Thursday, 17 March 2005

Something to look at

Every time I start looking at Jefferson, like earlier today, it ends up leading me elsewhere. Today, I found this. If you’re interested in deism, or something similar, take a look.


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Here’s the question that bugs me about a “united deist church” (although the link isn’t loading as I write this): what is the need for deists to organize as a religion?

Deism is defined in Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, 1941, as: "[From Latin Deus, God.Deity] The doctrine or creed of a Deist." And Deist is defined in the same dictionary as: "One who believes in the existence of a God or supreme being but denies revealed religion, basing his belief on the light of nature and reason."

So is a “united deist church” an exercise in irony, or spiritual (or intellectual, since that is their epistemology for the most part) indolence?



That was a bit confusing to me also. I imagine that this “church” is more of a debating society and a way for people with similar views to meet up.


Hey man, more power to them. I’ll have to subscribe to Hunter Thompson’s adage that a man who has only himself to learn from has a fool for a master, and if Reason is the epistemology of deists, they’ll need to help each other all right. I wonder what the obkectivists and other more… vocal atheists would say to this though.

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