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Do Deists Believe in the “Miraculous” — 5 Comments

  1. Pingback:You’re a Deist Hey, So What’s the Point « Church of The Modern Deist

  2. Thank you for clarifying a lot of things. This is exactly how I think, although I have never taken a physics class, or for that matter any science beyond physiology and zoology. I was raised a Lutheran (not the radically conservative Missouri Synod, thank goodness) and am now Episcopalian.

    Tomorrow is Easter. I love the traditional music, the flowers, the community, but I will struggle with the whole resurrection story, once again. I somehow put it in my own framework of resurrecting one’s spirit to a higher level after incredible sacrifice. The gospels put the fairy tale part in. Let’s face it, Pilate didn’t like what Jesus said and he had him killed in public so nobody else would challenge his government.

    Anyway, it’s nice to know there are other kindred spirits out there.

    By the way, I’m sure others have mentioned this, but you need to have someone proof read your blog. You keep using “then” when you should use “than.” There are some other errors. I only mention this because when there are grammatical errors, you lose some credibility. I don’t mind, but some others may get hung up on these details and fail to recognize what you’re trying to say.

    Thanks for this beautiful expose of Deism. I’m currently reading the Jefferson Bible. It’s Thomas Jefferson’s edition of the Holy Bible. I love it. He just cut out all the stuff that Jesus said, which is pretty wise verbiage…mainly what you said about just being nice. I always remember that the most important commandments Jesus tried to get people to pay attention to are as follows: A)Love God (to me the world) with all your soul and all your might and B) Love thy neighbor as thyself.

    Love does set one free.

    • Thanks for reading and I don’t worry about typos, this isn’t high level literature. Anyone who thinks you lack creditability over a typo or homonym misuse isn’t listening anyway.

      “It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.” ~ President Andrew Jackson

      This blog is a gift to any that have questions and want to know more about Deism, I don’t have time to hire a proof reader I run a full time business and do this when I have a thought and the time to type it up.

      The Jefferson Bible exists because Thomas found the morality inside Christianity to be the finest moral code he had ever discovered but found all the fairy tails as you put it unbelievable. For over 100 years every Freshman Congressman was given a copy by the way.

      A book I really recommend is Illusions – Confessions of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach.

      Given you are from a religious background and still appreciate the tradition, etc. Check out “A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church” by James Kavanaugh I think you will like it and highly recommend his poetry in There are Men to Gentle to Live Among Wolves” as well. Here is that poem,

      There are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves

      “There are men too gentle to live among wolves
      Who prey upon them with IBM eyes
      And sell their hearts and guts for martinis at noon.
      There are men to gentle for a savage world
      Who dream instead of snow and children and Halloween
      And wonder if the leaves will change their color soon.

      There are men to gentle to live among wolves
      Who anoint them for burial with greedy claws
      And murder them for a merchant’s profit and gain.
      There are men to gentle for a corporate world
      Who dream instead of Easter eggs and fragrant grass
      And pause to hear the distant whistle of a train.

      There are men to gentle too live among wolves
      Who devour them with appetite and search
      For other men to prey upon and suck their childhood dry.
      There are men to gentle for an accountant’s world
      Who dream instead of Easter eggs and fragrant grass
      And search for beauty in the mystery of the sky.

      There are men to gentle too live among wolves
      Who toss them like a lost and wounded dove
      Such gentle men are lonely in a merchant’s world
      Unless they have a gentle one to love.”

      The work of Bach and Kavanaugh helped me deal with leaving the Catholic church fully behind when I was a very young man. I left physically in my teens but it took until my 20s to let go of the programming. You would also like the works of James Redfield I bet.

      Being a Deist doesn’t mean letting go of the mystical just understanding that mystical is really more accurately the natural which we have yet to fully understand.

  3. What a pleasure it is to have found your blog with its positive presentation of deist beliefs. Though I see no evidence for a personal intervening God, I too experience the miraculous regularly. I understand how a rainbow works but that does not diminish my awe in seeing one. And though I know the universe could exist without such beauty, I feel blessed that the architect decided to include them anyway.

  4. Modern Deist,I have considered myself a Deist,starting in My Marine days seeing the destruction of human life,for no reason. I thoroughly enjoy your articles,and the folks getting hung up on spelling and such,seem to be proofreading instead of just reading and comprehending.

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