Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14671 comments on the News24 story from Aug 27, 2012, titled Why Atheism Will Replace Religion. In it, News24 reports that:

Please note that for this article "Atheism" also includes agnostics, deists, pagans, wiccans... in other words non-religious.

You will notice this is a statement of fact. And to be fact it is supported by evidence (see references below). Now you can have "faith" that this is not true, but by the very definition of faith, that is just wishful thinking.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at News24.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13809 Jul 29, 2013
RHill wrote:
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My, my ... don't you have a way of summing things up!!
Simpler is better. Especially for us simple minded folk.:-P
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#13810 Jul 29, 2013
RHill wrote:
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We are all 'seekers'. Pity we can't just pat each other on the back and go somewhere for a beer.
Sounds good to me. Seek (beer) and you shall find.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13811 Jul 29, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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Sounds good to me. Seek (beer) and you shall find.
Beer ... it's not just for Breakfast anymore!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13812 Jul 29, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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ALL religions are products of human mind!
Right on! Why can't we go a step further and admit that 'all concepts of DEITY are products of human mind'?
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#13813 Jul 29, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Right on! Why can't we go a step further and admit that 'all concepts of DEITY are products of human mind'?
I think because fear of death keeps people locked into deistic beliefs, even when they have doubts over religion.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#13814 Jul 29, 2013
.. because without a deity to believe in, then people would have to admit that heaven and hell are also fictions. Therefore when you die and everyone you know and have known, you are faced with nothing. Which although is not a pleasant thought, is exactly the same situation, as before we were born.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13815 Jul 29, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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I think because fear of death keeps people locked into deistic beliefs, even when they have doubts over religion.
I can't understand why people have a "fear of death". Billions have tried it and not one has asked for their money back.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#13816 Jul 29, 2013
RHill wrote:
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I can't understand why people have a "fear of death". Billions have tried it and not one has asked for their money back.
I like this quote from Woody Allen:
"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
Thinking

UK

#13817 Jul 29, 2013
As I drink my real ale, consuming pub cooked pork scratchings, I can't help but notice there aren't any muslims here.

Their loss.
RHill wrote:
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We are all 'seekers'. Pity we can't just pat each other on the back and go somewhere for a beer.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13818 Jul 29, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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If it exists, if it has its own separate reality and isn't just in your head....prove it, bubba.
You're the crazy one claiming that time is only in people's heads.
Why don't you prove your insane claims?

Of course, you're insane, so whatever anyone says, you'll still believe there's no such thing as time.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#13819 Jul 29, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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Good post!
Thank you :D
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13820 Jul 29, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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Thank you :D
Most welcome, icu!
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#13821 Jul 29, 2013
Thinking wrote:
As I drink my real ale, consuming pub cooked pork scratchings, I can't help but notice there aren't any muslims here.
Their loss.
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Imagine if someone tricked a Muslim into getting mildly drunk and eating pork during Ramadan. A Christian's reaction to that sort of trick (eating meat during lent, or something) would probably be to discount it as not being their fault and that might be the end of the matter. I imagine a Muslim would be more of a drama queen. Perhaps a riot would be the minimum required by Islamists?

Religion = superstition
- it's plain crazy too.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13822 Jul 29, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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This is very interesting story. Yes the "entity" who saved you was the same who created you.

He is all those qualities you mentioned and in addition being Merciful, Loving and meeting most needs of things He created. He has made systems that protect us, without we being aware of.

But most humans are very ungrateful to Him, they enjoy all His gifts and do not thank Him, either they thank some one else or to no one.

It is very good that you got a glimpse of God' mercy from your "near death" experience.

Have a nice and long life, my dear brother.
Thanks, and I agree. I believe it was God and I’m very very grateful for His love and mercy and His gift of life. It’s totally awesome, brother!

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#13823 Jul 30, 2013
RHill wrote:
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I can't understand why people have a "fear of death". Billions have tried it and not one has asked for their money back.
The fear of the unknown, I guess. For me, it is the idea that I won't be living no more and that I will be worm food.
I don't get why xtians fear it, since they claim that they will go to heaven.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#13824 Jul 30, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Yeah. Right when my 'faith' was starting to falter, along comes an inspiring story like this one. Golly, I feel good!
Yes we need "stimulants" when our faith becomes weak. That is why Muslims are asked to pray five times each day, so their level is always up.

You have to keep praying to God and thanking Him for all His Gifts and bounties and that shall strengthen the bond between you and Him.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#13825 Jul 30, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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.You have to keep praying to God and thanking Him for all His Gifts and bounties and that shall strengthen the bond between you and Him.
How do you know that this is not just an imaginary friend, when this "person" is invisible, silent and inactive.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#13826 Jul 30, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Yes we need "stimulants" when our faith becomes weak. That is why Muslims are asked to pray five times each day, so their level is always up.
You have to keep praying to God and thanking Him for all His Gifts and bounties and that shall strengthen the bond between you and Him.
Your faith becomes weak because it is based on a lie. When you're able to prove your god instead of lie about it, it will not be weak anymore.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#13827 Jul 30, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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How do you know that this is not just an imaginary friend, when this "person" is invisible, silent and inactive.
Just you create a "Single Atom" and I will forget about Him. I mean real creation, get your own items, not steal from items that are already existing.

To call Creator as "Imaginary" specially in this age, when we know less than a billionth of a billionth part of its secrets , shows that we do not know what is Imaginary.

He is neither silent and not inactive....you mean to say that this universe is running in AUTO mode?

You have very stunted imagination, that is very apparent
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13828 Jul 30, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Just you create a "Single Atom" and I will forget about Him. I mean real creation, get your own items, not steal from items that are already existing.
To call Creator as "Imaginary" specially in this age, when we know less than a billionth of a billionth part of its secrets , shows that we do not know what is Imaginary.
He is neither silent and not inactive....you mean to say that this universe is running in AUTO mode?
You have very stunted imagination, that is very apparent
Forget "him"? MUQ helper here sounds like a lovelorn daughter talking to her dad! GOD a "he"? But you did not forget about "Him" when "His" tale on Adam was exposed! OH1 MUQ H!

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