This world beats to the rhythm of religion in a thousand ways, and absolutely everyone is religious — including atheists.
Religion certainly includes an idea of a God under whom man is inherently subservient, but religion also governs the belief system undergirding the way people think about, and live, their lives.
It tells them who their authority is and it informs their values and behavior. It gives them their sense of morality and goodwill, and it guides them in the way they treat themselves and others. Religion does nothing less than construct one’s view of the world.
Atheists are, in fact, some of the most religious people.
First, they have a functioning God under whom they are subservient (normally it’s science or rationality, but mainly themselves), and that idea of God informs the way they live and interpret their lives. It informs their biases and determines their values, and governs any sense of morality or ethics they adhere too, or ignore.
Once that’s all settled all that’s left is the preaching.
And they preach all the time.
This new breed of atheists is obsessed with the idea of God. They write books, deliver speeches, comment-bomb the evangelical blogosphere and generally rant on ad nauseam about the ills of believing in God.
Honestly – comically – some atheists must type the word “God” on the Internet five times more often than most Christians I know and they do it with the fury of a fire-and-brimstone zealot!
Instead of just ignoring God, or the idea of God, atheist preachers feel somehow compelled to rid the Earth of him; so they argue endlessly that theists can’t prove God exists without confessing that they can’t prove he doesn’t either.
Occasionally, some of them discover that they do indeed worship a God, but it is an insufficient one.
Everyone needs and everyone has a “God.” That’s why we’re so religious.
It’s a matter of which religion is yours.
Atheism is a religious belief in no god. Atheists are some of the worst religious zealots out there. That’s because they think that they (and they alone) know THE TRUTH.
It is a proselyting religion as well. They are not satisfied with just knowing THE TRUTH, they must force their religion on everyone else. If they see or hear you practicing or talking about your religion, they scream that they are being oppressed.
Although they like to claim that their religion “never killed anyone” they ignore all the millions of people killed by communism.