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On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist home-grown terrorists detonated four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two civilians and the four bombers were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured.
Linda, one of the victims, is crippled. Her husband died because of the bombing. Her grief and trauma made her rethink "revealed" religion -- causing her to reject both religion and atheism.
Now the Scotland contact for the World Union of Deists, Linda shares her tragic story and insights in this pre-recorded segment of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion. Although the show is pre-recorded, representatives of the World Union of Deists will be available to chat with listeners in the web-based chat room that will be open during the show.
For upcoming shows, please visit our "At A Glance" calendar, and for more information on Deism, please visit the World Union of Deists' website.
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.
For upcoming shows, visit GodDiscussion.net.
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 a freethinker? According to Merriam-Webster, a freethinker is "one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially : one who doubts or denies religious dogma." Atheists, agnostics, Deists, Pantheists and others are considered "freethinkers." Obviously, some believe in God and others do not. Jayson X, Deputy Director of the World Union of Deists, will explain why he believes in God -- but rejects the dogma. (Jayson can'
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
Presenting for the World Union of Deists, Deputy Director Jayson X and his co-host Tim Wingate explore the concept that reason is good and faith is evil.
Deism is the philosophy that teaches only the following two things: (1) One should base all of one's beliefs on reason, and (2) reason leads one to conclude that God (the being who purposefully created the universe) exists or at least probably exists. In short, reason is the basis of Deism.
In contrast, faith is one's ability to believe something although it is not proven to be true. Reason involves the ability to perceive reality as honestly and completely as one can, and then make logical conclusions based on what one perceives. Believing in leprechauns requires faith and believing in the moons around Jupiter requires reason, Jayson says.
Is it better to base one's beliefs on faith or reason? Jayson and Tim will explain why Deists determine that reason is good and faith is evil.
In a spirit of lighthearted preaching, Jayson admonishes, “Go ye, therefore, and base all of your beliefs and actions on reason!”
Note: The show is scheduled for 60 minutes, but 90 minutes are reserved in case extra time is needed.
For upcoming shows about Deism and other topics, visit GodDiscussion.net.
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Even all of our Founding Fathers were Christians! The nation was formed on Christianity. Well, that's not exactly true. Our Founding Fathers were mostly Christian...that is except for George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Madison...They were all Deists or Unitarians, meaning those people believed in God, but didn't believe in Christianity. Much like our Founding Fathers, I believe you should have the r
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
It is high time the The MADASHECC Radio Show addresses the falacy that our Founders were mostly "deists" or were not religious. It is high time the The MADASHECC Radio Show addresses just how much Christianity influenced our founding and that we attempt to correct revisionist history that wishes to deny the truth of our founding. I will dedicate not one, but two hours this week so that YOU can call in and help me debunk the revisionist myths of our founding. Let's talk about thi