How I Became a Deist
by Mike Trewern
I come to Deism from a Unitarian background and, previous to that, after searching virtually every sect of revealed religion and finding absolutely nothing which I could connect with, I came across Thomas Paine. There it was! Everything fell into place just like a jigsaw doing itself! Although I found Paine to be a little excessive in his undoing of Christianity there is nothing in his work, or those who have followed, with which I can disagree. Nature's God is the answer. A God, or Universal Spirit, or whatever name one is comfortable with, found by Reason and definitely not by Revelation. I am 15 months from retirement and I cannot get over how long it has taken for me to find my answers but it was well worth the time and effort! Once retired it will give me much more time to spread the word, 'DEISM'.
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 In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.