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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atheism  \A"the*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ath['e]isme.  See  {Atheist}.] 
  1.  The  disbelief  or  denial  of  the  existence  of  a  God,  or 
  supreme  intelligent  Being 
 
  Atheism  is  a  ferocious  system,  that  leaves  nothing 
  above  us  to  excite  awe,  nor  around  us  to  awaken 
  tenderness.  --R.  Hall. 
 
  Atheism  and  pantheism  are  often  wrongly  confounded. 
  --Shipley. 
 
  2.  Godlessness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atheism 
  n  1:  the  doctrine  or  belief  that  there  is  no  God  [syn:  {godlessness}] 
  [ant:  {theism}] 
  2:  a  lack  of  belief  in  the  existence  of  God  or  gods 




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