Internet Guide to Deism
For the first time in over a hundred years we take measures to constitute ourselves in word, deed and being, and to do no harm, and better matters as befits our vocation as Deists, as did our namesakes often many years ago.
We are Deists say:
"EVERYTHING IN REALITY IS NOT A MATTER OF OPINION, BUT THAT
THE OPINION THAT EVERYTHING IS A MATTER OF OPINION IS ITSELF ONLY AN OPINION" AND UNFITTING AS A RATIONALE AS INSUFFICIENT BY MEANS OF REASON TO DO ANYTHING BUT TRIVIALIZE WHAT IS SOUGHT FOUND AND ARGUED.
EVERYTHING CAN NOT BE ABSTRACT - FOR THEN THERE IS NO BASIS FOR EVEN DEFINING THE ABSTRACT ... THOUGH THERE MAY BE BASIS TO SOME THINGS CONSIDERED SUPERNATURAL, THERE IS NOTHING SUPERNATURAL, NOR ABOVE THE LAWS OF NATURE, OR ANY BASIS TO WHAT IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS ESOTERIC, METAPHYSICAL OR SOPHIST WHICH SOCIETY AND INDIVIDUALS ALONE CAN NOT DECIPHER ..
There often is no distinction between Theist and Atheists, nor for that matter Humanist, Agnostic, Satanist or Christian except in what varies as what suffices as folly.
We ask "WHAT IS THE NATURE OF GOD IF GOD IS NOT NATURE AND ALL THAT MEANS MINUS MANKIND'S SPECULATIONS?"
We are not Theists, nor Agnostics nor Atheists
We are for all intents and purposes of many religious backgrounds as we are of one mind in the stages of creation and development as presumably the first Deist group of our kind. Unfortunately as many other "Deist" groups (there are many) have incorporated foreign non-Deist elements into their essence, we regard them as Deist in name only as they have adopted the ways of their captors (Stockholm Syndrome) whom surround us.
Deists can be considered the forbearers of what may be considered as "Intelligent Design" which has become a degraded rhetorical debating device of the "religious right" who hypocritically foists it on the public in attempts to gain political leverage. We are not "Scientologists", nor members of the "Unification Church" whom we have strongly opposed and argued against when ever possible.
As we are totally against teaching religious curriculums in the public education school in any shape manner or form, we are totally in favor of a strong separation of church and state as we wish no such impositions placed upon us; and, As in fact we are also most strongly against separate parochial education systems as we feel the education system for the most part should be publicly based, strong supporters of civil rights we are most close to Unitarians, Reconstructionists, Ethical Culturists, Unstructured Quakers, and some forms of Buddhism though there are issues that separate us.
As a Deist religious school of thought without saying we have been strongly influenced by immortal Thomas Paine, as well as many others in many varied fields including Einstein in physics, and the likes of Bertrand Russell, Alfred J. Ayers, Gandhi, and George Novak, et al relating to the field of materialism without whose intelligent discussion can not be done without.
Like Pantheists we find what is commonly referred to as god in all that which is Nature and as those interested in Tao, music, and physics also in the lack of substance manifested by the rests between the notes, spaces between the electrons, and the yin as well as yang all too often disregarded and ignored.
If you interested in these forms of discipline in study, and are unimpressed by the hallow sound of rhetoric, and hypocrisy commonly heard in religious circles in these most recent days as often they have serve political masters join us.
If you as a Deist, or merely interested in Deism as a writer, artist, or merely lay persons interested in Deism, we encourage you to contact us:
Regarding any content if you would wish to assist in your own understanding as well as ours you may for we are open to a diversity in discussion as long as that discussion maintain a sufficient level of study and forethought.
We are very interested in social issues, human rights, ethics, news, history, art, aesthetics, and much more.
On a simple inquiry to the United State Internal Revenue Service we have had it conformed repeatedly (by them) that we as a Religious based organization and ministry we are considered tax-deductible by the US Internal Revenue Service that we exercise as any not for profit organization may and invite you to assist us if you wish.
Soon for the advancement of that cause we will be constructing forums, and formal programs of study for discussion that will be based not only on our writings, but those of related authors in comparative religious study and Deism. We will offer comprehensive instructional courses in cross study for those interested in the totality of rational natural existence including empiricism, theology, psychology, linguistics, historical materialism, physics, cosmology, culture, language, science, and all that which is living, true, and good, but not mysterious supernatural mystical or metaphysical, nor esoteric, agnostic and theist. We do not believe in magic/majik, voodoo nor most established schools of thought.
In conjunction with ministerial courses of extended duration for which certificates will be issued, and for which we encourage that those so interested participate. in the learning experience may join us.
" EVERYTHING IN REALITY IS NOT A MATTER OF OPINION
THE OPINION THAT EVERYTHING IS A MATTER OF OPINION IS ITSELF ONLY AN OPINION "
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF GOD IF GOD IS NOT NATURE?