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    They hate them, Jesus Christ is a deity and Christians worship a Deity.. they hate Christians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    They hate them, Jesus Christ is a deity and Christians worship a Deity.. they hate Christians.
    Go away. You're not capable of intelligent discussion. The term Deist has a specific definition and you obviously have no idea what that definition is.
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    Jesus Christ is a Deity. I worship Jesus Christ.

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    First off, one can't accuse deism of believing in myths or fairy tales, since deists don't believe in the literal myths of any organized religion, or that any organized religion has an absolute monopoly on "truth", or the only "correct" way to salvation.

    Deists however, tend to believe there are rational or logical arguments one can make for a deity or higher power, or source of objective truths about the universe and its purpose.

    (In some ways, deism seems to better resemble religions such as Buddhism which don't personify a god as a "man up in the sky", but believe that the laws of nature make a case for a higher power or source of objective 'natural laws' or purpose, as opposed to viewing existence as purely 'random', or 'meaningless').
    Believing in gods is silly nonsense.

    It ranks right under believing in Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Believing in gods is silly nonsense.

    It ranks right under believing in Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.
    Not really. Believing that the universe and life is a cosmic accident takes more faith that believing it was created for a purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Not really. Believing that the universe and life is a cosmic accident takes more faith that believing it was created for a purpose.
    Right. Mindlessly worshiping an ancient fairy tale about an Aramaic Jewish kid spawned by the rape of a child by a god, whose god-father then had his kid hammered to a cross to forgive the sins of the world makes so much more sense than observable science

    Your post is delusional. You are simply trying to legitimize your fantasies of gods and monsters by equating it to science, but it is made up crap babbled by goat herders. Your claim is a mewling and pathetic cry for intellectual legitimacy, but is self defeating in it's antithesis of logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reality View Post
    First off, one can't accuse deism of believing in myths or fairy tales, since deists don't believe in the literal myths of any organized religion, or that any organized religion has an absolute monopoly on "truth", or the only "correct" way to salvation.

    Deists however, tend to believe there are rational or logical arguments one can make for a deity or higher power, or source of objective truths about the universe and its purpose.

    (In some ways, deism seems to better resemble religions such as Buddhism which don't personify a god as a "man up in the sky", but believe that the laws of nature make a case for a higher power or source of objective 'natural laws' or purpose, as opposed to viewing existence as purely 'random', or 'meaningless').
    Your thread topic asks what atheists think of deists.

    Your OP asks what atheists think of deism.

    Which is it? The people? Or the belief system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reality View Post
    First off, one can't accuse deism of believing in myths or fairy tales, since deists don't believe in the literal myths of any organized religion, or that any organized religion has an absolute monopoly on "truth", or the only "correct" way to salvation.

    Deists however, tend to believe there are rational or logical arguments one can make for a deity or higher power, or source of objective truths about the universe and its purpose.

    (In some ways, deism seems to better resemble religions such as Buddhism which don't personify a god as a "man up in the sky", but believe that the laws of nature make a case for a higher power or source of objective 'natural laws' or purpose, as opposed to viewing existence as purely 'random', or 'meaningless').
    I expect I am not representative of the demographic you are questioning, as I do not consider myself an atheist. However, as a non-believer in one sense of the word, I can give you a simple answer; I spend as little time thinking of Deists, as I do contemplating Theists or Atheists. My practical philosophies involve the concept of 'to each his own', and I would not exhibit the ill-manners to publicly question anyone's spiritual beliefs.

    What I might question would be the prudence of advertising one's deeply held personal, and spiritual, beliefs on an anonymous discussion forum. And what I would certainly question is imposing those beliefs - whether by proselytisation, or by means of influencing education, culture, or law. Whilst respecting the rights of every individual to hold whatever beliefs his intellect will sustain - I would fight such proselytising influences red of tooth and claw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Can you quote Voltaire suggesting that "blacks are less evolved than whites"? I'd be interested in that since the notion of evolution wasn't developed until almost 100 years after his death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Right. Mindlessly worshiping an ancient fairy tale about an Aramaic Jewish kid spawned by the rape of a child by a god, whose god-father then had his kid hammered to a cross to forgive the sins of the world makes so much more sense than observable science

    Your post is delusional. You are simply trying to legitimize your fantasies of gods and monsters by equating it to science, but it is made up crap babbled by goat herders. Your claim is a mewling and pathetic cry for intellectual legitimacy, but is self defeating in it's antithesis of logic.
    Awesome.

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