Hi, I’m new to this forum. Stumbled upon this thread after googling “Catholic Deism”.
I grew up Catholic but after some reading in the last year I’ve come to see Deism as more in line with what I believe.
Thomas Paine’s “Age of Reason” is an excellent resource.
I disagree with what I read online that Deism regards God as detached from creation. He’s not personal in the sense that he won’t listen to your prayer and grant you your wish. He knows what you deserve even before you ask!
The purpose of prayer and meditation instead is for us to know and understand his will.
“Thy will be done on Earth as in Heaven…”
AmbroseSJ had recommended The Analogy of Religion as counter-proof. The google reference is a scanned book, 240+ pages. I’m not sure if I’d have the time for it.
Care to give us a few examples of where Deism is false?