Help with a study on closeted atheism

I got an email the other day from Sarah Morehead with the Recovering From Religion Foundation.  If you are a closeted atheist, they need your help – and all you have to do is talk about your atheism confidentially.  :)

Hiya JT!

We (Recovering From Religion) are super excited to be working with Daniel Swann at the University of Maryland, and we’ve just launched the study he is doing about closeted atheists that will be published and peer-reviewed this summer. Criteria is merely that they be in the closet in one or more major areas of their life. Folks can email their basic story to to participate, all participants will stay 100% confidential and it’s a very simple process. If you could share this with your networks and contacts, we’d really appreciate it! He’ll contact and interview people on the phone after the initial screening…he has assured me there’s no such thing as “too many applicants” and is prepared to do an extended study if more applicants get involved than he anticipated.

Challenge accepted :D

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Timid Atheist

    Oh hey, something I can do. I’m all over this one. Thanks for the heads up!

  • edwin

    i’d like to help with the study but if some one is going to call afterwards i’ll have to decline , there are too many people in the house for me to speak about this topic on the phone.

    • kagekiri

      Yeah…I’d be a little worried about being able to do a phone interview. Even my coworkers think I’m at least somewhat Christian.

  • Rawnaeris

    I’ve submitted a very short version of my story. I didn’t see the bit about phone interviews, either.

    It would be hard for me to do, as I work long hours.

  • Andrea

    I’ve never really written a bio like this before. What all do you guys think should be included?

  • Blueaussi

    I wondered how much information they want in the initial email, as well.