How I Became a Deist
by Dennis K. Frey
Ever since I heard the story of Adam and Eve, I knew something was "wrong". I was born and baptized a Lutheran, married [and divorced] a Catholic, and always thought the Jews had it closer to right with the Old Testament.
Being a history buff, I decided to read 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine and as luck would have it the book also contained 'The Age of Reason'. It was all right there before my very eyes. Every thing that I had doubted, every word that had been pounding in my brain for 50 years, every simple [yet profound] word of faith in the belief of God hit me like a ton of bricks. I was a Deist and didn't even know it!
I live in Tennessee which is the cradle of The Church of Christ and Baptism. To my closest friends, I have no problem confessing my beliefs. To the rest, discretion is the better part of valor. Having retired from the Defense Dept, war, violence, and fighting are in my DNA, but this is not the time to start another war, even of words. I believe winning converts to Deism will be more successful through Friendly Persuasion.
Today, my love of God is deeper than ever. The beauty of Nature's God, Truth, and Love are everything I need to be at peace with myself and to serve others. I do not need a Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Abraham, or whoever between me and God to know that I am truly blessed.
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.