The Deist Roots of the United States of America by Bob Johnson What is it that filled the souls of many of America's founders with such passionate altruism that they were willing to risk everything they had, including their families, careers, and very lives, for an ideal?
The declining levels of every measure of religiosity in America can be attributed to multiple causes, and no one is arguing that the Religious Right is the sole or even the primary culprit. Democracy sweeps to victory over communism. Saddam Hussein of Iraq defeated, The impact of deism on american allowed by President Bush to remain in power.
Darwin made faith essentially indefensible among Western philosophers.
Adopting the thesis makes as much sense as adopting the thesis that the universe is five minutes old. That this was no mere rhetorical flourish on his part, designed for public consumption, is apparent from his constant allusions to Providence in his personal letters.
Traces and memories of the past are a localized increase in order at the expense of an increase in system-wide disorder. It also shows that Voltaire believed religion was necessary for people to live in a society.
Anti-christ protests rampant across the nation. Explicit sex talk and savage violence rampant on family TV shows and in movies. This treatment Jefferson gave to the Christian scriptures demonstrates his rejection of the claim that they are divinely inspired.
For exercising his God-given reason Bruno paid the heavy price the superstition of revealed religion demanded - he was burned alive.
The dictatorship of the working class majority replaces the dictatorship of the minority of big capitalists. It seems logically possible that space could be not only boundless like the surface of a sphere but infinite like an infinite plane.
Freemasonry evolved from the guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. Combat deaths there soar. We never thought a man could be a soldier and a Christian, but if there is one in the world, it is Washington," Potts, who was anti-war like most Quakers, continued.
Greece performs first gay marriages in its history. Even the civil governments were concerned and they appointed days of fasting and prayer.
Begin with the secularist case for a deist founding. Mass attendance nationally did not grow; it continued its decline. The focus on congregational affiliation is important, as it arguably has greater social consequences than religious identification.
Often there is not even a leader to direct the defence, and if there is, his influence is next to nil. When Ethan Allen stated that he did not believe in the Christian doctrine of original sin he was told that without original sin there is no need for Christianity.
Reason informed them that miracles were impossible and that the Bible is a man-made book of mythical narratives. On the day when the thermometer of universal suffrage shows boiling-point among the workers, they as well as the capitalists will know where they stand.
Lots of political non-profits have an abysmal return on investment. Primitive humans invented supernatural explanations for: Naturalism is the thesis that reality exists and operates without supernatural intervention and according to lawlike regularities that can be understood through empirical investigation and without special intuition.
Cynicism too is practiced by a worldwide minority, often as a simplistic reaction to the rigidity of faith, the emptiness of mysticism, or the relativism of skepticism. This is the year the Mayan Calendar supposedly predicts the world will end. He has published many papers and reviews on early American history and is the author of The Making of an American Thinking Class: Crisis ushers in severe times ahead.
Mortgage panic narrowly averted. Such ecumenical striving sheds fresh light on the first amendment and the secular order it established. Holes in the ozone layer continue to widen as sun-induced skin cancer reaches near-epidemic proportions worldwide.
Working class consciousness, he held, did not arise spontaneously but only through the educating and organising work of revolutionaries. Israel constructs security fence to lock out Palestinians and protect settlements in West Bank.
President Bush declares end to combat, but refuses to call war in Iraq over. Can there be a cycle of causality, in which an effect both precedes and contributes to its cause?
The purpose of the state is to effect justice, provide aid and sustenance to persons in mortal danger, protect species in danger of extinction, and prevent torture.
Though often mistaken for such, Freemasonry is not a Christian institution. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.
Deism is the thesis that a supernatural agency created the universe and lets its laws operate without interference.Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism - Kindle edition by Susan Jacoby.
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The role of The Praying Indians in the history of the United States of America. This American Revolution glossary contains definitions of key terms and concepts related to events in America between and Words from A to K.
American Philosophy. The term “American Philosophy,” perhaps surprisingly, has been somewhat vague. While it has tended to primarily include philosophical work done by Americans within the geographical confines of the United States, this has not been exclusively the case.
Anti-Christian Deism. The impact of Deism on Americans in the s is complicated because the word itself represents a spectrum of religious positions held at that time. One extreme represents a group that might be called the non-Christian Deists.
This faction was openly hostile to the Christian faith. "We strongly recommend this book to those interested in the religiousity of American teenagers. Social scientists, religious leaders, youth leaders, and parents will find this an enlightening read."Download