Deism is rightly called the argument from ignorance.
(Original post by rhysowen)
So, Hey guys... What about deism?
I'm just interested to find out what people's attitudes are towards deism?
I was brought up my whole life in the UK education system with Christian ideas posed to me at every school assembly and classroom lesson.
It's not until now with a bit of free thinking (being out of education) that I'm starting to realise that I think I'm deist?
I believe that there is a force/power/being that put this idea of life together.
But I do not believe that all the stories in the bible (that I was taught are true) are true?
More moral lessons towards a more... controlled society..
I'm a guy of science? I used to spend my nights in bed reading "My First Encyclopedia" books.
I took all sciences at A-Level.
I'm almost a medic in the RAF.
And I believe it all. I can't argue with dinosaur fossils being dug up?
But that doesn't mean I don't believe that there is something else behind it all?
Science can't tell us what, if anything, made the Universe. Time and space don't mean anything close to the Big Bang, before the Planck Time. The very idea of 'before' in this context is meaningless.
But wow, doesn't the Universe look amazing? Stands to reason, an intelligent being must have made it! Wrong. Humans have evolved to look for causes in their limited, specialised environment, and also have an emotional need to believe that something must be in charge of everything. Wanting something to be true doesn't mean it is true.
And be careful what you wish for. Why would you hope there is a Creator who has made pain and disease? Maybe not so amazing after all.
The Creator of your Universe has wrestled with these problems. The Creator has posted a video on YouTube. The message comes to you directly, without the need for translation, transcription or interpretation by iron-age scribes, or analysis by a quantum physicist.
The video tells you how you came to be here, outlines the meaning and purpose of your life, and gives you an insight into the future of humankind.
See ' God says sorry ' by lacontrabasse.
Last edited by victormeldrew; 12-06-2012 at 00:37.
I guess, but as we have no evidence for a 'higher power' it's best to simply say:
(Original post by willbee)
Do you not think there is an element of logic if you look at the universe and think it couldn't be all down to chance?
I didn't say it was the most logical decision but I did say it was "pretty logical".
According to google logic is:
Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity: "experience is a better guide to this than deductive logic".
A particular system or codification of the principles of proof and inference: "Aristotelian logic".
Considering that we can experience the world and it's complexity, surely it is rational to assume that some "higher power" helped it all happen?
"I don't know what cause started the universe and thus I'm going to reserve judgement and not believe unless evidence for such entity/power/cause shows up"
Last edited by amime; 12-06-2012 at 01:55.