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Most atheists do not consider atheism a religion, no matter how we define the term. Yet it appears that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, may include atheism as a protected class.
In their definition of “religion,” the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says:
For purposes of Title VII, religion includes not only traditional, organized religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, but also religious beliefs that are new, uncommon, not part of a formal church or sect, only subscribed to by a small number of people, or that seem illogical or unreasonable to others. Continue reading