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Definizione monolingua atheism



atheism (plural atheisms)

  1. (narrowly) Belief that no deities exist (sometimes, excluding other religious beliefs).
    • 2002, Martin, Michael, “Should atheists be agnostics?”, The Philosophers Magazine, number 19, ISSN 1354-814X, page 18:?
      For atheism to be rationally justified it is only necessary that it be more probable than not or at least more probable than theism. Certainty is no more required in the case of atheism than it is in the case of scientific theories.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (broadly) Rejection of belief that any deities exist (with or without a belief that no deities exist).
    • 1857, Buchanan, James, Modern Atheism: under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws[1], Boston: Gould and Lincoln, page 365:
      The theory of Secularism is a form, not of dogmatic, but of skeptical, Atheism; it is dogmatic only in denying the sufficiency of the evidence for the being and perfections of God. It does not deny, it only does not believe, His existence.
    • 1896, Foote, George William, “First Night”, in Theism or Athiesm: Which is the more reasonable?[2], London: R. Forder, page 17:
      ...but Atheism per se simply means, not denial, but rejection, in the sense of not accepting the Theistic theory of the universe which Mr. Lee has put forward tonight.
  3. (very broadly) Absence of belief that any deities exist (including absence of the concept of deities).
    • 1829, Wesley, John, Sermons, on Several Occasions, volume 2, edition 10th, page 373:
      What can parents do, and mothers more especially, […] with regard to the atheism that is natural to all the children of men?
    • 1979, Smith, George H., Atheism: The Case Against God, Buffalo, New York: Prometheus, LCC BL2747.3.S6 1979, ISBN 978-0879751241, LCCN 79002726, page 7:
      Atheism, in its basic form, is not a belief; it is the absence of belief. An atheist is not primarily a person who believes that a god does not exist; rather, he does not believe in the existence of a god.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (loosely, rare) Absence of belief in a particular deity, pantheon, or religious doctrine (notwithstanding belief in other deities).
    • 1995, McBrien, Richard P. editor, The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism[3], HarperCollins, ISBN 9780060653385, keyword Domitilla, Flavia, page 431:
      Domitilla, Flavia, niece of the emperor Domitian (81-96). She and her husband, Flavius Clemens (consul in 95 and cousin of Domitian), were probably Christians; charged with atheism and adoption of Jewish ways, they were punished (95) with death (Clemens) and exile (Domitilla).
    • 2010, Thompson, Ross, Buddhist Christianity: A Passionate Openness[4], O-Books, ISBN 978-1846943362, page 260:
      Sacrificial religion becomes redundant – which is why Christianity did indeed have a reputation in the ancient world for atheism: it rejected the key duty humans are thought to owe to the gods, namely sacrifice.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (archaic, pejorative) Disregard for moral obligation; wickedness.

Definizione italiano>inglese atheism

  absence of belief in the existence of God, god, Gods or gods.

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