The purpose of the World Union of Deists and its publications and webzines is to let people know that there is a very sound and reasonable alternative to both "revealed" religion and Atheism - Deism.
To accomplish this we take various forms of action. For example, we conduct petition drives to remove the exemptions in state statutes that allow parents and guardians to withhold medical care from their sick and/or injured children if the care is withheld for religious "reasons". We feel it's very important to help free people, especially innocent children, and society from the deadly superstitions of the various "revealed" religions.
We also sponsor programs that are designed to cause the rank and file members of the world's various "revealed" religious organizations to stop and question their beliefs and to see if they are in line with their God-given reason. One project we conduct along these lines is our Missions TO Christians effort. We advertise through direct mail and online to Christians, as our means allow. We are meeting with success with this project, receiving positive responses from both lay people and clergy. Think of the positive possibilities if we can get a large segment of Moslem, Christian and Jewish "revealed" religionists to question the violence and hate generating irrational dogma of their respective religions! It's these ancient myths that help to promote Middle East wars that spill over into the rest of the world.
This web site is another example of the positive action the World Union of Deists is taking. We first launched this site, the first site ever dedicated to Deism, in 1996. This web site is putting us in touch with tens of thousands of individuals worldwide. Some of them never heard of Deism before, and are happy to learn they are not alone and that there is an organization and spiritual philosophy that promotes the same reason-friendly beliefs they hold. Others are currently members of various "revealed" religions and/or Atheist groups, but are open minded enough to give Deism an honest chance. This site is responsible for bringing in new members to Deism from countries as far apart as Holland, America, Tanzania and Australia!
If you'd like to join in the religious revolution and help in this important effort to defuse the superstition and violence promoting outdated ideas of the various "revealed" religions please click here for a World Union of Deists Membership Application or a subscription to the free online webzine of the WUD, THINKonline!. Also, if you're willing and able, please help us get the necessary funds to advertise and reach new people with Deism by clicking on one of our donate buttons found at the bottom of our pages, or click here to subscribe to our Deist monthly, Deistic Thought & Action!.
The following are links to sample articles taken from our old hard copy THINK!, as well as from THINKonline! and Deistic Thought & Action!. Please click on any link which interests you.
The survey shows a giant step forward for Deism in the fact that it actually uses the word "Deist" and for the very significant raw numbers it shows as representing the number of people who are Deists. In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist. For a more accurate definition please see our Deism Defined page.
Click here to read the actual survey. (It's in PDF)
One of the reasons the freethinker Giordano Bruno was tortured and murdered by being burned alive by the Catholic Church during the Inquisition was that he said the Universe is eternal and infinite which violates the superstitions in the Bible found in Genesis. This new study vindicates Bruno.
Obama supporters forget that when all is said and done, Obama is just another politician. This article shows he's proving that he is nothing but a politician by doing more than any other president to mix religion and government, especially through giving tax-dollars to religious organizations.