Atheists always turn red when I call atheism a religion. If atheism means what it should mean—to not have any use for the concept of God—then, in that sense, I am an atheist. But I’m not an evangelist. The fact that there were buses going around London saying “There is probably no God” is completely ridiculous. You can definitely call atheists religious when they’re being evangelists and trying to convert the world to their belief.
John Gray answering the question “So, in that sense, is contemporary atheism also a religion?”
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