disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or a supreme being or beings.
the philosophical position stating that there is no supreme being or beings.
- an·ti·a·the·ism, adjective, noun
- pro·a·the·ism, noun
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How to use atheism in a sentence
They include unexpected details, such as where Burke was conceived or how psychedelic artist Alex Grey’s first LSD trip converted him from atheism to “radical transcendentalism.”Baltimore exhibition of outsider art celebrates nature’s ‘excess’ with a wake-up call about pollution | Kelsey Ables | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Consider that if you had a simple nighttime dream in which you met God, you’d be more likely to wake up, shake your head, and tell the story as a funny anecdote than you’d be to ditch your atheism.
He defied the atheism of communism and the empty religious practices of Putinism.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church | Cathy Young | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
atheism is highest in Europe, where there are established churches involved in the political process.
She is not public about her atheism, just as many of us are not public about our faith.
They all encourage her to spin her atheism into some form of belief.
In many ways, she seems a lock for the win, but her atheism puts her entire character in question.
A little or superficial knowledge may incline a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth him back to religion.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
He may, perhaps, be unhappy in his atheism, and wish to hear all my arguments to enable him the better to arrive at the truth.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
The speculating atheist, the theist will tell us, may be an honest man, but his writings will cause atheism in politics.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
So atheism, and the disbelief of the existence of the soul after death, characterized that materialism.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
His uncompromising atheism is the very heart and core of his system and clarifies the whole situation.Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
British Dictionary definitions for atheism
rejection of belief in God or gods
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Cultural definitions for atheism
Denial that there is a God. (Compare agnosticism.)
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