(noun) A lack of belief in the existence of deities or supernatural forces.
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- Plural: atheisms
- The opposite of atheism is theism, which is a belief in deities or supernatural forces.
- An (noun) atheist is an individual who (adverb) atheistically has (noun) atheistic or (noun) atheistical beliefs and expressed (noun) atheisticalness.
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- Word origin of “atheism” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Atheism
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “atheism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/atheism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
atheism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/atheism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “atheism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/atheism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“atheism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/atheism/>.