Why Deism? I have always thought "God Is" and that is enough.

 

How I Became a Deist

by Eddie

I have always thought "God Is" and that is enough.  I really didn't "evolve" into anything special.  I grew up in the Methodist Church, participated in many of the activities,  the choir, the young people's groups, etc.  I do not remember any special  "push" to ever believe anything else except that "God Is"... Somewhere along the way, I just stopped going to church; I don't really remember why.  My husband also grew up in the Methodist Church, and we were married in a Methodist Church.  He had stopped going to the Methodist Church, and had become a Unitarian Universalist, and I joined his church.  We participated in some of the activities and attended irregularly.  When he died,  his memorial service was in  the Methodist Church he helped establish in  Dallas.  The  minister knew him personally from those long ago days, and the service was simply a memorial to Bob...  We had moved to Arkansas where we did not attend any church.  I moved to Oklahoma City after he died, and do  not attend any church.  
My favorite line in the old movie, "Oh, God", with George Burns, is when someone asks God if Jesus was his son.  He replies, Yes, as was Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna, and you and all people.  

Once, many years ago, in Arkansas, on a very cold, clear winter night, about 2:00 in the morning, I couldn't sleep, and went outside.  The sky was so clear and the stars were so bright and many, that I felt I could see to the "edge" and into the mind of God.   
If this makes me a deist, then I am.  

 

 

 

 






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A recent survey on religion shows there are 34 million Americans who are classified as "Nones", that is they do not embrace any of the "revealed" religions and the vast majority of them are not Atheists. In actuality, the vast majority of the "Nones" are actually Deists!

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  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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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Obama is making the mixing of church and state worse than ever before.
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.


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