Is Atheism a belief system?

Ricky Gervais“This is a quote from Ricky Gervais’ article ‘Does God exist?’ which can be found on the online Wall St Journal here:

“Atheism isn’t a belief system. I have a belief system but it’s not “based on” atheism, it’s just not based on the existence of a god. I make none of my moral, social, or artistic decisions based on any god or superstitions. Saying atheism is a belief system is like saying not going skiing is a hobby.”

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