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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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Mr Gregg realises that no one has been killed by nuclear waste (nor for that matter by civil nuclear power outside the atheistic Marxist Soviet Union), but he worries about the future.
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This short book is an elaboration of an exchange that took place at the American Philosophical Association in 2009 between religious thinker Alvin Plantinga (who recently retired as Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame) and atheistic thinker Daniel Dennett (Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University).
IN reply to Brian Brown''s letter I acknowledge that there have sadly been many horrific things done in the name of religion; but let us not forget that the atheistic regimes of Stalin, Hitler and Mao among others accounted for at least 80 million deaths in the not too distant past.
When Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens published their atheistic blasts recently, the faith and no-faith arguments raged as they hadn''t done for generations; but now the two camps have settled back into their basic positions and little has changed.