Beth Houston

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Beth Houston, MA, MFA, has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at ten universities and colleges in California and Florida and has worked as a writer and editor. Her publications include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books, and over two-hundred works in literary journals. She is still delighted to have been the first featured poet at Able Muse Review.
Beth’s provocative books on Deism challenge prescribed beliefs with new thoughts about God, religion, spirituality, science, politics, and creativity. Her mystery/thriller novel pivots around sex trafficking of children. (Or does it...?) In a past life Beth worked for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and was a sheriff's 9-1-1 dispatcher and police property

Average rating: 4.08 · 24 ratings · 9 reviews · 4 distinct works
Born-Again Deist

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Blood Moon Burning: a Novel...

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Natural God: Deism in the A...

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Exit Religion, Enter God

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“Deists, not religious authoritarians, codified the clear separation of church from state in addition to the division of powers within the state. Deists, not the Continental philosophers, established our democratic republic upon uniquely radical interpretations of constitutional and procedural stability, representation, accountability, and transparency. Deists, not autocrats, formed a more perfect Union that preserved equally for each individual the universal civil liberties inscribed in the Bill of Rights. It was Deists who stood up for Everyman by instituting true equality and freedom for all.”
Beth Houston, Natural God: Deism in the Age of Intelligent Design

“From the Deist’s perspective, truth is not indoctrination by either science or religion; truth is eloquently expressed through Nature, the true, rational Word of God, offered democratically to everyone. As I will show, there’s plenty of evidence from science and religion that hope and joy and meaning and purpose are profoundly illuminating realities embedded in the material structure of existence. God is astounding, and so is the natural realm so conspicuously created for a reason. Common sense guides us to self-evident truths taught by Nature, truths that constitute the essence of Deism, the religious philosophy of choice of many of our democracy’s most seminal Founders, like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine, to name but a few.”
Beth Houston, Natural God: Deism in the Age of Intelligent Design

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