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Monday, April 6, 2009

Introduction, my personal Deism

"Deism is belief in God based on the application of our reason on the designs/laws found throughout Nature. The designs presuppose a Designer. Deism is therefore a natural religion and is not a "revealed" religion. The natural religion/philosophy of Deism frees those who embrace it from the inconsistencies of superstition and the negativity of fear that are so strongly represented in all of the "revealed" religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam."
-World Union of Deists: Deism Defined

My name is Dean and I currently attend a small community college in southern Illinois. I am planning on getting a degree in Philosophy. I was a Christian for most of my life, just recently "seeing the light" about a year and a half ago. I even spent some time at a Christian College and Seminary to study Youth Ministry. When I converted, I lost a lot of close friends who were Christians. My ex left me, the youth minister from the church I used to attended, whom I had become very good friends with, started avoiding me like the plague. Though, he had never acted the same towards me after I told him I was a Theistic Evolutionist while I was still a Christian, it got much much worse when I left Christianity behind completely. I was extremely upset by this at first, but I began to realize that if they could not accept me for who I am, then they are not the kind of people I want to be with. I cannot help what I have come to realize about Christianity and I cannot help the truth that has come to smack me in my face. Nor, would I want to. Truth is something, to me, that cannot be ignored. Willful ignorance is never bliss, it only makes you miserable.

Deism, to me, is not a Religion. Deism is a philosophy of God and Creation. Deists believe in a God who has only revealed himself in nature. Deists accept no special revelation such as a Holy Book (Like the Bible or Koran), no Prophets, no angels, no God come to earth. In other words, no superstitious nonsense. Some Deists have taken up prayer (Which I see no point in), not to petition a personal God, but to thank him and honor him for creation. I personally do not pray. I do not see the point in it. If there was a God who was personal enough to listen to prayers, he would have revealed himself in a religion. And if a true God revealed himself in a religion, it would be more believable than the bull we have today.

The purpose of this blog is not to wipe out Religion as a whole, but to wipe out the irrationalities and the delusions that cause perfectly peaceful religions to turn into murdered abortion doctors and terrorism and other fanatic violence.

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