Importance of God as a centerpiece in our lives – and 6 important questions

Although it is important to seriously reevaluate what is important in our daily, physical/material lives, it is more important to make God and our theology, our spiritual and immaterial priorities, a greater priority. Even though Religious Deism puts a premium on action over faith or belief, we believe that without the right theological and spiritual mindset, humanity will find it extremely difficult to maintain its dedication to good works and action on behalf of others because of how hectic our lives our and because of the evils of relativism.

Some religious people think about God and their theology on a daily basis and in some cases regularly throughout the day. However, most Christians probably think about God on a weekly basis at religious services and hopefully somewhat more often during their week. Others think of God only occasionally on a monthly basis or perhaps during the year and probably or maybe only when they are having difficulties, while others think about God once in a blue moon or not at all. And, what does this mean?

Well, if we are not thinking about God, we are probably not thinking about our theology and almost certainly not about a coherent and consistent “salvation theology”. In that case, we are almost certainly not evaluating whether what we believe theologically matches up with our actual behavior. To address these concerns, RDs feel that everyone who believes that their theology is important needs to ask themselves the following six questions:

  1. Are you looking for answers concerning the meaning of life and related theological questions or are you just living day to day without thinking about these issues?
  2. Independent of your religious beliefs, do you believe that discovering a theology (or a theology) without contradictions or with the least amount of contradictions as possible is important? Are you interested in eliminating contradictions between what you think you profess to believe and what you really believe, between what you truly believe and how you act and live?
  3. Do you understand the difference between reason-based religion and revealed religion? Have you been wrongly equating all theology or religion with revealed theology or revealed religion?
  4. Are you interested in finding a religion or theology (or atheology) that offers hope but based in reason?
  5. Are you searching for peace of mind:
    1. Going forward into this world, one that seems to throw us all the wrong stimuli and motivations?
    2. To search for and find meaning in your life, based on reason AND religion without contradiction?
    3. That you can pass on to your children so they do not go astray,
    4. To adequately, timely and bravely deal with your mortality? Your childrens’ mortalities?
  6. Do you recognize that we are all theological agnostics since no one can impirically prove the existence of God? Do you believe that by reason alone - and not empirical evidence of God as atheists would suggest nor revealed sources about God as Biblical Christians would suggest – we can discover the meaning of life and gain a true understanding of God and the existence of the afterlife?

If these questions resonate with you, you will be able to find in Religious Deism the type of peace of mind that you have consciously or unconsciously been searching for. If the answer to any of these questions is no, then we would ask you – and you should ask yourself - why that is. RDs believe that anyone who is avoiding these questions is lost and will wake up one day and question what meaning their life has had and what it will have moving forward.