There are many non-nerd atheists indeed... but finding a theist nerd is really uncommon.
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I know plenty of theist and deist nerds... including a few super-old-school Roman Catholic nerds, some hyper-hardcore Foursquare/Pentecostal, Methodist, and Southern Baptist nerds, and a couple of Muslim and Orthodox/Hasidic Jewish nerds.
One of the super-Orthodox Jewish nerds is one of the heads of this consummately awesome program which controls L. A.'s traffic lights:
The amount of stuff the system does is truly mind-boggling -- but, I was astonished to find that, in the heavily Jewish neighborhoods of the Westside and east Beverly Hills, the traffic lights actually go on special cycles once the Sabbath starts, so that the super-observant Orthodox Jews don't have to press the pedestrian buttons (which would constitute "working on the Sabbath day" in violation of their religious observances).
If YOU don't notice these nerds... that's because THEY are smart enough to know that lots and lots and lots of OTHER nerds are super judgy about religion.
And so -- other than the ones who wear incredibly obvious outward signs of their religion (i. e., Orthodox/Hasidic Jews) -- these nerds learn to... just shut up and smile.
So they can GET ALONG with the other nerds, without having to endure the inevitable anti-religious tirades against their (mostly very private) faith.
That's the reason.
You don't notice them, because they just don't talk about it.0