So, as a lover of word origins, I though I would explore some alternative terms that I might use to label my personal theology for others. Here are some candidates:
- Ambitheism - A belief that one can construct a life philosophy flexible enough to function whether or not god exists; an ambitheist might deal with conflicting emotions about the existence of god, and so develops a belief system capable of adapting to either truth.
- Amitheism - A belief that god is literally the love we show our neighbors with whom we live in community; an amitheist places the Golden Rule above all else and lives a fully nonviolent life.
- Endotheism - A belief that god is not separate, but within each of us; an endotheist would value all of creation as god is within every subatomic particle - perhaps god is every subatomic particle.
- Isotheism - A belief that god is not "above" or "greater" that us, but part of us and our environment; and isotheist would likely resemble a pantheist, but with no sense of the divine or sacred, since everything is divine and sacred.
- Omnitheism - A belief that god is not separate, but simply represents the totality of all power, energy, knowledge, and truth; an omnitheist would concentrate on enhancing one's awareness of and connection with the "godness" of everyone and everything.
- Syntheisim - A belief that would extend omnitheism to include the time continuum; a syntheist would seek to become more aware of and connect with the "godness" and everyone and everything in every time and place as a single synchronistic existence.
- Veratheism - A belief that god is truth, for only out of truth can love and goodness emerge; a veratheist would seek complete honesty in all relations, removing all masks, and resolving all conflict and falsehood.