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Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Steve Zara

I'm kind of stuck on the business of the non-disprovability of deism. I'm trying to figure out why it is considered beyond disproof.

It seems to me that deism is a mind-first view of reality, that some sort of disembodied essence either created everything or is somehow embedded in the fabric of the universe.

This is surely an mistaken view of mind. It's like insisting that running software can exist without a computer. We would surely consider the idea of 'free floating' Windows 7 to be an absurd idea, not worthy of any consideration. So why isn't there the same simple and obvious rejection of deism?

I'd like to ask anyone who considers deism even a little bit feasible - what do you consider deism to be?

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:32:19 UTC | #917096