An atheist subscribes to no religion. To "proscribe" is to forbid. But, yes, this is important to bear in mind, not so much for us, but for those who will insist that atheism is its own belief system with its own dogma and "priests" and cohesive world view.
Thanks Don :)
Hey, Writers, I'm very pleased to say that on the day we launched my new YA fantasy, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD, which features an atheist witch as the heroine and rabid fundamentalists as villains, Jerry Coyne gave it a strong boost on his popular website, Why Evolution Is True, and on the heels of that the Richard Dawkins Foundation website picked it up. Any good word helps!