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1. Recognizing or worshiping no god.
2. Impious or immoral: godless behavior.
3. Having no god: a godless universe.

god′less·ly adv.
god′less·ness n.
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Noun1.godlessness - the doctrine or belief that there is no God
religious orientation - an attitude toward religion or religious practices
2.godlessness - impiety by virtue of not being a godly person
impiety, impiousness - unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
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References in classic literature ?
He was among the first thinkers of Europe to overcome the pessimism which godlessness generally brings in its wake.
History now shows that once religion was removed, the vacuum was filled with godlessness --including the "LGBTQ" agenda that now serves as an indisputable dogma of public education.
Such karmic interpretation about sin and punishment is pre-Christian, and in its present-day 'new age' cause-and-effect simplification would reduce human and salvation history into a mechanistic godlessness. It is incompatible with Jesus Christ's good news of the merciful God.
'The successive attacks on two different places of worship depict the ruthlessness and the godlessness of these mass murderers,' presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
It is unclear how he was able to grasp the godlessness of the cosmos and yet ground in materialism the life of the mind he enjoyed, but he at least believed that he found peace of mind and happiness in his pursuit of equanimity
Maybe the pro and anti-corners could not see that they would end the society soon at godlessness, because their scoffing is suffocating everyone, including the girl-child being draped and trapped.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, with sinister niceness, issued a statement defending the right of free expression at the same time condemning blasphemy, desecration, Zionism, imperialism, vulgarity, godlessness, materialism, and America.
There is no Gospel of Godlessness, as such, no anti-scripture to which the unbeliever may turn for guidance or solace.
What I'm saying is that if, as a secular humanist, an atheist, agnostic, etc., you find it hard to conceive of embracing anything resembling organized religion-- maybe you were traumatized by experiences in the church; maybe you generally don't like meeting in groups because, as we all know, people can be annoying; maybe you don't think godlessness is a unifying enough premise, or you'd simply rather hang out with a bunch of ultimate frisbee players or Game of Thrones enthusiasts--the time has come to commit to organized humanism.
Conservative forces condemn the idea of secularism and equate it with godlessness, which will lead us into becoming an unethical and amoral society.
It is factually correct that a state of godlessness is slowly, but surely penetrating into the indigenous European psyche, something that the church of all major Christian denominations, except the Catholic Church, failed to address.