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What Is Deism? | Patheos.com

In a recent blog post at Patheos, Thomas Kidd argues that during the eighteenth century “[m]ost deists really did consider themselves serious theists, and…devotees of Jesus and his teachings” and therefore “[t]heir deism was not just a convenient cloak for atheism.” From that assumption he concludes, “The deists’ closest descendants today are not the ‘new atheists’ who have stirred up so much media chatter in recent years.”  Instead, “Their closest descendants are probably liberal mainline Christians who see Jesus as their model but who eschew (or even deny) the particular, exclusive doctrines that have been associated with Christian orthodoxy for millennia.” 393 more words

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On Being Remembered

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”

Benjamin Franklin

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5 Mormons You'll Meet in the Highest Degree of Heaven

You probably spend a good part of your day wondering if the people you love and the people you see on the street will one day be in the highest degree of God’s upper heaven. 244 more words

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Great Minds: Benjamin Franklin: Founding Nerd

Published on Mar 23, 2015

” Learn about Benjamin Franklin, his experiments into electricity, including the truth about the kite and the key.

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

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