Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

57. Do Atheists Have Rituals?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Richard Cimino [+-]
Religion Watch
Richard Cimino is a visiting professor in sociology at the State University of New York at Old Westbury. He is also editor of Religion Watch, a monthly publication reporting on new research and trends in contemporary religion. He is the co-author (with Christopher Smith) of Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America.
Christopher Smith [+-]
Independent Scholar
Christopher Smith is an independent scholar, co-author of Atheist Awakening, and other articles on atheism.


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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Cimino, Richard; Smith, Christopher. 57. Do Atheists Have Rituals?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. Date accessed: 07 Jul 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43343. Nov 2022

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