A friend sent me a link to About.com article - Atheism Is A Religion? - Austin Cline handles the question well. It is worth a read if you have the time.
What are my thought on this? Well… Atheism is the opposite of religion. It is about not having any a well-defined believing structure. It is about not believing in a god, be he Jesus or Buddha. Atheism is not belief in nothing, but about having no supernatural beliefs at all.
People often ask me where I will go when I die as if it were scary to think of facing the future with no assurance of an afterlife. The response that springs to mind, although rarely spoken, is nowhere at all. I normally answer, “I don’t know”. Nor do I ponder death much, I prefer to think about life. Death is the absence of life like Atheism is the absence of religion. It just is, and that comforts me.
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