Is Atheism a Religion?
I don't think so. But I think the federal court of appeals that held that atheist inmates at a Wisconsin prison have the right to meet as a study group, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's recognition of atheism as equivalent to a religion, made the right choice. Really, atheism isn't a religion. Religion is about belief in the supernatural. Atheism is the absence of such belief. What I think decisions like this point out is that perhaps religion shouldn't get so many perks. Why should prison inmates be able to meet to talk about god, but not be able to meet to talk about atheism or philosophy or sport or for a book club?