ATHEISM IS NOT A RELIGION
It is an opinion. But I have found a blogger named Michael who seems not to understand this:
“Having convinced themselves they are the Champions of Science and Reason, the New Atheists see themselves as history’s chosen people who are currently in a crucial battle with the forces of darkness – the religious.”
Atheists are not united. We do not share convictions nor do we understand each other very well. We only share one thing. We do not believe in a god.
Religion wants the right to force everyone into their phony dichotomy:
“You are either with us or against us”
We Atheists don’t believe in your God. But our opinion is fragile – all you would need is some evidence and you would settle this whole thing. Until then stop badgering us into your phony mythology. There is no reason to believe it to be true.
I think religiosity is an intrinsic part of being human and is also perhaps the most unique of human characteristics. We can get a feel for just how common this trait is by noting the religious behavior of secular atheists, people who are supposed to be non-religious. Since they deny the existence of God, some other aspect of life fills that vacuum. A common avenue is political ideology, where many secular atheists become extreme, political zealots, viewing their ideology as The One True Way while demonizing all who oppose them. History shows us how this dynamic was carried it to its logical end in the Soviet Union, where the secular ideology of Communism was forcefully imposed on millions of people.
Today, the New Atheist Movement has made the religious dimension of atheism all the more obvious. From an intellectual perspective, there is no such thing as good and evil if…
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