Deism- The Distant God Essay

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Deism- The Distant God It all depends on the glasses. Every lens gives a different view of the world, different colors, and different textures. Everything encountered can either be displayed perfectly or distorted. Sometimes things can seem foggy or blurry and other times crystal clear. Worldview can be compared to a pair of glasses. It defines how people see religion, culture, tradition, and life. It is the Father of beliefs, and starter of wars. It is our conscious and our decision maker. A worldview, whether admitted or not, effects and shapes each and every person. James W. Sire gives a precise definition in his book The Universe Next Door, saying, “A world view is a set of presuppositions (or assumptions) which we hold …show more content…
Deism, like Christianity, believes in a God. However these beliefs differ when it comes to the character and personality of His being. Thomas Paine said, “The only idea man can affix to the name of God is first cause, the cause of all things. Deism believes in a clockmaker God, a supreme creator who wound up the world and all of its history, and then left it to tic away the time. The world then becomes a place that reflects the work of a creator, but is never influenced or touched by him. By taking the personal aspects of God away, He becomes a faraway notion that should not be worshipped but rather acknowledged. In contrast, Christianity is based on the personality of God. Without his love he would have never created the world; without his patience he would have destroyed the world permanently in the flood; and without his grace, he would have never sent his son to die on a rugged cross for the sins of every one of his children. The pictures of God in Christianity are always personal and constant: A father, a Shepard, a King. He does not leave what he created alone, but rather sustains it with his presence. The Universe and all of its history are set, according to Deism. No one, not even God himself can alter it. He is only the creator, not the fixer. “Any tampering or apparent tampering with the machinery of the universe would suggest that God had made a mistake in the original plan, and that would be

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