Atheism, a Religion? Yes, According to @PiltdownSupermn
Is the non-belief in gods a religion? Is the rejection of religious belief a religion in itself?
No, obviously atheism isn’t a religion, no more than ‘bald’ is a colour of hair…but that doesn’t stop our favourite fundie coward, Bob Sorensen from relentlessly claiming that it’s been judged a religion in court.
But what’s the case that led to this ludicrous, and wrong, judgement? It appears to have originated in 2005 when a prison inmate took the jail in which he was incarcerated to court over his right to form an ‘atheist group’, you can read the whole story here (not sure of how reputable a source World Net Daily is though), and it’s from that site that the following is taken –
“Atheism is [the inmate’s] religion, and the group that he wanted to start was religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being,” the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said.
The court decided the inmate’s First Amendment rights were violated because the prison refused to allow him to create a study group for atheists.