You misunderstood my point. By the strict meaning of the word, athiesm isn't a religion. However, because athiesm is in direct competition for the hearts and minds of people, just like a religion, it acts like one. I belive that the means of spreading athiesm are much subtle than that of going round knocking on doors. Through the media and education, people are taught that there is no God. Why is it so important for those of you who are athiest to convert others? Don't tell me that athiests don't convert anyone, because they do, even if you don't.