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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Well, that's adorably vague. "The all" what?
    Hindus say "The Atman is the Brahman." Seems like the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Apparently. God is broccoli. Am I a deist?
    I wouldn't say so, but then I'm going to go with the consensus definition of "deism." But if you believe that it's an entirely individual thing, there is no consensus. Of course, at that point the word is meaningless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    But as such, it has no real definition, does it. I mean, I can believe nearly anything and then call myself a deist, just as I can eat beef tonight and then call myself a vegetarian.
    Yes, you may. You have free will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    I wouldn't say so, but then I'm going to go with the consensus definition of "deism." But if you believe that it's an entirely individual thing, there is no consensus. Of course, at that point the word is meaningless.
    Kinda what I'm screamin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Kinda what I'm screamin.
    What is it that motivates you to scream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    I wouldn't say so, but then I'm going to go with the consensus definition of "deism." But if you believe that it's an entirely individual thing, there is no consensus. Of course, at that point the word is meaningless.
    I've found that labels aren't particularly useful in regard to one's personal spiritual beliefs. Categorization tends to devolve into stereotype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    What is it that motivates you to scream?
    Now you're just trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I've found that labels aren't particularly useful in regard to one's personal spiritual beliefs. Categorization tends to devolve into stereotype.
    And yet without labels there's no way to discuss anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    And yet without labels there's no way to discuss anything.
    True enough.

    It is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Now you're just trolling.
    Why shouldn't I? The OP is nothing more than a troll.

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