Author ORCID Identifier

Faruk Hadžić, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1158-7858


The study investigates whether atheism in B&H is treated, a priori, as amoralism and how this affects plural civic space. If religion is privileged, is it a politically dictated value system or pure ideology? Besides in-depth critical literature review, the author refers to a number of structural interviews focusing on both groups (theists and agnostic atheists) as a direct indicator of variability. The B&H Constitution obstructs the creation of a plural civic identity, hypostasizes the collective political mentality, and stigmatizes atheism and agnosticism in everyday life. Spiritual usurpation has moved into the realm of identity. The ideological ethnonationalism has metastasized into a social organization's daily political discourse that produces uncritical subjects in all three constitutive ethnic governments. Theism, for many in the Balkans, has transformed from a sui generis sociocultural phenomenon into a sociopolitical phenomenon. The loudest "defenders" of atheism are some believers who dissent from the three national interest political model's status quo. The number of individual needs, and the real impossibilities of their satisfaction, imply the necessary cooperation of the social community members. A believer who questions the possibility of an atheist's universal validity as a moral man denies the believers' chance of becoming a true believer.



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