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Flag TransJ April 2, 2013 6:34 PM EDT

I am a transtheist but from a western point of view, that is out of Stoicism.  However what little I have read about Taoism it seems to be transtheistic, if so I am interested in its form of transtheism.  I would be grateful for any help you can give me on this subject.

Flag TransJ April 4, 2013 5:15 PM EDT

Okay, I have been doing some more reading. So, the Tao is not a god of any kind but if gods do exist than they are under the control of the Tao. I would say that Taoism is transtheistic in that the Tao is not conceived theistically but divine beings are acceptable realities, so it is not atheistic. Transtheism is a system of thought which is neither theisic, nor atheistic, but is beyond them.

Flag Freestyle March 28, 2014 11:49 AM EDT

Taoism is not "transtheistic."  Instead, it is monotheist wtih Gaia -- a mother "goddess -- as a Higher Power.  Any other god other than Gaia is humiliated.  If you are interested in Taoism and would like to be Taoist, you must be gifted and talented.  In my opinion, being "transtheistic" is considered gifted and talented, which in turn makes you Taoist.

I hope this will help.

Mew Xacata

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