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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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Second, there is the myth of original sin, the free fall of the original man from a paradisiacal state of communion with God to a slavery to death and the transience proper to the atheistically human and temporal world.
Atheistically, Egyptian films are still lacking, governed by a certain timidity passed on by our long history of commercial formulas.
He told Gray: "I had no intention to write atheistically, but I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us.
In 'Icons and Propaganda': why accept, on a par with religion, not only Leninist conversion of a church into a factory but an attempt atheistically to 'consecrate' it as such?
It strikes me as the ultimate irony that the bishops, "men of God," could have so easily bought into the atheistically inspired psychobabble idea of "curing" the felonious priests under their direction.
Resolve that neither the State nor the Nation, nor both combined shall support institutions of learning other than those sufficient to afford to every child growing up in the land the opportunity of a good common school education, unmixed with sectarian, pagan, nor atheistically dogmas.