Section Description for Deism Deism has at minimum these attributes: 1. Belief in the existence of God, omnipotent Creator. 2. Belief that God can be understood and followed by reason alone 3. Follows a moral code derived from reason 4. Denial of ceremony, ritual, mysticism, special revelation (like the Bible), miracles or any kind of interventions by God to affect outcomes in the material world. Christian Deism While Christianity and Deism are different belief systems, some called themselves "Christian Deists" to avoid the charge of heresy while believing as strict Deists, others adopted aspects of Christianity as it suited them (or vice versa). Deism Religion and Spirituality Society.
Deism gained prominence among intellectuals during the Age of Enlightenment —especially in Britain, France, Germany and the United States—who, raised as Christians, believed in one God but became disenchanted with organized religion and notions such as the Trinity, Biblical inerrancy and the supernatural interpretation of events such as miracles. (wikipedia)
- Deism A philosophical position which posits that a god does not interfere directly with the world.
- Pandeism A theological doctrine which combines aspects of pantheism with aspects of deism.
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- Ceremonial deism A legal term used in the United States for nominally religious statements and practices deemed to...
- Polydeism A polytheistic form of deism encompassing the belief that the universe was the collective...
- Christian deism A standpoint in the philosophy of religion, which branches from Christianity.
- Short Bibliomania: A Refutation of Deism www
Short prose by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Bibliomania: A Refutation of Deism.
- Excerpts Einstein on a Personal God www
Excerpts illustrating belief in a supreme moral code while denying a personal God. Einstein on a Personal God.
- Wilson Psychology Today: Edward O. Wilson Is on Top of the World www
Wilson calls himself a provisional Deist, Today: Edward O. Wilson Is on Top of the World, affirming the likelihood of a prime mover. Interview by Jill Neimark. Psychology Today: Edward O. Wilson Is on Top of the World.
- Explores Deism, English www
Explores the Deism of Hobbes, English, Locke, Tindal, and the influence of Hume. Deism, English.
- James Joseph Butler www
James Kiefer discusses Butler's arguments against Deism. Joseph Butler.
- Introduction PanenDeism.com www
Introduction and FAQ. PanenDeism.com. Proposing that all reality exists within Deity and in process with Deity. PanenDeism.com.
- Historical Catholic Encyclopedia: Deism www
Historical survey and critique. Catholic Encyclopedia: Deism.
- Surveys Deism and Reason www
Surveys and espouses traditional Deism. and Reason. E-text resources and Deist quotations. Deism and Reason.
- Historical Wikipedia: Deism www
Historical survey. Wikipedia: Deism.
- From Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion www
From the Modern History Sourcebook: A brief comparative analysis by Thomas Paine. Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion.
- Affirms Alternative Perspectives: Separating God from Religion www
Affirms God as the Creator of the universe and its laws, Perspectives: Separating God from Religion, disaffirms religion as man-made myths and rituals. Alternative Perspectives: Separating God from Religion.
- Definition, ReligiousTolerance.org: Deism www
Definition, Deism, history, quotes, and bibliography. ReligiousTolerance.org: Deism.
- Brief Deism, French www
Brief historical survey of the development of Deism in France, French, as espoused by Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. Deism, French.
- Essay Kant's Theistic Solution www
Essay by Stephen Palmquist proposes that Kant is better classified as a Theist than as a Deist. Kant's Theistic Solution.
- The Deist's Reply www
1836 book by Lysander Spooner argues against the miracles of Jesus as found in the Gospels. The Deist's Reply.
- Series Deism Advocated in the Bible www
Series of articles finds strains of Deism in some books of the Bible. Deism Advocated in the Bible.
- Promotes Positive Deism www
Promotes Deism and its beliefs with articles, Deism, forum, and chat. Positive Deism.
- Article The Deist Minimum www
Article by Avery Cardinal Dulles surveys the origins and spread of Deism with an eye towards its inherent weakness to sustain itself. The Deist Minimum.
- Interview Atheist Becomes Theist www
Interview with former Atheist Antony Flew about his belief in Deism and the possibility of Theism. Atheist Becomes Theist.
- Christian World View: Deism www
Christian evaluation with positive and negative comments, View: Deism, bibliography of books by and critical of Deists. World View: Deism.
- Historical Cambridge History: The Deistical Controversy in English Theology www
Historical survey of the main proponents and their literature. Cambridge History: The Deistical Controversy in English Theology.
- Brief Jewish Encyclopedia: Deism www
Brief survey of English Deists, Encyclopedia: Deism, the influences in philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn, and the Talmud's rejection of the concept. Jewish Encyclopedia: Deism.
- Chapter Abraham Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine www
Chapter from the book "Religious Beliefs of Our Presidents, Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine," by Franklin Steiner (1936). Relates opinions of Lincoln's friends and biographers regarding the nature of his belief. Abraham Lincoln: Deist and Admirer of Thomas Paine.
- Essay Hume and the American Deists on Miracles www
Essay by James Dye discusses David Hume's influence on the Deism of Ethan Allen, and the American Deists on Miracles, Thomas Paine, and Elihu Palmer. Hume and the American Deists on Miracles.
- Topical The Human Jesus and Christian Deism www
Topical articles explaining the meaning, Human Jesus and Christian Deism, history, and tenets of Christian Deism. The Human Jesus and Christian Deism.
- Over The Skeptic's Dictionary www
Over 400 skeptical definitions and essays on occult, Skeptic's Dictionary, paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific ideas and practices with references to the best skeptical literature. The Skeptic's Dictionary.
- The Apathetic Agnostic Church of Mississippi www
The Mississippi Synod of the Apathetic Agnostic Church, Agnostic Church of Mississippi, with several classic essays on agnosticism and links. Apathetic Agnostic Church of Mississippi.
- Highlights Evil Bible www
Highlights immoral acts that the Bible apparently condones. Evil Bible.
- Contradictions, The Holey Bible www
Contradictions, Holey Bible, mistakes and fallacies in the King James Holy Bible. A primer against literalist creationism or religious anti-evolution advocates. The Holey Bible.
- General Beliefnet.com: Deism www
General discussion board. Beliefnet.com: Deism.
- No Dynamic Deism Forum Archive www
No longer active, Deism Forum Archive, contains posts from 2003 through 2007. Dynamic Deism Forum Archive.
- Online Six Historic Americans www
Online version of the book written by John E. Historic Americans. Remsburg in 1906 argues that Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant were freethinkers or Deists. Six Historic Americans.
- Farrell Infidels.org: The Christian Nation Myth www
Farrell Till argues that many of the founding fathers of the United States were Deists. Infidels.org: The Christian Nation Myth.
- Local Greater Pittsburgh Association of Deists and Agnostics www
Local Deists meet to discuss God, Pittsburgh Association of Deists and Agnostics, environmentalism, and religion. Greater Pittsburgh Association of Deists and Agnostics.
- Group Deist Alliance www
Group of Deist web site administrators. Deist Alliance.
- Stephen Deist Information www
Stephen Zinn explains how he came to believe in Deism. Information. Primer and chronology. Deist Information.
- Original The Light www
Original articles by Vynn Roehm extolling the reasonable, Light, immutable nature of God as revealed in creation. Annotated reading list. The Light.
- Online Belief System Selector www
Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
- Online Serenity Beach www
Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
- Alexa: Deism Religion and Spirituality
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Deism Religion and Spirituality
- DMOZ: Deism Religion and Spirituality
dmoz.org Directory: Deism Religion and Spirituality