During last night’s New Rules segment, Bill Maher noted that “Until someone claims to see Christopher Hitchens‘ face in a tree stump, idiots must stop claiming that atheism is a religion.” He goes on:
Not only is atheism not a religion, it’s not even my hobby. And that’s the great thing about being an atheist — it requires so little of your time….
There is a growing trend in this country that needs to be called out, and that is to label any evidence-based belief a “religion.” Many conservatives now say that a belief in man-made climate change is a “religion,” and Darwinism is a “religion,” and of course atheism — the total lack of religion — is somehow a “religion” too, according to the always reliable Encyclopedia Moronica.
To believers he says, “You don’t get to put your unreason up on the same shelf as my reason.” Then he un-baptizes Mitt Romney‘s dead father-in-law, because hey — if religious people get to do wacky things like that, why not atheist Bill Maher?
Watch the segment , via http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-mahers-new-rule-atheism-and-religion-are-not-two-sides-of-the-same-coin/