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deist
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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a person who believes that God created the universe, but doesn't interfere with how it runs
  • 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.
  • 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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