The 2008 election thread was a big hit and IIRC ran from April 2007 until the actual inauguration of Obama in 2008. So here we go again!
Things have heated up in the Republican "pre-nomination" process. In other words, rivals vying for the coveted money and support from the Republican cash machine to carry him or her through the primaries.
In the lead is Texas Governor Rick Perry from Texas. In the debates last night, on center stage was Perry and Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts. Ron Paul, clearly the superior candidate, was asked far fewer questions (/rigged).
Your moment of Zen Enlightenment (gotta keep the Comedy Central lawyers away).
As we all know, theism -belief in a specific, present god- is unjustified and silly.
Yet, arguments against theistic positions or religions don't necessarily apply to deism.
Deism relies on evidence drawn from nature - its creation by god, as opposed to supernatural revelations typical of religions. Furthermore, deists tend to believe that god does not currently interfere with what happens in the world.
Of course this different position also opens itself to a different set of potential supporting and opposing arguments.