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Funny, My dictionary, and everything I heve ever read previously defines a "Deist" as one who has a firm, reasoned belief in God.

Deist - From Deity which is synonymous with GOD.

IMHO, this article, while interesting and may add some impetus to the argument of the USA being "A Christian Nation" , is based on a highly flawed premise.


7 posted on 11/08/2004 11:56:51 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

We are talking popular usage versus the dictionary here.


10 posted on 11/08/2004 12:00:27 PM PST by Drawsing (Congress doesn't need to see the light...they just need to feel the heat..Ronald Reagan)
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In dictionaries like Websters, Funk & Wagnalls, Century, and others, the terms "deist," "agnostic," and "atheist" appear as synonyms.

As you stated Legend, this premise is RIDICULOUS. The similarities between deists and atheists are comparable to those between GWB and Michael Moore.

20 posted on 11/08/2004 12:25:19 PM PST by Shryke
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To: LegendHasIt
IMHO, this article, while interesting and may add some impetus to the argument of the USA being "A Christian Nation" , is based on a highly flawed premise.

I concur. I'll also note that the author of this article is a pseudo-historian snake oil salesman and a flaming bigot who uses his pseudo-histories and religion for political gain. Barton is not exactly the most credible or trustworthy source by any measure.

56 posted on 11/12/2004 10:24:06 PM PST by GOPcapitalist
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