There are two types of action or practise in the denominational field of the DNI:

  1. fundamental action directly aimed at the establishment and maintenance of neutral-inclusivity in the world, in society and in individuals; this is nanaic, or at least anafactive, action besides abstention and within the rights-theoretical meta-frame;
  2. symbolic confirmation which enhances the appeal and popular influence of the doctrine and which indirectly serves the establishment and maintenance of neutral-inclusivity in the world, in society and in individuals. (Confirmation is used here in the sense of an act or process of strengthening and of supporting what is held valuable.)

Fundamental action consists of everything that contributes to the well-being of sentient beings, particularly of those human beings who die of starvation or malnutrition, those who suffer from disease or are handicapped and those who have no shelter; and particularly of those animal beings of which the natural environment is destroyed, and which are destroyed themselves, by the carelessness of people believing in nothing, or hardly anything, else than in the 'dominion of man'. It consists of everything that puts an end to discrimination and inequality among human beings, not only to those forms of discrimination and inequality which are recognized by many exclusivists as well (like racism and sexism to a convenient extent) but also to forms which are not less serious (like discrimination on the basis of denominational or ideological convictions and on the basis of factors such as language, class, age and sexual orientation). It consists of everything that makes it harder for people to believe in natural or supernatural falsehoods and in empty, natural or supernatural promises and threats. And it consists of everything else that is right or anafactive in terms of what is said in the Book of Fundamentals. This is not to say that it is solely action in some practical, material sense that would count. Also discussions about what should be, followed by what would be the best way to bring it about, can be worthwhile, so long as they are conducive to forms of action or nonaction which are nanaic, neutral or truth-preserving in themselves.

Symbolic confirmation consists of the supportive use of symbols and of the voluntary confrontation with such symbols as described in this book, or as otherwise representative of Ananormative values. In the immediate, short-term sense symbolic confirmation probably only serves the well-being of symbolists themselves, probably only underlines the freedom from discrimination for symbolists themselves, and probably only urges symbolists themselves to distinguish tales or myths from true or veridical stories. But in a less immediate, longer-term sense repeated confirmation by means of symbols can be at least as effective as fundamental action or nonaction. This should first and foremost be the case if symbolists do together overtly show each other and the outside world what they stand for, that is, if they come into the open. When fundamentalists act in concert to combat exism, supernaturalism and authoritarianism, symbolists should join hands in a ring and form a circle in which there is a place for all, truly existing people and other primary beings in the universe. The sole thing that may, then, not be truly existing is the neutral being in the center of this circle.

The purpose of joining other adherents or sympathizers of the DNI in sociodenominational activities are, if not the same as those of fundamental action and symbolic confirmation, derived from those of fundamental action and symbolic confirmation. And the ultimate purpose remains the ultimate purpose of the immutable norms in general. Yet, if we confine ourselves in this context to activities which are not nanaic or neutral in a strict sense, those who socialize or organize themselves under the denomination of the Ananorm may do so, for example:

  • to listen to what others have to tell, and to participate in discussions with them;
  • to make preparations for collective efforts to improve the conditions of human and other sentient beings;
  • to observe the Days of Neutrality;
  • to express joy or contentment and sorrow or indignation together; and
  • to communicate neutral-inclusive ideas and feelings thru literature, drama, music, photography, sculpture, design or by any other artistic means.
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Model of Neutral-Inclusivity
Book of Symbols
Building on the Anabasis