Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Here is my thing - how does non-belief in something constitute a religion? It's not like Atheists gather ... [snip!] ... believe in fairies or ghosts and so I suppose all of us that don't believe in those should also be considered a religion. "
of beliefs concerning the cause, nature
, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
the practice of religious
beliefs; ritual observance of faith.