Category Description for Deism

Deism has at minimum these attributes:

1. Belief in the existence of God, omnipotent Creator.
2. Belief that God can be understood and followed by reason alone
3. Follows a moral code derived from reason
4. Denial of ceremony, ritual, mysticism, special revelation (like the Bible), miracles or any kind of interventions by God to affect outcomes in the material world.

Christian Deism

While Christianity and Deism are different belief systems, some called themselves "Christian Deists" to avoid the charge of heresy while believing as strict Deists, others adopted aspects of Christianity as it suited them (or vice versa).

Submission Notice for Deism

We welcome your submissions to this category, especially those sites which are dedicated to Deism and contain original materials not already listed elsewhere in ODP. Review the category description (below) first.

Keep these points in mind. Deism is not Atheism, a faith that there is no God, or agnosticism, a view that the truth of the unexistence or existence of God is inherently unknowable. Unlike Pantheism, Deism means a faith in omnipotent God the Creator, separate from the creation. Unlike Theism, Deism does not include a belief in revelations, miracles or any kind of interventions by God to affect outcomes in the material world. Deism has content. Deism is not mystical or spiritual or personal. Deism is both rational and moral.

A few points from the ODP guidelines:

  • Is the site current? Does it appear to be well-maintained?
  • Does the site contain useful content? Is it content-rich?
  • Does the site appeal to a broad range of users? Does it provide diversity to the category?
  • Are the site''s contents not currently covered in the category?

Category Description for Deism/Chats and Forums

Discussion groups, bulletin boards, and chat dedicated primarily to Deism.

Submission Notice for Deism/Chats and Forums

1. Sites must be active and primarily dedicated to Deism and Deist content.

2. Sites with more than Chat and Forums should be submitted to a higher level category (Deism or Deism Organizations).

3. Atheist or Agnostic sites should be submitted to their own categories.

Category Description for Deism/Founding Fathers Debate

Sites affirming or contesting whether the founding fathers of the United States of America were Deists.

Submission Notice for Deism/Founding Fathers Debate

This is a Deism category and sites should be focused on whether the founding fathers of the United States of America were Deists.

More general sites dealing with issues of Church and State can be submitted to Society/Issues/Church-State_Relations.

Category Description for Deism: Organizations

This category is for official Deist organizations.

Submission Notice for Deism: Organizations

A few points from the ODP guidelines:

• Is the site current? Does it appear to be well-maintained?
• Does the site contain useful content? Is it content-rich?
• Does the site appeal to a broad range of users? Does it provide diversity to the category?
• Are the site''s contents not currently covered in the category?

Sites, including weblogs, by individual Deists.