" (see pious). Meaning "piousness" attested in English from c.1600. Also see pity (n.).
Lat. pietas, properly honour and respect toward parents (1 Tim. 5:4). In Acts 17:23 the Greek verb is rendered "ye worship," as applicable to God.