- a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.
Origin of atheist
Examples from the Web for atheist
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism
January 4, 2015
Waleed Al Husseini spent 10 months in Palestinian prison for being an atheist blogger.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
All religions condemn lying, but Alicia Florrick likely will not be elected if she runs as an atheist.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
Her hyperrealist paintings are so powerful that they converted her atheist parents to Christians.Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All
November 17, 2014
These are all fruitful options to pursue for any atheist interested in challenging the immoral stereotypes we have.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet
September 25, 2014
He only who denies or ignores them can justly be stigmatised as an atheist.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
Yes, it occurred to me that if one had not a dollar one could not become an atheist.
Have I not misrepresented my gewgaws as the atheist misrepresents the truth?
Granting this, one may form what conception one will of that Maker, but one cannot be an atheist.
I confess that I have never been able to understand the position of the atheist.
- a person who does not believe in God or gods
- of or relating to atheists or atheism
Word Origin and History for atheist
1570s, from French athéiste (16c.), from Greek atheos "without god, denying the gods; abandoned of the gods; godless, ungodly," from a- "without" + theos "a god" (see Thea).
The existence of a world without God seems to me less absurd than the presence of a God, existing in all his perfection, creating an imperfect man in order to make him run the risk of Hell. [Armand Salacrou, "Certitudes et incertitudes," 1943]