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Terms and Definitions

Word definitions vary and change over time. Comprehensive dictionaries may list more than 30 meanings for a word. Therefore, it is up to the author to declare which definition is being used, and up to the reader to apply the author's definition. Here is our "dictionary". (w) after entry indicates definition from 1958 Webster's Dictionary.

Agnostic - Someone who claims that they do not know or are unable to know whether God exists.
Atheist - One who denies the existence of any God.
Bible — A collection of stories or myths collected by various peoples, and assembled at varius times into single documents. More than thirty versions have been created. Numerous words, terms and concepts were added or changed over time. Originally, it was a collection of mythical stories used to educate and entertain. In the 4th Century, King Constantine is responsible for a movement to convert its mythical roots to historical fact.
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cognitive dissonance — Filtering out of information that conflicts with what one already believes, in an effort to ignore that information and reinforce one's beliefs.

cthulhu mythos — The essence in the Mythos is that the human world and our role in it is an illusion. Humanity is simply living in a fragile bubble, unaware of what lies behind the curtains or even of the curtains themselves, and our seeming dominance over the world is illusory and ephemeral.

cult — Group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around the believed existence of a supernatural being. (w)
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 Equinox — Occurs when our earth's wobble on its axis creates a day with equal periods of sunshine and darkness in a day.
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evolution — The development of a species, organism or organ from its original or rudimentary state to its present state.
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Facilitator — conducts, arranges and oversees Milesian events.
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faith-based — A teaching or conclusion that requires its believers to subsitute faith for identifiable truths.
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God — 1. any of various beings conceived as supernatural, immortal, and having special powers over the lives and affairs of people and the course of nature; diety, especially a male diety. 2. In monotheistic religions, the creator and ruler of the universe, regarded as eternal, infinite, all-powerful, and all-knowing. (w)

Koran — see tract .
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Krypton — a rare chemical element.

memes — Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a "culture" in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus. As a unit of cultural evolution, a meme in some ways resembles a gene. Richard Dawkins, in his book, The Selfish Gene, recounts how and why he coined the term meme to describe how one might extend Darwinian principles to explain the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. He gave as examples tunes, catch-phrases, beliefs, fashions, way of making pots, and the building of arches.
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methodologically observable entity — a repeating observable result of an action.

mystical — Creating facts beyond human understanding. (w)
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myth — 1. a traditional story of unknown authorship, ostensibly with a historical basis, but serving usually to explain some phenomenon of nature, the origin of man, or the customs, institutitions, religious rites, etc. of a people; myths usually involve the exploits of gods and heroes. 2. such stories collectively; mythology. 3. Any fictitious story. (w)
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mythologymyths collectively; especially, all the myths about a specific being, or those myths, fables or traditions interwoven with the history, origin, deities etc. of a specific people. (w)        
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naturalisticin accordance with nature.

nature — the sum total of all things in time and space; the entire physical universe. (w)
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philosophytheory or investigation of the principles or laws that regulate the universe and underlie all knowledge and reality. (w)
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religion1. belief in a divine or superhuman power or powers to be obeyed and worshipped as the creator(s) and ruler(s) of the universe. 2. expression of this belief in conduct and ritual. (w)
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sacrosanctvery holy; not to be treated with irreverence. (w)

societyAny organized group of people joined together because of some common interest.

SolsticeOccurs when our earth's wobble on its axis creates the longest period of sunshine, or the shortest period of sunshine in a day.   
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spiritthe thinking, motivating, feeling part of man, often as distinguished from the body; intelligence. (w)
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spiritual1. Of, from, or concerned with the intellect, or what is often thought of as the better or higher part of the mind. 2. characterized by the ascendancy of the spirit; showing much refinement of thought and feeling. (w)
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supernaturalattributed to hypothetical forces beyond nature. (w)

Torasee tract .
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tracta treatise on religion or morals. (w)

tractable1. easily led or controlled; manageable; docile. 2. Readily worked or handled; malleable. (w)

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