Primitive Beliefs or Enlightened Thinking
As human beings, we should always be striving to enrich our lives with knowledge. By so doing, we increase our understanding of ourselves and the natural world. This is the way progress is made. When we reflect upon the progress humanity has made in so many areas, it is truly astounding. Just consider, for example, food production, medicine, transportation, or education methods -- the advances made in each area are amazing. If we examine each of the above mentioned areas, from a historical perspective, we see man's early struggle for survival and the gradual steps to improved living conditions.
The survey shows a giant step forward for Deism in the fact that it actually uses the word "Deist" and for the very significant raw numbers it shows as representing the number of people who are Deists. In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist. For a more accurate definition please see our Deism Defined page.
Click here to read the actual survey. (It's in PDF)
One of the reasons the freethinker Giordano Bruno was tortured and murdered by being burned alive by the Catholic Church during the Inquisition was that he said the Universe is eternal and infinite which violates the superstitions in the Bible found in Genesis. This new study vindicates Bruno.
Obama supporters forget that when all is said and done, Obama is just another politician. This article shows he's proving that he is nothing but a politician by doing more than any other president to mix religion and government, especially through giving tax-dollars to religious organizations.