Why Deism? Now that I am a Deist . . .

 

How I Became a Deist

by Dameyon Beaman

I think I was always a Deist. 
 
My Father is an Atheist, and my Mother is Catholic.  Well she says she is, but she mainly goes to church to play BINGO.
 
I had a babysitter who used to read bible stories to me, and because of that I had a really good working knowledge of the bible.
 
I never really want to church until I was 7 or so.  My Great Aunt started going to a Missionary church, and I started going with her.  I guess the people were nice enough, and since I knew the stories it was easy to sit and learn.  Then I asked the question.  Why do I pray to Jesus rather than just pray to God?  That opened the flood gates.  No matter how they tried to explain it, I knew they were full of crap.  Shortly thereafter I started thinking about the "miracles" and I realized that such things just don't happen in real life.  Oh, and when it occurred to me that people were praying for such trivial things as passing a test, winning a football game, or the lottery, my head almost exploded. 
 
In my later teens, I just considered myself to be an Atheist.  This also caused a problem for me because I always felt like the world was too complicated to have just happened. 
 
I'm not a hundred percent sure but I think I came across the definition of deism on your website, ( www.deism.com ).  I read it, it makes sense, and it is now what I believe myself to be.  Now that I am a Deist, I don't waste a single moment thinking of what will happen when I die.  I am as honest as I ever have been, as faithful a husband as a wife could ask for, and far more tolerant of others. 

 






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