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Am i a "taoist"?

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i call myself a taoist because my belief structure is based on the ideas of philosophical taoism. But as far as being a practitioner or scholar or even a serious student of taoism, i wouldn't call myself any of those things...too lazy, to be honest. On the other hand, it's convenient for me in conversation, (and lazy people like me love convenience,) to refer to myself as a taoist to distinguish myself from christians in the christianity based culture i live in. It has occured to me, though, that the most widely accepted definition of the word taoist might refer to more dedicated students of taoism. So my question is, is there, to anyone's knowledge, a specific tradition in taoism regarding the usage of the word taoist, or is the term open to multiple interpretations?


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