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Isn't a deist supposed to see God as the first cause?

I have been reading a post by a deist that doesn't sound like he is a deist at all. Am I wrong? Isn't a deist God a god that puts everything in motion and then sits back and doesn't interfere? A god as a first cause makes sense to me as an agnostic. Science shows that it is a perfectly reasonable hypothesis that after the big bang, the universe followed a path with no intervention by any supernatural force.


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Nope, definitions changed. Most Deists through out history have believed in praying to God and believe he responds. It specifically refers to those who don't believe in Messengers/Prophets or Divine revelation.

Definitions is all a power game anyways. There has and never will be a universal agreed upon definition that is constant through out time on any word.