Of Gods, Atheists, and Comfort in Crisis

Entrance to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, December 2011.

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. For those raised in a society where most people believe a deity created the Earth and maintains a special relationship with humans, this could be true. In times of crisis, even the most ardent disbeliever might, understandably, cast reason aside and cry out for help from beyond.

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Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Queer agender trans male. Black vegan atheist, photographer, blogger. Pronouns: they/them/their. funcrunch.org, patreon.com/funcrunch