Definitions

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  • n. The religious philosophy and movement that became prominent in England, France, and the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries that rejects supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and divine revelation prominent in organized religion, along with holy books and revealed religions that assert the existence of such things.
  • n. Alternative spelling of deism.

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Examples

  • (Popularly, its called Deism, but the overall term Deism is less specific than this since it admits Divine Providence may exist but tries to describe it through rationalistic means) The Word of God specifically declares that through God's Word

    theophiles.org

  • Since Deism is heretical to Christianity, and since Collins is a Christian, I'm trying to point out that Collins is being theologically inconsistent.

    Collins' Deistic Hangover

  • An example of ceremonial Deism is the use of the motto "In God We Trust" on the nation's coins.

    Balkinization

  • Ceremonial Deism is hallowed by long practice and tends to lose its religious significance over time.

    Balkinization

  • So in most cases the best thing to do with examples of ceremonial Deism is just to leave them alone.

    Balkinization

  • So in most cases the best thing to do with examples of ceremonial Deism is just to leave them alone. continue reading ...

    Balkinization

  • Nevertheless, the idea of ceremonial Deism is quite tricky, for it relies on a generalized sense of social meaning.

    Balkinization

  • Note that the doctrine of ceremonial Deism is a double edged sword.

    Balkinization

  • At times in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the word Deism was used theologically in contradistinction to theism, the belief in an immanent God who actively intervenes in the affairs of men.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • In the presence of the restrictions imposed by the Toleration Act speculation outside the Church turned towards 'Deism' -- perhaps the best modern equivalent would be 'Natural Religion.'

    Unitarianism

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