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Keyword: deist

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  • Good Religion, As I See It

    02/17/2011 2:33:25 PM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 53 replies
    Renew America ^ | 02/16/11 | Edward L. Daley
    My name is Edward L. Daley, and I'm what's known as a deist. That is to say that I embrace no particular religious faith, yet I do believe in an eternal creator of all life and existence... as best we understand those terms. I simply do not claim to know the motives or methods of our creator.
  • Hang-ups over Mormonism proved Romney's undoing

    02/10/2008 9:37:21 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 153 replies · 3,025+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 02/10/2008 | Thomas Burr
    WASHINGTON - The day after Mitt Romney formally announced he was seeking the White House, a USA Today headline blared "Will Mormon faith hurt bid for White House?" Anchors on the major networks asked the same question and a stream of pundits predicted Romney's Mormon religion would be a significant hurdle. Almost one year later, on Thursday, Romney withdrew from the race after suffering several big losses and facing an insurmountable challenge to beat Republican rival John McCain. The degree to which his faith contributed to that defeat may never be fully known. It's clear, however, that Romney's belief in...
  • Note to Tom Sullivan: Thomas Jefferson was not a Deist.

    04/28/2005 11:23:24 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 73 replies · 2,460+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/28/2005 | D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.
    Talk Radio Host Tom Sullivan, sitting in today for Rush Limbaugh, failed to challenge a caller (a self-declared "secularist") who labeled Jefferson a 'Deist'. Thomas Jefferson was no deist. In the source column, Dr. James Kennedy wrote: "While Jefferson has been lionized by those who seek to drive religion from public life, the true Thomas Jefferson is anything but their friend. He was anything but irreligious, anything but an enemy to Christian faith. Our nation's third president was, in fact, a student of Scripture who attended church regularly, and was an active member of the Anglican Church, where he served...
  • Weighing the Evidence: An Atheist Abandons Atheism

    01/10/2005 2:47:28 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 365 replies · 4,190+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | January 10, 2005 | Charles Colson
    Antony Flew, the 81-year-old British philosophy professor who taught at Oxford and other leading universities, became an atheist at age 15. Throughout his long career he argued—including in debates with an atheist-turned-Christian named C. S. Lewis—that there was a “presumption of atheism,” that is, the existence of a creator could not be proved. But he’s now been forced to face the evidence. It comes from the Intelligent Design movement, led by Dr. Phillip Johnson and particularly the work of Michael Behe, the Lehigh biochemist who has proven the “irreducible complexity” of the human cell structure. Though eighty-one years old, Flew...
  • Famous Atheist Now Believes in God

    12/09/2004 2:53:43 PM PST · by Stringfellow Hawke · 12 replies · 1,094+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 09, 2004 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK Dec 9, 2004 — A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England....
  • The Founding Fathers and Deism

    11/08/2004 11:41:14 AM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 61 replies · 7,322+ views
    WallBuilders ^ | David Barton
    (We receive numerous requests from across the country to answer various editorials and letters-to-the-editor. The subject is usually the religious persuasions of the Founding Fathers, and the standard assertion is that they were all deists. The following is but one of many possible replies to such accusations.) I notice that your newspaper has an ongoing debate concerning the religious nature of the Founding Fathers. A recent letter claimed that most of the Founding Fathers were deists, and pointed to Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Paine, Hamilton, and Madison as proof. After making this charge, the writer acknowledged the "voluminous writings" of the...

    01/18/2004 6:51:03 AM PST · by KDD · 17 replies · 257+ views
    LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THOMAS PAINE ^ | 1700's | Thomas Paine
    Every person, of whatever religious denomination he may be, is a DEIST in the first article of his Creed. Deism, from the Latin word Deus, God, is the belief of a God, and this belief is the first article of every man's creed. It is on this article, universally consented to by all mankind, that the Deist builds his church, and here he rests. Whenever we step aside from this article, by mixing it with articles of human invention, we wander into a labyrinth of uncertainty and fable, and become exposed to every kind of imposition by pretenders to revelation....
  • Thomas Jefferson: Deist or Christian? Dr. Kennedy says former president is ACLU's worst nightmare

    06/19/2002 12:07:28 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies · 4,103+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2002 | D. James Kennedy
    Thomas Jefferson, as we all know, was a skeptic, a man so hostile to Christianity that he scissored from his Bible all references to miracles. He was, as the Freedom From Religion Foundation tells us, "a Deist, opposed to orthodox Christianity and the supernatural." Or was he? While Jefferson has been lionized by those who seek to drive religion from public life, the true Thomas Jefferson is anything but their friend. He was anything but irreligious, anything but an enemy to Christian faith. Our nation's third president was, in fact, a student of Scripture who attended church regularly, and was...