An impious act
At the end he professed abject repentance for his impiety and disloyalty.
Charges of impiety and body-snatching laid by these men in connexion with his anatomical studies caused the favour of the pope to be for a time withdrawn.
He was accused of impiety on the absurd charge of deifying the tyrant Hermias; and,.
The Hebrew name for Orion also means "fool," in reference perhaps to a mythological story of a "foolhardy, heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety" (Driver).
According to the Homilies, the manner of his entering on his career of impiety was as follows.