Reportedly coined in 2001, as a blend of apathy + theism, by author Robert J. Nash.
- (religion) Apathy towards the existence of a god; belief that the question of the existence of a god is unimportant.
- 2003, Jonathan Rauch "Let It Be," The Atlantic (US), May (retrieved 26 Sep 2010):
- [A]patheism is an attitude, not a belief system, and the over-riding fact is that these people are relaxed about religion.
apathy concerning the existence of God
- ^ Robert J. Nash, Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue (2001), ↑ISBN, p. 27.