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.
Waleed Al Husseini spent 10 months in Palestinian prison for being an atheist blogger.
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|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her hyperrealist paintings are so powerful that they converted her atheist parents to Christians.
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|Vlad Chituc|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nature in an agony is no atheist; the soul that knows not where to fly, flies to God.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
"I called you an atheist," returned the missionary, harshly.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
Many a man who professed himself an atheist has now seen what Christianity really means.The Potter and the Clay|Arthur F. Winnington Ingram
Danton also, the second Titan of the Revolution, was an Atheist.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
I do not doubt it; but they all say that you are an atheist.Dona Perfecta|B. Perez Galdos
British Dictionary definitions for atheist
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]