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What Is Deism? | Patheos.com

In a recent blog post at Patheos, Thomas Kidd argues that during the eighteenth century “[m]ost deists really did consider themselves serious theists, and…devotees of Jesus and his teachings” and therefore “[t]heir deism was not just a convenient cloak for atheism.” From that assumption he concludes, “The deists’ closest descendants today are not the ‘new atheists’ who have stirred up so much media chatter in recent years.”  Instead, “Their closest descendants are probably liberal mainline Christians who see Jesus as their model but who eschew (or even deny) the particular, exclusive doctrines that have been associated with Christian orthodoxy for millennia.” 393 more words

History

Science AND the Glory of God

Science and the Glory of God

(From Wallbuilders, March 27, 2015)

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
(Psalm 19:1)
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Christianity

Jefferson Elected to Congress

By History.com

1775

Future President Thomas Jefferson is elected to the second Continental Congress on this day in 1775. Jefferson, a Virginia delegate, quickly established himself in the Continental Congress with the publication of his paper entitled A Summary View of the Rights of British America. 229 more words

History

Missionary positions W/Pointy hat condoms

As segments of a population feel empowered, to push their proclivities on others,  recently here in the US  their religion. One can look at how  this works out by looking at conservatives in  Iran, Saudi Arabia, ISIS and Texas. 244 more words

Belief

The Emperor Has No Clothes

My favorite story as a child was “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Anderson. I marveled at this tale! How could so many people remain silent while a naked King cavorted around displaying all of the family jewels? 1,702 more words

Charismatics

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

What it is:  A document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, and adopted by the 13 American Colonies in 1776, announcing their separation from the British Empire that ruled them. 153 more words

13 American Colonies