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Is Deism a form of creationalism?

Stupidape
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7/17/2016 9:48:58 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
I was arguing evolution versus creationism and my opponent took an odd turn for a counter argument. Stating that deism is a form of creationism. I was expecting the usual young Earth creationism approach, so I was caught off guard.

I never really asked the most basic question, is deism a form of creationism? Or was my opponent off-topic? Thanks in advance. Below is a link to the debate.

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matt8800
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7/17/2016 9:59:28 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/17/2016 9:48:58 PM, Stupidape wrote:
I was arguing evolution versus creationism and my opponent took an odd turn for a counter argument. Stating that deism is a form of creationism. I was expecting the usual young Earth creationism approach, so I was caught off guard.

I never really asked the most basic question, is deism a form of creationism? Or was my opponent off-topic? Thanks in advance. Below is a link to the debate.

http://www.debate.org...

People are always trying to change the definition of words to meet their own needs.

Creationism - (definition) 'the belief that God created all things out of nothing as described in the Bible and that therefore the theory of evolution is incorrect.'

http://www.merriam-webster.com...

People that think that some god-like being used evolution as a means to create species aren't creationists - they are evolutionists.
janesix
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7/17/2016 10:01:06 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/17/2016 9:48:58 PM, Stupidape wrote:
I was arguing evolution versus creationism and my opponent took an odd turn for a counter argument. Stating that deism is a form of creationism. I was expecting the usual young Earth creationism approach, so I was caught off guard.

I never really asked the most basic question, is deism a form of creationism? Or was my opponent off-topic? Thanks in advance. Below is a link to the debate.

http://www.debate.org...
Yes deism is a form of creationism as the deist god supposedly created the universe.
EtrnlVw
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7/18/2016 1:19:58 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/17/2016 9:48:58 PM, Stupidape wrote:
I was arguing evolution versus creationism and my opponent took an odd turn for a counter argument. Stating that deism is a form of creationism. I was expecting the usual young Earth creationism approach, so I was caught off guard.

I never really asked the most basic question, is deism a form of creationism? Or was my opponent off-topic? Thanks in advance. Below is a link to the debate.


Yes, you can't really have one without the other.