So, first I must say I 'm an atheist.
Having that said, I agree with the ppl for atheism being a philosophy, not a religion, because that s what atheists are trying to reject (as far as I'm concerned), be it due to science or simply because they find every religion out there to be a complete pile of ****. This may be a negative view of things, but sadly I think that religions are way too far from being helpful to anyone, except the fact that they give ppl the illusion of not just vanishing from reality, but rather living on somewhere else or as someone else, be it heaven or hell or nirvana or whatever.
This may sound very krass, but I'm not trying to bring anyone off his religious tracks, and I'm not gonna start with all the wars that have been fought over or with religion as the reason, all I'm trying to say is that I'm an atheist not just because of science, but rather also because every religion (I know of) doesn't appeal to me one last bit.
I hope I didn't offend anyone,
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