Definition: denying the existence of God; N. atheism
Definition: denying the existence of God; N. atheism
Sentences Containing 'atheistic'
The majority probably are agnostic or atheistic while many prefer not to be categorized.
There are those who see God as the creative process within the universe, those who define God as the totality of the universe (The All), some who use God in metaphoric ways, those that have no need to use the concept or terminology of God even as a metaphor and some who are atheistic proclaiming there is no such entity what so ever and rebel against usage of the term.
The rally was sponsored by major atheistic and secular organizations of the United States and was regarded as a "Woodstock for atheists and skeptics".
Atheist existentialism or atheistic existentialism is a kind of existentialism which strongly diverged from the Christian works of Søren Kierkegaard and has developed within the context of an atheistic worldview.
Sartre had previously written in the spirit of atheistic existentialism, (e.g. the novel "Nausea" (1938) and the short stories in his 1939 collection "The Wall").
The term atheistic existentialism refers to the exclusion of any transcendental, metaphysical, or religious beliefs from philosophical existentialist thought.
Atheistic existentialism can nevertheless share elements (e.g. anguish or rebellion in light of human finitude and limitations) with religious existentialism, or with metaphysical existentialism (e.g. through phenomenology and Heidegger's works).
Atheistic existentialism confronts death anxiety without appealing to a hope of somehow being saved by a God (and often without any appeal to supernatural salvations like reincarnation).
The novel "Nausea" is, in some ways, a manifesto of atheistic existentialism.
There were markets for atheistic books and other immoral works such as pornography and chroniques scandaleuses.
The church's successful competition with the ongoing and widespread atheistic propaganda, prompted new laws to be adopted in 1929 on "Religious Associations" as well as amendments to the constitution, which forbade all forms of public, social, communal, educational, publishing or missionary activities for religious believers.
There were even accusations that clergy were cooperating with Trotskyites and Zonvievites against the state, although Leon Trotsky was an energetic and militantly atheistic communist leader.
They were alleged to have burned twelve houses of collective farmers, and to have cooperated with militantly atheistic Trotskyites and Bukharinites against the Soviet state.
The Soviets introduced an atheistic regime, though initially the church was allowed to function, as a tool against their more adverse Russian Orthodox Church, though from 1930s the UAOC too was persecuted, and eventually disbanded in Soviet Ukraine.
The Discovery Institute argues that science, due to its reliance on naturalism, is an inherently materialistic and atheistic enterprise and thus the source of many of society's ills, and that "Design theory design promises to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist worldview."
Satanist groups that appeared after the 1960s are widely diverse, but two major trends are theistic Satanism and atheistic Satanism.
In contrast, atheistic Satanists regard Satan as merely a symbol of certain human traits.
Unlike the LaVeyan Satanism founded by Anton LaVey in the 1960s, theistic Satanism is theistic as opposed to atheistic, believing that Satan is a real being rather than a symbol of individualism.
Afterwards Stone queries Kyd about the ‘school of night’, an allegedly atheistic and subversive secret society to which Raleigh, Walsingham and Marlowe belonged.
Lenin's statement called for a close-cooperation of all militant materialists (atheists), both communists and non-communists, including the 18th century French materialists, and it also stressed the role of the official Marxist philosophical monthly journal "Under the Banner of Marxism (Pod znamenem marxizma)" to tirelessly disseminate 'atheistic propaganda and struggle', which he called 'the cause of our state' (nasha gosudartsvennaia rabota) An important part of this debate occurred between Emelian Yaroslavsky (founder of the of the Godless) and the Moscow Society of the Godless.
They were replaced in the mid-1920s by meetings behind closed doors accompanies by anti-religious lectures, poetry readings as well as articles in atheistic journals.
More Vocab Wordsgingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
demise - death
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce