Author: Carissa Wyant

This lesson discusses non-theism as an "umbrella term" that covers such disparate religious and non-religious beliefs as naturalism, pantheism, agnosticism, and religious skepticism.

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Terms to Know

Any system of belief that either denies the existence of god(s) or does not require the existence of god(s).

Religious Skepticism

The belief that religious claims are doubtful or at least need to be subjected to intense rational scrutiny.