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- n. A person who believes in the supernatural
- n. An advocate of supernaturalism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who holds to the principles of supernaturalism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who believes in the supernatural; a believer in supernaturalism. Also called supranaturalist.
- Same as supernaturalistic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to supernaturalism
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The supernaturalist is simply content with a lack of explanation.
Sun 10/25/09 1: 50 PM you should definitely check out half-moon investigations! adults will enjoy it as well as kids and young adults. i might even check out and another thing, even though i haven’t read the rest of the hitchhiker’s guide series. i’ve also heard that the supernaturalist is good as well, but hard to find like airman and the wish list. guess i’ll have to buy online, lol.
Then the supernaturalist will be just as free as the naturalist to make testable explanations of natural phenomena.
For the supernaturalist, the phrase ‘natural explanations’ does not just undermine his view of science but actually excludes it by definition.
Bilgrami motivates in order to mount his ambitious argument appears to the fundamentalist as a symptom of the underlying problem of modernity, a symptom that is all the more dangerous precisely because it offers itself as a solution to that problem by promising, in the best natural supernaturalist manner, a new heaven and a new earth: THE CREATION OF A NEW SOCIETY based on socialistic principles and deceitfully called
Two of my novels have won the World Fantasy Award, and yet the secular-humanist sensibility underlying Only Begotten Daughter and Towing Jehovah could not be further from the supernaturalist teleology of J.R.R. Tolkien, a writer I admire on grounds other than his Catholicism, and the allegorical apologetics of C.S. Lewis, whom I detest on every ground I can imagine.
As a committed supernaturalist, I tend to think we should read other traditions with charity, but would ask the same for my own tradition.
Again: "Closer to Defending Your Life, [Albert] Brooks's earlier parody of the supernaturalist film blanc, The Muse's deceptive slightness masks a darker purpose."
It is, I think, well established that the only “underlying psychological trait” that is relevant to the success of supernaturalist-religious systems is that we humans are all born ignorant and afraid.
Now, given that sense of naturalism, a supernaturalist is just someone who asserts that there instances of empirically undetectable causation.