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I'm suppose to write a page long analysis about David Hume's beliefs about God..supposedly hes an athesist, but he also says he believes in God the creator..im confused so any help would be great thanks!

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    Perhaps Hume meant that God created everything, but then sat back and let nature and people do their thing. In other words, he may have felt that there was no God to whom one could pray nor a God who would intervene in human affairs.

    What do you think?

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    I think Ms. Sue is right. This is often what some philosophical thinkers come to believe.

    It would be as if God the creator spun a top (metaphorical for the universe, the world, etc.) and let it go wherever it would, without further action by Him. This Prime Mover thought has been around a long time!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primum_movens

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume

    As with all Wikipedia search results, be sure to check out all the external links and further references at the bottom of each Wikipedia page.

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    Um that doesn't really help sorry i need information about his beliefs regarding god...and not just wikipedia please because people can change the information so i don't trust it..do you have any other ideas

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    Read the external links at the bottom of the Wikipedia page. That's the best part of Wikipedia or any encyclopedia -- the "further references."

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    You probably didn't check the external links as urged by Writeacher.

    External links
    Wikisource has original works written by or about:
    David Hume Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: David Hume
    Online editions of Hume's work:
    David Hume at the Online Library of Liberty
    Works by David Hume at Project Gutenberg
    A Treatise of Human Nature at Project Gutenberg
    The History of England, Volume I at Project Gutenberg
    An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals at Project Gutenberg
    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding at Project Gutenberg
    Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion at Project Gutenberg
    Works by David Hume in audio format at LibriVox
    Books by David Hume at the Online Books Page
    English Men of Letters: Hume at Project Gutenberg , biography and discussion of Hume by T.H. Huxley
    David Hume resources including books, articles, and encyclopedia entries
    Hume Society, an international scholarly society
    David Hume at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Hume's Aesthetics at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Hume's Moral Philosophy at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Hume on Religionat the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Hume on Free Will at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    David Hume at James Boswell — a Guide
    'Easier-to-read' versions of most of Hume's philosophical works by Jonathan Bennett
    David Hume Bibliography
    A Bibliography of Hume's Early Writings and Early Responses
    "A play reading at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe regarding Humes life and legacy"
    A podcast interview of Stewart Sutherland discussing Hume on the Argument from Design
    A podcast interview of Peter Millican discussing Hume's Significance
    'The Empiricist Turn', a lecture on Hume's arguments against the existence of God given by Professor Keith Ward at Gresham College, 14 February 2008 [available for free audio, video or text download].

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    Your saying look through all those websites..can you please just name the site out of those that talks about his beliefs/opinions about god..please im asking nicely i really don't have much time to finish this.

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