A philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of sapient beings, hence the name. Since sapient creatures are capable of complex understanding, sapienists encourage individuals and society to think critically based on tangible evidence over dogma or superstitions.
The stance started to gain traction long after the Ghulat Wars and Samsara Piligrimage. With most gods essentially not around to hear or act on prayers, the movement encouraged the people to put the confidence they had in their deities within themselves.
In modern times, sapienism takes the form of typically non-religious movements centred on the agency of sapient beings and looking to science rather than revelation from a supernatural source to understand the world. With this in mind, advocates encourage the people to embrace the qualities that their intelligence grants them such as reasoning, logic, abstraction, creativity, imagination, emotion and empathy. Most also look toward both the postive and negative aspects that sapient races share and how they can strive to improve.
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