deist deist  /ˈdi ɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it
  2. (adj) of or relating to deism

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. KGB: Most deist belief systems consider God as eternal and immeasurable by man's limited scope of time.
  2. Washington was a Freemason and a deist; no one knew what he truly believed.
  3. Jefferson would say he was a deist or a rationalist.

News

  • President Jefferson was a Deist

    In response to Joel Kersting’s letter of May 1, Craig Cina makes a number of invalid criticisms (June 2). First, Cina is correct that the phrase “all men are created equal, etc. is found in the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution. But Cina is incorrect when he asserts that Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration, got that notion from the Bible. Jefferson was a Deist; that is ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Grand Rapids Herald-Review

Quotes

  • "We have presidents who were Quakers. We have Unitarians - of course a Catholic president. We have a deist in President Jefferson," Romney said.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: CBS News

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