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The Modern Deist Podcast examines life, nature and science from a Deist Perspective.

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The Modern Deist Podcast examines life, nature and science from a Deist Perspective.

    Episode-10- Which Requires more “Faith” Atheism or Deism?

    Episode-10- Which Requires more “Faith” Atheism or Deism?

    Today we take a look at the question, what takes greater faith, believing in “God” or being an atheist?  To me the question is obvious when we simply ask, so what must the atheist place faith in, to say they do not believe in God.

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    • 14 min
    Episode-09- The Struggle of Leaving Organized Faith and Lack of Deist Community

    Episode-09- The Struggle of Leaving Organized Faith and Lack of Deist Community

    Today’s episode expands on Episode 8 as to how Deism can make us better people.  Even though the original email that prompted Episode 8 is almost a year old, it actually turned up on a lap top during my vacation by coincidence or perhaps providence?  In any event I read that email today and it is far deeper than how we an be better people via Deism, it is about what you leave behind when you leave “the church”, things beyond belief but fellowship, community and tradition that do have value.  I do my best with this one, but frankly it is a tough subject with few easy answers, likely one topic that I will address many more times in the future.

    You can subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/deistcast or on Stitcher Radio http://bit.ly/dieststitcher

    Don’t forget to check out the best facebook I have found on Deism at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210647219/

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    • 17 min
    Episode-08- How Can Deism Make Us Better People

    Episode-08- How Can Deism Make Us Better People

    Say what you want about revealed religions, point to the crazies and eccentrics if you want but in general organized faith tends to produce good people.  We may take exception to some of their views say in the lifestyle choices of others and various other things, however, people that practice faiths such as Christianity with to goal of being better people in general do become better people.

    So the question we approach today is an Deism offer us anything like that, free from the dogma of central authority and superstition?

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    • 16 min
    Episode-07- Is Prayer Effective – A Deists View of Prayer

    Episode-07- Is Prayer Effective – A Deists View of Prayer

    Today we start out with a simple question, is prayer effective at all.  We then go further to realize that this question is not as simple as most people make it.  Prayer in fact can be effective even if God doesn’t exist and even if there is nothing super natural or even energetic going on.  Simply because prayer can improve a person in many ways for example in one way, it can increase empathy.    We go forward from there with a deep dive into things like ritual, energy and simply realizing our connection to the creation itself.

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    Episode-06- A Counter Argument to Atheists who ask for “Evidence of God”

    Episode-06- A Counter Argument to Atheists who ask for “Evidence of God”

    To me the most common argument made by atheists is that God doesn’t exist because you cannot prove God exists.  Further when one points out that atheists cannot prove God does not exist, the atheist counters with the accurate statement that you “cannot prove a negative”.

    As deists we are led by logic and reason, we believe in God because we know the metaphor of “I know a watch maker exists when I see a watch” is accurate, but this is not a sufficient counter argument to the atheist that doesn’t share our faith.

    My counter argument to this however, is quite simple as you will hear in today’s episode.  The atheist is unable to offer any proof for the existence of life apart from something we would call God.  There is nothing here where the atheist can say, they can’t be called upon to produce a negative.  Rather we call upon them to produce a positive.

    If the basic raw material on the early earth can spontaneously produce life, even one celled organisms, please recreate this for us in a laboratory.  Tune in today for a complete examination of this topic.

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    Episode-05- If Deists Are Right Why Aren’t There More of Us?

    Episode-05- If Deists Are Right Why Aren’t There More of Us?

    Honestly it is a fair question for the non Deist to ask.  If Deism makes so much sense why are there not more of us?  To me it comes down to a few things.  First there is no way to use Deism as a system of control, so it doesn’t benefit the State or any “church” it only benefits the individual to encourage Deism.  While it would certainly benefit mankind as a whole that is not the type of “benefit” I am speaking of.

    We also have a marketing issue, how many people out there say things like, “I believe in God but not religion”, all of those people are Deists they just don’t know that they are.  Perhaps our biggest issue though is because we lack lore, we lack stories and stories are the best tool any marketer has.  We examine all of this and more today.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

gleanerscabin ,

Thanks

I’ve left Christianity but atheism did not have answers to the complexity of nature. So, my move to deism. Thank for your podcast. The thinking deist, that’s how I would describe it.

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Good podcast overall

Great podcast overall but I’ve actually been pushed in the opposite direction of the host. I’ve gone from deism more in the Catholic direction. I enjoy this podcast but the host often uses straw man arguments towards certain religious positions and seems to not understand the actual arguments put forward.

HockeyMac87 ,

Good start for newcomers

As a newcomer to the Deist belief system, I'm grateful to find what few podcasts there are about the subject. This layman's approach to Deism helps shed light on a neglected topic and attempts bringing it to the mainstream.

My only criticism is that, while the host claims taking a "natural" approach by recording at his duck pond and on-the-fly, he urges listeners to promote the podcast on Facebook and other mediums. If this podcast wants to branch out, there should be more effort and time from the host to make this professional and be taken seriously.

That said, I really look forward to more.

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