Is atheism a religion?
If it is can I declare my house an atheist church where atheists actively practice not practicing religion and donate tons of money to my own church and get away with not paying taxes?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavourite answer
I think atheism was added to the list of "religions" that are tax exempt in the US, so yes.
- Adullah MLv 71 year ago
No it is not , since religion base on atleast these three things, the Prophets, the Holy Books being teached by the Prophets concerned and the followers from the beginning up till present and would be continued till the end of the world.
- 1 year ago
Atheism is NOT a religion. And no church should get away with not paying taxes.
- Chances68Lv 71 year ago
No, but atheist organizations can access the same tax exempt status and other rights as religious groups can.
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- VeschengroLv 61 year ago
no Atheism is a refusal to recognise deities and nothing more or less
- Chi girlLv 71 year ago
So, what do atheists worship? Oh, that's right. Nothing.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- choko_canyonLv 71 year ago
Sign me up.
- ob1knobLv 71 year ago
Is bald a hair color?
- no supreme being(s) or supernatural entities
- no weekly ceremonies
- no place of worship (church, mosque, temple, kingdom hall, great baobab tree...)
- no "official" dogma
- no mandatory teaching.
Also, the church business system is US only and has nothing to do with spirituality.
- Chris AncorLv 71 year ago
- A.J.Lv 71 year ago
Technically, it is not. The only commonality is not believing in a deity. However, there can be a para-religion or parody religion that accepts atheists in its membership. The United Church of Bacon is headquartered in Las Vegas where I live.
They occassionally post billboards.
It is a legal church. There are about 20,000 members worldwide.
They have real goals and missions. There is a serious side fighting discrimination against atheists in society.
As to getting your home declared a religious church, you need to look up the rules and requirements in your legal jurisdiction (location). Possibly contact the Church of Bacon. Penn Jillette, of Penn and Teller, is an active member.