Hmmm, so they're Unitarians? That explains a lot...

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BTW, this is specifically the same heresy that divides the ZZCO from the Christians (the understanding that all existence is the incarnation of God, which they are just starting to apprehend).  From the wiki:

The most plausible theory of the origin of the name Druze is that it derived from the name of Anushtakīn ad-Darazī, one of the early leaders of the faith. However, the Druze consider ad-Darazī a heretic[17] who practiced ghuluww (Arabic, "exaggeration"), which refers to the belief held by some Islamic sects that God was incarnated in human beings, especially 'Ali and his descendants. Ad-Darazī was a dā'ī ("missionary") who first preached an unorthodox version of the faith to outsiders in 1016. He claimed to be the true leader of the faithful rather than Hamza ibn 'Ali (the appointed leader) and also that al-Hakim and his ancestors were incarnations of God.

Although he is considered a renegade by the Unitarian community, the name "Druze" is still used for identification and for historical reasons. Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah executed ad-Darazi in 1018 for his teachings.[9][17]

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