How I Became a Deist
by John Kettner
As of late, I've become a Deist. Believing in God, but not the associated baggage.
I was baptized a Catholic. I was a Druid in College. Somehow or another I passed through Lutheran, Charismatic, and Puritanical Calvinist phases to arrive in the land of Deism.
Christopher Hitchens' god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason convinced me that man and man-made religion get in the way of the work of God, which we can see all around us through nature. The Declaration of Independence calls it Nature's God.
Also I've been reading The Laughing Jesus by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, which has enlightened me as to the forged nature of the Bible.
Anyway, I feel compelled to share my quest for the Creator, with my blog The Deist Review, and to pursue happiness, while coming out of the gloom of judgmental man-made religion, which certainly does poison everything.
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.