Question: Do deists believe god takes an active role in human affairs? –Elliott
Question: Assuming a yes answer to the first question, why would an omnipotent being care about a life form so far below it? –Elliott
Answer: That is a good question. So far, I have met no deist that believes the higher causality takes any notice of what we do. We are talking about a being that wrote the laws of physics and chemistry from the ground up; a being that spun up an entire universe, and maybe more. Why would one assume that this entity would even think anything like us? It may notice us, may even occasionally turn a perception-related construct towards one of use out of curiosity. However, with a consciousness like that, what do our thoughts on it really matter? We cannot even fully understand the universe around us yet. So I doubt that our ideas of “help” and “interaction” would look at all like this being’s concepts of them (if it has them at all to begin with).
Brian Humanistic Jones