Is deism a religion?
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
attempt to organize and regulate their group.
Is mayonnaise a religion?
I am a Christian, believe whatever turn your crank
It is a belief but I wouldn't consider it a religion.
No it's a worldview.. They are different things.
Religion? I think so. But I just took a soccer ball to the face so…
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
I don't remember it...
I took a softball to my face, called out many God's names
I know that feeling. A baseball right above my left eye
How is deism a religion? Am I missing something? That's like saying I am my own culture.
If deism isn't a religion, then the founding fathers weren't religious
I don't know enough about them, but I would be surprised if the founding fathers did not have a religion.
And not simply deists
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.
Here's a breakdown of their belief systems of the founding fathers
The concept of deism is more profound with reading their writings to determine with their other part of faith if God
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.
I consider it a religion
It's funny. Buddhism is a religion without a deity, and deism is a deity without a religion.
No. Neither deism nor theism nor atheism are religions. They are beliefs, or in the case of the former, lack of belief.
Thank you drooski. Couldn't have said it better myself :)
No point in saying that in a different way above, you hit the nail on the head
yeah pretty much exactly what I was going to say haha
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.
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.
Agreed. I just needed to get in my requisite number of churlish dissent posts in for the evening.
I would give your ANSWR 15 likes if I could.