Aniconism: the worship of an object symbolizing, but not representing god or an opposition to icons or idols.
Animism: the belief that natural objects and phenomena and the universe itself possess souls and consciousness or the belief in spiritual beings or agencies.
Anthropolatry: the worship of a human being such “holy person” possibly similar to a deity yet not as a full god.
Anthropomorphism: the assignment of human shape and attributes to gods, animals, etc.
Anthropopathism: the assignment of human feelings to a god or inanimate object.
Anthropophuism: the assignment of human nature and emotions to god.
Anthropotheism: the belief that the gods have human nature, or are only deified men.
Bitheism: a belief in two gods (brothers/ father son) or two goddesses (sisters/ mother daughter).
Deism: god created the universe and started it functioning, but is no longer actively involved in it.
Deityism: is acceptance or belief in the existence or possible existence of deities or supernatural nonhuman beings. This can entail belief in existence of a god, gods, or supernatural beings without personal worship of them or even thinking it or they do not deserve honor or following, such as seen in some forms of buddhism.
Demiurgism: the belief, in Platonism and some Gnostic sects, that the material and sensible world was created by a subordinate god under the direction of the supreme being.
Ditheism: the belief or doctrine that there are two gods of equal power, possibly two antagonistic deities one a force for good and the other a force for evil.
Duotheism: belief in the existence of precisely two deities usually framed as a god and goddess possibly a divine couple.
Henotheism: belief in a single god while accepting the existence or possible existence of other deities or a main deity accompanied by many subservient lesser deities.
Herotheism: is a belief system which posits worship of a mortal human into deified heroes (a type of ancestor worship or early god creation often from a high regarded or high status person like a king made god.
Hylotheism: the identification of god with matter or the universe.
Mechanomorphism: the concept that god is a mechanical force and that the universe is governed by natural laws.
Monolatrism: s the recognition of the existence of many gods, but with the consistent worship of only one deity.
Monotheism: belief in a single, usually male, deity.
Misotheism: a hatred of gods, goddesses, or god.
Myriotheism: the worship of an unlimited number of gods.
Panentheism: the belief that the world is part, though not all of god.
Panentheistism: is a belief which posits that the divine (be it a monotheistic god, polytheistic gods, or an eternal cosmic animating force interpenetrates every part of nature and timelessly extends beyond it.
Pantheism: is a belief which holds that the divine is synonymous with the universe, but it exists beyond the universe as well or god not a being but is the inner spiritual essence of everything in the universe.
Physitheism: the assignment to god of a physical shape or deification of the powers or phenomena of nature.
Polytheism: belief in a pantheon of many deities and is usually male and female.
Theanthropism: the attributing of human characteristics to god; anthropomorphism or a belief in the divinity of a human being possibly a belief in god’s becoming man.
Theocentrism: the belief that god is the center of all truth in the universe.
Tritheism: a belief in three gods such as a christian heresy holding that the Trinity consists of three distinct gods.
Zemiism: spirits or supernatural beings often dwelling in objects.
Zoomorphism: the attribution of animal form or nature to a deity.
“What is labeled as personal religious belief never stays personal it becomes a mission to spread that same religious belief as an innate factor of the belief. And we often face a hard task to inspire others to change a belief due to reason and evidence against it, when they never required reason and evidence to get the belief in the first place.”
“Never stop believing in people or their ability to change. If we don’t believe in them how can we expect them to believe in their power to change. Some people just need our help, understanding, and our care to see through the fog forced on to them. I hope I never stop seeing the wonderful fellow humans and offer all I can to show them there is a better way then gods, religion and magic. I believe in all the best my fellow atheists possess to do the same. We are reality revolutionaries. Long live the championing of mental freedom that is…Atheism!”
“A question to believers: “if your religion was false would you want to know about it?” If you’re sure of your response is that truly coming from a place of open honesty. We must never forget that just because an idea or belief has mass approval or a wide acceptance, this tells nothing of its truth status, its accuracy, or any provable validity.”
Fear strengthens religious belief as seen in a combat study.
As combat was more frightening, the percentage of soldiers who reported praying rose from 42 to 72%. In addition, another combat study reviewing combat veterans half a century later showed religion faith varied by their war experience and their positive or negative reactions to or about the war. As in ones who had more negative experience and reactions to or about the war the more religious they were. Soldiers who faced heavy combat attended church around twenty percent more often if they claimed their war experience was negative, but those who claimed their experience was positive attended church over twenty five percent less often. This highlights that those who try to say there are no atheists in foxholes, are not forming an argument against atheism, but instead are forming an argument against foxholes (war) and how fear is a large motivator for creating religionists/fideists. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-013-9733-y
“Religious belief although proclaimed as faith in something is more universal “acceptance”, “surrender” or “compliance” to something, such as ones chosen religious brand of Dogmatic-Propaganda, one’s culture/society and/or one’s family. Religious beliefs often do not even try to hide universal “acceptance”, “surrender” or “compliance” to something they promote it as the ideal. In fact religious faith is often suggested as a positive path of “acceptance”, “surrender” or “compliance” to achieve a virtuous life in which trusting is then defined as secure belief in god(s) or religion thus Dogmatic-Propaganda.”
“The problem with religion is unwarranted faith and belief. The problem of faith is as an invalid justification and the belief problem is holding unjustified false belief believing it is justified true belief. In epistemology there is justified true belief however there is no justified true faith. Faith is what they try to use to skip the need for justification or to use faith as the justification for belief. So we must remove faith as it is no justified for the truth of anything and the problem left is belief. However the belief we can solve for some willing to reason by teaching others what is and what is not a justified true belief.”
“Faith is offered as the justification for belief. As seen in the statement I believe in god because I have faith. Translation I am using faith (strong believe without or contrary to evidence) in place of facts. This faith instead of facts is a corner point of in all magical, mystical, supernatural, and superstitious thinking or beliefs. Ones who are science-minded holding to objective methodologies such as the scientific method would be compiled by the ethics of belief to never put faith over facts, in fact never use faith as a justification for belief at all.”
“We must not confuse beliefs, religion is beliefs built from myths devoid of corroborating evidence. Science uses corroborating evidence to establish what is true and that offers something worthy to believe. And nothing is a justified true belief without valid or reliable reason and evidence; just as everything believed must be open to question, leaving nothing above challenge.”
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