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Deism is a religious view emerging in England in the first half of the 17th century. It supports what is called "natural religion", religious knowledge stated to be inborn in every person or that can be acquired by the use of reason and the rejection of religious knowledge when it is acquired through either revelation or the teaching of any church. It is associated with the Enlightenment.

Pandeism (or pan-deism) is a combination with pantheism. It states that a creator deity became the universe and ceased to exist as a separate and conscious entity. Pandeism has been proposed to explain why God would create a universe and then appear to abandon it.

Variants of pandeism has been described as one of the older spiritual and religious traditions, such as in many ancient mythologies, including proto-Indo-European mythology, stating that the world was created from a dead deity. Elements are incorporated into some forms of the New Age movement.

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