We’ll never ‘pit’ one religion or faith against another, This is a good review of our Founders and their faiths.
What is Deism?
One thing that is common these days is to assert that the Founding Fathers were Deists. Since I doubt that the term deism is especially well understood, let us start with a definition.
Deism\De”ism\ (d[=e]”[i^]z’m), n. [L. deus god: cf. F.
d[‘e]isme. See Deity.]
The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of
those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny
Note: Deism is the belief in natural religion only, or those
truths, in doctrine and practice, which man is to
discover by the light of reason, independent of any
revelation from God. Hence, deism implies infidelity,
or a disbelief in the divine origin of the Scriptures. (from here)
As a religious philosophy, the key word is “reason”. Because they do not believe it reasonable to accept relevation such as the Bible, Deists claim to derive their beliefs about…
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