To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out - or worse.
Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost.
In nearly every religion I am aware of there is a variation of the golden rule. And even for the non-religious it is a tenet of people who believe in humanistic principles.
I don't have a set of tenets but I live an ethical life. I practice a humility that presupposes there's a power greater than myself. And I always believe don't inflict harm where it's not necessary.
Remember my first tenet in getting dressed is how you feel in the morning. So if you're not being true blue to that it usually shows.
I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet.
George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997 time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go.
The belief that recipients of government aid are better off the more we spend on them is remarkably persistent. No matter how many times this central tenet of liberalism gets debunked like Brett Favre it just keeps coming back.
The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism.
I accept people for who they are and love them. That doesn't mean I have to agree or that I have to turn my back on the tenets of my faith and reject the tenets of my faith when it comes to homosexuality.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears close our eyes and blindly follow the most narrow conservative tenets of religion or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.