I was exploring etymology and in relation to religion, I was contemplating that the suffix "ism" is a great indicator that it's man made. I guess the same can go for "ist". There are some smart people reading this, can someone prove me wrong?
Wiki states: "The suffix -ism denotes a distinctive system of beliefs, myth, doctrine or theory that guides a social movement, institution, class or group."
I cannot find an argument to the contrary. Am I simplifying things?
On a side note and in reflection. I for one, am convinced that atheism is a religion: Hitchens takes 'new atheist' gospel to the masses
From the article:
"Christopher Hitchens offered much more, reflecting the growing visibility and muscle of a new breed of atheists spreading their message with evangelical fervor."