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...
Christian Deism
Christian deism, in the philosophy of religion, is a standpoint that branches from Christianity. It refers to a deist who believes in the moral teachings—but not divinity—of Jesus. Corbett and Corbet...
Morihei Ueshiba
Morihei Ueshiba (植芝 盛平, Ueshiba Morihei, December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969) was a martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as "the founde...
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.
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...
Mikhail Lomonosov
Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (/ˌlɒməˈnɔːsɔːf, -sɒf/; Russian: Михаи́л Васи́льевич Ломоно́сов; [mʲɪxɐˈil vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ləmɐˈnosəf]; November 19 [O.S. November 8] 1711 – Ap...
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...
Cult of the Supreme Being
The Cult of the Supreme Being (French: Culte de l'Être suprême) was a form of deism established in France by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution. It was intended to become the stat...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Religious Science
Science of Mind was established in 1927 by Ernest Holmes (1887–1960) and is a spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical religious movement within the New Thought movement. In general, the term ...
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...
Ron Emory
Ron Emory (born 1962, Lynwood, California) is an American rock musician and guitarist for the punk rock band T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty). An original member of the band, founded in Southern Ca...
Al-Maʿarri
Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri (Arabic أبو العلاء المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, full name أبو العلاء أحمد بن عبد الله بن سليمان التنوخي المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sulaimān al-Tanūẖī al-...