While I agree atheism is not a religion, it is a belief and sometimes even a set of beliefs depending what brand of atheism you subscribe to.
No, it isn't a belief.
If you were on an abandoned island and you never heard of any religion, would the position you come to naturally be atheism?
Perhaps not. Atheism is a rejection of particular kinds of belief. And if you have never heard of them, then there isn't anything to reject.
In conclusion, this (admittedly non-scholarly,
) model demonstrates the issue I have with atheism. It's a belief stance.
No, it isn't.
I usually call myself agnostic or non-religious to avoid that kind of misunderstanding. But I have no particular belief stance with respect to religion. I have not ruled out the possibility that there's a god, but I also have not ruled it in because there's no persuasive evidence. So I remain neutral.
What belief stance do you take me as having?
Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity