If my life or health was in danger, yes. I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one!
There is a time to stand up for what you believe and there is a time to dissemble, for your survival's sake. Atheism offers no rewards for preventable martyrdom.
I was released from prison 13 months ago. Everyone knew where I stood. I had no trouble with the muslims or
the crackpot xians. By claiming faith, I could have gotten out more. I had a tv a couple of crossword books (hard
ones) and the Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare. What more could one want?
(My crime wasn't one of dishonesty.)
1) What do you mean 'gotten out more'?
2) Was there a Sunday chapel or church service?
a) Was there multiple denominations to attend?
b) Was there any time or activity for you to do during that time?
3) Was there much opportunity to expand your mind?
I don't plan on attending prison any time soon, I'm just really curious about your experience.
1) There were sunday services for all the xian sects. even j.w.'s & morons. In week gatherings were also present for certain faiths. The largest single faith were the muslims (and the largest gang).
3) there was a library that wasn't too bad. I read alot of history & literature. I had my Shakespeare
& puzzlers, so my mind kept busy. I also have a mind that lets me travel to anywhere in the cosmos.
That helped out alot (but it fucked me in high school).
All in all it was a negative, but learning experience.
The biggest lesson I learned, was that I'm a lousy card player.