||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.
||a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
||the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
||the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
||the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
||something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.
||religions, Archaic. religious rites.
||Archaic. strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one’s vow.
||the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from deism).
||belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to atheism).
||the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
||disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
No results found for non-theism
: 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:
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.
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: