Why Deism? . . . a journey of liberation, intelligence and joy!


How I Became a Deist

by Robert F. Savio

I was born into the Catholic Church and went through the indoctrination of Catechism class; alter boy training and of course strict adherence to the "Sacraments".  I always questioned many of the concepts and doctrines of the faith that just did not add up but as a youth, such thoughts were heresy and I was marched off to the Parish office to be "taught in the faith" by the Pastor.  During my life I toyed with many other "religions" and sought the "truth" in them all.  Each, in its own way failed the test.  Finally at age 65, after a lifetime of doubt, confusion, guilt and shame (all emotions readily imposed by all of the "revealed" faiths), I came across a website titled: www.evilbible.com and in the contents was a passing reference to Thomas Paine and Deism. Still on my life long quest for truth and reason I went to the Deism site and realized that after a lifetime of searching I had arrived.  The more I explored Deism and read THE AGE OF REASON, the more clear it became that logic and intelligence are found in Deism alone!!  I am still learning all I can about Deism and freeing myself from the mental and emotional bondage of the Catholic Church only THIS time it is a journey of liberation, intelligence and joy!

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  In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist.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