Superseded by Supreme Court decision<quoted text>
ATHEISM IS A RELIGION as deemed by the courts.
[NOTE: "SUPREME COURT", NOT "The Seventh Judicial Circuit of the Court of Appeals of the United States"]
(Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38 (1985)),
where the court said:
"At one time it was thought that this right [referring to the right to choose one’s own creed] merely proscribed the preference of one Christian sect over another, but would not require equal respect for the conscience of the infidel, the atheist, or the adherent of a non-Christian faith such as Islam or Judaism.
But when the underlying principle has been examined in the crucible of litigation, the Court has unambiguously concluded that the individual freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith OR NONE AT ALL."
Sorry for you.
EQUAL to a religion, Not "The SAME as a religion"