How I Became a Deist
by Karl Swanson
This is a brief synopsis of how I became a Deist-
After I had become disenchanted with the church and its' hypocrisy, I started researching revealed religions, science, and various philosophies for almost a year. Ironically, without even hearing of Deism, I came to the conclusion that a creator initiated the universe and left everything to evolve. I then shared this reasoning with my mom who stated, "you sound like a Deist."
After my conversation with my mom, I began to study Deism through Deism.com and various texts. Through my studies I continually realized a strong connection to the ideas behind Deism and living by the Golden Rule. In addition, the Deist perspective left me amazed at the world around me and the intricacy of life. I finally came to the logical conclusion that there must be a primordial being, "Nature's God", who started the process.
As a result, if the occasion arises I am never afraid to share with family or friends that I am a Deist!
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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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