Medicine: Alabama's Atheist

"Though to say, 'there is no God' proves one a fool, yet it does not deprive him of his heritage as a citizen, nor of his standing." So last week declared the Alabama Court of Appeals at Montgomery, Ala., in convicting Laura Knight, negro, of the murder of her atheist husband. On his deathbed Atheist Knight had accused her of murder. The lower court which first tried Laura Knight would not accept his statement, believing that since an atheist believes in no hereafter, he fears not to lie.


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