Unlocking the Mystery: Thomas Jefferson’s Controversial Religious Belief
Thomas Jefferson's religious belief
The answer to this crossword question is “Deism.” Deism is a religious belief that originated in Europe during the Enlightenment period. It holds that God is a supreme being who created the universe, but then disengaged from it, allowing the natural laws that govern the universe to take over. Deists believe that reason and observation of the natural world are the best ways to understand God’s will and that organized religion and revealed truths are unnecessary. Thomas Jefferson was a well-known Deist, as he rejected many traditional Christian beliefs and instead focused on morality and the natural world.