Definition of atheism:
- impiety (part of speech: noun)
- sectarianism (part of speech: noun)
irreligion (part of speech: noun)
- disbelief in God,
- skeptical atheism,
- denial of God,
For as the formal conditions of a metaphysical teleology are undoubtedly present on the one hand, and the formal conditions of a speculative atheism are as undoubtedly present on the other, there is thus in both cases a logical vacuum supplied wherein the pendulum of thought is free to swing in whichever direction it may be made to swing by the momentum of preconceived ideas.- "Thoughts on Religion", George John Romanes.
A man with the strongest conviction of the Divine ordering of the universe and of the superiority of monarchy to all forms of government may nevertheless quite consistently and conscientiously be ready to lay down his life for the right of every man to advocate Atheism or Republicanism if he believes in them.- "The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet", George Bernard Shaw.
- "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.