Part I – Ancient Beliefs
Atheism is a belief system. Atheists don’t like to admit it but it is. They want us to believe atheism is physically rational, based on scientific facts, not beliefs. However, the basic tents of atheism are unproven and cannot be proven.
But in spite of their protests, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on August 19, 2005, in the case of Kaufman v. McCaughtry, defined atheism as a religion. In its opinion, the Court stated the following:
Without venturing too far into the realm of the philosophical, we have suggested in the past that when a person sincerely holds beliefs dealing with issues of “ultimate concern” that for her occupy a “place parallel to that filled by God in traditionally religious persons,” those beliefs represent her religion. . . . We have already indicated that atheism may be considered, in this specialized sense, a religion. If we think of religion as taking a position on divinity, then atheism is indeed a form of religion.