Zzyzx wrote: Would arrogance also apply to those who think or claim that they are more moral than normal, regular people because they worship in certain ways –and who claim to follow a superior ethical code (even when their actions indicate non-compliance)?
I believe we are all equally depraved. Nobody is more moral than another and there is no one who is better than another. No Christian is better than any non-Christian. No priest is better than any prisoner. No master is better than any slave. No saint is better than any sinner. There is nobody that can claim to be good. As Jesus said, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.” Mark 10:18
Rather than this being viewed as bad news, ironically, it is good news. The problem is when people start viewing themselves as somehow better than another. This opens the door for the mistreatment of others. However, if we believe that we are all equally weak, then it would instill in us humility, understanding and compassion.