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Atheism is a religion - it is a belief that God does not exist.

#1LastManStandingPosted 2/15/2013 4:48:07 PM
It involves a group of people, based on a belief - which happens to be that God does not exist. Which is what a religion is. Every person in the world belongs to a religion of some sort.
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#2myzz7Posted 2/15/2013 4:48:58 PM
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#3TheRealJiraiyaPosted 2/15/2013 4:52:23 PM
Atheists are not an organized group of people in the way Christianity is. Atheism is not a set of beliefs. It is like theism. All it talks about is one single aspect of your belief system. By this same logic, people who believe in squirrels follow a religion, people who believe in ghosts are part of a different religion, people who eat cake are part of a religion, vegetarianism is a religion, etc.
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#4TheRealJiraiyaPosted 2/15/2013 4:53:08 PM
This is the theistic version of "youre an atheist too you just believe in one more deity", and theyre both silly
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#5mercurydudePosted 2/15/2013 4:54:00 PM
This troll is running out of fuel. He's not even trying anymore.
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#6Lord_IchmaelPosted 2/15/2013 5:00:59 PM
re·li·gion
Noun

The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.
Details of belief as taught or discussed.

I find the "If atheism is a religion then having the TV off is a channel/not playing sports is a sport" saying to be very accurate.
#7JonWood007Posted 2/15/2013 5:02:30 PM
Off is a TV channel too!
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#8LastManStanding(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2013 5:06:48 PM
You have a faith that God does not exist.
We have faith that God exists.
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#9roduPosted 2/15/2013 5:07:50 PM
LMS, what is it called when someone has no religion and does not believe in a god?
#10TheRealJiraiyaPosted 2/15/2013 5:08:24 PM
LastManStanding posted...
You have a faith that God does not exist.
We have faith that God exists.


Weak atheism does not take either route

And "people who have faith that a deity exists" - aka theism - is not a unified religious group either.
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