To answer your question.......Because when I go to the bookstore or library, books about atheism are always in the religion section. I don't particularly think atheism is a religion or "belief," but many other people, including a lot of Christians say it is. Besides, do you really want us to try to start a separate "atheism" section on this board?
I personally would like to see this entire section of the board called the "Philosophy Forum."
I come from a conservative Christian background. My husband is a minister's son and was an ordained minister himself for awhile. Most of our family are conservative Christians. However after much study, my husband and I are both now agnostic unbelievers. I am not militant about it and I don't like flaming on message boards. However it is a little of an affront to have an entire section for "religious people" (mainly Christians) and nothing for others who have strong secular philosophical leanings in one direction or another. All philosophical views in my opinion influence our lifestyles including our eating habits. For instance I am heavily involved in anthropology and the study of evolution including continuing human evolution. I am also very interested in resourse conservation and global sustainability and that has a direct bearing on how I live and what I eat. Therefore I think it only fair and appropriate that people with similar world-views have a place where we can get together and discuss such views.
That being said, I too think any flaming should cease and I apologize if I said anything that offended anyone else.
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