Atheism – a kind of religion?


This is the very first attempt to express my kind of philosophical self. Please, do not get offended by my writing style or opinions and enjoy, if possible. 😉

According to statistics one-third of the world population are atheists. Me, as someone who hails from the most atheistic country in Europe, find this topic rather interesting. About 50% of citizens in the Czech Republic claim to be not religious, but instead of God, a significant part of them still believes in something beyond our world, myself included. The main difference is I call it The Universe because I was not brought up in the faith of God, therefore I find myself incompetent to call it that way.
While doing my minor research for this post I was quite surprised by the number of types of atheism. In the broadest sense, it means the absence of belief in deities and as far as I am concerned none of them admits that kind of faith (or philosophy, if you want) I described. Although, this all denies the headline of this post, for me atheism is kind of personal religion, or even better in this case – philosophy, only without any sacred texts and mythological figures. I mean, there must be something that influences our world from above, right?

xoxo, S. Viktorie