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|What Is Deism About? Are deists Considered To Be theist? by IbrahimMav: 6:07pm On Aug 20, 2013|
Do Deists reject miracles? Would a Deist person be considered a Theist or Atheist?
|Re: What Is Deism About? Are deists Considered To Be theist? by UyiIredia(m): 7:28pm On Aug 20, 2013|
Reply to the first: Most do, some don't.
I think miracles are possible but am skeptical for now. One thing I'mnsure of though is that they aren't a good reason to believe in God, even in Christianity it is agreed that one's faith shouldn't be predicated by miracles but from commitment to the Word.
Reply to the second: Some are, some aren't.
Some deists are more like atheists. They tend to bash religions, especially Christianity, like atheists, don't believe in paranormal stuff or an afterlife, believe in evolution etc Anthony Flew and Thomas Hobbes are examples. Some deists are damn close to theistic in beliefs, they believe in prayer, they believe in an afterlife, they might even attend a religious service etc Benjamin Franklin seems to be one, I think the same of Deep Sight (an NL member)
Two articles treat your question on deism:
Deism In A Nutshell: http://www.positivedeism.com/item/4-deism-in-a-nutsell
A Deist's Epistle: http://www.positivedeism.com/item/1-a-deist-epistle
|Re: What Is Deism About? Are deists Considered To Be theist? by IbrahimMav: 7:55pm On Aug 20, 2013|
Uyi Iredia: Reply to the first: Most do, some don't.
Interesting. Leant a lot from both links. Thanks for the insightful contribution.
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