Is atheism a religion?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018

Question: Is atheism a religion?

Answer: First, what does atheism mean? In Greek atheism means “without a deity” and seems to tell us that the atheists are without a god, believing in nothing, having no religion whatsoever. But, this is not quite correct.

Generally, a religion is understood to mean a belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. But, according to the United Nations, a religion is any system of beliefs that does not necessarily requires the presence of a deity. We read from Religion (paras. 2.109.- 2.111.) of the United Nations definition for religion:

For census purposes, religion may be defined as either,

(a)   religious or spiritual belief of preference, regardless of whether or not this belief is represented by an organized group, or

(b)   affiliation with an organized group having specific religious or spiritual tenets.

Therefore, according to the most secular organization “atheism” is a religion, because “atheism” is a religious or spiritual belief of preference, regardless of whether or not this belief is represented by an organized group. And very often “atheism” is not without an organized representation, when it comes to oppose the true religion.

With that being said, let us define atheism:

a)      the deity of atheism is “mother Nature” aka “mother Earth” worshiped on a specific day called “Earth Day”,

b)      the prophet of atheism is Charles Darwin and his “scripture” is “Evolution of Species”,

c)      the “gospel” of atheism is “Climate Change” formerly “Global Warming”, (Read more)

d)      atheism has its sacrifices as most notorious of them is the so-called “abortion” but more correct term would be “child murder”. (Read more)