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Andy Killion writes: “Even the act of taking down the cross is very ‘religious’ because of the act’s explicit and symbolic lack of religiosity: taking down the cross essentially erects a monument to atheism.”
In attempting to redefine atheism as a kind of religion, Mr. Killion reminds me of smokers who seek to redefine non-smokers as people who are suppressing an “inborn” urge to smoke. For a better perspective, I quote Mark Schnitzius, who said, “If atheism is a religion, then bald is a hair color”