Posts Tagged ‘Reverence’


WORSHIP, n. 1) In the United States, a term incomplete unless preceded by the word “military”; 2) The attitude of a dog to a man, a man to a god, and the media to the military.

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(with apologies to Ambrose Bierce and his definition of Reverence: “The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man”)

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the 21st-century successor to Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover