How non-religious worldviews provide solace in times of crisis

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The saying “There are no atheists in foxholes” suggests that in stressful times people inevitably turn to God (or indeed gods). In fact, non-believers have their own set of secular worldviews which can provide them with solace in difficult times, just as religious beliefs do for the spiritually-minded.

Period21 May 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleHow non-religious worldviews provide solace in times of crisis
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/05/20
    DescriptionThe saying “There are no atheists in foxholes” suggests that in stressful times people inevitably turn to God (or indeed gods). In fact, non-believers have their own set of secular worldviews which can provide them with solace in difficult times, just as religious beliefs do for the spiritually-minded.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-non-religious-worldviews-provide-solace-in-times-of-crisis-138638
    PersonsValerie van Mulukom

Keywords

  • secular
  • worldviews
  • coping
  • unbelief
  • atheism
  • death anxiety
  • international
  • beliefs
  • worldview