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Author Topic: Atheism: A religion?  (Read 17566 times)
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« Reply #25: January 11, 2009, 10:02:22 pm »

If one treats atheism as a religion, then removing religion from the public sphere is seen as atheists pushing their beliefs on others.

There is a fairly strong argument for that being the case regardless of the status of atheism as a religion, or otherwise. When separation of the Church and State equals a state that proceeds from the assumption that there is no deity you effectively end up with public decisions made on the basis of atheist's belief rather than theist's belief.
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