n.1.A secondary religion; a belief or principle held in a quasi religious veneration.
Loyalty is in the English a subreligion.
- Emerson.
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He is not a traditional believer but lives what Flannery O'Connor called a "kind of subreligion which expresses its ultimate concern in images that have not yet broken through to show any recognition of a God who has revealed Himself." Binx is a postmodern pilgrim, seeking signs of reality but unable to analyze what he finds.