How I Became a Deist
Ever since my early teens, I've
been unsatisfied with the religion I was raised to believe. While I
still loved God with all my heart, I had the hardest time accepting the
"facts" in the Bible. So many Christians that I knew were quick to
preach, and the exact opposite of what I consider "christ-like". I felt
so guilty for even questioning Christianity, and I was afraid to go to
hell just because I didn't agree with the belief that one set of rules
could apply to and control the choices of so many people. I eventually
decided that I didn't have to belong to a religion to love God, but I
still didn't like not having a name for the way I felt and believed.
One day I was in the library with an Atheist friend of mine and we got into a discussion where Deism was brought up. All I knew of Deism was the minimal information from history class in regards to our founding fathers. As I do whenever I come across something that I don't know much about, I decided to do some research. I was first led to an article on Wikipedia, where I saw several links to websites of modern Deist societies, which led me to deism.com. As I was reading about the basic history and beliefs of Deism, I finally felt like I had found the one belief system that actually made sense. It wasn't even like hearing a good idea that you would consider adopting as a personal philosophy, it was like having your own thoughts and feelings written down in an articulate way, and then given a name. After years of guilt and searching, I finally felt free in my beliefs. Thank-you so much so making an effort to spread light and reason in the world, and to set free those trapped in the illogical chains of revealed religion!
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.