In terms of religion, Napoleon bordered between deism and atheism.
I would argue that an interventionist view of God is much closer to deism than my view.
As a result, no religious acknowledgment could claim to be an instance of ceremonial deism if it explicitly favored one particular religious belief system over another.
The solicitor general fell into the trap of defending the phrase as a revered historical curiosity, an expression of ceremonial deism , and something good for reinforcing patriotic sentiment.
Put into practice, her ceremonial deism will cease to be either ceremonial or deistic.
Far from being based in a biblical vision, the case for intelligent design seems to lead at best to a kind of deism .
I've long held a similar belief, namely that modern science would lead to a re-emergence of an old religious idea, a blend of naturalism and deism .
He did not, however, stray too far from deism ; he placed little faith in the use of prayers for specific personal requests or miracles.
Originating late in 1796, this movement of intellectual, republican deism prospered in towns where dechristianization had been popular.
Hobbes's idea of a natural religion can fairly be described as deist, and his blend of deism and civil religion was to prove prophetic of much Enlightenment thinking.