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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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Militant atheistic propaganda was in the focus of the SVB but later was relegated to a single department of the Knowledge Society charged not so much with atheism but rather with the dissemination of modern sciences.
Exploring the Modern Atheistic movement in its failed attempts to confront the baffling scientific mysteries of the Origin of Life and Human Consciousness, Man's Search for Meaning, and the relentless human drive to seek coherent abstract Moral Principles; Rabbi Averick demonstrates conclusively that nearly everything that modern atheist thinkers have to say about God is simply nonsense.
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The French Revolution, an atheistic movement, banned all Christianity, yet later found it necessary to inaugurate the "Cult of the Supreme Being".
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The church has a long history of being on the right side of many significant issues--opposition to atheistic, totalitarian communism; unwavering defense of human dignity; and opposition to war, especially in the Middle East.
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Fry, who has written extensively about the eleven states of the former Confederacy, argues that an inherent aggressiveness toward outside forces, such as "atheistic Communism," and a hidebound sense of honor, contributed to what many have come to think of as the nation's singular foreign-policy debacle.
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Riyadh To Punish Saudis Joining Iran Axis Groups: Under a royal decree out on March 7, any Saudi joining the "atheistic terrorists" - ISIS, the MB, Qaeda-tied groups and Iran-guided Houthi Yemenis and "Hizbullah of Saudi Arabia" - in the kingdom or abroad will be severely punished.