How non-religious worldviews provide solace in times of crisis

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    Description

    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