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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 person who believes that God created the universe, but doesn’t interfere with how it runs
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Deism became prominent in the 17th and 18th centuries during the Age of Enlightenment, especially in the United Kingdom, France and the United States, mostly among those raised as Christians who found they could not believe in either a triune God, the divinity of Jesus, miracles, or the inerrancy of scriptures, but who did believe in one god. Initially it did not form any congregations, but in time deism led to the development of other religious groups, such as Unitarianism, which later developed into Unitarian Universalism. It continues to this day in the form of classical deism and modern deism.

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism (retrieved 9/25/08)
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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.
    David Holmes
  • Am I talking with a deist or an atheist?
    Henry Fielding  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • There is this difference between me and deistic philosophers: I believe; and I believe the Gospel.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Am I talking with a deist or an atheist?
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Many people consequently professed to what is known as Deism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Some books against Deism fell into my hands; they were said to be the substance of sermons preached at Boyle’s Lectures.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • 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.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • By Deism we mean a belief that God created the world ages and ages ago, but has not revealed himself to the world since.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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Associated words [difficulty]:   deist [9] , deity [2] , deify [7]
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