In the eighteenth century sense, Deism meant a belief in one God as the Creator of the world or universe and opposition to revelation and the thought that God dwelt in man and was continuously active in the affairs of man and the world. Deists aimed at what they considered a rational as opposed to a mysterious faith. This led them to "naturalistic" explanations of religion and a belief in eternal <a href="N.asp#4">"natural laws"</a> which were regarded as the will of God.
- Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-01.