The only thing most atheists advocate for is equal treatment. It isn't discrimination to veto attempts by the religious to enact theocratic laws and public schools.
Science and atheism have nothing to do with each other. One can be an atheist without any knowledge is science whatsoever.
Atheism is not a religion. It rejects such a thing as a higher power. If anything they are their own god. A monument to them that would best describe who they are would be a mirror. However someone earlier made the point that some atheists like to act like it's a religion. And I agree with that statement. They have their own groups or should I state "congregations" who have become quite politically active. Just recently in Florida a group of atheists erected their first monument next to another of the Ten Commandments on public property. They chose a granite bench for their design.
I don't have a problem with that at all. I'm just waiting for the Buddhists to drop off a giant wood Buddah next to the atheist bench which is located next to the monument that is inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Or the waited arrival of the Hindus to bring in a concrete swastika a symbol within their religion connoting general auspiciousness like purity of soul, truth, and stability or, alternatively, Surya, the sun god. The swastika may not go over very well but they have many more symbols like the Lotus flower that represents aspects of their faith.
Look ....instead of focusing on one particular religious belief or non belief, shouldn't all be rejoicing in the fact that we live in a country that by design is not to favor one religion over another? And if the Constitution was being honored, while the federal government has no right to favor one over another, states at a local levels should indeed have the right by majority to practice whatever religion is dominant in that area as they please without the Political Correctness Police raining on their parade. You know the last time I checked all State Constitutions recognized a Supreme Being. Enough said.
The only way to have an "absence of belief" with respect to the existence of god is to have never before heard the concept. Once you're aware of and understand the proposition "God exists" - you either believe it or you don't.
It is a lack of belief, it cannot by definition be a religion. Now when you get into the more radical "humanists" yes it could be.
No Lives Matter
There should be Instant Runoff Voting
- Nature’s God
-The Supreme Judge of the World
Note none of them reference Jesus.
The Constitution does not make mention of God yet it is designed to protect whatever belief you hold.