Is Atheism A Religion?
The answer is no, simple fact. Why is the question asked? Why do theists assert that non-belief is a religion?
The theist, to justify their world view, must needs assert that all things are religious in nature, and that nature itself is of religious origin. Without such assertion their world view is both without credibility AND without purpose, thus denying them any of the answers they so desperately want. They don’t get satisfying answers from religion but they are answers and that, to them, is better than no, none, nil as an answer. To keep those answers they have they twist and turn and lie to get the questions and evidence to fit their answers.
That is to say that the only thing that keeps theists from sinking into a deep dark pit of nihilistic existentialist depression is having an imaginary friend in the sky who watches all they do and ignores their pleas for help.
The only truly significant things produced by religion have been war, death, and oppression of various peoples throughout history. They get to own that all by themselves. Nobody says I’m going to crash a plane into a building, or murder millions because I don’t believe in a god of any kind. To be that kind of crazy takes belief in a god. Atheism is not a religion.