Why Deism?  From "cradle Episcopalian" to Deism


Why Deism?
From Episcopalian to Deist

by Fred Beach

I was born a “cradle Episcopalian” and remained one for over 70 years. During much of that time I held various positions in the church (lay reader, vestry member, church school superintendent, musician, that sort of thing), but I always had that nagging feeling that I was helping perpetuate myths. I found it harder and harder to tell myself I believed Christian theology (or any other religious dogma). After all, is the god with the body of a man and the trunk of an elephant, as worshiped in some countries, any more ridiculous than a talking snake and a burning bush? Then I stumbled upon Deism, which requires nothing more than a belief in the obvious, and I was hooked! I finally feel absolutely free, unburdened by man-made religion.
















































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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  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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)
Astronomers report a recent study strongly indicates the Universe is infinite.
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.

Does the Abraham Accord Promote Peace or a Plan For War? 
The Abraham Accord between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the US seems to be more of a war plan against Iran than any kind of legitimate peace agreement.

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