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  • 1 Atheism — Atheism, as an explicit position, can be either the affirmation of the nonexistence of gods, [The Oxford American Dictionary defines atheist as a person who does not believe in the existence of a god or gods. New York: Avon Press, 1980.] or the… …

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  • 2 atheism — /ay thee iz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine or belief that there is no God. 2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings. [1580 90; < Gk áthe(os) godless + ISM] * * * Critique and denial of metaphysical beliefs in God or divine beings.… …

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  • 3 Demographics of atheism — Part of a series on Atheism …

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  • 4 Negative and positive atheism — A diagram showing the relationship between the definitions of weak/strong and implicit/explicit atheism. Explicit strong/positive atheists (in purple on the right) assert that at least one deity exists is a false statement. Explicit weak/negative …

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  • 5 History of atheism — Although the term atheism originated in the 16th century, based on Ancient Greek godless, denying the gods, ungodly [Modern translations of classical texts sometimes translate atheos as atheistic . As an abstract noun, there was also atheotēs (… …

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  • 6 New Atheism — Part of a series on Atheism …

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  • 7 Christian atheism — Part of a series on Atheism …

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  • 8 State atheism — is the official promotion of atheism by a government, typically by active suppression of religious freedom and practice. [http://www.jstor.org/stable/128810 Protest for Religious Rights in the USSR: Characteristics and Consequences] , David… …

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  • 9 Jewish atheism — is practiced by atheists who are ethnically Jewish and members of the Jewish people. Because Jewishness encompasses ethnic as well as religious components, the term Jewish atheism does not necessarily imply any kind of contradiction. Based on… …

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  • 10 atheist — I noun someone who denies the existence of god (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑atheistical, ↑atheistic, ↑atheism • Hypernyms: ↑disbeliever, ↑nonbeliever, ↑ …

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  • 11 atheistic — adjective 1. rejecting any belief in gods (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑atheistical, ↑unbelieving • Similar to: ↑irreligious • Derivationally related forms: ↑atheist ( …

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  • 12 atheistical — adjective 1. rejecting any belief in gods • Syn: ↑atheistic, ↑unbelieving • Similar to: ↑irreligious • Derivationally related forms: ↑atheist, ↑atheist ( …

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  • 13 atheistic — a.; (also atheistical) Godless, given to atheism …

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  • 14 godless — a. 1. Irreligious, impious, profane, wicked, ungodly. 2. Atheistical, given to atheism …

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  • 15 Religion —    Given Karl Marx’s trenchant criticism of religion as the “opium of the masses,” it is not surprising that the Soviet state diligently promoted scientific atheism during its seven decades of existence. The Soviet Union’s four principal faiths… …

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  • 16 Criticism of religion — Part of a series on Irreligion …

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  • 17 List of atheists (authors) — Authors * Douglas Adams (1952 ndash;2001): British radio and television writer and novelist, author of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy . [ I am a radical Atheist... Adams in an interview by American Atheists… …

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  • 18 Persecution of Christians — This article is about acts committed against Christians because of their faith. For negative attitudes towards Christians, see Anti Christian sentiment. A Christian Dirce, by Henryk Siemiradzki. A Christian woman is martyred under Nero in this re …

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  • 19 Witchcraft — For other uses, see Witchcraft (disambiguation). Witch redirects here. For other uses, see Witch (disambiguation). The classic image of the witch astride a besom broom …

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  • 20 History of the Eastern Orthodox Church — The Eastern Orthodox Churches trace their roots back to the Apostles and Jesus Christ. Eastern Orthodoxy reached its golden age during the high point of the Byzantine Empire, and then continued to flourish in Russia after the Fall of… …

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