Monday, June 21, 2021

In other words, isms and more isms

  • adiaphorism, noun. A Christian belief which holds that certain religious doctrines or practices are matters of indifference because they are neither commanded nor forbidden in the Bible.
  • atheism, noun. The belief that there is no God or gods.
  • deism, noun. The belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe (as distinguished from theism).
  • exvangelical, noun. A person who was once an Evangelical Christian but has since left the movement (combines ex- + evangelical).
  • geocentrism, noun. The belief that Earth is the center of the universe.
  • gymnobiblism, noun. (obscure, rare) The belief that the text of the Bible, without commentary, is a sufficient guide to the unlearned to religious truth.
  • monotheism, noun. A belief in only one God (Cf. polytheism).
  • nihilism, noun. An extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth. Nothingness or nonexistence.
  • polytheism, noun. A belief in more than one god or in many gods (Cf. monotheism).
  • prioritism, noun. (Christianity) A belief that distinguishes and emphasizes the primary mission of the church (spiritual transformation) over secondary or supporting ministries (social transformation).
  • pronominal, adjective. Relating to or serving as a pronoun.
  • solecism, noun. A grammatical mistake in speech or writing; an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence, or a minor blunder in speech.
  • theism, noun. The belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (as distinguished from deism); or, the belief in a supreme being or beings (as distinguished from atheism).
  • theocentrism, noun. The belief that God is the focal point of thoughts, interests, and feelings.

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