Religion in the universe of the Empire of the Solar Throne often tends toward atheism (denial of the divine), agnosticism (uncertain whether or not the divine exists or not), or deism (that a God or Supreme Being created the universe and the laws of science and nature but is no longer active in the known universe). Nevertheless, there are various cults that exist with various followers. In the Empire of the Solar Throne, a number of such religions worship the ruler of the Empire as a god or demi-god. There is also a number of religious groups, polytheistic in nature, that worship various stars, planets, moons, asteroids, dwarf planets, etc. as physical manifestations of various gods. Then there are messiahs and prophets who preach belief in a montheistic, active God and a strict standard of right and wrong. Animal-human hybrids are the most likely to be religious, A.I. machines the least likely, and humans somewhere in the middle.