Share or embed


A belief in God based solely on natural reason and morality and rejecting revelation, prayer and supernatural acts, such as miracles. Deists believe that God exists as creator of the world but left it to run on its own. The belief emerged in the 17th century and spread during the Enlightenment; many of America’s founders were deists.

This entry was filed in Religion and culture. Bookmark the permalink.

Feel free to email us with questions and comments. Feeling lucky? Go to a random entry.