I was surprised looking up the terminology and finding out that there is not one that properly defines “one who does not believe in organized religion”, and/or believes that “it is beyond a human beings ability to fathom and communicate with the supernatural”, yet still believes in a God or Creator. One can think of Atheism, which professes the denial of any supernatural entity, and of Agnosticism where believers honestly confess that they neither believe or disbelieve.
But what about me! I do not believe in Religion, nor do I believe in Atheism. I am more in tune with the Agnostics, but even there, I cannot say I don’t believe in what we know as God (or a Creator)! What do we say then? I’m a Godist? That doesn’t make much sense, because then you will be asked: Which God?! Which Holy Spirit?! Tell me, tell me, Right Now!
Then you must pause, take a deep breath, and say: “the one you believe in” with a smile 🙂
So where do we stand? Those who have the same line of believe system, what should we call ourselves?
If we do not deny Evolution, we do believe in a Creator, then what the hell are we? What should we call ourselves?
You think, why is this important to bring up. It is important because I find modern day definitions too narrow or absent for those who do not believe in Religion, Atheism or Scientology.
We must start a campaign for a new terminology for people who may already believe in:
-The existence of a Creator
-The truth of Evolution
-The acceptance of the fallibility of Human Beings
-The inability of Human Beings to know the true essence of God’s intentions (therefore, religious doctrine becomes moot)
-The existence of subjects and matter that lead one to produce questions about possible Creation (but not in seven days)
These are just some basic points. I think it’s time to create a new terminology to describe those who believe in God, but do not follow their religion in practice.