Thursday, May 15, 2014

True religion

There's a danger in apologetics if we treat God as merely an explanation for reality rather than a worshipful reality.
Some will say Thomas Jefferson was a deist, not an atheist. Atheism, however, simply involves having no theism, and deism — belief that a celestial Clockmaker wound up the universe and set it ticking — is too watery a theism to count. Any religion worthy of the name explains, enjoins and consoles; undemanding deism merely explains, and does this minimally. Deism purports to explain the universe; so does the big bang theory, which is not a religion.

1 comment:

  1. Deism is the greatest example of ontotheology. It is simply the attempt to use a god in order to fill in a gap in the enlightenment worldview.