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definitions

October 29, 2006

religion

1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.
7. religions, Archaic. religious rites.
8. Archaic. strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one’s vow.

theism

1. the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from deism).
2. belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to atheism).

atheism

1. the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

No results found for non-theism

non-
Function: prefix
: not : other than : reverse of : absence of

This is the first of a couple dilemnae that I’ve come across this evening. Oh, how my mind reels. I want to point out that a friend of mine, who is very intelligent and well-educated, has described herself as a non-theist, and not an athesit. I don’t know why, because they don’t seem to be any different to me.

Then I found these articles:
http://evangelicalatheist.com/2005/11/16/science-and-magick/
http://the-goddess.org/blog/2005/11/evangelical-atheist-science-and-magick.html
http://www.the-brights.net/

Part 2:
After reading these, I got sorta confused, and had to do some thinking, and i came to some conclusions, and came back to read some more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement
http://www.barbelith.com/topic.php?id=11947

I was not able to finish the second link because it has two pages, and about 4 peer-reviewed-like responses on it, and it made my brain a little too squishy for one sitting.

Anyway, the more I read, the more I might have found something to support something about magick. More to come.

Meanwhile, read the funny version of everything above:
http://dresdencodak.com/

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