posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 01:01 AM
While I suppose it's true that a few people have tried to use scripture to justify flat earth theory, in general it's just crackpots pushing such
nonsense, and their religion or lack thereof is irrelevant, or at least takes a distant back seat to their stupidity.
As far as Atheists being religious, it really depends upon what kind of atheist we're talking about. Atheism is one of those words that's hard to pin
down. Yes, there are "atheist" organizations who profess to give the "real" definition, but atheists are notorious non-joiners, so such an
organization does not speak for them all.
As a broad generality, I think it's safe to say that there are two main types of Atheists:
1) Hard atheists -- who BELIEVE there is no God.
2) Soft atheists -- who recognize that there is no empirical proof of a God and therefore choose not to believe in one.
Since the question of whether God exists is non-falsifiable and therefore beyond the purview of science, the first type of atheist is absolutely
religious, or at least philosophical (for lack of a better term), as they claim to hold knowledge which cannot presently be known empirically.
The second sort of atheist, not so much. They're simply saying they will not devote extra energy to believing in something for which empirical proof
does not exist.
edit on 28-8-2017 by Dudemo5 because: (no reason given)