indifferentism


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in·dif·fer·ent·ism

 (ĭn-dĭf′ər-ən-tĭz′əm, -dĭf′rən-)
n.
The belief that all religions are of equal validity.

in·dif′fer·ent·ist n.

indifferentism

(ɪnˈdɪfrənˌtɪzəm; -fərən-)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) systematic indifference, esp in matters of religion
inˈdifferentist n

indifferentism

a view that admits no real difference between true and f alse in religion or philosophy; a form of agnosticism. See also attitudes. — indifferentist, n.
See also: Philosophy
a view that admits no real difference between true and false in religion or philosophy; a form of agnosticism. — indifferentist, n. See also attitudes.
See also: Religion
the condition of being indifferent or of having no preference. See also philosophy; religion. — indifferentist, n.
See also: Attitudes
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Confessional indifferentism is clearly growing among the Western Protestant denominations not only in Europe, but similarly in North America and other parts of the world.
He specifies that "religious freedom does not mean religious indifferentism, nor does it imply that all religions are equal" (CV, 55).
41) The Freiburg Circle's advocacy of dialogue with Jews and demands for restitution for survivors aroused suspicion from members of the hierarchy, particularly Cardinal Joseph Frings, who regarded their efforts as manifesting religious indifferentism.
Or the Christian churches will be so preoccupied fighting off increased attacks on religion from atheism, materialism, indifferentism, Islam and nihilism as to have no time for past problems.
Better a mild indifferentism, Teaching that both our faiths (though duller His shine through a dull spirit's prism) Originally had one colour
if religious education is limited to a presentation of the different religions, in a comparative and "neutral" way, it creates confusion or generates religious relativism or indifferentism.
But canon 844 includes an exception to the rule "whenever necessity requires or general spiritual advantage suggests, and provided that the danger of error or indifferentism is avoided.
The choice to become "a voluntary community of believers who tried to live according to the simple teachings of Christ" (409) left unsettled, however, the thornier questions of where tolerance ends and indifferentism and skepticism begin to undermine conviction.
Newbigin presented his core argument in chapter 5, "Christ in You the Hope of Glory," (28) "which was meant to show that there is acceptance of one another as we are within the eschatological perspective of grace which is as far removed from indifferentism as justification by faith is from antinomianism.
The mechanistic materialist foundation of Lovecraft's cosmic indifferentism is evident in both his rejection of teleology and the idea of a divinity it implies as well as in his pronouncements on free will as a product of our (idealist) delusions.
They wrongly believed that a wide conception of liberty in matters of faith presupposes religious relativism or indifferentism, entails that religious vows are immoral or nonbinding, or the comprehensive subservience of ecclesial communities to the state.
It is true that one can detect a certain weakening of Christian life in society overall and of participation in the life of the Catholic Church, due to secularism, hedonism, indifferentism and proselytism by numerous sects, animist religions and new pseudo-religious phenomena,'' he said.