Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who denies the existence of the soul after death; one who denies immortality. Specifically In theology, one who believes that annihilation is the final doom of the incorrigibly wicked. Annihilationists are of two classes: those who believe that annihilation will be inflicted by God as a peculiar doom upon the wicked, and those who believe that immortality is not a natural attribute of man, but is conferred by God on those who through faith become partakers of the divine nature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Theol.) One who believes that eternal punishment consists in annihilation or extinction of being; a destructionist.
“They were infected with the deadly bacillus of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that turned "annihilationist" when the time was ripe.”
“But if half of the electorate wanted this bloodthirsty jihadi annihilationist, then what led to all the unrest?”
“It perfectly possible to be an annihilationist who believes that the souls of the wicked will be destroyed one day at the judgment therefore not being immortal and also believe that they exist in a conscious state until that judgment.”
“One could be an annihilationist and believe in an intermediate state before final destruction, or one could believe in instant destruction upon death.”
“I would label myself an annihilationist...though I tend to lean more towards something called conditional immortality which posits that humans are mortal beings and God is the only eternal person.”
“It's important to decide what's more significant: the annihilationist anti-Israel ranting, the Holocaust denial and other Iranian provocations -- or the fact of a Jewish community living, working and worshipping in relative tranquillity.”
“But what of the intolerable Hamas Qassam rockets on the Israeli city Sderot, the fourteen Israelis killed by those rockets since 2005 (four of them in the current violence), the vile annihilationist language of the Hamas Charter?”
“Second, while referring to the Hamas Charter and acknowledging its "vile annihilationist language," Mr. Cohen treats it as one in a series of each side's complaints against the other.”
“Suppress Voice of Dissent in Bengal Murders are common for CPM We killed less than a dozen village leaders or bad gentry or informers who incidentally were CPIM members or ‘Marxist’s sarkari men, and now Anil Biswas is trying to label us as annihilationist.”
“Nor can you argue, as does Goldhagen, that an endemic anti-Semitism of German culture explains the mass murder committed by 100,000 of its members (this is the number Goldhagen uses), and then turn around to use the murderous propensities of that subset to prove the "annihilationist anti-Semitism" of the entire people.”
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