Originally Posted by Dennis
Words are fun...
*Excluding the first definition as it is specific to how most view the word; Religious = God*
a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3 archaic :
scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
Now letâ€™s look at the next wordâ€¦
one who believes that there is no deity
I invite you to answer these questions...
(a) Would the term â€œatheistâ€ then apply to a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and/or practices?
(b) Would the term be applicable to said personâ€™s belief system involving what is â€œright or wrongâ€ as well as how they conform this to their everyday lifestyle consciously?
(c) Is the term pertaining to a personâ€™s individual cause or principles involving life as we know it?
Atheism is a religion, as is agnosticism; itâ€™s a belief systems centered on the absence (or in agnostic, the plausible deniability of a) deity.