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Western Soliterism redirects here. For other denominations of Soliterism, please see Soliterism (Denominations).

Soliterism is a monotheistic religion which developed in opposition to the teachings and politics of the Catholic Church in Helvore during the Protestant Revolution of the 16th century. Conceptualised almost entirely by the Helvoran philosopher St. Soléte de Crimse (whence the name Soliterism is derived), Soliterism opposes the idea of religious Gnosticism, instead believing that man can never come to truly understand God (a concept called Homo Nescit), and thus being told God is a particular way (as was done by the Catholic Church at the time of Soliterism's formation) is fundamentally impossible. Hence, Soliterism proposes that the only way to come close to spiritual enlightenment is through regular philosophical discussion of the nature of God with reference to pre-existing religious scriptures (such as the Bible), which are said to be (at least somewhat) divinely inspired.

Due to Soliterism's uniquely agnostic approach to religion, it does not possess a strong set of foundational theological beliefs (as with Christianity, for example), but rather, proposes only a few key principles which outline its fundamental structure and axioms. These key principles were outlined in Les Postulátes (itself being a preface to the primary scriptures of Soliterism - the Biblica Soliteristae), and are universal across all Soliterist denominations.

Soliterism as a concept has since been adopted into other religions (such as Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), which collectively practice philosophical debate during religious ceremonies and promote agnosticism. In recent years, a new denomination of Soliterism called Global Soliterism has come to prominence, and is based in all religions of its congregation. This means that, unlike other Soliterist Churches, which tend to use but one scriptural source (eg, the Bible in Christian Soliterism, the Quaran in Islamic Soliterism, etc.) in their theology, Global Soliterism uses texts from multiple religions, believing all global religions worship the same God (Omnism).

Due to its fundamental structure, Soliterism is considered one of the most progressive religions in the world. However, due to its agnostic approach, Soliterism has also been criticised as being inconsistant and intellectually exclusive, with each Church having their own separate beliefs about God. To this day, Soliterism has some 41 million followers across multiple denominations, and remains a steadily growing global religion.

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