Paul Sunstone, who is back on the Internet at his new digs, discusses the idea that atheism could be thought of as a religion:
I'll believe organized atheists constitute a religion just as soon as I can bring myself to believe that organizing bald people into a club is a way to make their hair grow back.
News Flash: Atheists Hate Hugs! [comment by Paul Sunstone]
Medically and logically, he got it about right. Though I have to add that atheists don't hate hugs. We just don't like annoying people, even when they're atheists.