Religious people often label atheism a “religion”. Atheists usually fight back, claiming it is not. I want to make a post about this silly debate. In order to prepare for that post, I would like to collect some opinions from my readers, that I can try to make it more relevant and more directly address the issues my readers run into. (The aim is basically to improve the communication of the ideas I would like to share.)
I would love it if you could give your opinion, with specific reference to your definition of “religion”. While you are welcome to debate the issue in the comments, I’m slightly concerned it might frighten some people away. Thus, if you are interested in debate, enjoy. If you are not, don’t read any of the comments, just add your own opinion via the form at the bottom. Ignore any responses people direct at you. Feel free to use a pseudonym if you like.
In my follow-up, I hope to address both sides of the debate, ideally defusing any arguments that spring up below. In effect, I will be defending your viewpoint for you. (This is why I discourage taking part in any debate, unless you are the type that enjoys recreational arguing.)