A lack of belief in a god is not a belief. The function of a religion is to provide moral guidance. Simply rejecting the notion of god provides no moral guidance. Therefore atheism is not a religion, and atheists must look elsewhere for moral guidance.
Sort of like that.
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...
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