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A. The Meaning of the Word “Deism”

Question 8

Which Religious Truths Are Rational?

Typically, the Deist holds that the existence of God and the divine attributes can be known by reason. So can a variety of moral truths. Some of these truths are obvious; others require extensive reasoning. Here are some truths of ethics that are known to reason independently of faith: that murder is wrong, that there should be equal justice for all, and that punishment should fit the crime.