350), surnamed "the Atheist," founder of an extreme sect of Arians, was a native of Coele-Syria.
The atheist, like t-he Roman Catholic and the Jew, could sit and vote.
Feuerbach denied that he was rightly called an atheist, but the denial is merely verbal: what he calls "theism" is atheism in the ordinary sense.
One of his teachers was the Cyrenaic Theodorus, called "the atheist," whose influence is clearly shown in Bion's attitude towards the gods.
A common designation of Knox was " the atheist," although it was to him " matter of satisfaction that our most holy religion is founded on faith, not on reason."
Nothing can be more unlike the religious and moral attitude of Lucretius than the old popular conception of him as an atheist and a preacher of the doctrine of pleasure.
But he was no atheist, for the pantheist Zeno spoke highly of him.
In 1804 Schleiermacher removed as university preacher and professor of theology to Halle, where he remained until 1807, and where he quickly obtained a reputation as professor and preacher, and exercised a powerful influence in spite of the contradictory charges of his being atheist, Spinozist and pietist.
Malebranche gave all causation to God; and the acosmist - as Hegel called him, in repudiation of Bayle's nickname " atheist " - Spinoza, from the premises of Carte.
Himself regarded by most of his contemporaries as a sceptic, and by some as an atheist, he denounced all who dared to disbelieve in sorcery, and urged the burning of witches and wizards.
It is based on Procopius, whose very words are to some extent copied, and indeed it adds nothing to what the latter tells us, except the statement that Tribonian was the son of Macedonianus, was lore) Suc. r yopwv uirap X wv, and was a heathen and atheist, wholly averse to the Christian faith.
Nevertheless I know that I am, in spite of myself, exactly what the Christian would call, and, so far as I can see, is justified in calling, atheist and infidel.
The second son, Charles Robert, a man of ability but of impracticable temper, a professed atheist and a recluse, died in 1884.
The answer to dogmatic atheism, that it implies infinite knowledge, has been well stated in John Foster's Essays, and restated by Chalmers in his Natural Theology, and its force is recognized in Holyoake's careful qualification of the sense in which secularism accepts atheism, " always explaining the term atheist to mean `not seeing God' visually or inferentially, never suffering it to be taken for anti-theism, that is, hating God, denying God - as hating implies personal knowledge as the ground of dislike, and denying implies infinite knowledge as the ground of disproof."
Rousseau is supposed to have drawn his portrait in the virtuous atheist Wolmar of the Nouvelle Heloise.
DIAGORAS, of Melos, surnamed the Atheist, poet and sophist, flourished in the second half of the 5th century B.C. Religious in his youth and a writer of hymns and dithyrambs, he became an atheist because a great wrong done to him was left unpunished by the gods.
To the atheist alone Locke refuses full toleration, on the ground that social obligation can have no hold over him, for " the taking away of God dissolves all."
The followers of Hebert, who were then pursuing their anti-Christian policy, claimed Gobel as one of themselves; while, on the other hand, Robespierre looked upon him as an atheist, though apostasy cannot strictly speaking be laid to the charge of the ex-bishop, nor did he ever make any actual profession of atheism.
Hume's casual allusion to "this famous atheist" and his "hideous hypothesis" is a fair specimen of the tone in which he is usually referred to; people talked about Spinoza, Lessing said, "as if he were a dead dog."
I have no reason to believe there is a God, therefore I'm not agnostic, I'm an atheist.
Tammy was either an agnostic or an atheist, but it was hard to tell because she wasn't the type to talk about her beliefs.
We noted earlier that Richard Dawkins claims that his belief in evolution enables him to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.
atheist propaganda will only have limited effect.
atheist scientists ' attempts at metaphysics.
atheist friends like nothing better than to talk about the Deity.
doeth good, they are altogether become filthy. ' Every unregenerate man is that atheist.
He has often been called the Voltaire of the East, and cried down as materialist and atheist.
" The ground for the charge was probably the lack of idolatry in all Christian worship. Spinoza, for whom God alone existed, was persecuted as an atheist.
Bradlaugh maintained against Holyoake that he would fight until men respected the name " atheist."
Euhemerus was a firm upholder of the Cyrenaic philosophy, and by many ancient writers he was regarded as an atheist.
The De la sagesse, which represented a considerable advance on the standpoint of the Trois Verites, brought upon its author the most violent attacks, the chief being by the Jesuit Francois Garasse (1585-1631), who described him as a "brutal atheist."
James insisted on his own authority; insisted that a secular court had a right to try a virulent preacher who declined the secular jurisdiction when accused of having denounced Queen Elizabeth as an atheist.
It would be the atheist's strongest argument if God left such a state of society unpunished (iv.
evangelical atheism, 2006-10-23 Richard Dawkins is an evangelical atheist.
A violent enemy of Church orthodoxy in al forms, yet he was not a confirmed atheist.
Once I became an atheist I really embraced the ideas that were being taught in my science courses.
I know an atheist who says ' Oh god!
It is still bad taste to be an avowed atheist.
Is it out of concern for the likes of me¸ a lifelong and committed atheist?
As a former atheist, his account is very convincing.
atheist philosopher has made a tentative step toward belief.
Nicolson ignores the growing tendency to question and the resulting emergence of " the village atheist " in Britain at that time.
Q To be an atheist in his time was likely to attract public censure.
He was 46 and a friend for almost 25 years Ã¢ a research chemist of great talent and an atheist.
Well, I put " atheist " in inverted commas, which implies my own pseudo version of atheism.
For those people who automatically equate atheist with evil-doer: get an education, will you?
An atheist does not believe in god or postulate the existence of gods or spiritual beings.
It should be remembered that many western intellectuals, including atheist freethinkers like Bertrand Russell, were originally very optimistic about the Soviet revolution.
Instead, she's Patricia Arquette playing a young hairdresser who is actually an atheist, which makes her case even more unusual.
Did you realize that as an atheist turned agnostic, RVW wrote a vast canon of church music and edited four major hymnals?
On this view, the atheist is not just mistaken: his position is internally inconsistent.
One atheist philosopher has made a tentative step toward belief.
My father, who before had often read the Koran and never missed his obligatory prayers, became an atheist after this search.
proselytize I feel the urge to become a proselytizing atheist (a state that reading Newsline often stirs in me!
Satan would be an atheist, a humanist, who denies the trinity by simply not opposing them.
The imperturbable courtesy of his style is in striking contrast to the violence of his opponents; and it must be remembered that, in spite of his unorthodoxy, he was not an atheist or even an agnostic. In his own words, "Ignorance is the foundation of atheism, and freethinking the cure of it" (Discourse of Freethinking, 105).
4 He was classed as a "French infidel" and atheist.
pp. 237-239) the following account: "When I reached intellectual maturity, and began to ask myself whether I was an atheist, a theist or a pantheist, a materialist or an idealist, a Christian or a freethinker, I found that the more I learned and reflected, the less ready was the answer.
Or do people perceive that he is the atheist version of the soapbox evangelist and choose to watch Eastenders instead?
Tammy was either anagnosticor an atheist, but it was hard to tell because she wasn't the type to talk about her beliefs.
He claims that he was an atheist until the age of 17.
I say religious affiliation because I am an atheist.
While you may be atheist, your heritage is not so easily ignored.
Howard Storm, a former atheist, died in the hospital and felt as though he'd woken up but realized that his body was still lying in the bed.
He is a college graduate and makes the claim of being an atheist.
Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, whether you are religious or atheist, or whether you believe in life on other planets or not - reading quotes from this particular genius is always an enlightening experience.
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