Most people on this site know atheism is not a religion. For the very welcome people with different perspectives, being without belief in something is not a dogma.
Most of us don’t believe in leprechauns and it never needs to come up because there isn’t much of a leprechaun following and certainly not one that bleeds into all areas of our lives. So a-leprechaunism is no more of a religion than atheism.
We are not theists. That’s it.
One of the joys in my life is to tie up theists in the pretzels of their own logical fallacies, the three most common being:
Special pleading for their particular god ("Why do you deny that the Universe was created by the Committee of Little White Mice?" )
Unsupported assumption ("Why do you assume that the Universe was created?" )
Personal incredulity ("Why do you assert that the notion of time before the Big Bang makes any sense?" )
I would imagine that most of us nonbelievers have understood for some time now, that our lack of belief is as much a religion (or for that matter, a religious stance), as “OFF” is a channel on your television or “Non-stamp-collecting” is a hobby.
Theists MUST twist ; spin ; cloud & and create
reality because they are not content with the world. I gave up trying to convince the older set. Where as youth have open minds ; and are sometimes objective .
The mindset of having an " agenda " is a slippery slope/ defending free thought is a principle .