Tim Powers Posted almost 3 years ago Is Atheism just another cult, with their own dogma, like religious cults? I don't mean to be overly argumentative, but your closing line said biting and kicking were allowed :) "My intentions in the debate, were to illicit comments on the issue of how people view atheism and it's characterization as almost a religion of total counter theism, rather than a debate on the idea of religion. If religion is theism, than is atheism simply anti-theism?" Absolutely not. The prefix 'a' simply means "without." Asexual reproduction is reproduction without sex, not reproduction that is anti-sexual. Amoral means without morals, not bad morals or anti-morals. Likewise, atheism is without a belief in a personal god.