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    no religion

    What do you call a person who believes in a Deity but has no religion

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    Re: no religion

    The problem is that most people who don't believe in a religion don't want to be called anything. The word deist may describe them.

    Deism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    deism - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    Let me know If you can't access those sites and I write you a brief synopsis.

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    Re: no religion

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    The problem is that most people who don't believe in a religion don't want to be called anything. The word deist may describe them.

    Deism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    deism - Definitions from Dictionary.com

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    I can access it, thanks!

    Well, arenīt deists somewhat related to agnostics or skeptics?

    For Agnostics, for what I know, believe in God but thinks that the Godhead is unknowable or cannot be learned by our finite mind.

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    Re: no religion

    Agnostics and Skeptics are doubters who do not believe in God, but believe in the possibility that God may exist.

    Deists believe in a God who is indifferent to humanity and doesn't need to be worshiped.

    When Deism was popular in the late 18th century, Deists liked to use the metaphor of God as the celestial clock maker who creates this intricate universe, sets it in motion, and leaves it alone.

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    Re: no religion

    Okay, so Agnostics and skeptics are much closer to Atheists then, and not to Deists.

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    Re: no religion

    You can say that they are spiritual but non-affiliated.

    That describes me these days.

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    Re: no religion

    By the way, blouen, what's the difference between Filipino and Tagalog?

    Many years ago, when she was very sick, my mother had a Filipina nurse who spoke very little English. I could understand some of the Tagalog words and phrases she used because they sounded very much like Spanish, and she could sometimes understand my Spanish (which is muy malo) better than my English.

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    Re: no religion

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    By the way, blouen, what's the difference between Filipino and Tagalog?

    Many years ago, when she was very sick, my mother had a Filipina nurse who spoke very little English. I could understand some of the Tagalog words and phrases she used because they sounded very much like Spanish, and she could sometimes understand my Spanish (which is muy malo) better than my English.
    Hmmm...
    In 1898, President Manuel L. Quezon declared our National language to be Filipino.
    Tagalog, actually is the dialect of those living in greater Manila, the capital of the Philippines. And since Filipino and Tagalog are very similar in almost everything today, we talk of them interchangeably.

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