I'm a reverend, Peapod...I never do anything naughty.
I was raised Catholic...that's what convinced me to become an atheist.
I can vouch for one thing though. You know that song "Catholic Girls" by Frank Zappa? I'm guessing Frank was speaking from experience when he wrote that one.
True atheist as in believes there is no greater power than self?
Active non-belief is as much an act of faith as belief is.
I also consider atheism to be as much a belief system as any religion since the non-existence of deities can no more be scientifically proven than their existence. Active non-belief is as much an act of faith as belief is.