devotion motivated by fear, paranoia, and/or percieved possibility of selfish personal benefit
I will do thy will, oh Lord, even though what I interpret as your will will conflict with the many interpretations of others causing me to pursue a passionate crusade against all others not conforming to what I percieve to be your will because everyone should follow your one true will, right, oh Lord? Bless me father. You are my shepard. I submit my free will to you. Just deliver me to eternal bliss, please. Amen.
n. pl. pi|e|ties
1. The state or quality of being pious, especially:
1a. Religious devotion and reverence to a deity.
1b. Devotion and reverence to parents and family: filial piety.
2. A devout act, thought, or statement.
3. A position held conventionally or hypocritically; a statement of such a position: "...the liberated pieties of people who believe that social attitudes have kept pace with women's aspirationsï¿½" (Erica Abeel).
"Conferred upon me for the piety Which to my country I was judged to have shown."
Being devoted; Especially in religion. It can also mean devotion and reverence to your parents.
I exhibit piety with every devout act, thought, or statement I make.
The ascetic's piety was something to adore.