deism is the belief in a supreme being who is a creator who does not intervene in the universe.
Indeed, just last week, a cluster of polls showed that deism is on the upswing in America.
deism admits the existence of a God of infinite power and intelligence.
This is what deism forgets, with its habits of intemperate affirmation.
On the other hand, men were grouped under the category whose faith did not rise to the level of deism.
He was a deist, but his deism, unlike that of Voltaire, was religious and emotional.
It is a contest in which opinions may vary in all degrees, from pure deism to utter Ultramontanism.
As we have seen, the earliest current report charged him with deism.
The religious quality, too, is strong in them; that element more in touch with deism than with one or another orthodoxy.
It was not a dilettante and aristocratic movement as deism had been in England.
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.)