What is another word for "follow religiously" in a non religious context?
- Support will agree with their candidate's views religiously despite being obviously flawed, as he is their candidate
- Interns suck up to the decision maker religiously to gain favour and get access to their network
In a large company, coworkers automatically support the viewpoints of this high position individual, disagree with his stance, and he will scorn you, you won't get support from coworkers and will be a adverse on your career growth in the company as he is notorious for unfairly badmouth you behind your back for disagreeing with him as he has a tremendous belief of self worth. Strongly agreeing with him will be good for your career as he is trusted in the company and he is a key decision maker. The end result irrespective of the viewpoints made, his positions are blindly followed although some are clearly incorrect, but people don't call him out for it. People will agree him to try gain favour as they keep the end result in mind.
I find in describing the above situation I use too many words and would like to use less. IMO using too many words does make it sound complainy.
Edit: I am also looking for a noun to describe the person (still same context) e.g. follow blindly without examination of their teaching.
Tom is a nincompoop for continuing to follow Peter and think he is an intellectual genius