Word of the Day – Deism

By January 11, 2019 Word of the Day

Deism (noun)


Belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe.

Late 17th century: from Latin deus ‘god’ + -ism.

Example sentences

“Deism makes much more sense to me than theism.”

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