From Catholic Priest to Deist
Ray Fontaine, pictured at left, is a former Roman Catholic Priest who began to question the dogmas of his man-made "revealed" religion. After much reflection and soul searching, Ray realized the Roman Catholic Church and Christianity are flawed, and that the Bible they're based on could not be "the word of God." Still holding the first article of all religions, the simple belief in the Creator, he became a Deist.
In the opening paragraph of his web site http://www.to-natures-god.net Ray expresses the purpose all Deists should take to heart. He writes, "What matters is that the truth about Nature's God enlighten the world like sunshine. It belongs to everyone."
I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly express my thanks to Ray for all he's done, and is doing, to help get the word out about Deism. With Deists like Ray, with his undying altruistic spirit, we will lead the world away from superstition and man made myth to a spiritual/philosophic worldview that embraces our God-given Reason and brings about true progress!
Ray wrote a book about his evolution from priest to Deist called My Life With God In and Out of The Church.
Ray's website, to-natures-god.net has been moved to our site. Click here for Ray's site.
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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)
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