Definitions for deist
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a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it
of or relating to deism
A person who believes in deism.
Of or relating to deism.
The deistical or antichristian scheme. uE000220547uE001 I. Watts.
Etymology: From deiste, from deista, from Deus + -ista.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A man who follows no particular religion, but only acknowledges the existence of God, without any other article of faith.
Etymology: deiste, French.
The discourse is in the second epistle of St. Peter, the third chapter, where certain deists, as they seem to have been, laughed at the prophecy of the day of judgment. Burnet.
Deism ( DEE-iz-əm or DAY-iz-əm; derived from the Latin deus, meaning "god") is the philosophical position and rationalistic theology that generally rejects revelation as a source of divine knowledge, and asserts that empirical reason and observation of the natural world are exclusively logical, reliable, and sufficient to determine the existence of a Supreme Being as the creator of the universe. More simply stated, Deism is the belief in the existence of God solely based on rational thought without any reliance on revealed religions or religious authority. Deism emphasizes the concept of natural theology (that is, God's existence is revealed through nature).Since the 17th century and during the Age of Enlightenment (especially in 18th-century England, France, and North America), various Western philosophers and theologians formulated a critical rejection of the several religious texts belonging to the many organized religions, and began to appeal only to truths that they felt could be established by reason as the exclusive source of divine knowledge. Such philosophers and theologians were called "Deists", and the philosophical/theological position they advocated is called "Deism". Deism as a distinct philosophical and intellectual movement declined toward the end of the 18th century but had its own revival in the early 19th century. Some of its tenets continued as part of other intellectual and spiritual movements, like Unitarianism, and Deism continues to have advocates today, including with modern variants such as Christian deism and pandeism.
A deist is a person who believes in the existence of a supreme being or God who does not intervene in the universe or human affairs. This belief system, called Deism, is based upon reason and nature rather than revelation or religious authority. Deists believe that the universe and its laws were created by God, but post-creation, God does not interfere or influence events or actions within it.
one who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē′ist, n. one who believes in the existence of God, but not in revealed religion.—n. Dē′ism, the creed of a deist.—adjs. Deist′ic, -al.—adv. Deist′ically. [Fr. déiste, déisme—L. deus, a god.]
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Deist is ranked #40856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Deist surname appeared 534 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Deist.
98.5% or 526 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of deist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of deist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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