Atheism no religion

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

The Tuesday, Jan. 27 opinion headlined "Lenin quote" by Mr. Anderson stated that Atheism is a religion and that atheists worship things.

Atheism is quite simply "not believing in any gods."

One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being is an Atheist. (A)theism is the opposite of "theism" which is one who believes in the existence of a god or gods.

Atheism does not have any of the following characteristics: Belief in God(s), prayer, churches, holy book, scripture, priests, belief in supernatural, miracles, afterlife, Atheism holidays, heaven or hell. If it's based on worshiping things, then this world has millions of different religions with each of us having more than one religion. Wrong!

"The religion of the atheist has a God-shaped blank at its heart....." H.G. Wells