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- n. The categorical opposition to the belief in any and all deities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of antitheists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Opposition to theism.
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Now, if the word were "antitheism" (which there are antitheists), you'd have a point.
With the New York Times Book Review and others calling the polemic "an all-out attack on all aspects of religion," one might assume Hitchens would've been similarly uncompromising about agnosticism as failing to reach his own level of certainty in "antitheism," his preferred self-description.
That is a pasive attribute and doesn`t imply antitheism or anything , an atheist may verywell not give a crap about religion , that`s all good , atheism has no agenda on it`s self .
Atheism is a disbelief in the existence of deity; antitheism is active and direct opposition to theism.
I tend to think of them more as “atheism” and “antitheism” rather than “weak” and “strong”
When social theorist Irving Kristol published a New York Times column in 1986 accusing Darwinists of manifesting a doctrinaire antitheism
When social theorist Irving Kristol published a New York Times column in 1986 accusing Darwinists of manifesting a doctrinaire antitheism, for example, Stephen Jay Gould responded in Discover magazine with a masterpiece of misdirection.
The work is a history of antitheism from Kapila to Leconte de Lisle and, while the writer in a brief prefatory notice disavows all responsibility for the opinions of others, it can readily be felt that the book is a labour of love and that his sympathy lies with the iconoclasts through the centuries.
Hitchens is known for his iconoclasm, anti-clericalism, atheism, antitheism, anti-fascism and anti-monarchism.
- The antitheism of the four horsemen is for me a backwards step.