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atheist
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  • Atheism is against the law, isn’t it?’
  • ’I’m probably just as good an atheist as you are,’ she speculated boastfully.
  • If it doesn’t include the time necessary to excuse the atheists from the room and admit the enlisted men.’
  • ’What atheists?’ he bellowed defensively, his whole manner changing in a flash to one of virtuous and belligerent denial.
  • There are no atheists in my outfit!
  • ’I’m not going to disrupt our religious services just to accommodate a bunch of lousy atheists.
  • Corporal Whitcomb, an atheist, was a disgruntled subordinate who felt he could do the chaplain’s job much better than the chaplain was doing it and viewed himself, therefore, as an underprivileged victim of social inequity.
  • Atheism is not against the law.
  • Then that really is very odd, Chaplain, because I have here another affidavit from Colonel Cathcart that states you once told him atheism was not against the law.
  • ’He doesn’t even believe there are atheists in foxholes,’ the colonel mocked, and nudged the chaplain in the ribs familiarly.
  • Are there atheists in foxholes?
  • Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means — decent folk — should be given more votes than drifters, whores, criminals, degenerates, atheists and indecent folk — people without means.

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  • While many atheist decline any non-material reality, others have a spiritual outlook on life.
  • As a young Atheist, I sincerely believed that man had created God to fill the gaps in knowledge that would never be spanned by experience, reason, or science.
    Alicia Britt Chole

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