Some Atheists recoil at the claim that Atheism is a religion and consider the notion absurd. Many would consider Atheism the antithesis of religion. Maybe you’ve heard such remarks as, “If Atheism is a religion then bald is a hair color.”
It is a false analogy that asserts all religions are defined by a belief in a deity which we know is inaccurate because of such religions as Unitarian Universalists, Taoists or Buddhists.
Yet another religious believer point outs that atheism is a religion, like that was the worst possible thing someone could be. Another irony meter down the drain.
Still, if you take out god, superstition, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, privilege, authoritarianism, sadism, narrow-minded self-righteous bigotry, and egregious stupidity, and you want to call what's left "religion", then all right, you can call atheists "religious." It's a fair cop.
Tons more stupid in the article.