In the article The Audacity Of Reason, I explore what is best portrayed as pseudo-reasoning vs true reasoning. In this article we not only find genuine Intellect factually portrayed and defined, but we are presented with examples of anti-reasoning and the suspension of intellect which very much appears to be promoted by Bob Johnson and Deism.com. In this revealing article the true definition of Reason and Intellect would be this: "...the ability of a person to re-evaluate what they believe to be true when additional and clarifying knowledge is received, and then apply this knowledge in their life so as to intimately embrace the higher truth that has been revealed in the endeavor to receive still Higher Truth." If a person remains incapable of responding to clarifying facts and knowledge when it is presented to them -- re-evaluating their previous positions in light of the clarifying facts and knowledge presented to them -- then they have in every way abandoned and forsaken any rightful claim to the exercise of Reason and Intellect.
If it is true that the scriptures were written by Deists who composed their writings in the Language Of The Soul (see Scriptures Written By Deists) -- an allegorical Language that when the Key of Knowledge is properly applied, portrays the very Forces and Laws of the Cosmology of one's own Mind and Being -- thereby enabling the seeker/disciple the ability to perceive and experience a multitude of dimensions within the limitations of man's three-dimensional consciousness -- then the failure of Bob Johnson to consider the factual analysis that is presented in this article, demonstrates Bob's absolute suspension of Reason and Intellect. And while I have attempted to contact Bob on many occasions, he continues to ignore my questions and positions with respect to the true nature and reality of Deism.
Does Bob tell his readers the truth? While Bob Johnson correctly portrays the god of the literal text of the scriptures as a lie, it remains true that the original authors portrayed the text of the Bible as "worthless ...Jewish folktales" and the "letter that killeth" (see The Audacity Of Reason). Which means that Bob Johnson is willfully deceiving his readers -- in that he is not telling his readers what the authors of the scriptures said of their own enigmatic allegorical writings. And to simply dismiss the witness of these biblical authors and pre-Nicene Church authorities as Bob Johnson has done, constitutes a total misrepresentation of the facts. Moreover, when it is realized that the Deist authors of the scriptures were forced to compose their writings in the allegorical Language Of The Soul because they were perpetually hunted down as heretics, then we must seriously question Bob Johnson's motives for concealing the facts on his web site at Deism.com?
In this time of renewed American Crisis it is paramount that we pose the question: Does the version of Deism set forth by Bob Johnson on Deism.com represent the true essence of (spiritual) Deism? Or, is there a basis for the statement of Joseph Waligore, Ph. D. who is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he wrote that there existed Deists who "...said the Bible was not a record of God’s revelation and Christianity had to be understood in an allegorical or mystical way" (see Christian Deism). Attesting to the fact that pre-Nicene Christianity recognized that the scriptures were "...seen as containing allegorical and mystical truths like the early Church Fathers understood it." Which position on the true nature of the scriptures was confirmed and recognized by Thomas Paine (see Could Thomas Paine Do What The Apostle Paul Stated Was Impossible?).
While most modern Deists proclaim that Deism is the answer to the quagmire of "revealed religion" -- it is apparent that these same people who claim to be Deists, do not possess the true knowledge of the meaning of the scriptures (see Why Do We Need The Scriptures) -- which means that what they are actually promoting must be recognized as "revealed deism". Moreover, in view of the fact that the scriptures were composed and authored by Deists who preserved essential knowledge of the Natural Laws as theses Laws apply to the Cosmology of their own minds in their search for the Ultimate Answers to the enigmas of Life -- and that when the scriptures are truly understood, that Christianity is not at all a "revealed religion" (see Revealed Religion And The Thomas Paine Test) -- only then can we affirm the need for true Deists to arise and lead their Christian brothers and sisters out of their addiction to the dogmatic opium of "priestcraft", and into a renewal and discovery of their own Original Religious Teachings that was abandoned in the fourth century with the adoption of The Religion Of Roman Emperors.
For Bob Johnson and the uninformed body of modern Deists to promote the dogmatic opium of "priestcraft" and The Religion Of Roman Emperors as having anything in common with the original pre-Nicene teachings of the man Jesus and earliest Christians, is a bogus fraud that must be rectified if Deism is to take its rightful place as being able to lead traditional faith-based religion out of the abyss of ignorance and superstition. Therefore Bob Johnson, the believers of faith-based traditional religion are in dire need of direction from sincere and genuine Deists -- so "Lead, follow, or get out of the way"!!!