Posted by spritzophrenia on July 12, 2010
It’s not often I come across a new term in the g0d debate.
Ietsism (Dutch: Ietsisme – “Somethingism”) is an unspecified belief in some higher force. It is a Dutch term for a range of beliefs held by people who, on the one hand, inwardly suspect – or indeed believe – that there is “More between Heaven and Earth” than we know about, but on the other hand do not necessarily accept or subscribe to the established belief system, dogma or view of the nature of God offered by any particular religion. The nearest English language equivalent terms are agnostic theism and deism. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ietsism, 12 July 2010
Agnostic theism is one I’d come across before, but perhaps “somethingism” is even more vague. This certainly seems to describe the general “something-is-out-there” sensibility of much of the population.
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