Yep. Atheism is a religion. I love Ravi Zacharias’ explanation of atheism:
“How can you affirm a negative in the absolute?”
It would be like me saying to you, “there is no such thing as a white stone with black dots anywhere in all of the galaxies of this universe.” The only way I can affirm that is if I had unlimited knowledge of this universe!
So to affirm an absolute negative is self-defeating because what you are saying is, “I have infinite knowledge in order to say to you there is nobody with infinite knowledge.” Atheism as a system is self-defeating.
Atheism is an ‘ego snake’ which has captured it’s tail, making it a closed loop.