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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Is atheism basically a godless religion?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Nah, Darwin, Dawkins, Hitchins and their ilk are their gods. 

  • 1 month ago

    Right!  Lack of religion is basically a religion.  Everybody knows that.  Just like asking a question is basically not asking a question.

  • 2 months ago

    By no means.  There are godless religions, such as Jainism and Daoism, but atheism is just the opinion that God does not exist, just as theism is the opinion that God does.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It is easier for some but even in this ideology some seem to care so this is confusing or maybe they are only agnostic. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    its not a religion......dont u get that YET??

  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Atheism is a lack of belief in any gods.

  • 2 months ago

    Atheism actually came about as for the name, by Christians who made up that word atheist meaning anti-theist.  It really defines that atheists do not accept belief in nor for a god.  Atheism is not a religion as certain Buddhism which has rules, temples and various books to guide members.  Atheism does not have churches, nor temples nor books nor rules.  It is just individual who do not accept belief of a god. Christians always want to claim atheism is a religion because they want all people to be in a religion as they are. They likely are not very sure about what they believe so they want company I suppose.

    @Random Canyon, atheism is not a belief, it is simple a  person called an atheist because he/she does not accept belief of a god existing.  A belief is what Christianity and certain other religions base their claims about belief that a god exists. @Nigel, you must surely be one of those Christian proselytizers trying to claim that atheism is a religion, and it is not.  Why can't you Christos just be Christians and stop trying to claim everyone else is a god believer also.  Atheism has no beliefs about  a god nor accepts belief that a god exists. I also do not know of and have never heard of an atheist trying to have children become atheist. You are wrong on both of your claims.

  • 2 months ago

    When you believe in something you believe in something.

    Belief is belief, but their thing is that they don't believe in a god or gods or a deity... and that we're all here wandering with no one who can show us the way... besides perhaps an elected official who I'm sure fails them constantly. 

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A religion is based on beliefs, not lack of beliefs.

  • 2 months ago

    There are many godless religions in the world. Buddhism is one, Australian Aboriginal religions are godless (or were before Europeans came along) but these religions are highly spiritual. Atheism is not a religion. It has no leaders, no holy books, no scripture, no ritual, no doctrine, no organisation, no dogma. It is simply the disbelief in the existence of gods and not believing in gods is no more a religion than not believing in Santa Claus.

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