There is an old saying "there are no atheists in foxholes" which essentially suggests that everyone in times of stress or fear will believe in or hope for a higher power.
Do you believe this is true?
edit- I suppose I should provide the "why" I'm asking so that people may address the question and not try to guess at what I'm asking.
In another post there was a theme that developed of animosity towards a young mother who was interviewed by Blitzer and when asked about God told him she was atheist.
It was suggested that admitting such a thing after such a tragedy was in poor taste. So it left me wondering how much of that feeling was based on someone challenging the idea that there are ultimately not atheists, just believers that haven't been challenged to believe.