in reply to Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.
in thread Religion in the Monastery.
Atheism is a lack of belief in God or gods. It is not an active disbelief. More than that, there is no dogma associated. Atheist means "not theist", and can no more be considered a single religion than "not Christian" is.
To underscore this I note that there are a number of recognized religions that are consistent with atheism. Two examples being Scientology and Buddhism - religions which don't have much in common.