- Absence of belief in the existence of God or deity, gods.
- Disbelief in the existence of God or deity, gods.
Etymology: athéisme, from athée "atheist" < (polytonic, ) (atheós) "godless" < (polytonic, á-) a-Prefix_5, (a-) "without", + (theos) "deity, god".
- Dutch: atheí¯sme
- French: athéisme(fr)m
- German: Atheismus(de)m
- Italian: ateismo(it)
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- (plural of, atheism)
- In short, our contention here is that theism is not only the affirmation of belief against non-belief, it is also the only rational presupposition against the two reductionist : materialism and humanism, and against the two inflated : pantheism and ultra-supernaturalism. Thomas Molnar, Theists and Atheists: A Typology of Non-Belief (1980) p. 187.
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