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Agnostic

A thinker who disclaims any knowledge of God

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Apocalyptic

Pertaining to a revelation; forestalling imminent disaster and total destruction

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Apocryphal

Of questionable authority or authenticity; false or counterfeit

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Apostate

One who forsakes his faith or principles

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Apotheosis

Deification; an exalted or glorified ideal

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Benediction

A blessing; an invocation of divine blessing, usually at the end of a religious service

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Blasphemy

Any irreverent or impious act or utterance

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Deist

Believer in the existence of God as the creator of the universe who after setting it in motion abandoned it, assuming no control over life, exerted no influence on natural phenomena, and ga d no supernatural revelation

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Infidel

A person who does not believe in any religion; among Christians or Muslims, one who does not accept their particular beliefs.

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Mantra

A mystical formula of invocation or incantation in Hinduism and Buddhism

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Ontology

The branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of being

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Pantheism

The doctrine that the universe, conceived of as a whole, is God

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Sacrilegious

Disrespectful or irreverent toward anything regarded as sacred

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Syncretism

The attempt or tendency to combine or reconcile differing beliefs, as in philosophy or religion

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Theodicy

A vindication of divine justice in the face of the existence of evil