Definitions

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  • noun Any of a range of concepts regarding spirituality and religion which do not include the idea of a deity in the form of a theistic god or gods.

Etymologies

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Intended as a generalization of atheism, non-theist was coined in the 1850s. Nontheism is not recorded in notable dictionaries as of 2007.

Examples

  • This, I think, probably explains why "nontheism" dropped to the 70s in my compatibility score.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • According to the classic Gallup "do you believe in God or a universal spirit" question, nonbelievers have tripled since the 1960s, and surveys designed to overcome Americans 'reluctance to admit nontheism indicate that skeptics may match Catholics or evangelicals in numbers.

    Why Belief in God Is Not Innate

  • According to the classic Gallup "do you believe in God or a universal spirit" question, nonbelievers have tripled since the 1960s, and surveys designed to overcome Americans 'reluctance to admit nontheism indicate that skeptics may match Catholics or evangelicals in numbers.

    Why Belief in God Is Not Innate

  • According to the classic Gallup "do you believe in God or a universal spirit" question, nonbelievers have tripled since the 1960s, and surveys designed to overcome Americans 'reluctance to admit nontheism indicate that skeptics may match Catholics or evangelicals in numbers.

    Why Belief in God Is Not Innate

  • "With Stark's courageous public announcement of his nontheism, it is our hope that he will become an inspiration for others who have hidden their conclusions for far too long."

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • This approach places a disproportionate emphasis on convinced atheism -- the confident rejection that a personal God exists -- at the expense of more moderate forms of nontheism, said Paul.

    Council for Secular Humanism rips Baylor survey on U.S. and religion | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Under the co-sponsorship of the United Coalition of Reason, a national coordinating body, these billboards are part of an ongoing nationwide campaign to raise the public profile of nontheism and organize godless groups in every major city of the nation.

    Those atheist billboards are up in DFW | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • This common concept is neutral between theism and nontheism.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • Somehow, nontheism leaves open the opportunity to have a spiritual experience in a way that atheism does not.

    What is Spirituality? | Mind on Fire

  • Rep. Pete Stark D-Calif., a member of Congress since 1973, acknowledged his nontheism in response to an inquiry by the Secular Coalition for America.

    Out of the Godless Closet

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