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The World Union of Deists has a series of monthly eBooklets called Defending God From the "Holy" Books. A new eBooklet is published monthly. They address nonsensical teachings and claims from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the Christian Bible (both Old and New Testaments) and the Quran as well as the Book of Mormon and unreasonable claims in "holy" books from Hinduism and Buddhism. They also contain thought provoking, inspiring and useful ideas based on Deism.
These Deism eBooklets are in the Deistic spirit expressed in this quote from Thomas Paine which is taken from his important book The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition:
"Nonsense ought to be treated as nonsense, wherever it be found; and had this been done in the rational manner it ought to be done, instead of intimating and mincing the matter, as has been too much the case, the nonsense and false doctrine of the Bible, with all the aid that priestcraft can give, could never have stood their ground against the divine reason that God has given man."
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The first in the series addresses the Bible story of Abram (aka Abraham) who is revered by all three of the Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This powerful and concise eBooklet gives solid examples of why nobody should look up to Abraham or attempt to connect the Bible story of Abraham with any idea of a "Word of God." The rational and natural beauty of Deism is offered as an alternative to the religious violence producing Bible story of Abraham and to all of the Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions.
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The more we educate people about the true contents found in all of the various "holy" books, the sooner they will be awakened to the fact that they must either follow what God gave them, innate reason, or what ancient men wrote in the ungodly "holy" books.
Our second eBooklet in the series is Jesus Said What?!. It's sad but true that many Christians don't even know what the Bible attributes to Jesus. Some of the teachings the Bible claims are from Jesus are very damaging, dangerous and ungodly. Teachings such as promoting Hebrew Bible/Old Testament laws to kill disobedient children, false promises to Christians that are easily proven to be false plus man other important overlooked teachings the Bible claims Jesus promoted. This eBooklet brings them to the surface so people can apply their innate God-given reason to them. Once this is done, the grip the Bible has on so many people will in some cases be weakened and in some cases be broken for good. This Deism eBooklet is also a great well document resource for all freethinkers who want to help liberate people from the fear based superstitions of the "revealed"/hearsay religions. Order yours below!
Too often politicians and clergy paint the Quran, Islam's "holy" book, as a nonviolent
positive revelation from God. However, as with its two Abrahamic predecessors, the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the Christian Bible, the Quran cannot stand the test of our innate God-given reason and is loaded with calls to religious violence. This very well documented, powerful and thought provoking eBooklet will help you learn the contents of the Quran that Islamic clergy would rather keep you ignorant of which includes Islam's ignorance of science, its evil portrayal of God, its belittling and calls for violence against women and its total lack of moral authority by it refusal to take a stand against slavery. This Deism eBooklet also uses current events to help make the point of how dangerous religious violence promoting "holy" books are and the very real damage they do while holding out our innate God-given reason and Deism as a true, rational and natural alternative to Islam and the Quran.
We often hear the term "anti-Semitism" and "anti-Semitic" but we seldom, if ever, hear the terms "anti-Gentilism" or "anti-Gentile." This is true in spite of the fact that the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, as well as the New Testament, are loaded with anti-Gentile teachings and stories.
This powerful, thought provoking and extremely well documented Deism eBooklet gives chapter and verse citations with live links to these damaging and hateful scriptures. We can't defend ourselves and families from these anti-Gentile attacks if we are not even aware of them just as Jews can't realize the hatred Judaism promotes towards Gentiles if they are not aware of the complete contents of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We need the power of knowledge in order to pull ourselves and our world out of the muck and mire of "revealed"/hearsay religions and forward towards a new bright future that is grounded in Nature and our innate God-given reason. This Deism eBooklet provides important elements of that required knowledge as well as offers Deism as a true alternative to religious hate and superstition.
In 1993 the World Union of Deists created its first Deism leaflet, God Versus the Bible. Its purpose was to make it very clear to everyone that the Bible could not possibly be “the Word of God” as is falsely claimed, but that the Bible is in reality an attack on The Supreme Intelligence/God because it attributes to God not only negative human faults, but the very worst of the worst irreversibly damaging human faults such as genocide, the slaughter of unborn babies and infants, deceitfulness and many others. This line from that Deism leaflet sums up the purpose for this Deism eBooklet: “Because the Bible repeatedly portrays God as a crazed killer, a liar, and a jealous fool, it is only just and logical that people who believe in God take His/Her side against the Bible and revealed religion.”
This Deism eBooklet is a great tool to get sincere Bible believers to question and reason. The well documented arguments it contains will go light years in helping them to realize they must decide if they're going to follow what God gave them, innate reason, or what ancient men wrote which violates their God-given reason.
The "revealed"/hearsay religions all promote fear of God. However, the reality of it is actually fear of the clergy. This Deism eBooklet does a great job of pointing out how the clergy of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all promote fear of God among their followers which amounts to promoting fear of themselves for their own benefit.
A very important observation is made in this Deism eBooklet that shows how a teaching in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, which is held as sacred by all three of the Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions, completely destroys the only real meaningful kind of love - unconditional love.
Also brought out in this thought provoking and enlightening Deism eBooklet is the importance of wonder over fear. This is what makes true progress possible and what gives our lives profound meaning, joy and purpose.
Are the clergy of the various "revealed"/hearsay religions God? At first glance most people would say no. However, what is the reality of it? The popular Christian slogan found on billboard signs and bumper stickers that states: "God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It" and which usually has a picture of a Bible on it makes a strong claim that God wrote or at least dictated the Bible to early Jews and Christians. Believers make the incorrect assumption that the Bible is the Word of God. This, in reality, is mistaking the clergy who wrote the Bible, as well as who wrote the Quran and the Book of Mormon, for God, or at least mistaking what the clergy wrote for what God wrote/the Word of God. This well documented, thought provoking and inspiring Deism eBooklet makes very clear that the Bible, the Quran and the Book of Mormon are not the product of God/The Supreme Intelligence but are merely the product of the men of the clergy who had a selfish vested interest in what they wrote and passed off as being from God.
Most sincere people who join a "revealed" religion do so because they believe it is divinely inspired. They believe its dogmas and doctrines to be from God and that they can help them get closer to God and to please God. Since God gave us innate reason we need to apply this gift from God to us in every aspect of our lives, including religion.
This Deism eBooklet objectively applies our innate God-given reason to The Book of Mormon and the "revealed"/hearsay religion of Mormonism as taught by the organization started by Joseph Smith, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like it's Abrahamic predecessors of Judaism and Christianity, Mormonism cannot stand the test of God-given reason. This well documented, thought provoking, humorous and inspiring Deism eBooklet will help Deists and freethinkers debate Mormons and it will help Mormons free themselves from the grip Mormonism has on their lives and allow them to fully appreciate and use their gift from God of innate reason.
Billions of sincere people believe the Bible is the Word of God. Many people who hold this belief genuinely love God and want to please God and learn more about God. This Deism eBooklet will help those people accomplish those two important goals. It will help them please God by encouraging them to truly appreciate their gift from God of innate reason. And it will help them learn more about God and to get closer to God by honestly and objectively applying their God-given reason to the Bible. Just as Thomas Edison said shortly prior to inventing the light bulb that he knows 10,000 ways that won't work, by applying their God-given innate reason to the Bible they will know the Bible is not the Word of God and will not help them to please God, to learn about God or to get closer to God. This in and of itself brings the reader closer to God.
This Deism eBooklet provides Deists and other freethinkers with ten very sold examples of why the Bible not only is not the word of God but why it is actually an assault against God/The Supreme Intelligence.
With Islamic State currently in the news on a regular basis for their frequent acts of brutal Islamic religious violence, this Deism eBooklet is a great source of objectively learning the Quarnic motivations Islamic State religious terrorists draw upon to justify their barbaric murders and torturous acts against people who disagree with them. Despite claims made by Islamic clergy, politicians and many celebrities, Islam is NOT a religion of peace. Although many individual Muslims are truly peace loving and kind people, their "holy" book, the Quran, is loaded with calls for horrendous religious violence including mutilations, beheadings and crucifixions. Deism offers a true and lasting solution to this very real problem.
This Deism eBooklet contains ten teachings straight from the Quran along with chapter and verse citations and links to each verse which makes it very easy to understand the twisted thinking of Islamic State terrorists as well as to provide the reader with solid documented facts to use to educate others to the true religious violence promoting teachings in the Quran. Each of these calls for religious violence is a direct assault against The Supreme Intelligence/God and against our gift from God of innate reason as well as against all of humanity.
This issue is Why Faith Based Religions Fail - And Deism Succeeds. It
explores what the "revealed"/hearsay religions hold out to be their
top two greatest qualities, faith and claims to divine revelation, and exposes
them as their two biggest weaknesses. They are not only weaknesses, they
are dangerous and harmful weaknesses which form a wall of separation
between people and a rational and natural idea of The Supreme Intelligence/God while
leading to fear based superstition and religious violence.
This Deism eBooklet also explores the complete lack of these two harmful and nonsensical claims in Deism and how this makes Deism a road to a rational and natural belief in God and a balanced and non-conflicted life that is free of fear and superstition. The pure, rational and natural joy this makes real is indescribable!
It's important to realize the truth to this statement from the Deist Voltaire: "What is faith? Is it to believe that which is evident? No. It is perfectly evident to my mind that there exists a necessary, eternal, supreme, and intelligent being. This is no matter of faith, but of reason." This powerful and concise Deism eBooklet does just that!
Being charged with blasphemy or being accused of being a heretic in Christianity could get you tortured and killed prior to enlightenment and secularism checking the uncontrolled power of Christianity. Today those charges against you in many Islamic nations will end with you receiving a death sentence.
The clergy have historically claimed people guilty of blasphemy or of being a heretic were enemies of God and that what they believed and said was injurious to God. This could not be further from the truth. The clergy don’t care about God, they care about job security. People who apply their innate God-given reason to the claims made by the “revealed”/hearsay religions don’t threaten God, they threaten the clergy. The last thing the clergy of all the various “revealed”/hearsay religions want is to have their followers and supporters question their unreasonable/ungodly religious dogma. Since our innate reason, like life itself, is a gift from God it stands to reason that The Supreme Intelligence/God would want us to apply it to everything in our lives and especially to religion.
This thought provoking and powerful little Deism
eBooklet makes very clear with many examples why the very existence of
blasphemy and heresy are direct attacks against The Supreme
Intelligence/God. It also covers the very real harm these religious
rules and laws cause and why we’re obligated to fight against them.
A profound and fundamental difference between the "revealed"/hearsay religions and Deism is wisdom. The Bible teaches wisdom comes from fear of God while Deism embraces the belief of the ancient Greeks who taught that the start of wisdom is wonder.
Deism also teaches the greatest gift from God second only to the gift of life itself is reason which makes wisdom possible.
This thought provoking and powerful Deism eBooklet helps the reader see the Biblical assault against wisdom and encourages resistance to these religious efforts to rob us of this precious and priceless gift from God. It also points out the danger from some political groups today who are clamoring for endless wars based on their Bible-based beliefs. This Deism eBooklet is a good way to help short-circuit their desires and push for religious violence.
important for Deists to be able to understand and discuss important and
basic differences between the "revealed"/hearsay religions and Deism.
Our monthly PDF eBooklet series Defending God From the "Holy" Books is a
great way to gain this crucial understanding.
Our latest Deism eBooklet, Greed and "Revealed" Religions helps us to see the greed and selfish motivations the "revealed" religions use to win converts. Like all of our Deism publications this eBooklet is well documented and offers many eye-opening examples of the "revealed" religions using greed and selfishness to con people. It also offers Deism as a rational, natural and liberating alternative!
It's important to educate as many people as possible about bad teachings in the "holy" books and about Deism's quality of being grounded on our gift from God/The Supreme Intelligence of innate reason!
Our 15th Deism eBooklet is Jesus and the Old Testament. It addresses objectively the Jew Jesus and his view of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It offers great insight into the mind-set of Jesus regarding his religion of Judaism and the brutal and ungodly "holy" book of Judaism (and of Christianity, Islam and Mormonism) the Old Testament. This Deism eBooklet brings up such thought provoking points as why would Jesus say, "He who is without sin cast the first stone" and then condemn the Jews for not following the Old Testament command to stone to death children who curse their parents. Also covered is Jesus being in agreement with today's Zionist Christians such as John Hagee and Pat Robertson, Jesus' state of mind being so poor he actually believed the genocidal Moses was a man of God, Jesus' failure to not only condemn slavery but to actually condone it, among several other important points.
It's vitally important to get as many people as possible to embrace, appreciate and to use their gift from God of innate reason. This Deism eBooklet is designed to do so by getting people to think and to question!
How could "the Word of God" portray The Supreme Intelligence/God as a moron and a fool? If a book which is held out as being "the Word of God" does portray The Supreme Intelligence/God in such a negative way then it cannot possibly be "the Word of God."
The "holy" books of all four of the Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Mormonism all paint a picture of God as lacking the sense and knowledge of a typical third grader. This Deism eBooklet points out these ungodly religious teachings with chapter and verse citations and links. It also contains inspiring facts that show the reader there is no need for "holy" books or for "revealed"/hearsay religions to believe in The Supreme Intelligence/God. The evidence for God is all around us and within us. This is a great source for solid knowledge that can help the reader and anyone they share it with to achieve freedom from religious fear-based superstitions and to enjoy a natural and rational belief in The Supreme Intelligence/God!
Moses is not only the leading prophet of God in Judaism, he is also highly regarded as a prophet of God by all of Judaism's Abrahamic offshoots of Christianity, Islam, Mormonism and Baha'i. In addition, Islam teaches its followers that Moses was also a messenger of God.
This Deism eBooklet is designed to get sincere believers in the Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions to use their innate God-given reason to think and to question their beliefs. It is also intended to give Deists and freethinkers solid facts which they can use to help educate people about the true ungodly nature of the "revealed"/hearsay religions. It contains documented facts directly from the Bible and Quran that make it obvious Moses, if he really actually existed, was an ungodly genocidal maniac who blamed his war crimes on God. He was heartless to the point of ordering mass rape of young girls and a story about him in the Quran was the inspiration for the Islamic religious terror organization of the Taliban to attempt an assassination of the 14-year-old school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for trying to bring Western enlightenment to Islamic Pakistan.
Mark Twain's idea of how to eliminate the nonsensical "revealed"/hearsay religion of Mormonism is offered as a way Deists and freethinkers can eliminate all of the various damaging "revealed"/hearsay religions and bring about a reason-based world with much more progress, joy and happiness.
All of the "revealed"/hearsay religions hold themselves out to people as being from God and their clergy as being God's representatives on Earth. This is a misrepresentation and a lie which is easily proven in the Deism eBooklet.
Many, probably the vast majority, of believers in a
"revealed"/hearsay religion are not very familiar with the contents of
their own "holy" books, whether it is the Hebrews Bible/Old Testament of
Judaism (which is considered a part of the Word of God by all of the
Gentile Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions which sprang out of
Judaism), the Christian New Testament, the Quran of Islam, the the
Kitáb-i-Aqdas of Bahai, or the Book of Mormon of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints/Mormons. This powerful and concise Deism
eBooklet will help people to directly see the very anti-God origins of
Judaism and all of the Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay religions that
embrace the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament of Judaism. Specific examples
along with chapter and verse citations are given. This Deism eBooklet is
a great teaching source for Deists and freethinkers to use when trying
to help people currently ensnared in an Abrahamic "revealed"/hearsay
religion to free themselves of it.
The power of Deism to not only help people to free
themselves from the "revealed" religions, but to also render the
"revealed" religions helpless in their efforts to spread fear-based
superstitions and religious violence is also covered. This Deism
eBooklet is both informative and inspiring!
Religion Versus Women arms the reader with
facts and chapter and verse citations to counter the nonsense that the
"holy" books of the various "revealed" religions are not misogynistic.
This thought provoking and useful Deism eBooklet points out key teachings from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament and the Quran that cannot possibly be anything but repulsive and unreasonable attacks on women. It asks the reader to objectively evaluate these anti-women teachings of the "revealed"/hearsay religions and to then follow their innate God-given reason.
This Deism eBooklet is a great tool to use to counter the clergy who lamely but consistently attempt to paint their "revealed"/hearsay religion as being friendly towards women. None of the Abrahamic "revealed" religions are friendly towards girls and women as this powerful Deism eBooklet makes very clear. Hopefully, as more and more women are made aware of this fact, women and men who love and appreciate them will leave the misogynistic "revealed"/hearsay religions for women and reason friendly Deism!
We hear a lot about “the anti-Christ” and all the evil and suffering he will bring to our world. There are many Hollywood movies about this Bible-based bogeyman and the related number 666, the mark of the beast. This Deism eBooklet, Anti-God or Anti-Christ?, brings to light many important and profound facts which not only remove the fear from this Christian myth, but which also makes the profound and important distinction between being anti-God and anti-Christ. It offers inspiring insights which make clear we need to chose between The Supreme Intelligence/God and religion.
Fear is a huge part of Christianity. Fear of burning for eternity in hell. Fear of mythical creatures such as Satan, devils, demons and the anti-Christ. Fear of being “left behind.” Deism gives people the power and tools to remove these deep-rooted fears and to replace them with real reason based joy and happiness knowing that God really did give us innate reason and not religion! This Deism eBooklet helps to bring home this very important reality!
Is truth important to you? Do you want to know what is true and to be able to detect what is false? You’re already equipped to accomplish this very important task in every aspect of your life, including religion and your ideas and beliefs about The Supreme Intelligence/God. You’re equipped for this because you have your gift from God of innate reason.
This Deism eBooklet identifies one ludicrous and false
teaching from each of the big three Abrahamic “revealed”/hearsay
religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It then goes on to show
how the clergy get people to give up their innate God-given reason in
order to believe the harmful and ungodly nonsense they teach about The
Supreme Intelligence/God and how to protect yourself from it. The
principle expressed by Arthur Schopenhauer: “A man cannot serve two
masters, so it is either reason or the scriptures” is made evident by
this thought provoking Deism eBooklet.
This powerful, thought provoking and liberating Deism eBooklet, Belief in Divine “Revelations” Damages Belief in God, brings to the reader’s attention the profoundly important realization that all of the claims made by all of the “revealed”/hearsay religions to having received a divine revelation are false. This Deistic realization, once it sinks in and is embraced by the mind of the reader, explodes the chains used by the “revealed”/hearsay religions to bind and hold prisoner sincere believers of “revealed”/hearsay religions. A whole new world and universe is then opened to them, one free of fear-based superstitions and mind numbing religious dogma.
For freethinkers this Deism eBooklet offers a great resource to gain a new perspective on the dangers of belief in divine “revelations” and a means to help sincere people currently trapped in a “revealed”/hearsay religion to free themselves through their innate God-given reason and Deism.
Many people believe Jesus Christ would align well with people on the political left. The religious left, in fact, often attacks the religious right using Jesus as an argument for everything from free health care to a more equitable tax system that would help the poor. What these sincere people are not aware of is that Jesus, the Bible and the god of the Bible all have, promote and embrace teachings that are harmful to people while promoting financial greed and materialism. Not only that, but they all belittle people and belittle The Supreme Intelligence/God as well. This powerful and well documented Deism eBooklet helps the reader understand just how brutal and ungodly Jesus and the Bible really are. It ends with an important and profound question from Thomas Paine that all people who believe in The Supreme Intelligence/God and who love The Supreme Intelligence/God must answer for themselves.
We often hear of an alleged war on religion. Many religious people claim that their religion is under attack from secularism and from the fictional religious character, Satan. What many people do not realize is that all of the “revealed”/hearsay Abrahamic religions are attacking something that is of great importance to everyone: happiness.
This empowering and well documented Deism eBooklet makes the argument that teachings found in all of the “revealed”/hearsay religions, coupled with actions taken by these religions, are a direct assault against our God-given rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
After presenting examples of attacks on our happiness made by the religions, this Deism eBooklet makes very clear how Deism is the best defense we have against this damaging religious assault.
People have come to accept that the Bible is God’s word and that it is ambiguous. I remember hearing people say, when I was a Christian, that the Bible is not really ambiguous, it is just that people need to take the time to really study it. It was often stated that that is why we have the clergy. The clergy are people who take the time and devout years of their lives to studying “God’s word.” The clergy then help the lay people when they have questions about the Bible.
This Deism eBooklet shows how wrong it is to believe God’s word is ambiguous. It also demonstrates that there is absolutely no need for clergy, and that in fact, the ancient Jewish clergy who wrote the Bible made it ambiguous for their own self-serving desires and job security.
Why the Bible’s Ambiguity is an Offense Against God closes with powerful statements and quotes to show the only real word of God is the Universe and Creation we are all living parts of. What a relief and inspiration that reason-based realization is!
Passover is a very important religious festival for Jews and Judaism and is important in Christianity and Islam, too. Easter is a key religious festival for Christians and Christianity. Both Passover and Easter are direct assaults against The Supreme Intelligence/God.
This very well documented and in-depth Deism eBooklet explains how and why Passover and Easter are a direct assault against Nature’s God and against our gift from The Supreme Intelligence/God of innate reason. It uses material from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament and the Babylonian Talmud.
A rational and healthy idea of Nature’s God is given and draws from the writings of the second century Greek/Roman philosopher Celsus’ work A Discourse Against the Christians as well as from Thomas Paine and Albert Einstein. This Deism eBooklet will give the reader a solid and joyful appreciation of The Supreme Intelligence/God.
One of the great qualities of Deism is that it follows a primary rule of philosophy: to see things as they really are and not merely as they appear to be or as they are presented to be. This Deism eBooklet helps us to apply this very important principle to all of the various “holy” books the “revealed”/hearsay religions present to us as being the Word of God.
When we see these religious books as they really are, we see just how ungodly, unreasonable and anti-God they really are. This Deism eBooklet counters the anti-God nonsense in the pretended words of God and points out how freeing ourselves from them through reason and Deism allows us to also be free of frustration and much more happy and content with ourselves.
In Deism we have an important purpose. A purpose to make the world a much better place by educating people currently under the influence of a “revealed”/hearsay religion that The Supreme Intelligence/God did not write nor inspire their religion’s “holy” scriptures while also holding up the Creation/Universe as the only possible Word of God. This Deism eBooklet helps to accomplish this important goal.
One glaring problem all of the “revealed”/hearsay religions have is that they all claim to represent God on Earth while simultaneously attacking God’s gift to us of innate reason. This is a fatal flaw which must be objectively addressed. This Deism eBooklet addresses this very real religious problem and makes clear we cannot embrace both religion and The Supreme Intelligence/God. The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer expressed it well when he wrote, “One cannot serve two master, therefore either reason or scripture.”
Also covered in this Deism eBooklet is the unlimited hope we have in Deism. A reason-based hope that we can, through the propagation of reason and Deism, end the fear-based “revealed”/hearsay religions and heal the wounds they have been creating for the last 3,000 years.
Most people assume that religions exist in order to help people get a better idea and understanding of The Supreme Intelligence/God. Unfortunately this is a false assumption.
This powerful and thought provoking Deism eBooklet helps the reader see with their own eyes how the “holy” books of the “revealed”/hearsay religions actually place stumbling block in the way of people who desire to learn about The Supreme Intelligence/God. Not only does this Deism eBooklet point out how the “revealed”/hearsay religions do this, but also WHY they do it. This is very important for people to learn, as it helps people to differentiate between religion and The Supreme Intelligence/God.
Deism is shown to be the natural and most beneficial way for people to embrace a belief and understanding in and of The Supreme Intelligence/God. This Deism eBooklet will help people realize the profound and liberating truth that God gave us reason and not religion!
People are often told that they need to have more faith. All of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions are said to be faith-based. People who follow or belong to these “revealed”/hearsay religions are said to be people of faith. The clergy never tire of promoting faith to their followers and to potential converts.
This thought provoking and inspiring Deism eBooklet exposes the tool used by the clergy to better control people, the tool known as faith. In contrast to the “revealed”/hearsay religions, Deism teaches that just as we have no need for a savior, we also have no need for faith. Deism holds out reason and trust as profoundly powerful and beautiful alternatives to faith. This Deism eBooklet will help the reader to free themselves from the quagmire known as faith!
Life and reason are the two most important and priceless God-given gifts we have. With life guided by our innate God-given reason, there is virtually nothing that we cannot accomplish. Life and reason are the two inseparable elements required for true progress and happiness.
The “revealed”/hearsay religions and their “holy” books directly attack our God-given gifts of life and reason. This Deism eBooklet focuses on the “holy” books’ attacks on life. It makes very clear in a well documented way just how detrimental the religious attacks on life are to individuals and to society. It also makes very clear that we have a solution to this problem in our innate God-given reason and Deism! It arms the reader with examples of anti-life religious teachings as well as inspiring Deistic ideas for combating the religious attacks on life. This Deism eBooklet is a useful tool to identify and to overcome these ungodly religious attacks on life!
A big selling point of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions is the power of prayer. The clergy teach from their “holy” books and alleged Divine revelations that believers in their particular religion will have the power of prayer to influence The Supreme Intelligence/God. This Deism eBooklet points out several documented cases where this is taught, and asks if manipulating The Supreme Intelligence/God through prayer is something that is to be desired and if it’s even possible.
The Deistic position on prayer is then explored and compared with that of the “revealed”/hearsay religions. The enlightened views on prayer of the Deists Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington are offered as solid, inspiring and rational alternatives to those of the “revealed”/hearsay religions.
The “revealed” religions all promote fear-based superstitions and religious violence. Many people under the influence of a “revealed” religion live in fear of eternal damnation at the hands of God, or being possessed by Satan or his demons or other evil spirits. The clergy enjoy their control over the faithful and manipulate them through fear and faith. Thankfully this control over the lives of the faithful can be broken by the wonderful gift of wonder!
Wonder, like our innate God-given reason, is in each of us. The ancient Greek and Roman philosophers taught us that wonder will lead us to wisdom, while the ancient Jews and Christians taught people that fear of God (in reality, fear of the clergy) is the start of wisdom. This profound realization can help people burst the chains of monkish ignorance, as Thomas Jefferson wrote, and make true and meaningful progress that will improve life for themselves and for society! This Deism eBooklet helps people realize the amazing power they have in wonder and offers examples of how it can make for a much better world!
One of the common traits all of the “revealed”/hearsay religions share is the desire for world domination. This is not to be blamed on The Supreme Intelligence/God, who had nothing to do with the creation of any of the “revealed” religions or their alleged Word of God, despite claims by the clergy to the contrary. The blame goes to the clergymen who wrote the “holy” books, as well as to today’s clergy members who promote the “holy” books.
This thought provoking and well documented Deism eBooklet exposes the calls for world domination by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It arms the reader with knowledge so they can be empowered to successfully counter these superstition based religious claims and help other people to protect themselves from falling victim to these siren calls from the clergy. In a world racked by increasing amounts of religious violence, it’s time we attack the root of the problem with knowledge, reason and Deism. This Deism eBooklet helps us accomplish this important goal.
The “revealed”/hearsay religions inflict heartbreaking and devastating religions violence on the world as is evident virtually anytime we turn on the news or visit a news site.
Religious assaults against individual people are also part and parcel of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions. They rob us of both unconditional love of God and of altruism.
This Deism eBooklet addresses the religious war on altruism. It gives examples from Judaism, Christianity and Islam of how these man-made “revealed” religions rob people of doing altruistic acts. All of these religions are completely void of teachings to their followers of doing good simply because it’s the right thing to do. It also addresses Ayn Rand’s anti-altruism teachings and how she failed to live according to those teachings.
Deism teaches altruism by teaching that we should do good, help others and work to make a better world simply because doing so helps people and our planet and it’s the right thing to do. This Deism eBooklet gives several examples of famous Deists who lived by this altruistic principle.
One of the great qualities of Deism is its lack of man-made dogma and doctrine falsely claimed to be of divine origin. Since Deism is free of such harmful and deceptive man-made dogma, Deists are free to make up their own minds on everything, including the question of an afterlife. Some Deists do not believe there is any continuation of consciousness of existence once our body dies, some Deists believe there is a continuation in an afterlife and some Deists are not sure if they believe in a continuation in an afterlife or not.
The “revealed” Abrahamic religions, Christianity and Islam in particular, have strong teachings and man-made dogma about the afterlife and what it is like. In short, if you’re not one of them, you are going to go to Hell where God will burn you for eternity. This Deism eBooklet makes clear that this is simply a scare tactic used by the clergy of the various “revealed” religions to win members to their religion.
These scare tactics are an attack on a rational belief in an afterlife. This Deism eBooklet gives examples of several famous Deists, as well as of several ancient philosophers, who held very rational and inspiring beliefs about an afterlife. It good to have a rational alternative to the fear-based superstitions!
This powerful and thought provoking Deism eBooklet explores real ways in which the “holy” books of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions actually push people into Atheism. The “holy” books are all claimed by the clergy to be the Word of God. When sincere people, who were usually brought up in one of these “revealed”/hearsay religions, start to objectively look at what they’re being taught, they can’t help but think these books are not the Word of God. Many of these people then begin to realize that they’ve been lied to about the Word of God and start to believe the false assumption that if the book they were told is the Word of God is not the Word of God, then God must not exist either.
One of the main reasons Thomas Paine wrote The Age of Reason was to stop people who were turned-off by the corruption and cruelty of Christianity, especially in its combination with government, from, as he put it, “running headlong into atheism.” This Deism eBooklet explains how and why the “revealed” religions and their “holy” books turn many people towards Atheism and how Deism corrects this problem.
Popular opinion is a powerful force. It influences people at all levels, from kids doing stupid and dangerous acts due to peer pressure, to adults not speaking their minds in public for fear of offending popular opinions that are held by others.
Fear of publicly going against popular opinion has caused some wonderful and outstanding people to keep their Deistic ideas to themselves and to publicly say things that seem to endorse a “revealed” religion. This Deism eBooklet covers three famous Deists who were impacted by the popularity of the Bible, Christianity and Judaism in this way: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. Thankfully these great historic figures wrote in personal letters and correspondence their true Deistic beliefs, which in many cases were not made public during their lifetimes.
The more Deists and other freethinkers do today to promote Deism and freethought, the more we will weaken the power of the “revealed” religions to influence popular opinion around the world. Then people will move much closer to profound progress through the true free exchange of ideas in all spheres of life.
Single Issue #1 - Father Abraham: The
Ungodly Patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Single Issue #2 - Jesus Said What?!
Single Issue #3 - Is The Quran a
Revelation From God?
Single Issue #4 - The Bible's Anti-Gentile
Single Issue #5 - God Versus The Bible
Single Issue #6 - Should We Associate
Fear, Love or Wonder With God?
Single Issue #7 - Clergy as God
Single Issue #8 - Is The Book of Mormon A
Single Issue #9 - Ten Biblical Assaults
Single Issue #10 - Ten Quarnic Assaults
Single Issue #11 - Why Faith Based
Religions Fail - And Deism Succeeds
Single Issue #12 - Why Blasphemy and
Heresy Laws Are Attacks Against God
Single Issue #13 - The Biblical Attack On
Single Issue #14 - Greed and "Revealed"
Single Issue #15 - Jesus and the Old
Single Issue #16 - "Holy" Books Portray
God as a Fool
Single Issue #17 - Ungodly Moses
Single Issue #18 - The Roots of the Abrahamic Religions Are Anti-God
Single Issue #19 - Religion Versus Women
Single Issue #20 - Anti-God or
Single Issue #21 - Attack Against Truth In The "Holy" Books
Single Issue #22 - Belief in Divine "Revelations" Damages Belief in God
Single Issue #23 - The Bible's
Single Issue #24 - The Religious War
Single Issue #25 - Why The Bible's
Ambiguity is an Offense Against Nature's God
Single Issue #26 - The Passover and
Easter Assaults Against Nature's God
Single Issue #27 - Free Yourself From
Anti-God "Words of God"
Single Issue #28 - God Gave Us Reason
and The "Holy" Books Attack It
Single Issue #29 - How the "Holy"
Books Prevent Belief in God
Single Issue #30 - How the "Holy"
Books Destroy Trust in God
Single Issue #31 - The "Holy"
Books Attack Life
Single Issue #32 - "Holy" Books
Promote Prayer to Manipulate God
Single Issue #33 - Wonder Overcomes
Single Issue #34 - "Holy" Books
Promote World Domination By Religions
Single Issue #35 - The Religious War
Single Issue #36 - The Religious War
Single Issue #37 - “Holy” Books Push
People Into Atheism
Single Issue #38 - How the Popularity
of the “Holy” Books Thwarts Free Speech
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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.