From Pretending to be a Christian to Being a Real Deist
All my life I have been pretending to be a Christian because that was
the religion I was born into. As I grew and matured I realized too many
problems with Christianity. I often thought Jesus was probably
misunderstood and his message was garbled over the centuries. So I
started to work backwards from where I was and eliminate, in my mind,
the ideas I thought were ridiculous or absurd. Before I even heard of
Deism I had decided that prayer should only be used to give “Thanks” to
the Almighty for granting me the life I was experiencing and felt a
sense of guilt when I tried to ask for things. I always wondered, “Why
is God being so nice to me when I don't even subscribe to all the ideas
in the Bible.”
After the tragic death of my father, I started to look for answers that the Christian religion didn't answer. There were even things in the Bible that made me uncomfortable and angry. That's when I stumbled onto Deism and realized I have been a Deist my whole life and just pretending to be a Christian. It was like I finally found the round peg for the round hole. I found peace with my father's death and I feel like it's okay to talk directly to my father when Christianity doesn't even allow that. At times I think I even feel his presence.I'm happier as a Deist because it just feels natural.
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.