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New word! (or not...)

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So up the hill from my apartment building is a church. This church is OK by me, generally: seems to generally be an older congregation, composed of people who've been in the neighborhood forever. They usually aren't blaring a lot of noise at me even on Sundays, & the congregation (when I encounter them) are polite and friendly neighbors, who ask how my day is, invite me to join them, don't get pissy when I say no-thank-you...
Now, my landlady doesn't want me smoking anywhere near the building, so when I smoke, I generally go stand in front of the church, as most of the week nobody's there to be bothered by the smoke. Today, after reading some particularly repugnant 'Christian' nonsensical knee-jerk conservativism masquerading as logic on the intertubes, I went out for a smoke and noticed something about the building's signage, which I hadn't really had jump into my forebrain.

The sign refers to the church as 'C.O.G.I.C.' I'm assuming this stands for 'Church of God In Christ' (no, not in Christ that way, can't you people read anything without thinking of sex?).
However, my new word of the day is 'cogic'- definition, 'that paralogia to which the devout are prone which says that the word of God is infallibly true despite any evidence to the contrary'. Cogic is why there's a Creationism museum somewhere in Midwestistan. Cogic is why the 'Reverend' Phelps stands around with signs declaring that God hates a portion of His creation.
Please use 'cogic' in good health.

Actually, please don't use 'cogic' as a term for faith-based reasoning- see comments as to why.
  • I'm slightly proud of myself for not just saying 'fuck it' and aiming to be a dick in the face of such a concerted effort to paint me into a corner, really. Once it became apparent that race issues were the unannounced new topic, as opposed to continuing talking about my wish for a word to talk about where organized religion goes wrong without saying Christianity- well.
    • Well, I don't think that's a brush you can paint with. Other religions have their fair share of "organized religion going wrong." So, saying Christianity is the cause is inaccurate. Organized religion in the hands of extremists is really the cause. I'm with you, if you want to practice religion, go for it. Just don't you fucking dare to tell me how I should or shouldn't practice religion. Coz I will eat your lunch with mayonnaise if you do.
      • Ooops! Yeah, the idea of 'it's not just Christians, too' is important, too: I'm glancing at Japanese state-mandated Shintoism in the 30s, for instance (which still has a pretty strong tie to the right wing in Japan, even today). Hence, me wanting a word for it other than 'this/that/the other particular thread of religiousness'.
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