I find this term used quite often here in the public forums.
Someone wishes to agree with a CoS Priesthood member and I read how they disclaim that they are not “kissing ass”.
Folks, this is a trick used to inhibit your freedom to think and judge!
Agreeing with someone who has power in this or that domain is nothing more than agreement.
It is only when you are concerned with what others “might think” that this idea comes up.
Don’t let this happen to you.
If you are expressing what you think, you do not have to apologize for it nor make excuses for it.
You might wish to consider that you might be insulting a professional assassin if your former habits have been to always
insult instead of being courteous.
Beyond that, I would suggest you see through this clever way of preventing you from being able
to freely agree with someone especially
if they are a member of the Priesthood.
You cannot "kiss ass" if you mean what you say.
Neither do you have to kick
ass with everyone you meet.
You can, in fact, just drop the entire “ass” issue. “The Devil is a gentleman.” – Anton LaVey
Just a suggestion.