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Deus otiosus
also called "idle god" is a theological concept used to describe the belief in a creator god who largely retires from the world and is no longer involved in its daily operation and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. a central tenet of Deism

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  2. Although Aquinas was a Catholic and not a deist, both his concept of the "hidden god" and the concept of the "idle god" refer to a deity whose existence is not readily knowable by humans through solely contemplation or examination of divine actions

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  3. A similar concept is that of the deus absconditus or "hidden god" of Thomas Aquinas (Weber: 220)

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  4. The concept of deus otiosus often suggests a god who has grown weary from involvement in this world and who has been replaced by younger, more active gods, whereas deus absonditus suggests a god who has consciously left this world to hide elsewhere

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  5. In Sumer, En-lil and En-ki are the younger gods who replace the deus otiosus An (Elaide: 57)

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