Deism & Theism

Geoff Bagley (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 21:51:47 +0100 (BST)

A review in the UK paper, The Daily Telegraph (29/3/97) of Arthur. C.
Clarke's latest book '3001: the Final Odyssey' said:

" Meanwhile Dr Clarke makes several striking prophecies about life a
millenium from now.

One is about the state of religion. Everyone is either a "Deist" or a
"Theist". Thiests believe there is not more than one God. Deists say there
is not less[italics] than one God. And the distinction? Suffice it to say
that someone used "surreal mathematics" to prove there is an infinite
number of grades between Theism and SDeism, and that is all we learn."

Geoff Bagley