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deism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deism  \De"ism\  (d[=e]"[i^]z'm),  n.  [L.  deus  god:  cf  F. 
  d['e]isme.  See  {Deity}.] 
  The  doctrine  or  creed  of  a  deist;  the  belief  or  system  of 
  those  who  acknowledge  the  existence  of  one  God,  but  deny 
  revelation. 
 
  Note:  Deism  is  the  belief  in  natural  religion  only,  or  those 
  truths,  in  doctrine  and  practice,  which  man  is  to 
  discover  by  the  light  of  reason,  independent  of  any 
  revelation  from  God.  Hence  deism  implies  infidelity, 
  or  a  disbelief  in  the  divine  origin  of  the  Scriptures. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deism 
  n  :  the  form  of  theological  rationalism  that  believes  in  God  on 
  the  basis  of  reason  without  reference  to  revelation  [syn: 
  {free  thought}] 




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