It seems to be, from reading various topics and discussions on this website, and on many others. Articles, and stories, and even a recent viewing of a Sherlock Holmes movie (with Matt Frewer playing Sherlock Holmes) where it seems that the two are synonymous with each other. Atheism, I feel, has nothing to do at all with science. It's not a scientific precept[ion]. They may have things in common with each other but do not necessarily have to go hand-in-hand. I think many people see this as being what atheists cling to -- what their religion
I do not know much about science. I know what basically everyone else mainly knows. The basics of science. But it seems that when I tell someone that I'm a "non-believer" of sorts, that they automatically think several things:
1. Science is my religion
2. I automitically percscribe to the theory of Evolution as being the "ultimate truth"
3. (if Christian) I hate god
4. I'm immoral
But this isn't just the notion of one religious person to those who are not; this seems to be the philosophy of the vast majority of atheists and/or non-believers or non-religious peoples. Perhaps I'm wrong, and I'm just reading too much into it but I think there's some truth to what I state.
Science and atheism (as an example) have similarities and common aspects to each other but atheism and religion has many similarities and common aspects to them -- am I to preclude that atheism is therefore a religion?