Deism is a belief which asserts that God is the beginning of all things but he does not directly intervene with what He created. This philosophical term, from the Latin word “deus” meaning “god”, arose with the intellectual movement, the Age of Enlightenment, during the 17th to 18th century. This view became popular in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany and was proposed by Christians who were discouraged by orthodox Christian doctrines. Deists believe that even if God is the “uncaused First Cause”, he does not interact with the universe; hence, they do not accept divine revelations and miracles as true. Moreover, they believed that God can only be known by observing his creations and employing reason.

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