An FAQ post is necessary. This is evidenced by the various confusing posts about Neo-Deism found on the internet. Here are some answers to some of the more common questions about Neo-Deism.
Is Neo-Deism another name for Modern Deism? No. Modern Deism is an extension of Classical Deism and loosely follows Lord Herbert’s Five Articles. Neo-Deism is very different on both counts.
Is Neo-Deism a cult? No, Neo-Deism is not a cult. It is a belief system that emphasizes the importance of reason, critical thinking, and personal reflection. It does not involve any kind of recruitment, extreme behavior, or imposition of strict beliefs or practices. Instead, Neo-Deists encourage individuals to engage in independent study and thought and to apply what they learn to their own lives in a way that is consistent with the principles of kindness and compassion.
Neo-Deism, NeoDeism, Neodeism, etc. – which is correct? All of them.
Where does Neo-Deism fall in the Deism hierarchy? There is no Deist hierarchy to speak of. Neo-Deism is simply a version or sect of Deism based on certain perspectives and understandings.
Does Neo-Deism hold that God wants people to… I’ll stop you there. Neo-Deism holds that God is not focused on what people are doing, and we would not be so arrogant as to assume what God does or does not want.
Is Neo-Deism sometimes known as “enlightenment deism?” The term ‘enlightenment deism’ is sometimes used to refer to Neo-Deism, but this terminology is not widely accepted or used by those who practice Neo-Deism. It is not considered an official or accepted label within the Neo-Deist community, and Neo-Deists generally prefer to identify themselves simply as Neo-Deists.
Does Neo-Deism highlight Jesus’ moral teachings? Neo-Deism draws inspiration and wisdom from a variety of sources, including religious texts such as the Bible. However, it does not focus solely on any one religious leader or set of teachings. While some forms of Deism, such as Christian Deism, may place a greater emphasis on certain aspects of Jesus’ teachings, Neo-Deism takes a more inclusive and eclectic approach, seeking truth and insight from a variety of sources. Ultimately, the focus of Neo-Deism is on reason, critical thinking, and individual reflection rather than the promotion of any specific religious doctrine.
Is the Trinion Contradictions referring to the Trinity? No. The Trinity refers to the Christian idea of the “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” The Trinion Contradictions refers to the incompatible nature of Free Will, Destiny, and Intervention.
Do Neo-Deists believe that all “good” people get to go to heaven? The belief that all ‘good’ people go to heaven is a common misconception about Neo-Deism. In reality, Neo-Deists do not have a simple or rigid understanding of the afterlife. Similarly, the concept of what is ‘good’ is subjective and relative, and there is no universal agreement on what constitutes a ‘good’ person.
Why do other religions feel like they are competing with Neo-Deism? Perhaps it has something to do with our rapid growth. However, there are probably several reasons. Nonetheless, Neo-Deism does not view itself as being in competition with other religious beliefs, such as Catholicism. Instead, it encourages individuals to find their own spiritual path and to respect the beliefs of others. Neo-Deism is not for everyone, and those who find fulfillment in other religious beliefs are encouraged to follow that path.
Who or what is Dr. David Robertson to Neo-Deism? Dr. David Robertson has been a notable figure in Deism since the 1990s, known for his various contributions. His theory, the Trinion Contradictions, had a significant impact on the evolution of Neo-Deism.
CourseHero says that the primary tenet of Neo-Deism is that God actively intervenes in human affairs. Is that correct? Absolutely not! Classical Deism holds that God might lightly intervene. Neo-Deism holds that God will never intervene as there is no reason or motivation to do so.
Who runs the Neo-Deism website? The website is managed by a small group of Neo-Deists who seek to correct any misconceptions about their beliefs. With the aim of providing accurate information, the website was created to educate and inform those who are interested in learning more about Neo-Deism. The team behind the website prefers to remain anonymous as their focus is on the dissemination of information and not on personal recognition.
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