Some sort of divine being who created the universe seems an awfully lot like a god.
I saw nothing in original posts that suggested "divine"
In fact, I'm pretty sure that's the very definition of a god.
perhaps, but the definition supplied in the OP did not suggest a divine god that intervenes in human affairs, in fact it said the exact OPPOSITE, a creator that does NOT intervene in human affairs which removes any and all similarities to a god.
And separating deism from deity (I suspect that they might have some sort of root word in common) seems like an exercise in futility.
not the argument, the argument is deity to god, and by his definition in the OP there is NO god currently worshipped in the annals of humanity that fit this description. Therefore, I hold my point is valid.