Table 7-2 provides a summary of Deism or Theism (Monotheism in this case) in the GUTUL framework.
In a summary of words,
(1) “xxx being as itself” includes everything “created” in Genesis: heaven, earth, light, water, matters, plants, animals and humans.
(2) “xxx being in itself” includes,
1. substance being in itself, which is “change or moving” and is referred to in Deism as God and
2. space being in itself, which is “no change or unmoving” and is referred to in Deism as the Holy Spirit or Ghost,
(3) “our consciousness of xxx being in itself” which is referred to in Deism as “the fruit (or seed) of the Tree of Knowledge” or “the Original Sin” and is the “ego” in Freudian psychology, and
(4) “our consciousness of xxx being as itself” which is referred to in Deism as “the Tree of Knowledge” and is the “id” in Freudian psychology.
Both Aristotle and Spinoza would agree with such an interpretation of Deism as
Aristotle referred to God as “the unmoved mover” and Spinoza referred to God the Deity as “that dynamic nature of change,” “the animating force” and “Nature, the rule of the Universe.”
In the GUTUL framework, a couple of critical “missions in action” is worth noting for Deism:
(1) where is the symmetrical part of “our consciousness of xxx being in itself?”
(2) where is “xxx being?”
In Deism, the symmetrical part of “our consciousness of xxx being in itself” or the “super-ego” in Freudian psychology is external to and not part of the innate human nature, is possessed and present only in God and is called “God’s Grace” which human being receives and can begin to cultivate only upon confessing and repenting of the Original Sin (the “ego,”) by taking refuge and faith in God, and beginning to live a life that glorifies God and His Grace (i.e. the Freudian “super-ego”.)
Without “xxx being,” Deism lacks what is called “let go” or “let it go” which is the utmost “attainment without attainment” in religions like Buddhism and Daoism. Buddhism calls it “no wisdom and no attainment 无智亦无得” and Daoism calls it “no Dao and no attainment 无道亦无得.”
These two critical differences or deficiencies render Deism an exclusive religion.