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Encyclopedia > Cult of the Supreme Being

The Cult of the Supreme Being was a religion based on deism created by Maximilien Robespierre, intended to become the state religion after the French Revolution.


Robespierre strictly believed that there was someone who was watching over France, and that was the Supreme Being.


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Cult of the Supreme Being - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
The Cult of the Supreme Being (French: Culte de l'Être suprême) was a religion based on deism devised by Maximilien Robespierre, intended to become the state religion after the French Revolution.
The cult represents an innovation in the "de-Christianization" of French society during the Revolution, in that Robespierre sought to move beyond simple agnosticism (often described as Voltairean by its adherents) to a new and, in his view, more rational devotion to the Godhead.
Robespierre's proclamation of the cult as the new state religion in 1794 was possibly one of the factors that prompted the Thermidorian Reaction.
Cult of Reason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
In opposition, Maximilien Robespierre, a Deist, instituted the Cult of the Supreme Being.
The Cult of Reason was intended to complement, in the religious sphere, the radical opposition of the enragés to Robespierre's political project.
Both cults were the outcome of the "de-Christianization" of French society during the Revolution, and suffered during the Thermidorian Reaction and Napoleon Bonaparte's rapprochement with Roman Catholicism.
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