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ATHEIST. One who denies the existence of God.
     2. As atheists have not any religion that can bind their consciences to speak the truth, they are excluded from being witnesses. Bull. N. P. 292; 1 Atk. 40; Gilb. Ev. 129; 1 Phil. Ev. 19. See also, Co. Litt. 6 b.; 2 Inst. 606; 3 Inst. 165; Willes, R. 451 Hawk. B. 2, c. 46, s. 148; 2 Hale's P. C. 279.

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This discourse contains perhaps the boldest of Nietzsche's suggestions concerning Atheism, as well as some extremely penetrating remarks upon the sentiment of pity.
Certainly, this is one aspect of a certain kind of Atheism--the Atheism of the man who reveres beauty to such an extent that his own ugliness, which outrages him, must be concealed from every eye lest it should not be respected as Zarathustra respected it.
You know, one of those uncouth new people one's so often coming across nowadays, One of those free-thinkers you know, who are reared d'emblee in theories of atheism, scepticism, and materialism.
Britain's National Secular Society even provides a "certificate of de-baptism" for individuals who convert from Christianity to atheism.
Rod Liddle argues that 21st-century atheism shares many characteristics with the fundamental belief systems it opposes.
The result was a work denounced and proscribed after the Restoration for its atheism.
Whether it's a discussion involving Islam, atheism, Buddhism, Christianity or humanism, "Faith Under Fire" draws guests from the worlds of current events, pop culture, academia, and the arts and sciences.
Filled with light-hearted stories of his youth, poignant experiences in the army, a heart-warming love story, and the redemption of an atheist turned Christian, "The Atheism That Saved Me" is a religious biography will compel readers to examine their own walk with Christ.
Manama: Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has asked the interior ministry to arrest several people for apostasy and atheism.
It differs from the first edition through an important new essay about atheism as the topic of philosophical historiography and a considerably enlarged and updated bibliography (altogether 80 pages).
The criminalization of atheism is contrary to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report argued, which protects "the universal human right to freedom of thoughta[bar][and] the freedom of conscience of every human being.