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Why on earth did an Orthodox priest decide to become a Deist? In a pre-recorded podcast, the World Union of Deists delivers a lively discussion between host Tim Wingate and the group’s Deputy Director, Jayson, about Jayson's path to Deism. Jayson is highly-educated in theology and has a deep sense of empathy and compassion for humanity. Not only does he explain why he left his “revealed” religion in order to make a positive and helpful impact in the world around him, but
What is Deism? In this pre-recorded discussion with Tim Wingate, a World Union of Deists' contact for Minnesota, and Bob Johnson, the founder and director of the World Union of Deists, the basics of Deism are explained. Deists believe in a supreme intelligence and, for those like Bob, believe that evolution is one of the designs of the designer (aka, God). Sprinkled with humor, Bob and Tim discuss fruit flies, bumper stickers, faith healing, cults, atheism and other topics as they ex
In this segment of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, an official podcast of the World Union of Deists, the discussion about morality continues. Must you rely on a holy book for morals? Are ethics the exclusive domain of revealed religions?
Jayson X, the deputy director of the World Union of Deists, will explain his Deist-friendly moral system, while entertaining the thoughts on morality from Deist Tim Wingate and callers.
Jayson is basically a Utilitarian. He defines Utilitarianism as the philosophy that teaches that what is good is the action that achieves the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of creatures, especially humans. What is evil is an action that does not.
Whether you agree with Jayson or not (or even if you aren’t sure), he guarantees that you will be entertained and edified by this podcast!
The God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion podcast is a service of The World Union of Deists, a global network and educational outreach for Deism. Please visit the At-A-Glance Calendar from the sponsor, God Disucssion, for upcoming show schedules.
The Atheist says that there is no God. The Deist says that God exists but has no interest in the world he created. In a society full of madness, depravity, insanity and despair – is it more disheartening to believe that there is no God or to know that he exists but has abandoned you? And although many may not be familiar with the word Deism, we assure you that you have heard this unholy Gospel preached through radio, television, movies and every other media. This Doctrine of Devils has one goal – the total removal of God from our lives with humanity condemned to live in a world void of the Judgment, Mercy and Faith which is only by God. Join us today for another installment of From Darkness to Light as we expose this ancient doctrine and its modern day resurgence. We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Mon 8:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Thur 8:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
What is morality? Why do we need it? Are we born good, evil, or neutral? How is good morality acquired?
Hosts Jayson X and Tim Wingate are trained theologians. Jayson earned a Master of Theology from an Eastern Orthodox Christian seminary and then became an Eastern Orthodox Christian priest. Tim Wingate earned a Doctorate in Theology from a Protestant Christian seminary and was the pastor of two Protestant Christian congregations. They are now Deists who are keenly interested in morality from the Deistic perspective, which does not rely on “revealed” religions but instead bases its belief in God on reason.
Joining them is their guest and fellow Deist, Dr. Henry Jones, author of the book, Psychological Evolution and the Invention of Evil: A Scientific Exposition. For almost 40 years, Dr. Jones interviewed and treated patients suffering mental illness. Over this period, he evaluated and analyzed well over 2,000 psychiatric patients. His book is the result of what he learned from these individuals.
The discussion will show that Deism is a natural and rational religious philosophy that embraces morality. Due to space limits here, please visit the official show page for more information about the topics that will be discussed and book links.
The God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion podcast is a service of The World Union of Deists, a global network and educational outreach for Deism. Upcoming shows are announced at GodDiscussion.net.
Agnostics, atheists and Deists are all considered freethinkers -- but Jayson X, the Deputy Director of the World Union of Deists, thinks that Deism is the best option. He'll explain why in this segment of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion.
Deism, agnosticism and atheism are all belief systems, and of the three, Deism is more useful for promoting truth, virtue, and happiness than the others. Of these belief systems, Jayson says that:
Deism is the philosophy that one should base all of one's beliefs on reason and reason leads one to conclude that God exists, or at least probably exists. Agnosticism is the philosophy that one should base all of one's beliefs on reason and reason leads one to conclude that one cannot conclude if God exists or not. Atheism is the philosophy that one should base all of one's beliefs on reason and reason leads one to conclude that God does not exist, or at least probably does not exist.
"Deism promotes virtue more than Agnosticism and Atheism for at least one reason: If God exists, God might reward relatively good humans after death and punish relatively evil humans after death. In other words, if God exists, true justice is likely to exist," Jayson explains. "True justice is when all creatures get exactly what they deserve. Since true justice obviously does not happen before death, it must happen after death for it to exist; and only God has the power to make true justice a reality."
But what if there is no life after death? What if there is no punishment?
Join Jayson and his co-host and fellow Deist, Tim Wingate, as they wade through philosophical ideas about why belief in a God promotes happiness and virtue.
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The Atheist says that there is no God. The Deist says that God exists but has no interest in the world he created. In a society full of madness, depravity, insanity and despair – is it more disheartening to believe that there is no God or to know that he exists but has abandoned you? And although many may not be familiar with the word Deism, we assure you that you have heard this unholy Gospel preached through radio, television, movies and every other media. This Doctrine of D
Some members of America’s religious right would have us believe that Thomas Jefferson was a Bible-thumping evangelist on a mission to create religious schools, to convert Native Americans into Christians, and to establish a Christian nation. They argue that Jefferson’s famous “wall of separation” letter written in 1802 to the Danbury Baptist Association was simply to stop government from encroaching on religion and had nothing to do with a Christian-run government
DEISM - THE FAITH OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS. These days, we hear a lot about the United States being a “Christian Nation.” The rationale touted by many holding this belief is that the phrase, “Nature’s God” and the word “Creator” appears in the Declaration of Independence and implies that the Founding Fathers intended America to abide by Christian principles set forth in the Bible. If not outright Deists, many of our Founding Fat
Hey Free Thinkers - tune in for two excellent guests in our "What is Deism" podcast.
We'll be talking with Jayson, the Deputy Director of the World Union of Deists, and John Armstrong, author of God vs. the Bible and one of three co-organizers of the Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers group. A forgotten "religion," Deism was the spiritual belief of many of the United States' founding fathers. It is based on reason. We'll explore what exactly Deism is, its role in the U.S. Constitution, a
Freethinkers reject authority and dogma, especially in religion. Freethinkers form their own conclusions, based on reason and logic, not group think. And that’s one of the beauties of Deism, a form of theistic freethought: Deists are not expected to uniformly believe the same things.An example of this involves morality, where the World Union of Deists' Jayson and Tim hold two different views.As Jayson explained last month, he believes that Utilitarianism (the ethical theory that every voluntary human action should attempt to achieve the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of creatures, especially humans) is the best ethical theory. But his co-host Tim Wingate disagrees, arguing that Utilitarianism or its variations has historically brought paternalistic, hierarchical, and authoritarian efforts -- sometimes violent -- to achieve the greatest good for all. For Tim, examples provided in Nature should provide the foundation for ethical theory and morality.Do both moralistic views lead to the same result? Is one better than another, or do you have something else in mind? Find out what both freethinking Deists have to say on this subject, and feel free to call in with your opinions or questions.For more information, please visit the sponsor page at GodDiscussion.net.The God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion podcast is a service of The World Union of Deists, a global network and educational outreach for Deism.
Unified Deism seeks to unite Deists, irrespective of the "flavor" of Deism they prefer. What unites us is not the conclusions we reach, but the way we reach them, through critical thinking, logical reasoning, observation of nature and our personal experiences. Unified Deism encourages everyone to enter into a respectful dialog when we discuss the beliefs of others unless given reason to act otherwise.
In this first episode we invite people to join in a discussion about taking Deism into the
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