Originally Posted by broken toy
i didnt fully understand that but ill try interpret this right. if you were satisfied you havent created a new religion you just decided your own beliefs. you dont have to believe in a religion, and i just think that believing in your own ideas and interpretations without the template of a religion is better
Right, that's all well and good, but my point is that atheism is not a belief and so not a religion.
It's defined as the rejection of a belief in deities, or a disbelief in deities, meaning an absence of belief in deities.
I'm not criticising your beliefs. I'm criticising the idea that atheism is a belief system.
".... the result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world - and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end - is being destroyed ... [H.A.]"