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- n. An active opponent of those that believe in the existence of God or gods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disbeliever in the existence of God.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An opponent of theism; one who denies the existence of a personal God.
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“Voltaire,” he informs them, “declares there is no God;” he was “an antitheist, that is one who deliberately and avowedly opposed and hated God; who swore in his blasphemy that he would dethrone him;” and “advocated the very depths of the lowest sensuality.”
I think the label 'antitheist' is a swell idea, and count me in.
In the face of this onslaught, he never wavered on his antitheist convictions or failed in his obligation to report from the battlefront with honesty and insight.
You are not an atheist, of course, you are antitheist, and your inability to understand the difference is precisely what makes intellectual life for nonbelievers like myself such an exercise in guilt by association. pragmatic idealist
I'm an antitheist, but I wouldn't refuse a prayer offered in honesty.
A better term for folks like Dawkins is “antitheist”.
The WSJ recently had an article about an antitheist ‘preacher’ as it were, who was giving anti-religious sermons to large crowds in France.
I think, he says, I need new terms here entirely because, yes, not all monotheism is universalist and predicated on the faith/doubt, win/lose scenario of Pascalus's Christianity (as your example of Judaism illustrates), not all polytheism is of that Graeco-Roman nature (as your example of Hinduism points out), and the atheism I'm talking about really includes antitheist and agnostic outlooks in its focus on doubt.
He's says "I'm not an atheist, someone who would believe in God if I had evidence" rather "an antitheist" who would hate it if God existed.
I came to realize that I am an antitheist, as well.