from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Belief in the existence of demons; character or action like that of demons.
- noun Specifically, in anthropology, the belief in the existence of an intimate relation between a person and one or more supernatural beings who become his protectors and helpers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The belief in demons or false gods.
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- noun Belief in, or worship of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
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While the threat of demonism is used to bring fear to the film’s characters, the genuine demonic behavior of everyday life (jealousy, violence, self-pity and war) offers the most brutal horror of this classic production.
About the so-called "demonism" of this film….the people making this film wished to convey AUTHENTIC New Orleans aspects.
Among the Founders, Jefferson, Madison, and Adams all shared a view of representation despite their profound differences on a wide range of issues (including religion -- Jefferson once called Christianity a species of "demonism" while Adams was a deeply religious man.)
As in, they linked to Satan because the suffix ‘mon’ implied monsters, and monsters implied demonism.
I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians.
The Soltenites 'forefathers had still believed in Arkon's pantheon of gods many millennia before but now the Soltenites were immersed in demonism and paid homage to hideous spirit ogres, considering them to be deities worthy of worship-and all such demonic gods were without exception of the masculine gender.
The whole sphere of demonism, objective and subjective, is completely obscure to them.
But, as directed by Ian Talbot, it is all preposterous fun and John Gordon Sinclair, despite his lack of visibility, excellently suggests the tormented demonism of the hero.
Did Hitler represent, as Emil Fackenheim has said, a unique "eruption of demonism into history" -- in which case he stands at a comfortable remove from the rest of us?
Jupiter in person, was the incubus of Alcmena and Semele; Thetis in person, the succubus of Peleus, and Venus of Anchises, without having recourse to the various contrivances of our extraordinary demonism.