- A person who does not believe that deity, deities exist; one who lacks belief in gods.
Etymology: From (term, athéiste) ((term, athée) + (term, -iste)) < (term, atheos) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=atheos, , godless, denying the gods) < (term, á-, tr=a-, , without) + (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=theos, , god)..
- 2006, Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, page 51:
- : Atheists do not have faith; and reason alone could not propel one to total conviction that anything definitely does not exist.
- A person who believes that no deity, deities exist; one who deny, denies the existence of all gods.
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