Originally Posted by Karl Radl
Atheism is by definition a religion (agnosticism is as well although that is more open to debate): what it isn't is a theism as it is the religious rejection of theist and deist hypotheses for various different reasons. There is also secular/political religion to contend with incidentally.
Interesting. I've heard some say that an agnostic is really an athiest as well (and vice-versa).
Typically most people like to believe they have supernatural powers - pray for miracles, guardian angel to protect them from harm, that sort of thing.