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- Atheism : Absence of belief in any god or other supernatural beings; distinct from antitheism, or opposition to religion, and agnosticism, the position that one cannot know whether such beings exist.
- Benjamin Franklin : 1706-1790, American statesman and scientist, based in Philadelphia.
- France : Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954.
- Genesis : First book of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible.
- God : Supreme, supernatural entity, often credited with omnipotence, omniscience and rulership of the universe.
- Immanuel Kant : (1724–1804) German idealist and Enlightenment philosopher who tried to transcend empiricism and rationalism in the Critique of Pure Reason.
- Monotheism : Belief in only one God.
- Omnipotence paradox : Family of related paradoxes addressing the question of what is possible for an omnipotent being to do.
- Panentheism : The theological position that God is immanent within the Universe, but also transcends it.
- Pantheism : A religious and philosophical doctrine that everything is of an all-encompassing immanent abstract God; or that the universe, or nature, and God are equivalent.
- Philosophes : Group of eighteenth century French intellectuals who dominated the French Enlightenment.
- Religion : Belief in, and systems of, worshipful dedication to a superhuman power or belief in the ultimate nature of existence.
- Unitarianism : A theology of God which insists that there is only one divine person, one of the tenets of the Unitarian Universalist Association