Most clergymen would meet the definition of being bigots.
We all know the definition of "awe." Something that you fear but respect.
We now hear the term "awesome." Used and rarely having anything to do with something you fear but respect.
The first time I ever heard the word used was during the early 70's when sailors were returning to Port Hueme on an observation ship that observed a French nuclear test in the South Pacific. Some sailors said the nuclear blast was "awesome." Were they the first to create this word ? I don't know but it was the first time I heard the word "awesome" being used and you will not find it in a dictionary that was published before 1976.