Why Deism?  From Judaism to Deism

 

Why Deism?
From Judaism to Deism

by Alex Baker

I am 16 years old. I was raised by a Jewish father and a Christian mother. Neither of my parents were truly religious in the sense that they went to temple and church every week. However, when I stayed with my uncle, I was forced to go to a Baptist church. Over the past few summers I began to question Judeo-Christian theology.

The first aspect of the Christian theology that bothered me was Original Sin. Why would God create us to sin? I believe that God created us to be great people--to be nice to one another and to try to make the most out of our time on Earth. Another thing I disagree with is the death of Jesus. Jesus was probably a good man who did some good things. He could not be God in human form, though, for God cannot die. Jesus died, and even though there are stories of him coming back three days later, that is not logical.

One problem with Judaism is that God "revealed" himself to the nation of Israel but no other nation. That's not fair! Why would the God of all nations just reveal himself to one nation and then expect all nations to believe that one nation?

Another problem with Judaism is what the God of the Torah ordered the Jews to do. Killing entire nations for their land is not what a loving God would do. I believe in a loving God.

I believe in a God who gave us reason and logic to think for ourselves. That is the main reason that I became a Deist. I think for myself. Neither the rabbis nor the Church think for me. I have told my parents and my uncle about my conviction. I now consider myself fully Deist.

Currently, my parents and my uncle are angry at me, but, as Shakespeare said, "This above all, to thine own self be true." Hopefully, my family will love and accept the honest version of me, because they should and I like who I am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 






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