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« Reply #37: September 06, 2007, 02:59:13 am »

In that sense "animism" is often a quasi-pejorative label affixed to "primitive" religions. I personally feel that "polytheist" would be more accurate umbrella term, since most "animist" religions also venerate spirits, gods, and other powers that are not given physical existence.


I fail to see how 'polytheist' would be a *more* accurate term.  Not all polytheists are animists, for starters.  Not all animists are polytheists.  The two words describe different beliefs.  A single individual may subscribe to both, but does not *necessarily* do so.
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