Moreover, taking the life of a sentient being is repugnant, a sin that prevents many devout Buddhists from slaughtering animals.
What is the quality of the sentient light they encounter, that “shines not burns”?
Add Jews and Muslims to the mix, and a monotheistic belief in a sentient higher power is practically universal in the U.S.
sentient sen·tient (sěn'shənt, -shē-ənt)
Having sense perception; conscious.
Experiencing sensation or feeling.