Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14730 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.

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“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#5522 Feb 11, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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You just proved you also know nothing of Christmas, for once again, Jesus was never born any time near Christmas.
Don't assume....I know far more than you think Laces out.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#5523 Feb 11, 2013
Many theists also accept these different sciences.

Talk to your preacher he probably does as well. Seriously this is the best you got? You really can't do any better?
BBSting wrote:
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Which doesn't explain why atheists routinely refer to science's myths (big bang, evolution, natural selection) to renounce the existence of God.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#5524 Feb 11, 2013
They switched Jesus in place of other gods as the reason for celebration. No other difference. None.
Fitz wrote:
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Pagan Holidays are by definition religious. These were Hoilidays devoted to the worship of Pagan Gods.
Its simply not accurate to describe Holidays like Christmas as "really" pagan Holidays. Clearly they are Christian Holidays.
As such, they are "feast days" and are suppose to be celebrated amoungst family and friends,There is supposed to be a celebration feast (meal) and the giving of gifts (the three wise men)
If you want to celebrate festivus go ahead, the rest of us Christians wil continue to celbrate the Birth of Christ.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#5525 Feb 11, 2013
As the 20 Muslims blowing themselves up right now before they hit the trigger.

And no, the actual studies on the suicide rates between believers and non believers are conflicting and contradicting. Fact.
Fitz wrote:
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Source for your wildly speculative hypothesis of suicide rates and muslims?
I thought not..
The fact of the matter is multiple studies have been done regarding suicide and atheism/religion...It has been confirmed and reafirmed and is wildly conceded amoung secular scholars.
The effect is so vast that it shows up in enire countires with the least religious countries having the highest rates and the most religious countries having the lowest.
Most serious intellects simply concede proven facts such as this...it takes an insecure mind to try an refute what is so widley accepted.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#5526 Feb 11, 2013
That one is a bigot and celebrates his bigotry. He even once said atheists should not be allowed to post their opinions on the atheism topix forums and should instead be made to build their own website to do so. Seriously, this is what he believes.
Lacez wrote:
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Another useless opinion that can't be refuted because it has no basis in fact and is therefore invalid.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5527 Feb 11, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Baloney! More atheists commit suicide than those who are religious.
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx...
A belief in no afterlife didn't stop godless communist regimes from engaging in wholesale torture and genocide.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_un...
This in not a sample of the population at large. The starting set of people met,” DSM-III-R criteria for a current major depressive episode…” Your starting group is a small sub set of very depressed people. This type of diagnosis requires human interpretation and is subject to unintentional bias. Additionally, this is not a blind study (forget double blind)– that is the people collecting the data knew which person gave which answers. Another problem is that the some of the data is self reported. People are poor at giving self reported data. I imagine this could be worse if your are very depressed. I also could not find in the study how they decided who did or did not have a “religious affiliation”. These are all huge problems for this study.

In this sub group there is a material variation in personal networks (which could affect suicide rates – again – no control is provided)“Religiously affiliated subjects reported a more family-oriented social network, reflected in more time spent with first-degree relatives.”

I loved this little gem –“Therefore, it is possible that depressed patients who stated that they were atheists or had no religion had abandoned religion as a consequence of depression or hopelessness.”
So… When you are really depressed you may claim to not care about religion – DUH! When really depressed you are likely to not care about a lot of things.
http://www.skepticmoney.com/religious-affilia...

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5528 Feb 11, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Fitz also parades the "Gay and Lesbian" threads. His posts are never on topic and contain not a single grain of truth.
Thanks Lacez. Good to meet ya

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5529 Feb 11, 2013
Fitz wrote:
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Just because their was a winter solstace that was co-opted by early Christians dosent make an expressley religious holiday somehow "really" a pagan holiday.
Its resonable to assert that 2000 years of christianization qualifies the Birth of Christ as a religious holiday..
Just saying.
Here's the difference; we know when the winter solstice occurs. You have no idea what the exact date of JC's birth was.
Jumper The Wise

Morgantown, KY

#5530 Feb 11, 2013
I say set a date and live with it.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#5531 Feb 11, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Actually I have seen some so called atheists who asked God for forgiveness when they were dying. Why wait until the last minute?
No one should wait "till last minute" because no one knows when his Last Minute shall come.

But pious people keep repenting thru out their lives and "especially" at last minute , so that they end their lives on a positive note and hand over their souls to their Creator with peace and tranquility.

That repentance is not of a criminal, but a dutiful subject, who did try his best to follow the laws and decrees but feels that he has not done enough.

Though they sound the same, there is a world of difference between the two types of people.

A very good question!!

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#5532 Feb 11, 2013
So whoever does not convert to Islam is doomed yes Muq?
MUQ wrote:
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No one should wait "till last minute" because no one knows when his Last Minute shall come.
But pious people keep repenting thru out their lives and "especially" at last minute , so that they end their lives on a positive note and hand over their souls to their Creator with peace and tranquility.
That repentance is not of a criminal, but a dutiful subject, who did try his best to follow the laws and decrees but feels that he has not done enough.
Though they sound the same, there is a world of difference between the two types of people.
A very good question!!

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#5533 Feb 11, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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"That's from a poem Milton wrote, "
Yup that why I said "To quote Milton. "
Duh!
"Satanists don't even believe Satan "
Oh come on!
"Brilliant? You think so?
First off it's not true.
To quote Milton. "It's better to rule in hell then to serve in heaven"
Satanism has many that believe in hell and believe they are going there.
As for the rest those that believe there is a hell also read enough of the book to understand how not to wind up there.
Not really Brilliant, just common sense"
Even Anton Le Vay doesn't believe in Satan, he just likes making fun of all shose sheeple who can't think for themselves.
socci

Cross Timbers, MO

#5534 Feb 11, 2013
albtraum wrote:
Even Anton Le Vay doesn't believe in Satan, he just likes making fun of all shose sheeple who can't think for themselves.

Yet he's wrong, Satan is real. LeVay probably even knows that and just likes to deceive people, like the pope.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#5535 Feb 11, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
I say set a date and live with it.
They did, Winter Solstice....borrowed from the Pagans....same with Easter....just borrow a Pagan Holiday and try to act like it's an original xtian thought (which is an oxymoron).

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#5536 Feb 11, 2013
socci wrote:
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Yet he's wrong, Satan is real. LeVay probably even knows that and just likes to deceive people, like the pope.
No, Virginia. There is no Satan nor is there a Santa Claus. Soooo, anti-Catholic....you must be a Baptist....lol....most contentious bunch of people you'd never want to meet.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#5537 Feb 12, 2013
MS wrote:
01. Don't project your theist loathing and nihilism on atheists. Just because you can't imagine a life outside your God's a-hole doesn't mean nobody else can.

02. If you can't imagine a good moral life without a belief in an imaginary being than by all means DO NOT LEAVE YOUR FU&KING CHURCH. Without your religion you would run amok killing and raping? Is that what you're saying?
Ans.

01. If atheists have no belief in any God or any Divine Guidance, what is the basis of their "morality"?

Their Morality is as shifty as their own beliefs. On day they might consider one act as "Moral" and next they might declare it "Non Moral" and Vice Versa.

Look at the case with Sodomy and Lesbianism?

Atheists of 100 years back termed them as "Immoral" but the same has become "Moral" for our present day Atheists.

I want to ask you, from a purely Atheist point of view, why should you not rob?
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#5538 Feb 12, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So whoever does not convert to Islam is doomed yes Muq?
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The one to whom the message was Islam reached and they understood it and yet he or she rejected ...they are doomed.

To those whom the message of Islam did not reach or those who are still pondering and checking and verifying....and meanwhile trying their best to follow the teachings of their True Prophets of God....they shall not be doomed.

Those who think this world is plaything and there is no God and there is no higher purpose of life other than like an animal....they are already doomed, no question about it.

Is there a fourth category?

In the Hereafter....there will be only TWO categories, those who go to paradise and those who go to hell fire. There will be no Third Category.

Allah Knows Best.

“Miles from Nowhere”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#5539 Feb 12, 2013
albtraum wrote:
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Even Anton Le Vay doesn't believe in Satan, he just likes making fun of all shose sheeple who can't think for themselves.
He's dead.

Just sayin

“Miles from Nowhere”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#5540 Feb 12, 2013
socci wrote:
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Yet he's wrong, Satan is real. LeVay probably even knows that and just likes to deceive people, like the pope.
He died.

LaVey. Not the pope.
Mr Smartypants

United States

#5541 Feb 12, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
01. If atheists have no belief in any God or any Divine Guidance, what is the basis of their "morality"?
Reason. Logic. Being brought up by civilized parents. Ultimately, evolution.
Their Morality is as shifty as their own beliefs. On day they might consider one act as "Moral" and next they might declare it "Non Moral" and Vice Versa.
That's because we THINK instead of having a one-size-fits-all mentality like anybody else stuck in the Bronze Age.
Look at the case with Sodomy and Lesbianism?
Atheists of 100 years back termed them as "Immoral" but the same has become "Moral" for our present day Atheists.
Because, unlike Muslims still stuck in the Dark Ages, atheists are capable of changing their minds with increasing knowledge.
I want to ask you, from a purely Atheist point of view, why should you not rob?
Um, prison? Because we were raised by decent parents who taught us how to act civilized?

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