I have decided give myself a new label, I will from now on refer to myself as a ‘Recovering Theist’.
The way I see it, there would be no Atheism if theism did not exist. Atheism is the result of being rehabilitated from theism, returned to how you were before exposed to the indoctrination of theism. Unfortunately the religious community has demonized the term atheist, attaching too many misconceptions to the term and so ‘Recovering Theist’ is more appropriate.
Much like someone who has never been addicted to alcohol is not referred to as an Aalcoholic, or a non-drug user is not called an Adruggie. They are called recovering alcoholics or recovering drug addicts only once the drugs or alcohol have tainted them.
So no more accusations of being religious, I’m simply in recovery… hope I don’t relapse