Numinism was Re: non-atheism
|From:||Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 22:15|
--- Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> wrote:
> I sent a message last week about the possible need
> for a word "non-atheist"
> to cover people who are not atheists but neither
> necessarily theists (they
> may believe in jinns, angels or similar creatures),
> which seems to've
> disappeared in the aether.
We came up with "numinist". I.e., one who believes in
some kind of Other power, be it gods or angels or
leprechauns, even nonpersonified forces; but is much
broader than "theist" can define.
I suppose we'd have to also coin "anuminist" as well -
one who either denies entirely the possibility of
numina; or else simply doesn't believe in them. Thank
the Numina that "agnostic" is broad enough to not
require a nother new word!
beuyont alch geont la ciay la cina
mangeiont alch geont y faues la lima;
pe' ne m' molestyont
doazque y facyont in rima.
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