Atheism doesn't have any rules.@Batty...
....Your conscience is the 'God'! What God r u looking for? What do u want God to be?
I don't know if there is a God or not, but the Guru proved that their belief can bring peace, but if people don't want to believe it then they still didn't force it.
You asked me, can atheism do what Sikhism did? But I really don't know. Maybe it can, but that's your belief, it's your job to prove it.
Why don't u atheists start your own organisation or something? Try to run your own community. Your rules, your way and then see.
I will say one thing; whether u believe in God or not it does not change the person u are. This is just a personal choice, that's all!
Mostly, all young kids believe in Santa, but still some kids r good and some kids r bad, not because it has anything to do with believing in Santa but because that's just the way they are.
If you'd like to see the rules I strive to live by, look up secular humanism.
No gods needed.
And I don't get my conscience from any god.
I'm a grown up.