Deism is offering humanity the opportunity to live and progress completely free of fear and superstition. As Thomas Paine said, "We have it within our power to begin the world over again." This is true because Deism lifts our spiritual beliefs out of the ancient ungodly mire of the man-made "revealed" religions.
As Deists we no longer fear God, we love God. We no longer buy into the claims of the ancient Hebrews that "God's name is Jealous" (Exodus 34:14), that God told Abraham to kill his son to see if Abraham feared God enough to actually do it (Genesis 22:12) or that the Sun orbits the Earth (Joshua 10:12), etc., etc. We reject the teachings attributed to Jesus that we should fear God because God can burn us in hell for eternity (Luke 12:5), that Jesus and other dead people came back to life (Matthew 27:51-53), etc., etc. And we reject the ungodly teachings in the Quran such as men are superior to women and should beat/scourge women who they fear may become rebellious towards them (4:34), that in hell God burns the skin off of people only to have new skins replace the burned dead skin so God can torment non-Muslims for eternity (4:56), etc., etc.
Most importantly, for real progress in the here and now on our beautiful planet and in our lives and in the lives of our children and grandchildren, Deism holds the key to true progress by going against the fear based teachings of the Bible which says "fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7) and instead embraces the strong belief which led to the truly great civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, the belief and realization that the beginning of wisdom is wonder!
Deism can help create this amazing and truly naturally progressive new world only if it has the necessary resources to accomplish this vital goal. Unfortunately not many people know what Deism is or have even heard the word Deism. This is because Deism does not serve the interests of greedy and manipulative people. It, therefore, does not receive support from such people and their organizations. Thomas Paine pointed this out when he wrote in The Age of Reason:
But pure and simple Deism does not answer the purpose of despotic governments. They cannot lay hold of religion as an engine, but by mixing it with human inventions, and making their own authority a part; neither does it answer the avarice of priests, but by incorporating themselves and their functions with it, and becoming, like the government, a party in the system.
This is where you, the individual Deist, comes in. Currently Deism is virtually unknown. The only way we can see to it that Deism reaches its full beautiful potential is for every Deist to DO all they can to let others know there is such a thing as Deism and that they're not stuck with only "revealed" religions, Atheism and Agnosticism. Word of mouth is very important in reaching those around us. Also, printing out our free Deist leaflets and distributing them in your area is another great way to get the word out and to enlighten people about Deism.
Another critical part of making Deism a household word is advertising. Advertising is crucial to the progress of Deism! The "revealed" religions spend BILLIONS of dollars every year advertising their religions which permits them to grow. They take advertising very seriously. For example, in 2007 they spent $1.3 BILLION on direct mail advertising alone! In addition to this, they spent $161.6 million on online advertising. If we want Deism to successfully compete with and eventually overtake the "revealed" religions we are of necessity going to have to advertise at or above their level. We can only do this if you and other individual Deists contribute to Deism at or above the same level the "revealed" religionists are contributing to their fear and superstition based religious organizations. Like all truths, it's very simple! And one fact that will help our advertising get much better results than the advertising of the various "revealed" religions is that everyone has a built in connection to Deism - their God-given reason! All we have to do is to let them know there is a reason based belief system and that it is Deism!
If you want to see to it that Deism becomes a belief that will free the world of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic push towards Armageddon in our nuclear age, that will protect children from dying due to the "revealed" religion based faith-healing superstitions of their parents, that will usher in a new age grounded securely in the belief that free-thought and God-given reason are much more valuable than blind unquestioning faith, then please make a donation to help us advertise Deism to the world! Please click on the below "Donate" button to make a secure, much needed and much appreciated donation to get the word out about Deism! Or, you can send your donation to: World Union of Deists, Box 4052, Clearwater, FL 33758 - USA. Thank you!