n. nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
The view that children are born atheist is relatively recent.
Sentence in Classic:
At bottom, led back to the truth by their very force, they are not absolutely sure that they are atheists; it is with them only a question of definition, and in any case, if they do not believe in God, being great minds, they prove God.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The atheistic taunts of his cruel master sunk his before dejected soul to the lowest ebb; and, though the hand of faith still held to the eternal rock, it was a numb, despairing grasp.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context