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Pantheism

The belief that everything that exists is God.

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Materialistic Pantheism

Matter is God.

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Hylozoic Pantheism

Every particle of matter has within it a life force, which is God.

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Neutral Pantheism

God or "ultimate reality" is neutral "stuff" which connects mind and matter.

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Idealism

God is the non-material, infinite mind.

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Philosophical Mysticism

Man is God.

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Polytheism

The belief that there are many gods.

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Dualism

The belief that there are two equal gods that are at odds with each other.

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Deism

The belief in an absent God.

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Atheism

The belieft that there is no God.

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Dogmatic Atheism

Openly professing atheism.

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Virtual Atheism

Holding principles inconsistent with the belief in God; misdefining God.

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Practical Atheism

Living as if there were no God; Indifference on the grounds of hypocrisy.

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Agnosticism

The belief that is it impossible to know whether or not there is a god. There is no ultimate truth or reality therefore is contradictory.