Is the Internet the End of Religion?

Is the Internet the End of Religion?

There are 267 comments on the Religion Dispatched story from Jun 14, 2012, titled Is the Internet the End of Religion?. In it, Religion Dispatched reports that:

Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, half of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism," recently indulged an Oxford audience with an hour-long conversation about the "evolution" of religion.

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“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#43 Jul 1, 2012
Frank Rizzo wrote:
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No, I was born (as were we all) a blank slate. One has to learn about and understand the concept before making their choice.
Yeah, that is what I said, you had no theism at all. You didn't even believe in the little blue god, you were without theism, so therefore an atheist!

Were you given a choice? Were you educated as to the many gods and religions available? Tell me, how did you manage to choose the one god who would make you eat your children?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#44 Jul 1, 2012
Frank Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus was a Conservative.
For proof, use this link. You'll have to add the dots (.) before and after "freerepublic" to make it work. If the entire link is posted, the atheist liberals on the topix forum will remove the entire post.
http://www freerepublic com/focus/f-news/2258938/posts
Maybe you should read the buybull, that where you'll find the Jewish Rabbi saying to give it all away and follow him.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#45 Jul 1, 2012
Frank Rizzo wrote:
No, the internet is not the end of religion. The internet is nothing more than a place for zit-faced, highschcool-freshman-atheists to talk about their new found faith in atheism (freshly indoctrinated into the dark faith by their atheist liberal philosophy teachers).
Atheist liberals have a history of trying to kill religion by murdering millions.
Poor Frank, still trying to twist history to his own sad viewpoint...
Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#46 Jul 1, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, all media is crooked! And with CNN moving right, the days of saying the media runs with a liberal bent is coming to a close, they are all partisan, as are most articles written for paper and web or blog publication.
There is not a "no spin zone" and there is rarely a "fair and balanced".
Just read the laws, note the data, and form your own opinions. Never take the ones that are given to you and think they're your own.
Just like Obama, you're wrong about everything.

If the leftists are liberal in the classic sense, then why are their policies always socialist and unConstitutional? Before you answer, note that using Bush examples from the past that were unConstitutional is not an answer nor a defense.

And the truth is, conservatives are not parting conservative media. Conservative media is parting conservative citizens. They get their ideas from people like me!

Fox news is in fact fair and balanced too. How many bleeding heart liberal commies do they have to include in their shows before liberals will acknowledge this fact?
Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#47 Jul 1, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, that is what I said, you had no theism at all. You didn't even believe in the little blue god, you were without theism, so therefore an atheist! n?
Rizzo was without atheism as well. He's right. We're born a blank slate.
Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#48 Jul 1, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should read the buybull, that where you'll find the Jewish Rabbi saying to give it all away and follow him.
Read Frank's link. Jesus was a Conservative. Jesus did not tell people to give away their wealth to the state. Jesus never instructed his followers to embrace a centralized authority that redistributes the labor of it's citizens.

Jesus instructed people to give away their wealth and follow him. This was in the context of giving up everything to follow him... Not just wealth.

Jesus was a Conservative.
Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#49 Jul 1, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I actually here very few liberals use that particular word, it seems that it is the vocabulary of choice for dividers in this country, the Rush Limbaugh's, and Glen Beck's of the world.
I still don't believe that we have very many "Anti Americans" in this country, misguided, misinformed, yes. But I believe they think they are doing what is right, just like I do, an you do.
Calling them names, or labeling them as communist is just not productive, the most American thing that we have,
is the right to disagree with each other, and our politicians, and the right to voice that disagreement, calling them Un-American for disagreeing with us makes no sense to me.
As Americans, they have a right to try to make us into a socialist America, I truly hope they don't succeed, and it's up to those of us that beleive differnetly to stop them. However, it is their right to beleive that there way is the best way for this countries future, let's work together to dissuade them as opposed to just calling them names.
That just gives them ammunition to use against us.
The right to disagree is one thing. The problem is, the liberals are burning.down the tent.
guest

Farmington, MO

#51 Jul 1, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
<quoted text>Just like Obama, you're wrong about everything.

If the leftists are liberal in the classic sense, then why are their policies always socialist and unConstitutional? Before you answer, note that using Bush examples from the past that were unConstitutional is not an answer nor a defense.

And the truth is, conservatives are not parting conservative media. Conservative media is parting conservative citizens. They get their ideas from people like me!

Fox news is in fact fair and balanced too. How many bleeding heart liberal commies do they have to include in their shows before liberals will acknowledge this fact?
Lol! Which policies have been ruled unconstitutional? And before you answer, your opinion doesn't count, just the SCOTUS.

If you believe FOX or any news is fair an balanced, you are not worth my time or words, you are to far gone to be reasoned with.

Last response for you. Have a goo life.
Rich

Livermore, ME

#54 Jul 1, 2012
Dawkins is no more than a pompous gasbag. Why should anyone listen to a coward like Dawkins who continues to dodge debating William Lane Craig.
rider

Gwinn, MI

#55 Jul 1, 2012
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#56 Jul 1, 2012
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#57 Jul 1, 2012
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sweetie pie

Euless, TX

#58 Jul 1, 2012
JEHOVAH is GOD wrote:
The one true religion, Jehovah's witnesses will never be stopped. You can even read about the different ways Christendom has tried to stop Jehovah's witnesses, since 1914.

Despite persecution and hatred the witnesses are still obedient to Jesus as our heavenly King, no amount of interference will stop the preaching work, the telling of the good news of God's heavenly government.

It will be God's Kingdom that will destroy religion on this earth, for they are all teaching false doctrines. The book of Revelation the prophecy for our time, assures us that Jesus is in control. Daniel 2:44
Really? Are you freakin' kidding me? I have some documents you need to read!
bub

Vine Grove, KY

#59 Jul 1, 2012
sweetie pie wrote:
<quoted text>Really? Are you freakin' kidding me? I have some documents you need to read!
I like cheese dip.
Sharkey

Reno, NV

#60 Jul 1, 2012
The Internet isn't the end of religion, it is merely the latest weapon that we humans will use to fight ourselves to self-extinction over which religion is the "right one".
First it was pictures, such as Egyptian hyroglyphics, Mayan drawings, cave drawings and paintings in ancient chapels, then the written word, then radio, then television, now the Internet.
With the internet, the battles between religions are now instant. The internet, along with our other current technology of weapons, will just hasten human self-extinction over what is basically bullsh!t - belief and nonbelief. We can now fight ourselves into extinction faster than ever before.
Well, hoo-freaking- ray for human progress. We know how to kill ourselves faster over bullsh!t. Ya. Hoo. Humans suck.
Sharkey

Reno, NV

#61 Jul 1, 2012
JEHOVAH is GOD wrote:
The one true religion, Jehovah's witnesses will never be stopped. You can even read about the different ways Christendom has tried to stop Jehovah's witnesses, since 1914.
Despite persecution and hatred the witnesses are still obedient to Jesus as our heavenly King, no amount of interference will stop the preaching work, the telling of the good news of God's heavenly government.
It will be God's Kingdom that will destroy religion on this earth, for they are all teaching false doctrines. The book of Revelation the prophecy for our time, assures us that Jesus is in control. Daniel 2:44
"The one true religion, Jehovah's witnesses...[believes that]..."It will be God's Kingdom that will destroy religion on this earth..."
Do you not see the irony in your statement?
If all religion was destroyed, there would be ZERO religions, not even the ONE religion of YOURS would exist.
Every religion is clamoring to be that "one" which will only result in the annihilation of them all. Religions basically cancel each other out, like 0-0=0. Either all of them are right or none of them are right - there's no other way.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#62 Jul 1, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
If the leftists are liberal in the classic sense, then why are their policies always socialist and unConstitutional?
You mean like Health Care? Oh, wait. That IS Constitutional. Please, tell me which of the "liberal policies" have been ruled Unconstitutional.
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
Rizzo was without atheism as well. He's right. We're born a blank slate.
Either he was born believing in a God or he wasn't. Can't have it both ways. Was he born without aleprechaunism, aunicornism, and avampireism as well?
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
Jesus was a Conservative..
The Jesus that said a rich man has as much chance of getting into heaven as a camel does of getting through the eye of a needle? The same Jesus who had long hair and walked around helping the poor and the sick? The same Jesus that turned over the bankers tables? The same Jesus who said 'he who is without sin, throw the first stone.'?

You are too stupid to continue......Another Mouthbreather getting spoonfed.
The truth is, if Jesus came back today, people like you would call him a homeless Communist. The most laughable part of all of this is that you worship a hippie.
Sharkey

Reno, NV

#63 Jul 1, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
<quoted text>
Read Frank's link. Jesus was a Conservative. Jesus did not tell people to give away their wealth to the state. Jesus never instructed his followers to embrace a centralized authority that redistributes the labor of it's citizens.
Jesus instructed people to give away their wealth and follow him. This was in the context of giving up everything to follow him... Not just wealth.
Jesus was a Conservative.
Jesus had never even heard of these terms "liberal and conservative" or "the state" or "centralized athourity" in his time. Those words weren't even in the people's vocabulary at that time. Jesus is not "Americanized" as he came before the USA, Republicans and Democrats were even thought of! Both sides are just selfishly idolocizing Jesus for their own personals prejudices.
It seems like he more likely shot down the middle like a moderate. I don't think Jesus took any sides and pitted one against the other in an "us vs. them" battle.
And he didn't even live long enough to get entrenched in a bunch of us-vs.-them political bullsh!t....he was murdered in his early thirties.
There's no need to drag a man dead for over 2,000 years into stupid politicals. There's nothing that he could do about it anyway...Jesus is DEAD.
Sharkey

Reno, NV

#64 Jul 1, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like Health Care? Oh, wait. That IS Constitutional. Please, tell me which of the "liberal policies" have been ruled Unconstitutional.<quoted text>Either he was born believing in a God or he wasn't. Can't have it both ways. Was he born without aleprechaunism, aunicornism, and avampireism as well?<quoted text>The Jesus that said a rich man has as much chance of getting into heaven as a camel does of getting through the eye of a needle? The same Jesus who had long hair and walked around helping the poor and the sick? The same Jesus that turned over the bankers tables? The same Jesus who said 'he who is without sin, throw the first stone.'?
You are too stupid to continue......Another Mouthbreather getting spoonfed.
The truth is, if Jesus came back today, people like you would call him a homeless Communist. The most laughable part of all of this is that you worship a hippie.
If Jesus came back today he'd be mistaken for an Arab terrorist and killed for looking too Middle Eastern or too Jewish, noting the hatred some Christians have for Jews.
Having been born in Bethlehem, Jesus sure wouldn't be blond and blue-eyed like he is portrayed by some. There are even images of Jesus with black skin and kinky hair like an African! THAT image REALLY makes people upset!
That's why it's good to remain dead because Dead is forever. You never have to come back to deal with the stupid LIVING...
Sharkey

Reno, NV

#65 Jul 1, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
<quoted text>
Rizzo was without atheism as well. He's right. We're born a blank slate.
Since we were "born a blank slate" that means we learn about the idea of god from other unreliable humans with their own biases. That's why we'll continue to fight over religion until we fight ourselves into self-extinction. What good are our individual beliefs if it's tearing apart the human species from within? No good at all. We humans are ONE species, as as ONE species we are killing our own selves off with "beliefs".

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