atheism


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a·the·ism

 (ā′thē-ĭz′əm)
n.
Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.

[French athéisme, from athée, atheist, from Greek atheos, godless : a-, without; see a-1 + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

a′the·ist n.
a′the·is′tic, a′the·is′ti·cal adj.
a′the·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

atheism

(ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) rejection of belief in God or gods
[C16: from French athéisme, from Greek atheos godless, from a-1 + theos god]

a•the•ism

(ˈeɪ θiˌɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
[1580–90]

atheism

the absolute denial of the existence of God or any other gods. — atheist, n.atheistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atheism - the doctrine or belief that there is no God
religious orientation - an attitude toward religion or religious practices
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
2.atheism - a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
unbelief, disbelief - a rejection of belief

atheism

noun nonbelief, disbelief, scepticism, infidelity, paganism, unbelief, freethinking, godlessness, irreligion, heathenism He pondered atheism before becoming a minister.
Translations
إلحاد
ateismus
ateisme
ateismo
ateismi
नास्तिकता
ateizam
ateizmus
guðleysitrúleysitrúleysi, guîleysi
ateistasateistinisateizmasateizmo
ateisms
ateism
ateizmus
ateizem
ateism
AllahsızlıkateizmTanrı tanımazlık
无神论無神論

atheism

[ˈeɪθɪɪzəm] Nateísmo m

atheism

[ˈeɪθiɪzəm] nathéisme m

atheism

nAtheismus m

atheism

[ˈeɪθɪɪzm] nateismo

atheism

(ˈeiθiizəm) noun
the belief that there is no God.
ˈatheist noun
a person who does not believe in God.
ˌatheˈistic adjective
References in classic literature ?
Or is it, that as in essence whiteness is not so much a color as the visible absence of color, and at the same time the concrete of all colors; is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows --a colorless, all-color of atheism from which we shrink?
And hence bitter enmities had arisen; the professors of knowledge had revenged themselves by calling him a villainous corrupter of youth, and by repeating the commonplaces about atheism and materialism and sophistry, which are the stock-accusations against all philosophers when there is nothing else to be said of them.
And then," said Aramis, with the tone of philosophical indifference which he had assumed since he had belonged to the church and in which there was more atheism than confidence in God, "what is the use of thinking of it all?
Nay, even that school which is most accused of atheism doth most demonstrate religion; that is, the school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus.
The essence of religious feeling has nothing to do with reason, or atheism, or crime, or acts of any kind--it has nothing to do with these things--and never had.
Failing this, absurdity and atheism gape behind him.
In especial, there is complete religious toleration, except for atheism, and except for those who urge their opinions with offensive violence.
Is it not therefore, a first step towards atheism to efface every sign of pious sorrow in this way, to neglect to impress on children who are not yet old enough to reflect, and on all other people who stand in need of example, the necessity of obedience to human law, by openly manifested resignation to the will of Providence, who chastens and consoles, who bestows and takes away worldly wealth?
Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism.
Nothing less than a persuasion of universal depravity can lock up the charity of a good man; and this persuasion must lead him, I think, either into atheism, or enthusiasm; but surely it is unfair to argue such universal depravity from a few vicious individuals; nor was this, I believe, ever done by a man, who, upon searching his own mind, found one certain exception to the general rule.
She had been rather fond of society, and much admired and run after before her marriage; and the London world to which she had belonged pitied poor Fanny Evelyn when she married the young clergyman, and went to settle in that smoky hole Turley; a very nest of Chartism and Atheism, in a part of the country which all the decent families had had to leave for years.
Zarathustra now meets the last pope, and, in a poetical form, we get Nietzsche's description of the course Judaism and Christianity pursued before they reached their final break-up in Atheism, Agnosticism, and the like.