I read the new repost on the New Oxonian.
As a service I provide, I’ll go ahead and sum up what I took from the post. Organized Humanism is the humanism that is more inclusive and doesn’t mind including positive things that are religiously inspired. Movement Humanism is an atheism of a different color that takes a more extreme position against religion throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I like Hoffman’s style of writing that’s why I read it even when I’m not in agreement with it. If you’ve got the time to read my post, maybe you should look at his too.
Hoffman has mentioned another differentiation. While I don’t have that post hot linked, I remember a post that suggested that polytheism is essentially a more civil religious format than theism. If you subscribe to a polytheistic viewpoint, then there’s an accepted religious relativism that goes along with it. And in a way, the god or gods you pick reflect more on you than you reflect on the gods, in my opinion. It makes me pause and wonder why I’m at my extreme.
I’m not really at odds with polytheists, I just don’t feel included because I have no religious inspiration. I have no love of the beauty of trying to mystify things by giving them attributes. I love reading myths but I rarely weave a consistent mythology among my friends. I’m not using that kind of communication. Maybe my life is less for it, but quite possibly I cannot appreciate those aesthetics as an individual. That’s the nicest position I can stay upon because it means you guys who disagree with me might be experiencing a really positive quality from your beliefs and I’m disagreeing simply because I’m incapable of having the experiences you suggest.