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Why I Am Not a Deist (No Offense to Deists)

Why I Am Not a Deist (No Offense to Deists)In a recent blog post I talked about idols and how some are better than others—for promoting personal and civic virtue. (I used "virtue" there in a very broad sense of, for example, respect for human rights.) Some idols reflect "true myth" (C. S. Lewis' phrase for non-Christian ideas of god) better than others.One that I mentioned was deism. Whenever I mention deism I draw fire from someone claiming to speak for deism. The usual response is s … [Read more...]