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==Modern Deism==
 
Modernly, as noted above, Deism has both declined and fractured, with some of its original ideas being adopted as part of "[[new age]]" movements. Variations of Deism that have developed or been proposed include [[Pandeism]] (enunciated in the 1850s, and merging Deism with [[Pantheism]], the idea that God is equal to the Universe); [[Polydeism]] (merging Deism with [[polytheism]], proposing that multiple Gods created then abandoned the Universe); and [[Panendeism]] (merging Deism with the 1830s idea of [[Panentheism]], that the Universe was part of God, but was also transcended by God). None of these offshoots has garnered a significant following relative to organized religions, although it should be noted that many strains of [[Hinduism]] are in fact Pandeism.
==70 Years of Miracles Account==There Though many claim deism is a book by Richard H. HarveyChristian, entitled "70 Years of Miracles." In today's deism as it Harvey relates his experience stands is squarely anti-Christian; it denies the involvement of God in human affairs, removes Him from a Chemistry class at Allegheny College in Meadvillepersonal relationship with individuals, Pennsylvania in and leaves unanswered the 1920'squestion of sinAccording In the Book of Revelation, Jesus clearly gives an answer to Harvey, his professor Dr. Lee was such a deist who for many years had spent time with each freshman class lecturing against prayer. After a couple "half-in, half-out" philosophy::''And unto the angel of sessions discussing the power church of natural laws the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the lack beginning of evidence that any god interferes with those lawsthe creation of God;'':''I know thy works, Lee would announce that he thou art neither cold nor hot: I would drop a flask to the floor and challenged anyone to pray that the flask would remain wholethou wert cold or hot.'' Harvey :''So then related because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.'':''Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that one yearthou art wretched, a student finally found the courage to stand up and volunteer miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:'':''I counsel thee to pray. Lee dropped buy of me gold tried in the flask fire, that thou mayest be rich; and it rolled off his shoe to white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the floor without damage. The class cheered shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and Lee no longer delivered his annual lectures against prayeranoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. [http://atheism'' (Revelation, Ch.about.com/library/FAQs/ath/blathm_urb_chalk.htm fair use]3:14-18, KJV)
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*Washington, George. ''Writings'Sources:'; Library of America, New York (1997)*Novak, Michael, and Novak, Jana. ''Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country;''<references/>Basic Books, New York (2006)
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