In Greek nomos means "law"; what do you call those who believe
they are not constrained by the prevailing moral law?
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The word antinomian originally denoted a 16th-century Christian
sect that believed that the quality of your faith, not the prevailing morality,
determined whether you went to heaven.
Since then the word has come to label anyone who believes that
they are outside of normal moral constraints - e.g. Abstract-Expressionist
painters, totalitarian dictators, and professional wrestlers.
Seems that would apply to
Hillary and Bill Clinton, and the rest of the narcissistic Leftists? (Hope you
are not one of them, of course.)
[Mootguy: I'm a
My initial, impulsive
reaction was "Outlaw," but I quickly dismissed this as the term designating
them, from the legal authorities reacting to them, after they commit some
atrocious crime. Have always been fascinated by the term, beyond the use in
usual "cowboy movies," since I read that the term in the old West actually
meant "beyond the law," in the sense that since they had no respect for the
law, they would be treated as though actually "outside" the law.
Consequently, as I understand it, anyone would be
free to do anything they wish to them upon capturing them, up to and including
killing them, and then suffer no legal consequences. Can you imagine such a
fate upon being so designated, with the impulses of the crowd loosed upon them;
not much different than a legal lynching.
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