Is atheism a cult?

Answer by Ariel Williams:

If Atheism is a cult , it is such a great cult as well. Everyone should be Atheist so they can enjoy all the fun stuff we don't gather for and don't do.

  • It does not require you to live in any commune or special place.
  • There are no songs or hymns to sing.
  • It does not require you to worship any cult leader, god or alien.
  • There are no holy books to worry about.
  • It does not require you to go out and do any practices, behaviors or rituals.
  • There are no rules to follow.
  • It can't kick you out cause anyone can be atheist.
  • There is no special diet.
  • It does not threaten to punish you instead laws and ethics do.
  • There are mandatory services held zero times a year in no specific place.
  • It has no holidays nor observances one must keep on these days.
  • There are no priests, nuns, nor sinners.
  • It requests none of your hard earned money or time as tribute.
  • There are no special symbols to wear you can pick anything or nothing at all as your symbol.
  • It makes no promises nor threats about where you will go when you die.
  • There are zero burial practices.
  • It requires you to offer no prayers and because of this none of your prayers go unanswered.
  • There are no churches nor holy grounds for our Atheism.
  • It makes no promises and breaks no promises.
  • There are no rules to worry about breaking.
  • It has no special rituals to become a member as a matter of fact anyone can be atheist just by not believing in any gods or religions.
  • There are no human beings or animals not born as Atheists originally.
  • It does not matter if you later leave to join one of the other giant cults out there and there is no punishment for doing such.
  • There is no limit to the number of times you can leave or come back.
  • It has a very open door policy because there is no door!
  • There are no special foods nor prohibited foods at all.
  • It is so easy to join all you have to do is nothing. Why if you forgot to do your religious practices you might have just been an Atheist for a short while.
  • There are no colors, clothes or images you must wear and none that you are prohibited from wearing.
  • It requires exactly zero time, effort and money to be an Atheist which leaves you all that free time to instead be happy, a good friend, a loving family member and a responsible citizen instead.

  • You are occasionally saddled with very bizarre questions like this about the cult although we never ever refer to it as a cult nor a religion because doing such would require a level of confusion and/or insanity that is incomprehensible to Atheists.

This message brought to you by no one special in any particular way to separate her from any other atheist or theist.

Is atheism a cult?