World Pantheist Movement

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The World Pantheist Movement (WPM) is an international organization which promotes naturalistic pantheism,[1] a philosophy which asserts that spirituality should be centered on nature. Paul Harrison is their founder and president.[2]

External appearance[edit]

Its symbol is the spiral as seen in the curves of the nautilus shell[3] which embodies the Fibonacci series and the golden ratio.

Beliefs and practice[edit]

The WPM uses the term “divine” rather than “god” and states that the universe as a whole is one with divinity. It has developed a pantheist credo as a guide (not indispensable set of rules for the members) and sees the universe as an everlasting, diverse and self-organized unit. All human beings are part of it and should therefore preserve the nature. The main focus is based on scientific pantheism[4] and a naturalistic approach with reverence to the physical universe, oriented towards environmentalism with respect for human and animal rights.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Pantheist Movement". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ Herrmann, Robert (2009). Expanding Humanitys Vision Of God. Templeton Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-1599470979. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  3. ^ Duck, Michael John; Petry, Michael (2016). Goethe's "Exposure Of Newton's Theory": A Polemic On Newton's Theory Of Light And Colour. Templeton Press. p. xxxix. ISBN 978-1783268498. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ Stone, Jerome A. (2008). Religious Naturalism Today – The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative. State University of New York Press. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-0791475379. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  5. ^ Harrison, Paul (20 May 1999). "Theological Notes: A promising time for pantheism". The Independent. Retrieved 20 August 2021.

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