United States Constitution Article VI: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, November 6 2015: “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees
It seems as if what Ruy Llera Blanes and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic want to study are theists who are experiencing some kind of struggle about their theism. That’s fine, of course, but they ought to label their project accurately, instead of pretending to study atheists. Let them call this issue of Social Analysis something like Struggles Within Religion: Conflicted Theist Identities.
From what I’ve seen of this special journal issue on the anthropology of atheists, I’m not seeing the ground for building any single agenda for ethnographically studying atheist cultures.