Deism in the philosophy of religion is the standpoint that reason and observation of the natural world, without the need for organized religion, can determine that a supreme being created the universe. Further the term often implies that this supreme being does not intervene in human affairs or suspend the natural laws of the universe. Deists typically reject supernatural events such as prophecy and miracles, tending to assert that God has a plan for the universe that is not to be altered by intervention in the affairs of human life. Deists believe in the existence of God without any reliance on revealed religion, religious authority or holy books. (Deism)
In some dictionaries I have found that that god they believe exists has abandoned its creation.
Anyway, how do you feel about deism and how do you think one can approach a deist and what arguments would you use? And, most of all, is it even worth it arguing with a deist?
No theology, no revelation, no holy books, I wonder where they got their information from.
But as it stands, without any supernatural intervention and magical effects or "personal" relation with you, this kind of god is even more useless than the theists'. Might as well think there is no god to the same effect.
It should be more popular.
It's so convenient, it fills the ultimate gap and let's you be as materialistic as you want.
My mother is a Deist. And I don't argue with her. Not going to start now. She is 80 and I am 56. She really does not see the difference between her beliefs and my atheism. Or won't see it. She also has an affinity for Buddhism.
She does not believe in Religion or Church.