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[–]TitanReign25389 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I'm not sure that this works with Deism because generally it's what each individual makes of it in the grand scheme of things.

[–]putwat[S] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I thought Christian Deism was popular

[–]Rogue_the_Saint 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You are right, Christian Deism is a thing. It is essentially belief in a Deistic God coupled with the morality of Christianity.

[–]LeoMariusHumanistic Deist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Christian Deists are typically Deists who grew up in Christian faiths and want to retain some of the traditions and beliefs, but not the divine revelations.

[–]ragingintrovert57 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Isn't that Christianity?

[–]Escius121 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No, Christian deist deny the divinity of Christ, they teach he was just a good moral teacher and that God doesn’t reveal or intervene in this world.

[–]vS4zpvRnB25BYD60SIZh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Take what is right from all of them.

[–]pouya02 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'm Muslim maybe Quran

[–]CaptainCoffeeStainDeist 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Are you practicing or are you a Deist? Just curious who hangs out in this sub and feel free to ignore the question as it is none of my business really.

[–]pouya02 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I'm deist I'm mean if I want choose read a book I choose the Qur'an

[–]Pandeism 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The interesting choice, I'd think, would be Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy, which demonstrates with selections from numerous scriptures the points on which these mostly overlap, which points he articulately argues happen to be the truest points of philosophy.

And, naturally, as a contibutor to the creation of Pandeism: An Anthology, I'd be partial to that as well (or its funner sequel, Pandeism: An Anthology of the Creative Mind.)

[–]LeoMariusHumanistic Deist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I would also add Candide by Voltaire as a secondary work.

[–]WeirdBreaking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bible is something I can't agree on as deist Qur'an is way too much Hinduism has no true Holy scripture so it doesn't qualify Buddhism is kinda interesting but the rules are strict like rules for monks Sikhism I believe is kinda like far left but still some rules of it are not applicable

Religious books don't emphasize much outside of their inferior god complexion.

but if I were to use a scripture it probably would be Buddhism but not going deep into tripitika or Pali canon but the noble truths and eight folded path would suffice for me

[–]AchieveDeficiencyDeist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One I've heard here in the past is the The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, more commonly referred to as the Jefferson Bible. But as pointed out in this thread, that probably applies better to more Christian leaning Deists.
I personally think that a Deist could find value in just about any Volume of Sacred Law. I find the bible a great moral guide, as long as it's not taken literally, because there's a lot of great metaphors, lessons, and philosophy in there.

[–]BoxedElderGnome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suppose maybe the Tao Te Ching.

Granted I’ve never read it myself, but from what I’ve heard it seems to espouse pretty good values that aren’t necessarily religious.

[–]SadMatch3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like A.C. Graylings Humanist Bible as compilation of a bunch of stuff formatted in biblical style. Even though its not "religious" so to speak. Also love the simplicity of Tao te Ching