Why is freethinking/atheism thought to be some sort of nonconforming way of life? It is thought of to be breaking free of some bounds that "you must have a religion."
I've seen no demand that society makes that one must have a religion.
I hear no pressure to belive in anything (other than jackasses from work, but they are inconsequential to anything).
I think it laughable that an idea thought logical (atheism) is one of the most illogical theories known to man.
Freethinking/Atheism is just another conformity that is a trick. When you are atheist, you are not free of bounds of religion or way of life, you are simply following a new conformity, religion, or way of life. That's all I have to say about that.