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Clericalism

clericalism

The belief that a priest or other clerical person is somehow less subject to doing mistakes or having weaknesses.

A social phenomenon in which elites exercise domination over members and structures in religious institutions. (Wikipedia)

laity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laity

clergy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clergy

elitarism

The belief of being better than those who don’t belong to your group.

Note that clericalism might be more common among laypersons than among priests. The Church is sometimes seen as a service provider who provides faith training and coaching.

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