You’re a Deist Hey, So What’s the Point — 10 Comments

  1. I think im going to convert to Deistism from catholic there is so much i dont believe in the catholic teachings. here so much makes sense. like you wrote GOD killed all except a family and some animals but the tragic is so many people believe that literally. its so stupid. all animals wouldnt stay in a Ark. and then moses taking the jews out of egypt i believe some but can never believe that he killed all first born. ive been catholic 25 years but have choosen what to believe since i have free will to believe or not to believe whats true in the bible written by men.

    ive asked this before do deists believe there are any difference in mine and your afterlife then one of an childkiller please answer

    • We all have to search for our own belief in the matter of afterlife workings and status. I personally believe that it works like a school system. For example, if ‘Johnny’ fails the fourth grade, then he must repeat this grade until he passes the requirements. One progresses or hinders their growth by personal choices in life – a karma of sorts. Thus, the child killer would hinder their spiritual growth, thus be required more life lessons in order to progress and become more enlightened.

    • Well, some pandeists have an interesting take on the afterlife…

      In the end though, their is no single definitive answer. Some deists believe in an afterlife, some don’t, some have no particular opinion one way or the other. Virtually all of agree there’s no way to know for sure.

  2. For some reason the vast majority of Deists I talk to seem to come from a Catholic background. You would be in good company for sure.

  3. The main purpose of Religion is to blind-fold its believers through what is called faith. The high priests or Pastors prepare every lessons carefully, dictate it to you after but the question is that you can’t comment or ask any questions. It is in the same process that most of touchable verses from the bible are not read. Myself as a Deist, don’t want to be forced to agree with any irrational point of view, even tough is expressed by my deist friend. I am free to think!

    • Hey you think what you want I am only asking a question, one it seems you can’t answer.

      What does anything organized religion does or doesn’t do have to do with my question. The answer is nothing. Prayer has nothing to do with the bible, organized faith, pastors, fear, control, etc. not a thing.

      In fact my bigger question to you is what is prayer? If you define it only as incantations and beseeching of a higher power, I get your point.

      Whether you do so or not, do you feel for instance that meditation has value? Given it has done as much to reduce high blood pressure in studies as any harmful medication has, I say just in that alone, it has value.

      So is mediation a form of prayer even if “faith” isn’t part of it?

      I am trying to have a conversation with you not a debate. You seem stuck on a point we agree on. That organized religion is based on fear, blood shed and murder and neither of us wants a thing to do with it. Then I ask a question that has NOTHING to do with that, and you say that is why?

      Deism is about reason right? This means if you are going to make a choice, “I won’t pray” you should reason out why. Now you are under NO OBLIGATION to justify your decisions to me, I am only asking because you are engaging in a discussion and I seek deeply to understand others.

      So again with no judgement why don’t you pray? Try to answer that without two things.

      1. How bad organized religion sucks (it doesn’t matter)
      2. That you feel God doesn’t respond to prayer (I agree but beseeching is NOT the only form of prayer)

      If this isn’t fun for you, decline to answer, I won’t be upset or anything. Just so far your answers have little to do with the question. If we are to be led by reason, we should have reason in our answers is all.

  4. This shows the Deist God to be arbitrary and capricious with the ultimate purpose being meaningless freedom. All “reason” would be ‘ultimately’ subjective. This sounds alot like man making himself God.
    This is because all purpose would be self-defined, which refutes the original God. Knowledge of anything(including acceptance or rejection of this statement)would be impossible.

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