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atheolog(y) +‎ -ist

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atheologist (plural atheologists)

  1. (philosophy, religion) A scholar and/or proponent of atheism.
    • 2004, Richard D. E. Burton, Holy Tears, Holy Blood: Women, Catholicism, and the Culture of Suffering in France, 1840-1970, Cornell University Press (2004), →ISBN, page x:
      The turbulent life and fragmentary writings of a third woman, Colette Peignot (1903-38) are also becoming better known in their own right and not simply for the influence they had on those of her lover during the last years of her life, the self-styled "atheologist" Georges Bataille (1897-1962) who, along with others, was responsible for her posthumous mythologization as "Laure."
    • 2006, Loyd L. Fueston, To See a World in a Grain of Sand: Reconciling the Saints to Darwin and Einstein, Divorcing the Saints from Smith and Lincoln, Wipf and Stock Publishers (2006), →ISBN, page 114:
      It would be wrong to use this as a direct proof of God's existence and equally wrong to imagine, along with the atheologists in cosmological physics, that a system of equations can bootstrap its own parameters and constants, also actualizing what is described by those specific equations.
    • 2008, Vox Day, The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, BenBella Books, →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      In his review of the history of atheism, French atheologist Michel Onfray dates its explicit inception to 1729 and a book published posthumously by the Abbe Jean Meslier, the parish priest of Etrépigny in northeastern France.

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