Webster’s Desk Dictionary defines faith as “complete confidence or trust.” The big question is, in what? Most people seem to confuse religion with God. They think that by believing in a “revealed” religion such as Christianity or Islam, they are putting their faith in God when in reality they’re just putting their faith in the claims made by the “revealed” religion. Also, many people that reject the “revealed” religions mistakenly believe they are rejecting God and that they’re atheists, when in fact all they really are rejecting is the false and unreasonable claim of the “revealed” religion to divine inspiration. All three of the Big Three “revealed” religions, Judaism and its two off-shoots Christianity and Islam, are based on unproven claims of mere men that God gave them revelations to put into writing that make up the text of their various “holy” books. When you decide to follow any one of these “revealed” religions, you’re only putting your faith in the claims t hese men have made, you are not putting your faith in God. An alternative to the “revealed” religions is Deism. Deism is a natural religion/philosophy that rejects all of the “holy” books of all of the various “revealed” religions and instead bases its belief in God on the creation we see and are a part of everyday. The Bible of the Deist is the Creation itself! No man could have designed and created the creation, yet any man could have written any and all of the various “holy” books of the various “revealed” religions! If you would like to have your God-given reason align with your belief in God, if you’d like to be able to think about God and learn about the Designer of Nature without having to suppress your God-given reason, then Deism is for you!
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