Weism vs Deism - What's the difference?

weism | deism |


As nouns the difference between weism and deism

is that weism is wegotism while deism is a philosophical belief in the existence of a god (or goddess) knowable through human reason; especially, a belief in a creator god unaccompanied by any belief in supernatural phenomena or specific religious doctrines.

weism

English

Noun

(-)
  • wegotism
  • (Webster 1913)

    deism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The religious philosophy and movement that became prominent in England, France, and the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries that rejects supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and divine revelation prominent in organized religion, along with holy books and revealed religions that assert the existence of such things.
  • Usage notes

    Reference to the 17th and 18th century movement is more frequently capitalized, while reference to the general philosophy or belief is more frequently not capitalized.

    Quotations

    * (deism)