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  • Non-theist

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  • Agnostic

    2 2.50%
  • Pantheist

    9 11.25%
  • Panentheist

    6 7.50%
  • Deist

    0 0%
  • Monotheist

    2 2.50%
  • Duotheist

    1 1.25%
  • Soft polytheist

    10 12.50%
  • Hard polytheist

    22 27.50%
  • Humanist

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  • Misotheist/antitheist

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Thread: Religious self-identification...

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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    Apathy I believe,like whatever.......
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    Aah, ok. Thanks, anu.
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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    If someone asks me, I usually say "pantheist"...but really...my view on deity is more like... intellectually agnostic, emotionally pantheist, and functionally soft polytheist.
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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gleb View Post
    What's an Apatheist?
    I am apathetic about the existence or non-existence of deity.

    I'm apparently not an orthodox Apatheist because while I don't care about anyone else's religion, I do care about how religious folk treat other people in regards to their relgion. But the focus isn't so much on what they believe as it is on how they express their beliefs. I'm an Ethical Apatheist.

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    Question, how are you distinguishing atheist from non-theist?
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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ophidia View Post
    I am apathetic about the existence or non-existence of deity.

    I'm apparently not an orthodox Apatheist because while I don't care about anyone else's religion, I do care about how religious folk treat other people in regards to their relgion. But the focus isn't so much on what they believe as it is on how they express their beliefs. I'm an Ethical Apatheist.

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/apatheism.htm
    I see. Well it makes a lot of sense. No problemo. And thanks for the link.
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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    Question, how are you distinguishing atheist from non-theist?
    Someone that is not a theist, but also not an atheist and doesn't self-identify as pantheist/panenthiest or deist.

    I consider non-theism and apatheism to be in the same boat.
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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Just for fun (so don't nitpick :P)--How do you primairly identify in terms of belief in deity?
    99% of the time a deity is not on my mind. So functionally I guess I'm an atheist, but if anyone asks I might say agnostic because I have some pantheistic tendencies that don't necessarily fall into a theist or atheist category. :-) But on the off-chance I find myself in a situation where a Christian is offering me free tickets to a major league baseball game then, of course I'll say I'm a Pentecostal. :-) But, for the most part I'm agnostic.

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    Hard polytheist with Animism / anamatism built upon it.
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    Re: Religious self-identification...

    Hard-polytheist panentheist animist who recognizes that she could be deluded thus accepting that agnosticism is probably also applicable.

    Or in Thal's terms... intellectually agnostic but emotionally and experientially hard-polytheist panentheist animist.

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