Deism: A religion whose followers believe in a God who created the universe, established its rules of behavior, set it going, left, and hasn't been seen since.
Deism: Its history, beliefs and practices
Many of the leaders of the French and American revolutions followed this belief system. Among the U.S. founding fathers, John Quincy Adams, Ethan Allen, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison Thomas Paine, and George Washington were all Deists. Deists played a major role in creating the principle of separation of church and state, and the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Deism: Quotations & history