Recent Examples of atheist from the Web
Perhaps event militant atheists were grateful to see the Patriots lose.
Yet an interview in Zaske’s book shows that most Germans, including atheists, disagree with me.
The group has been linked to killings and attacks on secular academics and atheist bloggers in Bangladesh.
North Korea, while officially atheist, worships its founder Kim Il Sung as a deity and views the spread of organized religion as a threat to the ruling family’s grip on power.
The museum welcomes everyone from atheists to true believers to explore its eight-story, high-tech museum that uses modern technology to present ancient parables.
Abolishing this to appease a few atheists hardly makes sense.
In that moment, I was surprised by my favorite atheist counting on a lucky charm.
As a devout atheist and son of two ministers, Christmas is huge for Search Party star John Early.
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How agnostic Differs from atheist
Many people are interested in distinguishing between the words agnostic and atheist. The difference is quite simple: atheist refers to someone who believes that there is no god (or gods), and agnostic refers to someone who doesn’t know whether there is a god, or even if such a thing is knowable. This distinction can be troublesome to remember, but examining the origins of the two words can help.
Agnostic first appeared in 1869, (possibly coined by the English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley), and was formed from the Greek agnōstos (meaning "unknown, unknowable"). Atheist came to English from the French athéisme. Although both words share a prefix (which is probably the source of much of the confusion) the main body of each word is quite different. Agnostic shares part of its history with words such as prognosticate and prognosis, words which have something to do with knowledge or knowing something. Atheist shares roots with words such as theology and theism, which generally have something to do with God.
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