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a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it


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atheist, secularist, freethinker, humanist, secular humanist, rationalist, agnostic, and so on--as if these differences actually mean something.
This predominantly anti-religious bent in the scientific literature is perhaps best exemplified by the earliest and longest published secular magazine, The Freethinker, which takes as its grounding principles a very different tack than did freethinkers of the late 18th Century and the early Secularists of the 17th Century.
Offerings from the likes of BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes are status symbols, yes, but Citroen believe they no longer offer individuality - so the C6 is marketed as a choice for freethinkers.
Fretting that freethinkers won't impress Oxbridge, the status-conscious headmaster (Clive Merrison) brings in Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore) to provide more cold-blooded coaching on how to impress exam-givers.
If all of us atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, and secular humanists came out of our musty closets, I'm sure our religious fellow citizens would allow us to breathe the same fresh air of freedom of opinion that they enjoy.
No doubt the grand inquisitor Cardinal Richelieu himself would have approved of such language, and he would have gone much further to bring such freethinkers to heel.
Her pantheon of freethinkers shares "a conviction that the affairs of human beings should be governed not by faith in the supernatural but by a reliance on reason and evidence adduced from the natural world.
Sarah Stroumsa, Freethinkers of Medieval Islam: Ibn al-Rawandi, Abu Bakr al-Razi and Their Impact on Islamic Thought (Leiden/Boston/Koln: Brill, 1999), ix+261 pp, HB, ISBN 90 04 11374 6
Constitution provides, apparently not in the clearest language, that writers and artists and all freethinkers who weave ideas and language into an illuminating, even provocative form, have the right to do so.
The Freethinkers of Ventura are nothing but whiners that need to get a day job, and if they keep up their intolerant assault on things that displease them, I hope they go the way of the Taliban.
The role of Virginia Woolf was also dark - the doyen of the Bloomsbury Group of freethinkers in the 1920s and 30s was a troubled soul, who eventually killed herself in 1941 by filling her pockets with stones and walking into a river - and this frightened Kidman.
org), "Atheists, agnostics, humanists, doubters, skeptics, [and] freethinkers .
The liberal tradition of freethinking--praised by so many Enlightenment figures and seemingly embodied by that paradigm of all freethinkers, Socrates--was for some of us the animating spirit behind the disregard of received tradition.