"I'm not even an atheist so much as I am an antitheist
," he wrote in his "Letters to a Young Contrarian." "I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful." ...
Born to Jewish parents but a complete antitheist
, the red-haired, brown-eyed boy is called a 'bulldozer' by his friends because of his immense size.
In other words, within an antitheist
epistemology, the law cannot be taken on faith.
One explanation: therein Sorrentino, a professor of English at Virginia Tech and founding editor of Stephen Crane Studies, presents biographical and critical evidence that Crane, like John Lennon, was a sometimes conflicted but always constructive antitheist
as well as a dedicated humanist.
Thus, we cannot ignore the fact that Humboldt was an intellectual of the Enlightenment, that Cardinal Newman lived in a period when the ideals of ecclesiastical education converged with those of liberal and scientific education, and in which the philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill became a point of reference for its antitheist
ethics and metaphysics, and that Ortega y Gasset was a liberal thinker of the post-Enlightenment.
THE TOPIC: Rabble-rouser, antitheist
, political lightning rod, traitor, a writer's writer.
The poems about faeries, the one reference to a leprechaun, the depiction of the god Angus, the "Irish Nocturne," and "The Roads," and this depiction of the Isle of Apples are part of Lewis's Irish culture--and part of a momentary impulse to join "the Irish school." The Isle of Apples was hardly religious doctrine for Lewis the antitheist
, but it was the appropriate imagery to use for a hoped-for (but not rationally expected) afterlife for an Irishman.
As former FBI Director Louis Freeh keenly observed four months before September 11, al Qaeda's ultimate objective is "to overthrow all governments which are not ruled by Sharia, or conservative Islamic law."5 Their starting points may be light-years apart--Leninism, after all, was an antitheist
movement, while bin Ladenism is theocratic--but as bin Laden's brutish designs and the Taliban's backward regime remind us, their end points are identical.
Middleton claims that this central stress on God's process and continual becoming makes Kazantzakis an "antitheist
" rather than an atheist, and a religious thinker who rejects the theistic God dominated by the static, unrelational attributes of eternity, necessity, and actuality.
These and a host of other works could even be characterized, as Hitchens puts it, as antitheist
Throughout that century a succession of antidemocratic and antitheist
political ideologies exploited people's yearning for meaning and social idealism.
Russell devotes much of his critical attention to agnostics and atheists, especially the antitheists
, who contend, not without contradiction, that Christianity is both moribund and a virulent threat to the future.