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When did 'atheist' become a bad word?


I'm actually looking for specifics here. Saying you're 'not religious' or an agnostic isn't regarded as being offensive the way saying you're an atheist is. I know that during the cold war, religion was used to root out communists, but at what point in history did the word 'atheist' get associated with something negative?

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    M. T. Dremer 3 years ago

    An atheist is someone who believes that god doesn't exist and has never existed. It extends to gods of other religions as well.


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