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At 14:43 2002-09-12 -0700, Padraic Brown wrote:

>In general, I'd agree (mostly cos I'm not aware of a
>better alternative); but "theism" is fairly specific.
>It's fine, so long as your mythic beings are Gods.
>Shift over into angels or jinns or any other sort of
>nondeific power, and all of a sudden you're not really
>"theistic" any more.

Point taken!  What about "numinism" -- check out _numen_ in a Latin
dictionary.  There ought to be a Greek equivalent (other than
_theos_)...  Where is Ray, I wonder?


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