WHAT'S GOD GOT TO DO WITH IT? ATHEISM AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
It is commonly thought that theism entails full religious observance and that atheism entails either the abandonment of religious practice or, at least, its reform. Focusing on Judaism, I argue against both of these entailment claims. Both theistic departure from religious observance and atheistic adherence to religious practice are coherent. I outline the features of those religions that make them more conducive to atheistic observance. Finally, I consider various objections to full observance by atheists.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of Cape TownPrivate Bag X3, Rondebosch7701 South Africa, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: December 1, 2006