Talk:Polyreligiosity

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I'm pretty sure this should be spelled "polyreligiosity," shouldn't it? m-w.com shows "religiosity" at any rate. --Clang 10:45, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT)

As long as you bring it up, I wonder if the term shouldn't be "polytheism"? --pastordan 12:20, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT)

Aren't they somewhat different? Polytheism is belief in multiple deities within a single religion, while polyreligiosity, as the author describes it here, is the belief in, or observence of, multiple religions simultaneously. --Clang 12:25, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT)
Well, this is what I'm unclear on: in the ancient world, a Greek might worship Zeus, but acknowledge the Roman Jove as the same God. That's usually called "polytheism," at least in my old textbooks. Is that the same as what's being discussed here? --pastordan 12:27, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT)
Got me, I think I'll leave it up to the original author to sort out. I'm out of my element here, and I'll just go back to correcting spelling! --Clang 12:30, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT)

No, I'm the original author and I'm not talking about polytheism. Hindus are polytheists. Someone who engages in both Hindu practice and Christian practice, e.g., is polyreligious, they are part of more than one religion. Note that, in theory, you can even be polyreligious without being polytheist. For example, if you are in a mixed religion family and act like a Jew with dad and a Christian with mom, you are monotheist, and yet polyreligious. Ohwilleke 2:13, 7 June 2004 (MDT).

I'll buy that. --pastordan 13:11, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT)

--Aaron Gillies 18:12, 7 Jun 2004 (PDT) If "Polyreligiousity" were a word, I think it would be spelled "Polyreligiosity?"

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