FREE THINKERS: all people whose beliefs regarding "spirits" are compatible with modern science. Deism , pan-deism, agnosticism and atheism are compatible; theism is not.
[T]he Rev. R. Taylor, A.M., the Deist, now in gaol, infamously persecuted by the Whigs for his religious opinions, in his learned defense of Deism called the Diegesis , has clearly proved all the heirarchical institutions of the Christians to be a close copy of those of the Essenians of Egypt.godfrey higgins
Pantheism is sexed-up atheism. Deism is watered-down theism.Richard Dawkins
Deism and pan-Deism, as well as agnosticism and atheism, are all Non-Theisms.
PanDeism is the belief that a god gave up their status as a god to become the universe, and is thus based on the ideals of Deism.
In the greatest poet of the older generation in France, Victor Hugo, a weak species of pantheistic Deism asserts itself, in spite of his enthusiastic rationalism; we still trace in him the influence of the preceding century; religion is glorified at the expense of religions; love, which unites, at the expense of dogma, which separates and scatters.
The next [world-view] belief system might be like an umbrella that reaches out to cover atheism, Deism, agnosticism, and pan-Deism because the difference between those assorted beliefs pale in comparison tot he importance of not toleratin ghte belief that some "mystical being" can alter cause and effect, thus interfering with the science and technology we need to replace this old civilization before it is too late.
PanDeism, like Deism, has no specific theistic creed or scripture that defines the belief as a system, so there is freedom so far to consider a God that is the sentient Universe, or a God that is the non-sentient Universe, or to further attempt to specify God by ascribing attributes that do not appear, at least, to contradict the necessary minimal set.brown, robert G., Ph.D.
In the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century Spinoza even became the secular saint of a kind of mystical pantheist Deism for authors like Goethe, Schelling, and Coleridge.