So as to cut down on any confusion....
I've had the Bible Pounders before tell me that Atheism is a "religion."
And I keep telling them that if they are going to do drugs, spend a bit more and get the "GOOD DRUGS!"
Here is the definiation of atheism so when they come calling you can clear the air about it. Please feel free to cut and paste this. I've included the reference too. Just for more ammo....
1. the doctrine or belief that there is no god.
2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
1580–90; < Gk áthe ( os ) godless + -ism
—Related forms an·ti·a·the·ism, adjective, noun pro·a·the·ism, noun
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.
Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.
The doctrine that there is no God or gods
[French athéisme , from athée , atheist , from Greek atheos , godless : a- , without ; see a- 1 + theos , god ; see dhes- in Indo-European roots.]
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Word Origin & History
1580s, from Fr. athéisme (16c.), from Gk. atheos "without god"
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
atheism [( ay -thee-iz-uhm)]
Denial that there is a God.
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