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5 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2009 - 11:46AM #1
Smeraldo1327
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I really connect to the basic beliefs of Deism, one God-give him thanks instead of asking for things-rejection of the holy books and their propaganda...I feel the majority of all holy books are propaganda. 

OK so I am going on my 3rd year in researching Deism-reading quotes from the founding fathers, going to Deist websites, what is taking me so long to fully agree with this concept is this website....  http://www.deism.com/ ...... I've read the articles and they are very hateful in nature and do not seem 'deist' to me and what I have come to understand about the Deist concept. This website clearly points fingers at one faith and not so much at others and that is where I am confused. 

I don't understand this article at all, maybe I'm missing the point? http://www.deism.com/jewishsuperiority.htm

Wouldn't this article/listing of biblical verses go against everything a Deist would stand for?

Please explain or define this website for me because it is one of the first websites that pop up when you google Deism. Maybe I don't fully understand Deism? An explanation would be helpful because I really connect to this way of thought. I was raised Catholic and educated in Catholic schools and have become lost since I entered college when it comes to religion...and I went to a Catholic college in NYC! And when I heard about Deism in my senior year of college and its basic beliefs I felt like something regarding religion finally made sense to me.

If your reading this from NY or NYC: Are there any local meet ups for deists in NYC? I'd love to meet people and discuss Deism to help me better understand it.
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5 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2009 - 9:27PM #2
RevKeithWright
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Smeraldo1327 wrote:

I really connect to the basic beliefs of Deism, one God-give him thanks instead of asking for things-rejection of the holy books and their propaganda...I feel the majority of all holy books are propaganda. 

OK so I am going on my 3rd year in researching Deism-reading quotes from the founding fathers, going to Deist websites, what is taking me so long to fully agree with this concept is this website....  http://www.deism.com/ ...... I've read the articles and they are very hateful in nature and do not seem 'deist' to me and what I have come to understand about the Deist concept. This website clearly points fingers at one faith and not so much at others and that is where I am confused. 

I don't understand this article at all, maybe I'm missing the point? http://www.deism.com/jewishsuperiority.htm

Wouldn't this article/listing of biblical verses go against everything a Deist would stand for?

Please explain or define this website for me because it is one of the first websites that pop up when you google Deism. Maybe I don't fully understand Deism? An explanation would be helpful because I really connect to this way of thought. I was raised Catholic and educated in Catholic schools and have become lost since I entered college when it comes to religion...and I went to a Catholic college in NYC! And when I heard about Deism in my senior year of college and its basic beliefs I felt like something regarding religion finally made sense to me.

If your reading this from NY or NYC: Are there any local meet ups for deists in NYC? I'd love to meet people and discuss Deism to help me better understand it.


http://naturesgod.org/oracles.html

Try reading that, recently updated by a member of this forum http://naturesgod.org/index.html and check out the Deist Alliance http://deistalliance.org/

There is always the Age of Reason
http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/Paine/AOR-Frame.html

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5 years ago  ::  Feb 01, 2009 - 10:30AM #3
Smeraldo1327
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Thank you for the websites!!
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5 years ago  ::  Feb 05, 2009 - 11:11PM #4
cclendenen
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Smeraldo1327 wrote:

I really connect to the basic beliefs of Deism, one God-give him thanks instead of asking for things-rejection of the holy books and their propaganda...I feel the majority of all holy books are propaganda. 

OK so I am going on my 3rd year in researching Deism-reading quotes from the founding fathers, going to Deist websites, what is taking me so long to fully agree with this concept is this website....  http://www.deism.com/ ...... I've read the articles and they are very hateful in nature and do not seem 'deist' to me and what I have come to understand about the Deist concept. This website clearly points fingers at one faith and not so much at others and that is where I am confused. 
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Read the Wikipedia entry on Deism and bear in mind that Deism can be critical, and Deism can be constructive. Probably all of us start in Deism a little bit on the critical side, but I personally believe that, sooner or later, we must all decide what we are FOR, not just what we are against. I like my Deism on the positive and constructive side. The critical side can get boring (or worse). The Deist Alliance is a good choice. Of course I am prejudiced, because I manage two DA member sites (and am the new webmaster for the Deist Alliance home site), so that is not an objective recommendation. :)

If reason tells you that a website that calls itself Deist is wrong for you, then trust your reason. Find something else that makes more sense. THAT is Deism!

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