It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Is Atheism A Religion?

New group aims to protect freedom of religion

Pittsburgh, Oct. 19, 2005 (CNA) - A new group founded to protect freedom of religion in the U.S. is staging an unusual campaign--one to get atheism recognized as a religion. Its symbol? Nothing...
{Read Full Story Here}

Now this is a novel idea. If atheism were recognized as a religion, and "nothing" it's symbol, than removing religious symbols (like the Ten Commandments) and replacing them with "nothing" would be in effect, a government endorsement of religion, which is a clear violation of the First Amendment establishment clause. It would effectively force the courts to put all religions on equal footing, allowing fair representation for all on government property, and prohibit the forced removal of any. It's a clever legal tactic. Will it work? Who knows! To learn more about this, you can visit the group's website here: Defending Freedom of Religion