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Anonymous asked: maybe i'm slow right now, but can you explain again why you have no leniency towards non-religious god believers like deists? people who don't cause any trouble for humanity because although they believe in a creator, they don't follow any rules or books or say that god demands/believes in anything right or wrong. you've said you don't accept people believing in god no matter what, so i was just curious. cause after dangers are taken away, doesn't it just become personal preference?
A deist is more than just someone who doesn’t believe in a religious based god, deists believe in an impersonal god, basically a god of no consequence. To the best I recall I don’t really remember spending a lot of time speaking out against deists. In many ways deists are nearly Atheists, they don’t believe in a personal god, they just believe in “something”. I have met some deists that hold the definition so loosely that they consider the big bang to be their “god”. I don’t deny the big bang happened, I just don’t think anything or anyone banged it. It’s a very thin line separating our views.
To turn it back for a moment though, a question for the “deist”, how did you invent your god? If it is not something from a tradition, or some book, or some prior idea, how and why did you create a god? Why do you take it upon yourself to interject this “being”? Just because it is a feeling or emotion? The deist has as much solid grounding to say that a nondescript god exists as the theist does, none. I don’t attempt to give deists a hard time, but it doesn’t mean that I think their belief is any more valid or nuanced.