"Others" was suggested by Bill Atkinson and added on March 19, 2005.
I am seeking feedback from people of all religious and philosophical persuasions. Naturalist is a term that describes a person with a naturalistic worldview, who believes that anything defying the laws of nature (gods, afterlife, ghosts, angels) does not exist. However, it can also mean a person who is a nature-lover, or who prefers not to wear any clothes (nudist). I am looking for a new term that means the same thing as the first definition of naturalism that I gave, that would not be confused with another group of people. I want to avoid anything that would be considered offensive to other people, which is I why it's important that I also get feedback from religious people as well, particularly on the last poll which asks which terms might offensive. If you have any suggestions to add, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your time.
Characteristics of the ideal term:
not offensive to others
not insulting to us
will describe what we are, rather than what we are not short
not elitist; understandable by the average person
will describe us without also describing others
will not exclude some of us
will not get us confused with other groups of people
Not all of these terms fit all of these characteristics. It is up to you to decide which one fits best. In order for me to know how many people in each worldview participated in this poll, the first poll is a 2-choice question about your worldview. Then there are the actual word polls. For the first one, please pick your favorite term; for the second one, please pick your second favorite; for the third one, please pick your third favorite; and for the fourth poll please pick all the terms, if any, that you find offensive. Thank you!