, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 59–70

Why (Most) Atheists Have a Duty to Pray


DOI: 10.1007/s11841-011-0268-y

Cite this article as:
Dumsday, T. SOPHIA (2012) 51: 59. doi:10.1007/s11841-011-0268-y


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.


Atheism Atheists Agnosticism God Prayer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Religious Studies DepartmentLivingstone CollegeSalisburyUSA

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