with "holy wars" and "p******** priests," I wouldn't put religion as a cure all. also, the United States wanted "the separation of church and state" which makes me wonder about that "In God We Trust" thing since it is Federal currency...
Atheists have a belief, just as any other religion. Stalin founded "Society of the Godless" and proceeded to murder millions, burn churches, and execute priests, rabbis, and monks. Hitler's intent was to speed evolution by exterminating the "disabled"
I realize that this comment is coming 6 1/2 months after verrin made his/hers. The Supreme Court of the US declared that Atheism IS a religion. It DOES have dogma, that there is no God; scripture, the writings of its "prophets," and ideologies.
A common misconception is "Atheism is a religion". That's like saying "bald" is a hair colour, or "not collecting stamps" is a hobby. Atheism has no dogma, scripture, or ideologies. It's the absence of those things. Atheism is the absence of religion.