Eg. In religious belief, I only believe that marriage is only a physical bond. There is nothing to do with rituals. Because Globally, that is the ONLY common thing in a wedding. Rituals are totally different or even optional.

Another example is, God. He/She/It is there. It is globally accepted. But I won't believe about its physical address or shape.

  • My first thought was globalist, but Wikipedia's quite comprehensive entry on that word seems to consider it only in terms of economics. – Charl E Aug 23 '18 at 10:21
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    Are you positing that there is some core set of beliefs that are common to everyone? And that there might be people who restrict themselves to those beliefs? To be honest, I'd be surprised if there was a term for the latter. – user888379 Aug 23 '18 at 12:39
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    Perhaps off-topic, but the existence of god is far from globally accepted. In the US, estimates range from 18-22% of Americans are not religious/not spiritual, with around 3% admitting to being outright atheists. These are numbers from a couple of years ago; they are certainly higher now. And, as countries go, the US is rather religious overall. There are quite a few places where religion/belief in god is nearly non-existent. – Roger Sinasohn Aug 23 '18 at 17:10
  • Are you looking for a word that is only related to religion/religious beliefs or something more universal? I'm not sure such a word exists because I don't think there is any belief or even fact that is universally believed/accepted. Heck, there are still a lot of people who believe the earth is flat, so you can't even say that the earth being spherical (more or less) is a universal belief. – Roger Sinasohn Aug 23 '18 at 17:12

In a philosophical or theological sense you may be a Universalist

From the above linked Wikipedia article

Universalism is a theological and philosophical concept that some ideas have universal application or applicability. A community that calls itself universalist may emphasize the universal principles of most religions, and accept others in an inclusive manner. It is centered around the belief in a universal reconciliation between humanity and the divine.

However, there seem to be various different kinds of universalism, which does sound like somewhat of a contradiction, but is related to the different theological histories.
What all the religious universalisms have in common seems to be an effort to be inclusive (also of the people who don't belong to the particular 'universal school') But there is also non-religious universalism which sounds like a set of general common conceptions which most people can subscribe to.
Perhaps at a stretch it could include your beliefs on human attraction not requiring rituals and papers.

Again from that Wikipedia article: a commentary on non-religious universalism

Indeed, many Universalists may be attracted to the logic of universally applicable principles, rather than any belief or dogma. Human unity, solidarity, and the perceived need for a sustainable and socially conscious global order are among the tendencies of non-religious Universalist thought.

But it sounds like you do believe in some manner of spirituality. Perhaps your world view has similariteis with the Unitarian Universalists.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a theologically liberal religion characterized by a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning".Unitarian Universalists do not share a creed; rather, they are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth and by the understanding that an individual's theology is a result of that search and not a result of obedience to an authoritarian requirement. Unitarian Universalists draw from all major world religions and many different theological sources and have a wide range of beliefs and practices.


I'd describe it as:

Spiritual (adjective)1.2 :

(of a person) not concerned with material values or pursuits.

"They are spiritual beings, incorporeal intelligences, and they may --have their origins in personalities."

So, you are spiritualist.


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A person who conforms to accepted behaviour or established practices.

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