Deism
Deism (/ˈdiː.ɪzəm/‍ or /ˈdeɪ.ɪzəm/, derived from the Latin word deus meaning "god") combines a rejection of religious knowledge as a source of authority with the conclusion that reason and obse...
Famed biologist: Religion ‘is dragging us down’ and must be eliminated ‘for the sake of human progress’
Biologist E. O. Wilson, who is known as the “the father of sociobiology,” said recently that the Earth was suffering “the death of a thousand cuts” because of religion.
Theism
Theism, in the field of comparative religion, is the belief that at least one deity exists. In popular parlance, the term theism often describes the classical conception of God that is found in Christ...
Pandeism
Pandeism (or pan-deism) is a theological doctrine which combines aspects of pantheism into deism. It holds that the creator deity became the universe and ceased to exist as a separate and conscious en...
Pantheism
Pantheism is the belief that the universe (or nature as the totality of everything) is identical with divinity, or that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God. Pantheists thus do not be...
Famed biologist: Religion ‘is dragging us down’ and must be eliminated ‘for the sake of human progress’
Biologist E. O. Wilson, who is known as the “the father of sociobiology,” said recently that the Earth was suffering “the death of a thousand cuts” because of religion.
Publication of Darwin's theory
The publication of Darwin's theory brought into the open Charles Darwin's ideas of evolution through natural selection, the culmination of more than twenty years of work.Thoughts on the possibility of...
Meyer Löw Schomberg
Meyer Löw Schomberg (1690, Vetzburg aka Fetzburg, Württemberg, Germany – 4 March 1761, his house in Fenchurch Street, London) was a German-Jewish physician who moved to London and had a successful bus...
David Fitzgerald (author)
David Fitzgerald is an American author, public speaker, historical researcher, and atheist activist.
Fitzgerald serves on the boards of the San Francisco Atheists and the San Francisco branch of t...
Deus otiosus
In theology, a Deus otiosus or "idle god" is a creator god who largely retires from the world and is no longer involved in its daily operation, a central tenet of Deism. A similar concept is that of t...
Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the th...
Christopher Langan
Christopher Michael Langan (born c. 1952) is an American autodidact with an IQ reported to be between 195 and 210. He has been described as "the smartest man in America" as well as "the smartest man i...
William Stewart Ross
William Stewart Ross (20 March 1844 – 30 November 1906) was a Scottish writer and publisher. He was a noted secularist thinker, and used the pseudonym "Saladin". Between 1888 and 1906 he was t...
Polydeism
Polydeism (from Greek πολύς ( 'poly' ), meaning 'many', and Latin deus meaning God) is a polytheistic form of Deism encompassing the belief that the universe was the collective creation of multiple Go...
Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins (21 June 1676 O.S. – 13 December 1729 O.S.), was an English philosopher, and a proponent of deism.
Collins was born in Heston, near Hounslow in Middlesex, England. He was educated ...
Hugo (crater)
Hugo is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 198 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Hugo is named for the French writer Victor Hugo, who lived from ...
Ceremonial deism
Ceremonial deism is a legal term used in the United States for nominally religious statements and practices deemed to be merely ritual and non-religious through long customary usage. Proposed example...
Cornelius Harnett
Cornelius Harnett (20 April 1723 – April 28, 1781) was an American merchant, farmer, and statesman from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a leading American Revolutionary in the Cape Fear regio...
Abrahamites
The Abrahamites were a sect of deists in Bohemia in the 18th century, who professed to be followers of the pre-circumcised Abraham. Believing in one God, they contented themselves with the Decalogue a...
Marshall Gauvin
Marshall J. Gauvin (1881–1978) was a notable author and speaker in the Freethought movement.He was, along with such notables as Thomas Edison, Clarence Darrow, Mark Twain, Robert Ingersoll, Joseph McC...
Thomas Morgan (deist)
Thomas Morgan (died 1743) was an English deist.
Morgan was first a dissenter preacher, then a practicer of healing among the Quakers, and finally a writer.He was the author of a large three-volume...
David Draiman
David Michael Draiman (born March 13, 1973) is an American songwriter and the lead singer for the heavy metal band Disturbed as well as for the band Device. Draiman is known for his distorted voice an...
Organized secularism
Organized secularism (French: Laïcité organisée, Dutch: georganiseerde vrijzinnigheid) is a French term which is used within Belgium to refer to local associations and organizations which prov...
Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre ([mak.si.mi.ljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi i.zi.dɔʁ də ʁɔ.bɛs.pjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and ...
Lysander Spooner
Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, Deist, Unitarian abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, and e...