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So, I finally found out what I'm supposed to call myself religiously. I'm a pantheist.

Here's the list of beliefs(taken from here, though I'm not a member of that website):


  1. We revere and celebrate the Universe as the totality of being, past, present and future. It is self-organizing, ever-evolving and inexhaustibly diverse. Its overwhelming power, beauty and fundamental mystery compel the deepest human reverence and wonder.
  2. All matter, energy, and life are an interconnected unity of which we are an inseparable part. We rejoice in our existence and seek to participate ever more deeply in this unity through knowledge, celebration, meditation, empathy, love, ethical action and art.
  3. We are an integral part of Nature, which we should cherish, revere and preserve in all its magnificent beauty and diversity. We should strive to live in harmony with Nature locally and globally. We acknowledge the inherent value of all life, human and non-human, and strive to treat all living beings with compassion and respect.
  4. All humans are equal centers of awareness of the Universe and nature, and all deserve a life of equal dignity and mutual respect. To this end we support and work towards freedom, democracy, justice, and non-discrimination, and a world community based on peace, sustainable ways of life, full respect for human rights and an end to poverty.
  5. There is a single kind of substance, energy/matter, which is vibrant and infinitely creative in all its forms. Body and mind are indivisibly united.
  6. We see death as the return to nature of our elements, and the end of our existence as individuals. The forms of "afterlife" available to humans are natural ones, in the natural world. Our actions, our ideas and memories of us live on, according to what we do in our lives. Our genes live on in our families, and our elements are endlessly recycled in nature.
  7. We honor reality, and keep our minds open to the evidence of the senses and of science's unending quest for deeper understanding. These are our best means of coming to know the Universe, and on them we base our aesthetic and religious feelings about reality.
  8. Every individual has direct access through perception, emotion and meditation to ultimate reality, which is the Universe and Nature. There is no need for mediation by priests, gurus or revealed scriptures.
  9. We uphold the separation of religion and state, and the universal human right of freedom of religion. We recognize the freedom of all pantheists to express and celebrate their beliefs, as individuals or in groups, in any non-harmful ritual, symbol or vocabulary that is meaningful to them.
It's very neat, but I'm a little concerned about the whole thing where if you look up the same definition on like Wikipedia or something, you get that it's the belief that God is present in all of nature, whereas, I'm agnostic, leaning on atheist about the belief in a God/Gods.
Plus, calling myself an "Agnostic/Atheist Pagan" sounds rather clumsy in my opinion.

ANYWAY, we celebrated my birthday yesterday. ^^ We went to Cinco De Mayo in the mall, and I got two new books... one is The Lord of The Rings Bestiary, and the other is Buddhist Bootcamp. I've been wanting those for awhile now, so it was awesome that I got them. I love my Sir so much!
:blushed::kitteh:

We also went to play pool yesterday in the middle of the day. It was so sweltering in there, even though it was cool-ish outside. I love the way that the leaves right now are just starting to turn...and they have that sort of pale green/yellowish thing going on that is so pretty!

Also, I got a ticker from www.MyFitnessPal.com, that's going to help me to get healthier! (Or, whatnot...I really want to tone up, so I'm hoping that toning up actually makes me go lower in weight...though I don't really see, looking at my body in the mirror, why it would say that I'm on the cusp of being overweight... But, meh! whatever.)


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