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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!
> Andreas
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