Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Atheism: Is it a religion.

I am going to try and explain this as well as I can just hope it makes sense. When I think about what I want to say it seems to work good but when I type it, it comes out wrong. 

I have posted the link to the definition since it is pretty long and I try to keep my post somewhat short. If you look at the 6th definition of religion you could say it is for some atheist. The problem is that it is to easy with these definitions to make anything a religion. 
When someone that is a theist says atheism is a religion, I very much doubt they are using #6 when they say it.  I figure they are using either #1 or #2, when they use one of those they are wrong in their use of the word. When the theist does call atheism a religion they are usually doing it more in defense of their beliefs then trying to prove anything. They are wanting to see everyone as they themselves are. They have to believe they are right or their world will fall apart. 


  1. I have to say, none of those definitions are correct, in my opinion. The way I see it, religion is the lack of science. That's the definition. Where there is no science, there is religion. And, where there is no religion, there is science. That's the only definition that really fits.

  2. You are for the most part correct when it comes to views of the present. It was actually religion that supported the study of science when it first started to become a field of true study. The reasons they did support it was to find proof of their god but as we know it has kind of backfired. When I do say that to some atheist, atheism is a religion I mean they use it to replace the one they decided was false. They are so used to being a part of a religion they make atheism into one.