Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

33. How Has Atheism Related to Communism?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atko Remmel [+-]
University of Tartu
Atko Remmel is Senior Research Fellow in the University of Tartu and University of Tallinn, Estonia. He has published on antireligious policy and atheist propaganda in the Soviet Union, (non)religion and nationalism, secularization and religious change, and contemporary forms of (non)religion and spirituality. He has carried out fieldwork among nonreligious population in Estonia and on people’s relationship with nature.


Atheism in Five Minutes offers insights into a number of commonly held questions about the ideas, practices and attitudes concerning atheism and atheists. The volume highlights approaches based on the study of religion, sociology, history, anthropology, politics and psychology. It also examines the implications and assumptions in common questions about atheism. Ideal for both classroom use and personal study, some of the questions asked include: Are atheists immoral? Are children born atheist? Do atheists have rituals? How has atheism related to politics? Why do some atheists remain members of religious groups? Is it difficult to be an atheist in Muslim countries? Do atheist parents have atheist children? Why are there so few black atheists? What are the most atheistic societies? Has the Internet made atheism more popular? Each essay is based on the latest research written by a leading scholar in the field. They offer concise and thoughtful answers along with suggestions for further reading.

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Remmel, Atko. 33. How Has Atheism Related to Communism?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. Date accessed: 28 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43319. Nov 2022

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