Where do you draw the line with making atheism a religion?
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From: mikey for a day
Date: Dec 13 2006 5:50 PM
i wanted to be your friend because i thought the idea was cool, but not to be an all-out activist for atheism. all i'm asking is, where do you draw the line between activism and (i know you don't want to hear this) making atheism a religion? when i was asked what religion i was on my myspace profile, i chose not to answer. i don't think atheism is a religion... so i was a little uneasy with the tactics being used here, because they remind me of what the churches would do. isn't atheism really about thinking for yourself? i'd just hate to see "atheism rallies" or "atheism family day". seems hokey...like christianity. i hope you weren't offended by anything i was saying, i just wanted to offer up my opinion.
We've answered these questions so many times. Please look further into our stuff as I don't have the time to answer properly.
Is atheism a religion: no. Can it ever be: no.
Are we like religious people? Maybe. It depends what you're referring to. If you're referring to the fact that religious people try to convince others of their views, then yes we are like religious people... AND SO ARE YOU. You just tried to convince me of your views in this email. And if people stopped doing that, we'd all be idiots. The difference between our views and those of religious people is that we only set forward as fact, views which we can prove. Religious people believe that facts can come from faith (no proof). In this way we can never be like religious people or as bad as them or however you want to phrase it.
And no, atheism isn't about thinking for yourself, it's about thinking without theism. There are plenty of atheists who don't think for themselves and use shitty logic.
Please look further into us. Here is more on this argument (which you should abandon).