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- adj. Of or relating to deism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to deism or to deists; of the nature of deism; embracing or containing deism: as, a deistic writer; a deistic book.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to deism
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He regarded formal religion as a force to be controlled, but personally subscribed to beliefs that can be termed deistic or even agnostic, rather than conventionally religious.
But to insist that it must have done so, because a deistic argument says so, seems a little unreasonable to me.
I thought I was showing that Collins 'argument is based on a deistic view, not a theistic view, which would be a problem for Collins, since he's a theist.
Yet I've always admired Doctor Who; not only for its values of intellect and empathy, but also for its often overlooked ability to explore deistic themes – both in the show and through the ardent devotion of fans.
Those hemp-growing, tree-hugging, corporate-hating deistic free loving and free thinking present-at-the-creation Americans believed above all that the Truth would keep us free.
Miguel Dickson: – ... lots of atheists see nothing particularly troublesome about giving thanks to others, and, in a certain sense being grateful, without necessarily needing a deistic object to be grateful to.
Actually, cbodlt, bpbaptista, lots of atheists see nothing particularly troublesome about giving thanks to others, and, in a certain sense being grateful, without necessarily needing a deistic object to be grateful to.
And I seem to recall others arguing that since ID is deistic at best it is therefore heretical.
Blake loathed the deistic, natural religion associated with Newton and Bacon.
Professor Flew recanted his acceptance of Schroeder but maintained his belief in a god - a deistic god, however, not a personal god, and certainly not the God of Christianity.
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