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atheist
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

19 uses
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Definition
someone who does not believe in the existence of god
  • I didn't have the heart to tell him the truth: that I was much closer to an atheist than an agnostic, that I doubted there was a God at all.
  • "Lucius is an atheist," Shay said.
  • "But now I'm an atheist."
  • It was why, in my father's office, I'd had a breakdown: because even as a confirmed atheist, I sometimes found it just too frightening to think that there might not be a God who was watching out for our greater good.
  • I was an atheist.
  • It was hard to tell who had the more intriguing backstory—Reverend Justus with his drive-in church, or Fletcher—who'd been a television atheist until he'd run across a little girl who could apparently perform miracles and raise the dead.
  • "Tell us about being a television atheist," Larry said.
  • Are you still an atheist?
  • Not true; an atheist's got more in common with a Christian, since he believes you can know whether or not God exists-but where a Christian says absolutely, the atheist says absolutely not.
  • Not true; an atheist's got more in common with a Christian, since he believes you can know whether or not God exists-but where a Christian says absolutely, the atheist says absolutely not.
  • Pikkuah nefesh doesn't apply to an atheist.
  • Look, I'm an atheist.
  • M I C H A EL Ian Fletcher, former tele-atheist and current academic, lived in New Canaan, New Hampshire, in a farmhouse on a dirt road where the mailboxes were not numbered.
  • "You used to be an atheist," I said, changing the subject.
  • "I'm an atheist," I said, "but you might as well know right now that my father's a rabbi, and if you have a problem with that I'm sure I can find another physician to talk to me, and I'd really appreciate it if you didn't make a joke right now about Jewish doctors."
  • At first, putting him on the stand seemed to be a sure way to lose a case—but the guy had a PhD from the Princeton Theological Seminary, and there had to be some merit in putting a former atheist on the stand.
  • The bad news was that Judge Haig didn't like him very much—and had in the forefront of his mind my witness's former incarnation as an atheist showboat, when I really wanted him to be seen as a grave and credible historian.
  • How does a man who was an atheist a decade ago convince a court that he's an expert on religion now?
  • It's pretty rare for an atheist to get interested in religion.

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