, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 59-70

First online:

Why (Most) Atheists Have a Duty to Pray

  • Travis DumsdayAffiliated withReligious Studies Department, Livingstone College Email author 

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Drawing on principles relating to the duty of easy rescue, I argue that any atheist who is less than wholly certain of the non-existence of a God or gods will in some circumstances be morally obliged to pray.


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