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28. God / E. Attitudes to God / 3. Deism

[belief in a remote or absent god]

4 ideas
Clearly the gods ignore human affairs, or they would have given us justice [Thrasymachus]
If the gods are non-existent or indifferent, why bother to deceive them? [Plato]
God does not intervene in heavenly movements, but is beyond all action and perfectly happy [Epicurus]
Gods are tranquil and aloof, and have no need of or interest in us [Lucretius]