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Atheism

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See also: Agnosticism

Atheism is the rejection of the gods. Rather than outright disbelieving in gods whose existence is a matter of hard fact, atheists in Golarion instead deny that the gods are truly divine and thus not deserving of worship or blind faith.[1] Thus, atheists may be classed as dystheists or misotheists.[2]

Atheism is looked down upon in many parts of Golarion, but is enforced on a state level in the nations of Rahadoum in Garund[3], Touvette in the River Kingdoms[4], and Bachuan in Tian Xia[5] The devils known as deimaviggas believe that atheism is a tool to be used to lead mortals away from the gods and into Hell's embrace.[6] Some atheists have learned to heal themselves via mind-over-matter mental techniques in the absence of divine magic.[7]

Despite their lack of faith, atheist souls are still judged by Pharasma. Some become bodiless spirits in the Astral Plane or are reincarnated, but most find their fate in the Graveyard of Souls.[8]

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