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  • Some books against Deism fell into my hands; they were said to be the substance of sermons preached at Boyle’s Lectures.
  • It happened that they wrought an effect on me quite contrary to what was intended by them; for the arguments of the Deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me much stronger than the refutations; in short, I soon became a thorough Deist.

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  • She became a deist when her daughter died. Prior to that, she believed God had an active hand in every aspect of her life.
  • A lot of people who knew them (Washington, Jefferson, Monroe and Madison) would have considered them devout. They were deist Christians.
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