Saturday, August 20, 2005

Court Rules Atheism is a Religion

Wow! the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in the case of an inmate who wanted to start an atheist group in prison, that "Atheism is [the inmate's] religion, and the group that he wanted to start was religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being." the court ruled that, according to WorldNetDaily, "Wisconsin prison officials violated an inmate's rights because they did not treat atheism as a religion."

This will undoubtedly be used in religious freedom cases in the future.

Is atheism a religion? When its very tenants are anti-religious? Just take a look at all these links.

© Sharon Hughes 2005


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