Disbelief


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Disbelief

See also Skepticism.
Capys
Trojan who mistrusted Trojan Horse; cautioned against bringing it into the city. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 50]
Cassandra
no one gave credence to her accurate prophecies of doom. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 51]
Gerstein, Kurt
anti-Nazi German; nobody credited his story of atrocities. [Ger. Hist.: Wigoder, 210]
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No person," the court continued, "can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance.
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