proof that atheism is a religion

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It’s long been a bee in my bonnet that atheists deny we are part of unifying religion of non-belief in gods and other superstitious entities. At long last, proof has come in the form of a British court ruling granting asylum to an Afghan atheist, on religious grounds.

My religion is atheism. I only believe what I see, not things that other people tell me exist in places that neither myself nor any other human can access, involving beings that neither myself nor any other human can see or hear, based on specifically one of many oral traditions handed down through the centuries by mainly men living with very limited access to information (compared to our collective knowledge today), and exploited in almost every context by power-hungry rulers to control the masses.

I really don’t mind atheism being a religion, there’s something rather glamorous about that. Much more glamorous than plain common sense.

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