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If you are an atheist, then you are practicing a religion.

Don’t try to deny it. I’ll prove it to you.

When you get up every morning and go to bed every night, don’t you pray to your non-god to protect you and your loved ones? What about that Book of Atheism that you quote from all the time? You even swear on it in court and when you recite oaths of office. You claim you have a moral code, just like the rest of us, but you got it from the inscriptions on those platinum manhole covers that you say your non-god sent down to you and buried in the harbor at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Right next to the shipyards where you claim they built the AArk (atheist ark) to save all the Aardvarks in the Great Atheist Flood.

But the thing that gives you away is that look of profound adoration that you wear at your weekly Atheist church meetings. Only truly devoutly religious people have such a look. That look tells me that you believe the Atheist doctrine, that the real Book, the one that tells about the real God of Abraham, is wrong. That it is just a book, no different from any other book.

You live your entire life based on these ridiculous ideas with no facts to back them up. Only a religion could promote such a silly philosophy of life.

Wait…I didn’t mean it THAT way. OUR religion is different.  IT IS THE TRUTH!!!

Bert Bigelow is a trained engineer who pursued a career in software design. Now retired, he enjoys writing short essays on many subjects but mainly focuses on politics and religion and the intersection...