Biophysical Polydeism is a modern, progressive belief system that incorporates all things rational and all things probable. Maintaining a scientific backbone, it has deservedly been titled "the religion of academia."
It's not just about science however. Polydeism is quick to point out shortfalls in the scientific explanation of life, occasionally showing favoritism toward the underlying philosophy of religion (though no religion in particular). It has resultantly captured the attention of both religious and scientific enthusiasts while depicting its own unique, yet logical basis for life, meaning, God, and all the other immense and bottomless questions one can ask.
Since the religion was first publicly instated in 2001, Biophysical Polydeists have already branched off into two directions. Those most excited about the scientific focus, though subscribing to the whole package, finally have a religion to call their own, often refer to themselves simply as Biodeists. On the other hand, those who emphasize the union of religions often refer to themselves as Polydeists.
Though both parties still subscribe to the whole package, Biophysical Polydeism has made accommodations to the social trends in its establishment of an online network for both parties. The Biodeists have biodeism.com and the Polydeists have, predictably, polydeism.com. But before you get too excited, I should warn you that both addresses send you to the same site. Still, the novelty of almost-personalization seems to have delighted the believers on both ends of the spectrum.
All in all, Biophysical Polydeism optimally combines rationality with spirituality, and consequently, may very well stand the test of time.
Kim Burglund, Symposium of Science and Religion, 2005: New York, New York.
Excerpts of negative publicity
Some call them academic elitists, but truth be told, they're little more than hippies clad in scientific mumbo jumbo. Biophysical Polydeists are not the future of spirituality as they claim to be. Rather, they are the embodiment of a democratic agenda, plain and simple. They merely cut their hair and adopted a new strategy to push their culture into the values we share.
-Joseph Nelson from a segment titled "Biophysical Polydeism: Hippies Turn Scientists."
Biophysical Polydeism is a new "religion" many of you are becoming increasingly familiar with. I use the word "religion" with some hesitancy, as it appears to be more of an assembly of people devoid of core values. Though that may initially sound callous, I believe you will soon agree that the teachings of the "religion" impose more of a threat to moral standards than an organized body of ethics.
-Paul Mitchell from a segment titled "Up and Coming Threats."
Given any opportunity, they will eagerly attack republican politics and religious freedom. Whether it's in regards to abortion, biblical teaching, or anything else from tax burden to capital punishment, they're doing nothing more than silently pushing a democratic agenda. Their only selling point is that Thomas Jefferson was a deist. Though that's not even the same thing, Polydeists constantly try to extend this into bold claims about the founding and shaping of the country on deism when in fact it's just not true. This country, our home, was built on Christian principles and without those principles, we're no better than any other country. What makes us great is our freedom to express these values. Without them we would be a country of crime, abortion, homosexuals and promiscuity. But we're not. We're America, and I just ask that we stay America. Keep our values.
-Cliff Hersch from a segment titled "Suffocating Modern Values."
At the root of their values are sex and drugs. Sex and drugs are not religion and spirituality. Nor are they appropriate values for any culture.
-Robert Whiteside from an untitled segment.
All segments taken from Religious Leadership Conference, 2005: San Antonio, Texas.