December 1, 2013 | | Comments Off on How Deism came upon during the Enlightenment
During the Enlightenment eras and the Age of thinking and Reason. Many thinkers introduce a religious movement called Deism. Deism is the notion that explains the perspective of god. Deists believed that god exists and it the creator. That god surrounds every being and the person is surrounded with god.
Because of this concept that god is exists and it the sole creator, there are several practices that modern Deist rejects.
The idea of worship:
Deists believe that god is not involved with mankind. So there is no need or desire for worshipping god. It does not matter to god whether mankind believes in the entity.
Rejection of Prophets:
Since there is no need for worship, god has no reason to communicate through prophets. Also there is no need for God to send representatives to Mankind in humanity.
Rejection of Supernatural Events:
God is the creator of everything. God decides what is going to happen with humanity. Therefore God does not need to make prepositions or predict what is going to happen to humanity through visions and miracles.
Methods of Understanding God:
Since God himself is a sole being in society. God controls himself, nobody cannot control god for his or her benefit. Only God controls himself. Through reason and science alone, god help created those. Deists have a good understanding that human exist and help contribute all the facilities that god created.
Deists reject all types of revealed Religions. Revealed religions a type of religion that is based on information that is communicated from the spiritual world to humanity through an entity usually through prophets.
Here are some more ideas and concept that Deists followed:
taught that Christ was a good moral teacher but not God
claimed that God was gentle, loving and kind but never would exercise vengeance in judgment.
stated that the human soul was immortal and would be rewarded or punished on the basis of good works.
taught that all religions were basically the same.
stated that tolerance of all religions was a prime virtue.
said that it was wrong to be enthusiastic about any religion. Lord
claimed that their logic and scientific research showed that humans are basically good and can progress towards perfection in all areas of living through their own natural abilities.
Modified and rework from previous posts about Deism: Karim Mian and Domingo Alvarez