Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

47. Are Children Born Atheist?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Andrew Ross Atkinson [+-]
University of Bialystok
Andrew Ross Atkinson did his Ph.D in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bristol. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher within the Society & Cognition Unit at the University of Bialystok, Poland, and Visiting Researcher at the University of Agder, Norway.
Thomas Joseph Coleman III [+-]
Independent Scholar
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Thomas J. Coleman III is an independent scholar in the USA. He did his Ph.D in the Psychology of Religion at Coventry University in the United Kingdom.


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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Atkinson, Andrew; Coleman III, Thomas. 47. Are Children Born Atheist?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. Date accessed: 22 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43333. Sep 2022

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