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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/08/14 9:23 am

I think once you start getting into specifics of one form of deism vs another is when you enter the realm of religion. however, even that isn't enough bec I think religion is a combo of the way a group tries to understand god/gods as well as their

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/08/14 9:23 am

attempt to organize and regulate their group.

Vincere Seattle
02/06/14 12:06 pm

Is mayonnaise a religion?

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jvc1133 61535
02/06/14 10:41 am

I am a Christian, believe whatever turn your crank

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
02/06/14 10:28 am

It is a belief but I wouldn't consider it a religion.

sarahbc13 The Beach
02/05/14 9:15 pm

No it's a worldview.. They are different things.

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MJSeals J.D.
02/05/14 9:12 pm

Religion? I think so. But I just took a soccer ball to the face so…

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
02/05/14 9:24 pm

Ouch, that's funny right there.. Do it again, I didn't see the instant replay.. Dang missed it again, go for the hat trick... Oops I coughed do it again.... LMAO.. Sorry by the way hope it didn't hurt to bad

jvc1133 61535
02/06/14 10:45 am

I took a softball to my face, called out many God's names

MJSeals J.D.
02/06/14 10:46 am

I know that feeling. A baseball right above my left eye

pcox104 Florida
02/05/14 8:54 pm

How is deism a religion? Am I missing something? That's like saying I am my own culture.

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Statek Im from the Internet
02/05/14 9:10 pm

If deism isn't a religion, then the founding fathers weren't religious

pcox104 Florida
02/05/14 9:23 pm

I don't know enough about them, but I would be surprised if the founding fathers did not have a religion.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/06/14 7:28 am

Well Washington was an Episcopalian. But the majority of our founding fathers were Deists. As a Deist myself, I can promise you it's not a religion.

impetus ok who knows the way out
02/08/14 8:25 am

Here's a breakdown of their belief systems of the founding fathers

www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html

The concept of deism is more profound with reading their writings to determine with their other part of faith if God

impetus ok who knows the way out
02/08/14 8:27 am

Started the world and then left it to be without any further intervention. That is the part that I have a harder belief viewing that any majority were from reading many of their documents and correspondence.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/05/14 8:02 pm

It's funny. Buddhism is a religion without a deity, and deism is a deity without a religion.

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droo Santa Barbara
02/05/14 7:50 pm

No. Neither deism nor theism nor atheism are religions. They are beliefs, or in the case of the former, lack of belief.

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TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
02/05/14 7:51 pm

Thank you drooski. Couldn't have said it better myself :)

thewheel
02/05/14 7:52 pm

No point in saying that in a different way above, you hit the nail on the head

JClementine11 Washington
02/05/14 7:55 pm

yeah pretty much exactly what I was going to say haha

kermie gaytopia
02/05/14 8:48 pm

I think it *can* become a religion for some people, in the same way that video games or exercise or education or helicopter parenting or anything else can become a religion when it rules your life and decisions.

droo Santa Barbara
02/05/14 9:05 pm

Yes it can Kermie, but just because some people use it as a religion doesn't mean it should be classified as one. Video games are not a religion, although, as you said, there are those who make it one.

kermie gaytopia
02/05/14 9:29 pm

Agreed. I just needed to get in my requisite number of churlish dissent posts in for the evening.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/06/14 7:03 am

I would give your ANSWR 15 likes if I could.