Tuesday, August 12, 2014

For purposes of the First Amendment, atheism is a religion

Here.  The "not collecting stamps" argument doesn't work here.

4 comments:

Dan Gillson said...

I don't think that atheism per se is a religion, but I do think that atheism shares some, if not many, qualities with religion. I also think that atheism is parasitic upon certain forms of religion, and that if those forms of religion die, atheism dies along with it. But what do I know, I'm just a guy.

Dave Duffy said...

"[i]f we think of religion as taking a position on divinity, then atheism is indeed a form of religion."

I appreciate this clarity. But, what about being agnostic, since you supposedly are not taking a position? Will that be the only philosophical position that doesn't violate the "establishment clause?"

John Moore said...

Looking through the linked article, it becomes very clear that creationism is the religion for lawyers.

Victor Reppert said...

But, of course, what they are doing there is quoting court cases.