Why Deism? I am not alone.


How I Became a Deist

by Charles McQuaid

I have been searching for a lot of years for an answer of just exactly what I believed in.  I knew I was not an atheist so my next best choice was agnostic.  But that didn't do a good job of describing my beliefs either.  So I just told folks that I believed in God, I just did not believe what man told me about him.  I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools.  Early on the nuns instilled the idea that I had to have faith to explain the unexplainable.  Later, however, the Jesuits did too good of a job on me and actually taught me how to think. I read Common Sense in high school but it never occurred to me to read The Age of Reason and now I wonder about that because Common Sense was great.
But I have been so alone in my beliefs - I could not even tell anyone what they were because I did not understand them myself.  Now I can tell people what they are - someone else (apparently a lot of someone elses) have had them for a very long time and have done a great job of writing about them.  I have a lot of reading to do - as well as a lot of thinking - and I am really truly looking forward to learning - and developing into the entity that God intended me to be.
Now that my searching has been rewarded I can go forward a much happier and fulfilled person - I understand so much more about myself now than I ever did before.  It is like a ton of weights have been lifted off my shoulders.
Thank you for existing -




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News of Interest to Deists
A recent survey on religion shows there are 34 million Americans who are classified as "Nones", that is they do not embrace any of the "revealed" religions and the vast majority of them are not Atheists. In actuality, the vast majority of the "Nones" are actually Deists!

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  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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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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 is making the mixing of church and state worse than ever before.
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.

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