Posted: Jun 29, 2016 2:11 pm
by Al-Fatihah
Alan B wrote:
Al-Fatihah wrote:
Alan B wrote:
Different dictionaries can have different definitions.

I asked precisely "What is your definition of atheism."

You may, of course, quote from your own dictionary.


Response: You say they have different definitions. Not me. So you can back your claim. Until then, my dictionary is any one. You may, of course, quote from any one of them.

The New Penguin English Dictionary (Richard Dawkins on the Advisory Committee :doh: )
Atheism:
"The belief or doctrine that there is no deity."

Compact Oxford English Dictionary
Atheism:
"Disbelief in the existence of a god or gods."

Which one, in your opinion, is correct?


Response: Both definitions mean exactly the same. So you can pick whichever you like.