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I Am a Deist

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    My Journey To Deism

    I started life as a Christian. My parents weren't really into it, but we went to church every Sunday, and as a small child, I actively believed in everything that the pastor said. ...Until one day, I asked my mother to ask the pastor: "Where are the dinosaurs in the Bible?" The...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Sep 3, 2012

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    A visual model of The Trinion Contradictions.

    ..The Trinion Contradictions demonstrate how a design, detailed arrangement, or established plan, negates the idea of individual power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate. It also negates the idea of direct intervention or the need to request such intervention...
    Psilocybinaut Psilocybinaut 31-35, M Nov 13, 2014

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    My Connection to the Higher Power

     Awakening to Unconditional Love   Wake up my people. Let your light shine. Be hope when there is none. Be Love when you feel none. Be a beacon of light in the coming darkness. Let my light shine. I love you. Feel your true nature within you. Let it shine for everyone...
    soulfireRW soulfireRW 31-35 May 27, 2008

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    I'm Not Sure What You Would Call It...

    I call myself a deist b/c I don't believe in organized religions or the bible... I don't think my life should be lead by some book... I also don't believe in Jesus... but I do believe in an ultimate being... I believe that there are too many beautiful things in the world to...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 4 Responses May 12, 2008

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    Its A Wonderful Wonderful Life

    To me deism means to embrace free thinking , it means to embrace the brain that god gave you to think , discover and wonder . Religion to me is nothing but a sham , deism is real it requires no prayers , nor chanting nor holy books , nor living holy ( basically living up to a...
    QueenTurqouiseGem QueenTurqouiseGem 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Makes Sense To Me

    Deism is the belief, based solely on reason, in a God who created the universe and then abandoned it, assuming no control over life, exerting no influence on natural phenomena, and giving no supernatural revelation. [French déisme, from Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17, 2013

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    Not Losing My Faith In a God...

    ...just re-defining what that means! For many years now I have called myself a "Christian" - but the more I have seen and heard (especially within the charismatic movement), the more dissatisfied I have become and the more I have questioned some of the claims being...
    terram terram 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    Common Sense

    Ok, this isn't from Common Sense, but it is from another writing of Thomas Paine, which is his "Age Of Reason." It just really resonated with me when I read it yesterday: "It is only in the CREATION that all our ideas and conceptions of a word of God can unite. The Creation...
    badonkadoku badonkadoku 46-50, M Aug 6, 2010

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    Religions Are Just A Social Legacy

    I was born as a Muslim, and after thinking i found that our religion is just a social legacy ,now i am deist believe in the existence of God, and believe that God the great Creator of the universe, did not need a person such as Muhammad to convey his message, and defend him. And...
    Araratim Araratim 26-30 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    Undecided Religion

    I don't really know what to believe in religion, but deism comes close. I don't believe people have any way to communicate with a higher being, but I think there must be some sort of higher being out there, which is how the universe was created. I mean, we must've come from...
    rudie482 rudie482 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2008

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    Deism, To Me...

    ...is simply using your eyes. Look at the world around you. It's so wonderful and incredibly complex. Look at the universe. For all our supposed knowledge, mankind hasn't even begun to unlock its secrets. How can this have possibly come from nothing? How can there NOT be a...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    The Story of a Deist

    I was born and raised somewhere in America that is very conservative. I was raised as a mainstream moderate Muslim with very educated parents. They emphasized to me that they thought organized religion was overall probably not a good thing and that religious books were written by...
    JHRA JHRA 26-30 5 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I Don't Know? I Do Believe, But I Do Not Believe In The Scare Tactics

    I know there is something else beyond my existence.  I have experienced it three times in my life.  However, I refuse to be bullied by thoughts of HELL.  I grew up in the 70' and 80's.  I was scared to DEATH of the devil.  I am now a grown up (sort of...
    Kizziecat Kizziecat 41-45, F Apr 19, 2010

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    I Am Not An Atheist.

    There are four major types of believer. A) The faithful, adherents to a particular belief system. i.e Christian, Jewish, Muslim B) Deist, belief in a creator, supreme being, divine architect, God, but rejects religion. C) Agnostic, neither believe nor disbelieve...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    How I Became A Deist

    Originally, I was raised into being an Asatru (follower of Norse Gods). Norse "Mythology" still seems a little real to me because I was born into believing it. By the age of 10, I knew all about my religion and started freethinking a little bit, asking myself, "If there are all...
    SunIncarnate SunIncarnate 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    Born Into Religious Cult. Luckily I Escaped.

    hello everyone, i just found this site about hour ago, and then before i knew it, i was a EP member. and then 15 sec later, i started writing what your reading now. fist things first, im a deist. surprised aren't you! believe it or not, my story starts in the spring of 1919, my...
    Genjo Genjo 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Deism - belief in the existence of a supreme

    being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe. An cceptance of the existence of a creator on the basis of reason but rejection of the belief in a supernatural deity who interacts with humankind. I am a Deist. I believe in a non-denominational God...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    Good 'nuff For Me

    I grew up in an Orthodox Christian family. Actually I never had a problem with Christianity per se, I just outgrew organized religion. I felt like, "Yeah, yeah, it's comfort food for some people. I don't need it."  I find that organized religion does more harm than good. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    Because the only true sin is harming others

    unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
    Psilocybinaut Psilocybinaut 31-35, M Oct 9, 2014

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    Looking For Those Who Believe The Same Things As I Do...

    I was born and raised a Baptist Christian in the southern US.  I was "saved" at the age of 12 and baptized a few weeks later. I went to church as regularly as I could and tithed as I could.  I have read the bible and have discovered many inconsistencies...
    dk7704 dk7704 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    I've Always Believed.....

    I've always believed in something. I grew up in a non-religious family. My dad grew up Catholic and my mom Protestant. But they don't practice....at all. They didn't even get married in a church.I've experimented in all kinds of religions and denominations. But one thing I can't...
    RainbowMom132 RainbowMom132 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    There's several reasons for why people continue to believe in their religion. 1. It provides security during uncomfortable situations. In less developed countries you'll see a...
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    1. I'm a deist (I believe in God, not the Bible) 2. I was born in Germany (no, I am not a Nazi or Hitler supporter) 3. My initials spell ASK :) 4. I love heavy metal and hard rock...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am agnostic in respect to the deist conceptions of God. That's not to say that their arguments are sound. They stumble upon the same logical fallacies that christians do, but it...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 21

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    This was the worst trauma of my childhood. In my church they preached vivid sermons about the horrors of hell and the infinite intensity and duration of the suffering. I was...
    AlanOliver AlanOliver 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Some people would be shaking their heads saying "you can't seriously hate your own country" or "you probably hate some aspects, learn to live with the rest" "If you see some...
    Gloriousrevolution Gloriousrevolution 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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