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Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
#1
Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
A friend in Swaziland suggested "hyporeligious" as an alternative. Avoids the "A" word and confuses people at the same time. A win-win for people with a preference.
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#2
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
Nah, I don't like that at all.  'Hypo' means 'beneath'.  'Beneath religious' doesn't really describe me.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
(January 21, 2018 at 7:52 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Nah, I don't like that at all.  'Hypo' means 'beneath'.  'Beneath religious' doesn't really describe me.

Boru

That's one meaning, but "less than" is also a meaning. 

Quote:hypo- or hyp- A prefix that means "beneath" or "below," as in hypodermic, below the skin. It also means "less than normal," especially in medical terms like hypoglycemia. In the names of chemical compounds, it means "at the lowest state of oxidation," as in sodium hypochlorite.

Hypo- | Define Hypo- at Dictionary.com
www.dictionary.com/browse/hypo-
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#4
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
But even with that definition, it implies some aspect of religiousity.  'Less than normally religious' could only be taken to mean that I am somewhat religious, just less religious than normal.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#5
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
(January 21, 2018 at 8:01 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: But even with that definition, it implies some aspect of religiousity.  'Less than normally religious' could only be taken to mean that I am somewhat religious, just less religious than normal.

Boru

Okay, I'll write you a dispensation so you won't have to use it.  Tongue
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#6
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
*happy dance*

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#7
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
(January 21, 2018 at 8:35 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: *happy dance*

Boru

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#8
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
Well, if you like Latin prefixes, why not...

Above ... Supra-religious
Without ... Sine-religious
Beyond ... Ultra... Dodgy

"Are you religious?"

"No, I'm beyond all that nonsense, I'm Ultra-religious."

Big Grin
The PURPOSE of life is to replicate our DNA ................. (from Darwin)
The MEANING of life is the experience of living ... (from Frank Herbert)
The VALUE of life is the legacy we leave behind ..... (from observation)
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#9
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
(January 21, 2018 at 9:02 am)DLJ Wrote: Well, if you like Latin prefixes, why not...

Above ... Supra-religious
Without ... Sine-religious
Beyond ... Ultra... Dodgy

"Are you religious?"

"No, I'm beyond all that nonsense, I'm Ultra-religious."

Big Grin

Whatever winds your Timex.  Levitate  Cool
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#10
RE: Don't like saying "I'm an atheist"? Try this instead.
"Baby eater" works for me.

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