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date: 20 October 2017

atheism [Derived from the classical Greek a- (normally meaning ‘not’ or ‘without’) and theos (‘god’), it first appeared in English in the mid-1500s as a translation of Plutarch’s atheotēs.] 

Source:
A Dictionary of Atheism
Author(s):

Stephen Bullivant,

Lois Lee

A belief in the non-existence of a God or gods, or (more broadly) an absence of belief in their existence. ...

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