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I Am a Deist

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    Because the only true sin is harming others

    unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
    TheMisanthropist TheMisanthropist 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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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 4 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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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 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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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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    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...
    TheMisanthropist TheMisanthropist 31-35, M Nov 13, 2014

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    420 Reasons Christianity is false.

    ..www.kyroot.com I recommend this website to anyone who is questioning the Christian Apocalyptic Cult in any of its' numerous denominations. "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 19

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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 4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Check out The Jewish Encyclopedia on line.

    ..Saul of Tarsus (Known as Paul, the Apostle of the Heathen) for an interesting description of Paul, the Hellenistic inventer of Pauline Theology.
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response May 29

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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 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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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 4 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    "How well we know what a profitable

    superstition this fable of Christ has been for us." Pope Leo X (1513-1521) The Pope's pronouncement is recorded in the diaries and records of both Pietro Cardinal Bembo (Letters and Comments on Pope Leo X, 1842 reprint) and Paolo Cardinal Glovio (De Vita Leonis Decimi, op cit...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 2 Responses May 3

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    Today I am a Deist who believes in the God of

    Nature, reason, and science (knowledge) but no longer believes in the Supernatural God aka The Trinity Doctrine or paranormal miracles. Like Thomas Paine, I think Creation itself does a better job of telling us about its' Creator than the Bible. My Creator aka Higher Power...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F Mar 16

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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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