Question: Shouldn’t deists, by definition, be independent from each other and have only in common the ‘There is something else.’? (be it a creator-god, caring-god, absent-god, alien-creator, etc.) –Naery
Answer: This is correct. There is no Deist Dogma, no statement of the Deist faith, and no holy book to guide us. We all come to personal views of the higher cause by way of our own reason and experience. Similarities come as coincidence, and sometimes simply because of the direction that the one who taught a person about deism set them on. However, I can show a new deist my beliefs, and come back in a month to find a person that holds different beliefs than mine.
Brian Humanistic Jones