Comments on: Is atheism really a religion? http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2012/03/14/is-atheism-really-a-religion/ One atheist's thoughts on politics, religion, and philsophy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 By: SevenOfNine http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2012/03/14/is-atheism-really-a-religion/#comment-63 Sun, 18 Mar 2012 02:00:59 +0000 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2012/03/14/is-atheism-really-a-religion/#comment-63 Agreed. I, too, was disappointed when she introduced the brain scan “data” but offered no evidence that atheists have similar brain activity when…. oh…. I don’t know….. eating babies? Be that as it may the tendency for like-minded people to organize does not constitute religion. You could get the same fervency from a staunch democrat arguing with a hard-line republican, but that doesn’t make liberalism/conservatism a religion.

I’ve noticed that it’s only religious people who think atheism is a religion. They probably have a hard time wrapping their head around such a concept. I like to think of it as similar to the time before there was the number zero. You would think that it’s such a simple concept how could counting have ever existed without zero? But in fact, counting systems existed long before zero became a “number.” People back then had a hard time wrapping their brains around such a concept, just as people now seem to have a hard time accepting that atheism is the absence of religion.

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