23 October 2014

Omnism: The New Spiritual Belief

You've probably heard of a lot of other "isms" when it comes to beliefs. There's agnosticism (not sure if there is a God), theism (belief in one or more Gods), monotheism (one God), polytheism (many gods), deism (belief that there is a God, but he's not personally involved), and even atheism (belief in no God). Get ready to add a new ism to your vocabulary: omnism.
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It's actually not new; the term was coined back in 1839 by Philip J. Bailey in his poem "Festus." But in the new millennium, the time seems to be ripe for the concept to catch on. - Omnism-- the New Spiritual Belief

This is actually a good article covering what Omnism is and how many who hold this philosophy interpret all spiritual paths.

22 October 2014

Whats the diference between Deism and Omnism?

Found this little gem from a discussion forum...
Deists believe in a god as creator, but they believe that that god does not intervene in the universe and thus do not believe in miracles or anything supernatural. Incidentally, many of the Americas so-called 'founding fathers' were deists.
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In contrast,. omnists claim to to "believe in all religions" including atheism. At a simple look, this idea is fraught with obvious logical problems. However, modern self-described omnists have watered down the concept to what seems to me to be a more hyperbolic use of the word belief to argue for tolerance and appreciation for all religions and to be believe that some truth can be found in all religions or belief-systems. In this way, omnism is not a form of theology, and unlike deism or atheism does not take a position on the existence of god.

Thus, there many contrasts between omnism and deism, and on many of these points deism actually is in common with atheism rather than omnism. Incidentally, the only difference between deism and atheism might be arguably meaningless from certain philosophies such as logical positivists since neither alleges the existence of that which would have observable effects, and thus under those philosophies be meaningful, such as alleged miracles or divine intervention. But that last sentence is ripe with philosophical points of debate and is arguable completely in its own right with no reference to this very different idea of omnism. - Whats the diference between Deism and Omnism? • View topic • Philosophy Discussion Forums
What is your opinion of the ideas set forth in this post? Let's see if we can come up with something better.