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List of Atheist Armenians
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This list of atheist Armenians includes ethnic Armenian atheists, including those of partial Armenian ancestry from the widespread diaspora. The native Armenian word for "atheist" is "godless" (classicalArmenian: , reformed spelling?, anastvats).
Ervand Abrahamian (b. 1940), an Iranian-Armenian historian of Iran. He wrote in the preface of one of his books that, "as far as religious conviction is concerned, [I am] an agnostic on most days - on other days, an atheist."
^Baliozian, Ara (1992). Intimate talk: autobiographical & critical writings, conversations, letters & translations from the Armenian. Impressions Publishing. p. 11. l told him l was an atheist. Q: Are you? A: Only in the sense that l don't believe in the god of our priests.
^Rayfield, Donald (2004). Stalin and His Hangmen. Viking. p. 25. In 1901 Kamo was only nineteen. Expelled from school for professing atheism, he now sought expertise in explosives and arms by applying to enter Tbilisi's military academy.
^Cox, Donald William (1993). Hemlock's Cup: The Struggle for Death with Dignity. Prometheus Books. p. 94. ISBN9780879758080. Kevorkian is a committed atheist and possesses a hot temper when challenged.
^Hamalian, Leo (1980). As others see us: the Armenian image in literature. New York: Ararat Press. p. 46. ISBN978-0933706170. Aram Khachaturian ... Besides his being an atheist, his Armenian descent...
^Vorbach, Joseph E. (1994). "Monte Melkonian: Armenian revolutionary leader". Terrorism and Political Violence. 6 (2): 181. doi:10.1080/09546559408427253. ...Melkonian belonged to the main religious grouping of his country (Armenia and the Armenian diaspora). More interestingly, he fits among the 48 per cent of the Rejai group who 'at the time of the revolution' had become atheist.
^O'Mahony, Anthony, ed. (2004). Eastern Christianity: Studies in Modern History, Religion and Politics. Fox Communications & Publications. p. 482. ISBN9781901764239. The anti-clericalism of the radical activist Nalbandian (1829- 1866) had been much influenced by the French Enlightenment and Revolution.
^Bardakjian, Kevork B., ed. (2000). A Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 1500-1920: With an Introductory History. Wayne State University Press. p. 138. ISBN9780814327470. In both his literary and journalistic pieces, Nalbandean emerges as [...] uncompromisingly anti-clerical...
^Suny, Ronald Grigor (1993). Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History. Indiana University Press. p. 60. ISBN9780253207739. ...Mikayel Nalbandian was perhaps the most radical, certainly the most contentious and openly anticlerical, of the mid-century Armenian patriots.
^Sarkisyanz, Manuel (1975). A Modern History of Transcaucasian Armenia: Social, Cultural, and Political. Udyama Commercial Press. p. 81. Nalbandian was denounced by Aivazian as a revolutionary, rebel and atheist who should be deported to Siberia.