One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A belief in two gods, especially as independent and opposed principles of good and evil.
- ‘This opposition of ideas resulted in religious dualism (ditheism) which elements makes itself felt even nowadays in the form of customs and rituals.’
- ‘Zarathustra (in Persia) taught ditheism, that there are two opposed Gods, one of order and one of chaos, in eternal opposition.’
- ‘However, the acceptance of ditheism does not fit in with the monotheistic concept of God and the Devil.’
- ‘Similar to ditheism, moral dualism does not in any way imply that the religion in question is not monist or monotheistic.’
- ‘For was it not open ditheism, when worship was claimed for two divine beings?’
- ‘What features in this world would make you accept the following: a) polytheism, b) ditheism, c) monotheism?’
- ‘Hippolytus was careful to avoid ditheism noting explicitly that ‘I do not mean that there are two Gods.’’
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