What habits or actions do you continue to do that would get your Atheism card revoked?  This is totally tongue-in-cheek, but I have realized how my somewhat religious upbringing has colored my language as well as other things.  

So, I figured we could have a confessional discussion where we admit our sins against atheism.  After all, if folk are going to persist in calling atheism a religion, maybe we should indulge a little and see how it works out for us.

My sins include using language like "God only knows" and saying to people who have sneezed "bless you".  What the hell are you heathens doing that is the antithesis of atheism? 

UPDATE: This post continues to get attention and one thing I have noticed, with both amusement and frustration, is that some people do not seem to notice that this is largely tongue-in-cheek.  I posted this as a way of acknowledging the influence that religion has had and continues to have on our lives, our society, our language, and our habits.  We all know that atheism is not a religion, goddammit! ;-)

Have a blessed day.

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Dunno if it counts, but Christmas is my favorite time of year.

I can't stop myself from pointing and shouting, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!" or just plain old "Jesus Christ!" at any and all of the fundie decorations for sale at the store.
More than half of all Chrisitan traditions are pagan. LOL.
I listen to christian stations...the local station here plays Jazz age jazz....sometimes I am too tolerant and not agressive enough in my arguments when I hear an offending statement from a religious person...
I still take communion when I go to church with my conservative Catholic extended family (they don't know I'm Atheist)
I went to church once because of this girl I dated for a minute, and I felt like shooting myself the entire time I was there. Then they bring around that basket and give you that look, and you feel like an ass hole if you don't drop in a couple bucks. Never again.
I've gotten around saying "Bless you" by simply saying "Blesh you". It annoys people though.
I tend to say "God damn it" a lot. Guess that is my Atheist sin.
Atheism is NOT a religion. If it becomes one, I'll keep walkin'. I'm looking for the absence of belief, not a replacement for old beliefs. Also, sin is a human construct of an abstraction. Once gods are taken out of the equation, morality becomes something decided upon not by fate or genetics or environment, but by society, and it's less absolute than anyone would like to admit.

I find I still have a Pavlovian response to sneezes. Still want to bless ppl when I hear one.

I still find myself using the word "believe" and then have to stop myself and reword it. I make myself pick a better word. The three words in order of preference are "know" "think" and "feel".

I still knock on wood occasionally but then that's pagan beliefs and I never believed it works. Not sure where I picked that habit up actually.
Yeah, I still wish people luck, cross my fingers, even say "knock on wood" sometimes, etc. I don't think many people truly believe in that stuff, I know I don't, it's just a way of expressing hopes but it's not like we actually think doing something will change the outcome. When people say "pray" it's different because they ACTUALLY think prayer will affect (or is it effect? I always get confused on those) the outcome.
Atheism is NOT a religion.

Why does everyone keep typing that? Yes, well, WE know that. Tongue in cheek, tongue in cheek. :-)
Why does everyone keep typing that?

Well cuz it's one of the first Believer arguments, that atheism is just another belief structure.

For me, atheism has become the absence of belief. The abandonment. I didn't choose to become atheist. If I could still be a Believer I would be but I now know better. I don't believe there's no god. I am absolutely certain there is no such thing in this universe. Just as I know there are no unicorns or leprechans or bigfoot or Nessie or anything else Man has invented for itself to explain Unknowns but was unable to prove their hypotheses and yet continued on as if they had.

I'm fighting forty years of conditioning here. I will probably have to continue typing that out for another forty in order to combat said conditioning. ...knock on wood.
No, no, I know that. I was slightly amused that despite my disclaimer in the original post that this was tongue in cheek and acknowledged the theistic argument of atheism being a religion, more than a few times people included in their responses a refutation of that.

You are right that this is a common misconception, but since we are on an atheist forum, I didn't think we needed to preach to the choir, so to speak. ;-) But, it can be a hard habit to break when you get so used to dispelling common misconceptions.
Simply stated... using the acronym "OMG" is REALLY hard to crack...


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