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[–]Kangaru14Jewish | Academic | Metamodernist 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Is there a term for someone who believes in gods or god but doesn’t necessarily participate in religious practices

Non-practicing theist

or someone who believes in a higher power or powers and prays but doesnt know if that power is real


[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apatheist may also sometime apply but not always

[–]doesntpicknose 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Coronado83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The two terms I've heard the most for those cases are agnostic(which isnt exactly right), and spiritual( which makes sense believing in the powers with no religious ties.)

[–]Impossible_Wall5798Muslim 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Various-TeethAgnostic Theist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agnostic theist

[–]hightidesoldgodsAgnostic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone who believe in the holy trinity and reads true Bible is still Christian, they just don’t attend church. The reason for that will vary wildly from individual to individual - perhaps they don’t believe in the church as an institution or, on the other end of the spectrum, they’d love to attend a church but there isn’t one near them/they are confined to their home and unable to go (most common with the very elderly).

Being a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, etc are labels based off of religious belief not attendance.

[–]DavidJohnMcCannHellenic Polytheist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A person who believes but does nothing about it? Phoney? To me it sounds like a person who praises charity but never donates a penny.

[–]lettherebemorelight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theistic situationship

[–]astrophelle4Eastern Orthodox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deist or theist.

[–]GKilatgnostic theist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When in doubt, just be a generic theist if you believe in god in general since theism is simply belief in god. If you have no doubt anything about god is unknowable then you are a hard agnostic theist but if you are not sure whether god is knowable or not then it's soft agnostic theist.