Why Deism? From Unitarian Universalist to Deist


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'.




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  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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