Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.
Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.
Illustration for article titled Religion: Embraced or avoided by the tech community?

So last night while in a fit of non-sleeping, my brain did what it sometimes does and began thinking about things that someone of my limited intellect really has no business thinking about. I'm a geek. I love my tech toys, and technology in general. I'm also at best a semi-retired Jewish fella, and more likely would identify as agnostic if religious affiliation were important to me.


This got me to thinking about all the people I've worked with in technology over the last decade, and how many of them seemed to be in a similar situation: one where religion/faith didn't play a huge part in their lives, if ANY. (I do currently have an AV guy under me who's a devout Catholic, but he seems to be the exception rather than the rule).

So where my brain went from there was wondering: is this a uniquely "tech" thing? I mean, geeky types in general tend to be more interest in the sciences, so maybe it's a question of science vs religion? Or is it actually like that in other industries as well, and I'm just not aware because I don't work in them?

What do you folks being a geek/science type the first step to being ambivalent towards, or flat out anti-religion, or is there something more at play here?

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