April 13 2014 Sunday at 08:32 PM

About religion

Very recently I came across the term Deism, and felt identified. Although it sprung at the Age of Enlightenment, I find it current, we are living a new era of Enlightenment where we are all more conscious and question more. 

Deism is the belief that reason and observation of the natural world are sufficient to determine the existence of a Creator, accompanied with the rejection of revelation and authority as a source of religious knowledge.

Deism gained prominence in the 17th and 18th centuries during the Age of Enlightenment—especially in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States—among intellectuals raised as Christians who believed in one god, but found fault with organized religion and did not believe in supernatural events such as miracles, the inerrancy of scriptures, or the Trinity.

Deism is derived from deus, the Latin word for god. Deistic ideas influenced several leaders of the American and French Revolutions. Two main forms of Deism currently exist: Classical Deism and Modern Deism.

Although one could adopt this term, I see an opportunity to come up with a new identifier; one that sticks! Having a term to explain this belief would serve as a succinct answer to people, like myself who don't believe in every part of the Bible but also, could become helpful when faced with questions like Do you believe in GodWhat religion do you practice? Do you attend mass? etc.

What do you think?

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