reply to post by MrFake
Atheism is a religion whether the atheists want to admit it or not.
re·li·gion [ri-lij-uhn] Show IPA –noun
1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or
agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
I do not believe there is a christian god so in the respect of xtianity ,If I am to give myself a label then Atheist will do.
I do not have a set of beliefs, I do not know the cause or purpose, if any of the universe,
I am not always in agreement with other people that happen to also not believe there is an xtian god.
Being an atheist does not require a set of beliefs as atheism rejects a particular belief, atheism has no dogma nor content , no superhuman elements ,
no requirements, no leadership, nor supernatural figureheads, no organisation.
Atheism is simple not believing in a god, in relation to Islam a christian is an atheists, I and others like me just go one god further.
The claim that atheism is a religion normally goes hand in hand with the claim that atheism is a belief. Both childish notions normally spew from the
mouths of ignorant bible bashers who, like good little sheepl got it from some puffed up pastor that they worship on Sunday morning, before they
hand over their money in a state of self induced stupor.
edit on 8-6-2011 by The Djin because: (no reason given)