Its creed is pure, and sublimely simple. It believes in God, and there it rests.
It honors reason as the choicest gift of God to man, and the faculty by which he is enabled to contemplate the power, wisdom and goodness of the Creator displayed in the creation; and reposing itself on His protection, both here and hereafter, it avoids all presumptuous beliefs, and rejects, as the fabulous inventions of men, all books pretending to revelation.

--Thomas Paine
viết bởi antinous 27 Tháng hai, 2004
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The belief that God (or some form of deity or divine creator) exists, but plays no interactive role in our day to day lives
The founding fathers of the United States were largely deists.
viết bởi Bill M. 27 Tháng bảy, 2004
"From Latin Deus, God.Deity The doctrine or creed of a Deist." And Deist is defined in the same dictionary as: "One who believes in the existence of a God or supreme being but denies revealed religion, basing his belief on the light of nature and reason."
viết bởi Jason Maupin 12 Tháng tám, 2003
The beleif that god exists, but so do scientific and logical things.

Deists beleive that, rather then God shouting dramaticly "Let there be chickens!!" *, God created the first cell which then evolved into all other life. Meanwhile God was off doing important things, like creating other universes.

*let's not get into if he prehaps created eggs first, shall we?
In Deism, you beleive that God exists, but that's just about all you think about him.
viết bởi Kirti Miko 31 Tháng bảy, 2009
-Believing that there is indeed a God , but he does not meddle in the everyday lives of human beings. Also believing that religion is a major thorn in the side of world unity.
-Okay you smug fucks.I don't know where the hell you got the information that early deists were slave owning racists. Thomas Paine , a very prominent deist (author of The Age of Reason) was classified as an abolitionist and was very much against the institution of slavery. Furthermore , even if there were some founding fathers who were deist , and owned slaves , does not mean they were racist , or evil , they were just adapting to the culture , which at the time entailed slavery. Roman Catholics killed Muslims in many Crusades for Jerusalem , does that make all Roman Catholics murdering radicalists?!?! The religion of many of the world's radical terrorists just happens to be Islam , does that make all Muslims terrorist?
-And for the r-tard (Hell awaits ..) that said "god doesn't interfere with our daily lives blah blah blah, but he bestowes the gift of reason upon us which would be god interfering with us which according to deists and their high and mighty "reason" he doesn't do but they just said he does do it,blah blah blah"
-Are you retarded? How does reason being the greatest gift God has given us mean that he meddles in our daily lives? U idiot. He does not stand there and assign reason to everyone that is born , which is apparently what you believe , it just means that he gave humans the gift of reasoning so we could all make choices for ourselves.
-Also to the invalid who said : "the religion of extreme racists and liars"
-Obviously God did not give u the gift of reasoning. One of the primary deist beliefs is religion is evil and a curse on humanity. O , your whole statement was just rendered void.
-So in conclusion , all you deist haters need to research a little more before you start spewing shit propaganda from your unenlightened mouths.
R-tard : Deists are just a bunch of evil racist , smug bastards.

Smart person: If hating religion because it divides humanity , and relying on reason and wanting to help thy fellow man because that is what God wants makes me an evil racist , smug bastard .. Sign me up!!!!

Deism , sweet.
viết bởi Van Occupanther 02 Tháng một, 2007
The belief of a god or gods... plain and simple.
The founding fathers may have been deist... but thats kind of when the religion lost all its numbers. Deism has nothing to do with slavery and i dont know how these certain individuals came up with such an absurd notion. Sure Deists owned slaves, but so did christians HELL even jews had them, btw thomas paine did not agree with slavery and these people are a total nimrods for throwing such a noble man into such a harsh category. he wrote for black and woman rights LOOONG before his time, you guys should read common sense.
viết bởi bangarang 14 Tháng ba, 2007
The belief that the universe was not created by God, but by another omnipotent being of the same name.
I'm a deist because I believe in deism.
viết bởi crocoduck 20 Tháng tư, 2011
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