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Pantheists, like theists, tend to be "moral realists." They believe it is an objective fact that some kinds of actions are ethically right and others wrong, and what is right and wrong is independent of what any person thinks is right and wrong.
Pantheists also have recourse to numerous philosophical sources-Spinoza etc. But, the pantheist is not without alternatives to the scripture and discourse theists have at their disposal.
Pantheistic worship might naively be thought to be a kind of self-worship; worshipping something of which one is a part or identified with.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/pantheism   (13401 words)

 Pantheism: FAQs on pantheism, panentheism, paganism etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pantheists believe that the universe itself is the prime focus for reverence.
The pantheist attitude to all individual natural phenomena is one of appreciation of beauty, quiet and respectful observation, love and care.
Most modern Pantheists believe that the mind is an aspect of the body, and at death dissolves with the body to merge into the elements from which it was formed.
members.aol.com /Heraklit1/faqs.htm   (4379 words)

Emanationism may easily take on a pantheistic meaning and as pointed out in the Encyclical "Pascendi dominici gregis", the same is true of the modern doctrine of immanence.
Pantheists indeed bring forward various arguments in support of their several positions, and in reply to criticism aimed at the details of their system; but what lies back of their reasoning and what has prompted the construction of all pantheistic theories, both old and new, is the craving for unity.
The pantheist who is careful to speak in accordance with his thought simply refrains from putting his philosophy into practice.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11447b.htm   (2897 words)

Pantheists will ask whether it is not better to rely on the possibility of such imperfect immortality, for which there is good evidence, than on the idea that the soul can be detached from everything material and attain perfect immortality.
Pantheists are clearly quite impressed by beauty in nature, and infer from this beauty that nature itself is worthy of our reverence and respect.
And pantheists will generally deny this, because it would require that the divine universe has or is a single mind, and that would amount to saying that the universe is a divine person, an idea most modern pantheists would prefer to abandon.
www.wku.edu /~jan.garrett/panthesm.htm   (3746 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Scientific Pantheism
Pantheists also believe that the universe is its own creator, and thus eternal, since it includes all space and time.
When Pantheists "pray," therefore, they are actually worshipping and meditating to themselves, nature, and in a natural setting within this all-encompassing, omnipotent entity that we commonly refer to as "the universe." Everything is a part of nature and is made up of the same substance.
In other words, Pantheistic views free people of the fear of death because it acknowledges and affirms that there is a reunion with nature, the cosmos, and humanity's divine mother upon death.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/SAVED/pantheism_scientific.html   (2375 words)

 The Religions of Varia: The Panetheon
Pantheists hope their spirits will go there when they die and dwell in the gardens of the Gods, but the Death Goddess is said to imprison evildoers atop a mountain, naked and freezing, made to suffer as their victims suffered in life.
Most Pantheists bear the symbol of their patron, either as a pendant or as embroidery upon their clothing, although some also add the symbols of any other gods whose favor they desire, and a few wear the symbols of all the gods, just in case.
Pantheists tend to be open-minded, accepting new ideas as just another part of the Gods' world they didn't know about before, and they are tolerant of other religions.
www.larp.com /cavalier/world/pantheon.html   (367 words)

Pantheists have to ask themselves what they should do given what they believe.
Even if we are not at all clear about what pantheists should do, it may seem we are relatively clear about what they believe.
Pantheists, like many theists, tend to regard Churches and religious leaders with suspicion.
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/archives/win2004/entries/pantheism   (13382 words)

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Like other pantheists, pagans too believe that divinity is manifested everywhere, yet they are distinctive in that they relate to whatever they conceive of as God primarily through nature.
Pantheists can, however, also relate directly to the universe and to nature, without the need for any intermediary symbols or deities.
Modern pantheists are not generally polytheistic and do not believe in magic or disembodied spirits of any sort.
www.angelfire.com /stars/Ebrein/Paganism.html   (298 words)

 Varieties of Pantheism, by Paul Harrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pantheists can be divided along several axes, according to how their view of God's relationship with the universe, and their attitude to the material world.
World-affirming pantheists believe that the physical world of nature and of the human body are essentially good.
Pantheist pages in your pages, or mirror the page at your site by saving this and other pages.
members.aol.com /Heraklit1/variety1.htm   (1049 words)

 More Mirth On Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pantheists know they’re on the right side in battles to save the environment, and they unite with the power that pushes tender seedlings through cracks in concrete.
Pantheists revel in every precious moment, and realize life is short, much too short to let heartbreaking happenings long overcloud the joys of living.
Pantheists have no corner on humor, but they do tend to laugh a lot--never making light of the planet’s plight--but joining with others who realize the many merits of merriment.
home.utm.net /pan/em2.html   (617 words)

 Pantheist.Net - Universal Pantheist Society
Pantheists do not propose belief in a deity; rather, they hold nature itself as a creative presence.
The Universal Pantheist Society was the first organization to recognize Pantheism as a religion (organized under U.S. 501(c)(3) statutes).
There is a wonderful, fulfilling, and creative diversity among Pantheists, but all are united in the our knowledge that the Cosmos is divine and the Earth is sacred.
www.pantheist.net   (548 words)

A Pantheist is not an idolater of any man-made object - no book, no nation, no church, o prophet, no anthropomorphic deity, nor any doctrine or creed.
Pantheists derive their fundamental religious experiences through their personal relationship with the Universe, seeking to improve their relationship with the natural world as their fundamental religious responsibility.
Learning to preserve wildness, promote ecological harmony, and work against environmental degradation is one of the most satisfying activities for the Pantheist.
www.pantheist.net /society/earthkeeping.html   (725 words)

 New Covenant Church of God: FAQ34 - Are Christians Pantheists?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When I said *yes* he said I was really a Pantheist and not a Christian.
The fact that we are overwhelmed by the universe and the beauty of nature does not make us New Age pantheists -- this is strange logic indeed.
Pantheists (New Agers) believe that the Creation is God, and that since they are a part of Creation, that they too are God, or gods.
www.nccg.org /FAQ034-Pantheists.html   (510 words)

 Why Do Pantheists Meet Together?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since some of our memories and impressions of the “church” experience are negative, the idea of joining, or forming a group, may conjure up visions of group prayers and meditations, long hours of listening to someone else expound about what they believe or what we should believe, and so on.
Pantheists also tend to be individualists and independent thinkers, so to appeal to them through a hierarchical dogmatic organisation would be foolish.
Third, to create a network of Pantheist “facilitators” who will be able to perform legal weddings and funerals, so that Pantheists will be able to have ceremonies that harmonise with their beliefs, instead of being forced to use the priests of other religions or to have a straight civil ceremony.
www.pansocal.org /why.html   (1214 words)

 Web Sites Guide ODP > Society> Religion and Spirituality> Pantheism
Pantheist.Net was founded to provide a coalition, bringing groups dedicated to Pantheist lifeways and philosophy together with individuals practicing or exploring pantheism.
Pantheist Age - Essay, poems and links about "the world's oldest religion that is fast becoming the most reasonable religion for the modern world and inquiring minds."
Why am I a Pantheist - Members of the pantheist community state what pantheism means to them.
www.websitesguide.info /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Pantheism   (527 words)

 Are You a Pantheist? (Promo) Anjula Razdan
Believing that the universe itself is divine, pantheists have no use for a personal, anthropomorphic God, much less supernatural realms like heaven and hell.
Although pantheistic philosophy dominated antiquity, influencing everything from Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism to Western philosophies like Stoicism, Neoplatonism, and Epicureanism, it was eclipsed for some 1,200 years by the spread of Christianity and Islam.
The organization now has more than 2,000 members and anticipates that there are millions upon millions of pantheists out there who just don’t know there is a name—or group—for their beliefs.
www.utne.com /pub/2003_118/promo/10619-1.html   (572 words)

 Pantheism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most Pantheists don't believe in an afterlife in a supernatural manner, but death itself is part of the divine natural cycles of the Universe.
Natural/Scientific Pantheists don't believe in a god, so to speak, but that nature itself, as a magnificent, almost magical, awe-inspiring creator and destroyer, is to be revered.
However, this does not mean that a Pantheist doesn't necessarily recognize "seperate" gods or spirits; they are merely considered to be recognizable, personified parts of the one Spirit.
velvetdragon.com /spirit/pantheism.html   (1089 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com
The World Pantheist Movement (www.pantheism.net), founded in 1998, now claims 2,000 members in 56 countries, with active local groups in San Diego, Calif., London, Cleveland and other cities.
Organizing pantheists has proved a challenge because many pantheists, by definition, are wary of all forms of organized religion.
The World Pantheist Movement adopted a credo, but, hoping to avoid the pitfalls of more dogmatic religions, doesn't require assent to it for members to join.
www.beliefnet.com /story/135/story_13536_1.html   (744 words)

 Pantheism Section Of FAQ Misrepresents Pantheism Trene Valdrek (Reply) (7-00)
My biggest problem is how you label all Pantheists as "they." You seem to alternate between "some pantheists" and just "pantheists." Pantheism is more complex than "thinking of the universe as a god" and there are Scientific Pantheists, Pagan Pantheists, etc. I think you should preface your Pantheism section with a clearer definition.
I am not a Pantheist, because I don't want to be an Atheist and I have lost count of the number of times I have defended Atheism on various message boards.
Thus, contrary to the claims of some pantheists, an additional "reverence" for the planet (or the universe) is not needed.
www.positiveatheism.org /mail/eml9589.htm   (4810 words)

 onegoodmove: Atheists and Pantheists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anyway we were talking and she said, "what about the rest of your family, what do they think of your atheism, or are they all atheists too." I said it wasn't a big deal around our house, I' am related to a few believers, but remarked that my brother was a pantheist.
She looked puzzled and I realized that she wasn't familiar with the term pantheist.
Well an atheist is a person who believes there is no god, while a pantheist believes that god is present in everything.
onegoodmove.org /1gm/1gmarchive/000193.html   (412 words)

 pantheism by pantheists for pantheism by pantheists for pantheism by pantheists for pantheism by pantheists for ...
Most Pantheists believe in the duality of nature: positive/negative, good/bad, yin/yang...
Because there are many paths to enlightenment and unity with the divine universe, there are also many companion beliefs and practices associated with Pantheism via its followers.
If you are a Pantheist, we invite you to contribute articles for publication on this site.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Thebes/5310   (374 words)

 The Pantheist Index: Regional Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Discussion list for members and friends of the World Pantheist Movement in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and environs, created in order to address some of the basic needs of Pantheists living in urbanized areas.
For Pantheists living in Florida who wish to communicate, either via Internet or by gathering, in order to bring Pantheism closer to their homes, families and their hearts.
The Scientific Pantheist Group of Arizona provides opportunities for meeting and staying in touch with others who share your interests and love for Nature.
www.pantheist-index.net /Internet_Communities/Regional_Lists   (315 words)

 PANTHEISTS. WHAT IS GOD'S PURPOSE? - Bestandworst.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It can mean Pagan, Buddhist or Satanist, etc. I'm not against their beliefs because I haven't seen holy wars fought over them or for that matter large-scale persecution resulting from them.
I know that not all Pantheist agree on what God is or even whether there is one, but if there is what is the point in his existence.
a satanist is not a pantheist he is a worshiper of satan a christian concept, so he is kind of a follower of a branch of christianity.
www.bestandworst.com /result.php?id=37143   (412 words)

 Atheists and pantheists may take a moment to bask in victory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mom to say girl in case is not an atheist
Carroll: Atheists and pantheists may take a moment to bask in victory
The Ninth Circuit Court's decision that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is an unwarranted mingling of church and state is shocking for reasons unrelated to the law.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/06/27/MN46822.DTL   (640 words)

 Pantheists of Southern California
We are a growing group of diverse people, members and friends of the World Pantheist Movement, living in San Diego, Los Angeles and other counties in southern California.
In terms of philosophy, we prefer our knowledge about the world to come from science, we believe that the Universe and everything in it (including humans) are natural, and we follow essentially humanist morals with an added emphasis on environmental responsibility.
This site is listed in the Pantheist Index.
www.pansocal.org   (159 words)

 Pantheism Meetup Groups - Meetup.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Meet other local Pantheists and those who are interested in Pantheism, people who revere Nature and the Universe rather than a judging personal creator God…
Visit with others who are interested in Pantheism, people who revere Nature, Life and the Universe rather than a judging personal creator God.
Meet other local Pantheists and those who are interested in Pantheism, people who revere Nature and the Universe rather than a judging personal creator God.
pantheist.meetup.com /27   (206 words)

 PANTHEISM: the World Pantheist Movement
Do you find it impossible to believe in supernatural beings, and difficult to conceive of anything more worthy of reverence than the beauty of nature or the power of the universe?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you will feel thoroughly at home in the World Pantheist Movement.
Our caring and celebratory approach focuses on nature rather than the supernatural, on what we can see and do and live out rather than on invisible entities that we can only imagine.
www.pantheism.net   (1269 words)

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