How I Became a Deist
by Chris W.
I was originally a Mennonite. I
had been raised one as far back as I can remember. Up until I was 11 I
believed in the teachings of the religion unquestionably. Then, once I
hit that age, I started to question the reliability of the bible. The
main thing that puzzled me was that if God loved each and every one of
us so much, then why would he condemn us, His own creations, to burn for
eternity if we so much as slightly disobeyed His wishes?
After these questions started to really get to me, I left the Mennonite church. For years I searched for a belief system that made sense and embraced logic and reason and denied superstition. I had jumped back and forth from atheism, paganism, universalism, etc. At the time they seemed right, however, it always came back to a question of logic and reality. It was not until these past few months that I discovered Deism.
After further research, I came to the realization that I was a Deist! Here was a belief-system that embraced reality, logic and reason, and didn't make false promises! Now that I've become a Deist, things have become much clearer. Now, life has not seemed nearly as grim as it used to be when I was bound down by "revealed" religion.
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.