Why Deism?  From Unchurched to Roman Catholic to None to Deism


Why Deism?

by Marco H.

My household growing up was not a particularly religious household. Yes, God was mentioned and prayed to at times of need, but that was about it really. As a kid I was more the sort of person to go out playing sports, etc..

It wasn't until later in life, in my 40's to be exact, that I started taking an interest in God. This was through talking with my Mum about the religion my Mum's Italian relatives followed. My Mum's Italian relatives are based here in England, as well as in Italy.  Because I have Italian blood in me, I wanted to follow the religion of my Italian relatives. This religion was Roman Catholicism.

I thought I would like to become a Roman Catholic and made enquiries at the local parish Church. I was gladly welcomed into the congregation. Everything went ok for a while until I started to doubt the Bible and the sacraments. Thought it was all false and for show and to get money out of the lay people.

I was never confirmed into the Catholic Faith, as just before the confirmation ceremony I decided to leave the Catholic Faith.

I then became a none, not even an Atheist. I believed in nothing. Being a none gave me peace of mind for a while but I still wasn't satisfied because I believed that there was a true God out there. After researching the internet I came across Deism and the World Union of Deists website. After reading some of the articles and about the God of Nature at www.deism.com I thought "this is for me." I liked that there was no dogma and it was a personal philosophy.

Deism has freed my mind and I have broke away from the shackles of the Abrahamic religions. Reason is so much better than Faith. I feel finally at home in Deism.





















































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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  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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.

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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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