Indeed, just last week, a cluster of polls showed that deism is on the upswing in America.
deism is the belief in a supreme being who is a creator who does not intervene in the universe.
The belief that God has created the universe but remains apart from it and permits his creation to administer itself through natural laws. Deism thus rejects the supernatural aspects of religion, such as belief in revelation in the Bible, and stresses the importance of ethical conduct. In the eighteenth century, numerous important thinkers held deist beliefs. (See clockwork universe.)