No, atheism is not a religion.Ugh this thread pulled me back in for funsies. I suppose religion-and I DO include atheism- is really at the end of the day a rigid classification for a **plethora** of different understandings. But since that seems to be the basis for all of my arguments lately (about everything) I will try to let that go for the moment, at least TRY, as I might be a bit too individually tied to that specific understanding. Anyways, as much as I am starting to realize that it is a bit pointless to argue religion 'beliefs' as they seem to run a bit deep for most people and are a core aspect in how they reference the world, I am not really seeing the point of bringing up the unicorns or whatever. I mean I see the point in that you are trying to make a point about restricting your views to what you understand as even approaching plausible, but... And I am sorry if I continue to offend the atheists-not really my intention, devaluing the agnostic viewpoint as some sort of wishy washy simple minded string of lets just leap at whatever is thrown and not think for ourselves at all mentaility, really doesn't seem to build up an individual 'case'- (not that you particularly need to build up a case for an individual value set-maybe?, still thinking that one through). Maybes can be just as absolute and valid as yes and no's, especially when categorized. You can only define so much, and I guess any way that you choose to define yourself is... fine, you just have to live behind it. You can have judgements-and now I am wondering if that was a judgement in and of itself-, and use them to define and judge other judgements, but no one can truly know. So yeah guess back to agnosticism vs. religion/atheism. No contradictions.