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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Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#5647 Feb 14, 2013
Siro wrote:
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Indeed it is, the church of satan is 100% atheist.
It does not recognise any theistic being and operates on the 'if it feels good then do it' mantra like the atheist scumbags on this site
By the way, how do you define a "theistic being"?

Seeing as you're the one that said it...
Siro

Ashfield, Australia

#5648 Feb 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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By the way, how do you define a "theistic being"?
Seeing as you're the one that said it...
A being that humans cannot fully know or define but is knowable and identified as a persona.
eg. Jehovah or satan

Since: Mar 11

United States

#5649 Feb 14, 2013
Your imaginary friend doesn't count.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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I know....I can appeal to a higher authority...Tom Brady!

Since: Mar 11

United States

#5650 Feb 14, 2013
He is always scampering towards stupidity.
Lacez wrote:
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You know, you really are quite the Langolier, if taken from the Stephen King short story.
You eat everything up, and produce nothing.
Thinking

Cullompton, UK

#5651 Feb 14, 2013
Why didn't you just say "fictional", then?
Siro wrote:
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A being that humans cannot fully know or define but is knowable and identified as a persona.
eg. Jehovah or satan
Henry

Gersdorf, Germany

#5652 Feb 14, 2013
EdSed wrote:
So, in a word "enlightenment" is the reason?
Probably true enough. In British history the 'Age of Enthusiasm" (English civil war and the brief republic, or interegnum) was followed by the 'Age of Reason'. Arguably, the Scottish Enlightenment was a natural sequitur from the Age of Reason. Later, there seemed to be a reaction against the 'worship of reason' which appeared to some to have become a new religion in itself.(Shades of some religionists' perception of atheism?)
Unsubstantiated belief and acts of faith are intellectually dubious or simply wrong. One should only believe anything as far as reason and evidence support the belief. Even today many people doubt and reject that.
All religions are hostile to science!
Siro

Ashfield, Australia

#5653 Feb 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why didn't you just say "fictional", then?
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Why would I say that?

A comparison....
There is a country called Gabon in Africa.
Ive never been there, nor do I know anyone whos been there, nor have I met anyone from there. I dont know what it looks like or how its people live, but I do not doubt that it exists.
Do you?
Henry

Gersdorf, Germany

#5654 Feb 14, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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A belief in nothing generally produces nothing.
In the nuclear age god is a laughable myth!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#5655 Feb 14, 2013
Henry wrote:
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In the nuclear age god is a laughable myth!
That's because the nuclear age is the result of godless thinking.
Thinking

Cullompton, UK

#5656 Feb 14, 2013
But there isn't a jehovah any more than there is a Darth Vader.
So yours is a sh!t comparison.
Siro wrote:
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Why would I say that?
A comparison....
There is a country called Gabon in Africa.
Ive never been there, nor do I know anyone whos been there, nor have I met anyone from there. I dont know what it looks like or how its people live, but I do not doubt that it exists.
Do you?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5657 Feb 14, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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That's because the nuclear age is the result of godless thinking.
Godless thinking has always existed, because god isn't real. The problem is that mentally ill people - people who believe in god, have no understanding or respect for truth or honesty.
Siro

Ashfield, Australia

#5658 Feb 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
But there isn't a jehovah any more than there is a Darth Vader.
So yours is a sh!t comparison.
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Why?
Because you said so?
Skeptic is that you?

I mentioned Gabon and you said it was a sh!t comparison.
Well......does that not make you...A RACIST!!!!
So now go and cry to bob...
Siro

Ashfield, Australia

#5659 Feb 14, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Godless thinking has always existed, because god isn't real. The problem is that mentally ill people - people who believe in god, have no understanding or respect for truth or honesty.
So youre a few thousand years old and most of the world is crackers all because you said so, I mean, how dare we not take your mangod word as pure gospel without question?????

Blowhard
Thinking

Cullompton, UK

#5660 Feb 14, 2013
No, simple Syrian. I stated Gabon is real. jehovah is not real. Therefore yours is a sh!t comparison.
Siro wrote:
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Why?
Because you said so?
Skeptic is that you?
I mentioned Gabon and you said it was a sh!t comparison.
Well......does that not make you...A RACIST!!!!
So now go and cry to bob...
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#5661 Feb 14, 2013
lacaz wrote:
If you think that religion is the only thing that stops you from killing people, that makes you a psychopath.

If you were to stop believing in your god for a few minutes or your faith even faltered, your publicly voiced opinions claim that you would go out and jut murder someone.
Ans.

01. Religion is not the “only” thing that prevents humans from turning into beasts, but it has a very strong “restraining power” if some one wants to turn into beast.

It is religion which gives you hope and stability and some thing to lean on, when the goings get tough. Atheists have no support and would “just end their lives with suicide when the goings get tough”. What else they have to lean on?

02. You are right, if we “voluntary renounce” religion for short periods and commit crimes and then “wear the clock of religion” once again, then it means that we have not understood the nature of religion.

It is not like a shirt which you can wear and take it off when you feel like it.

It becomes part of you, you can get out of it, but it is like sedition, when some one leaves the country of his birth and goes into “live in enemy’s territory”.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#5662 Feb 14, 2013
We have observable proof for Gabon but no for your Allah. I see genital mutilation when you were 10 killed many brain cells.
Siro wrote:
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Why would I say that?
A comparison....
There is a country called Gabon in Africa.
Ive never been there, nor do I know anyone whos been there, nor have I met anyone from there. I dont know what it looks like or how its people live, but I do not doubt that it exists.
Do you?
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#5663 Feb 14, 2013
Hill wrote:
1.

Well then ... we've pretty much established that the preponderance of Humanity "benefits" from the influence of one religion or another. It is from religion that we "must" derive a moral compass, else we would simply not know right from wrong. Yet, in your own words humans "kill and enslave and plan to kill and torture other humans and nations and groups which "

Religion (pick one) is the most vile, most destructive, most counter-productive construct of the Human mind ... ever. Even so, you people, you Religionists wave your holy books, feebly thump your empty chests, pat each other on the back and support each others delusions and for what?
Ans.

01. You are wrong, religions have not failed us, it is the people who misused religions to further their own interests.

I doubt if any religions wants its follower to exploit wealth and manpower of other nations “just to enjoy the fruits of life”.

What are religions but a set of beliefs and laws and directions as to how to fulfill your duties.

If its followers do not adhere to these laws, will it be fault of religions or people?

There are religions who have some thing wrong in their teachings itself (like the concept of Trinity, Divinity of Jesus and his dieing for the sins of humanity etc in Christianity), but if you look closely you will find that it is also the handiwork of the followers and not their prophets.

02. You “ferocious criticism” of all religions in those “venom filled” words speak of unbalanced nature and using emotions in place of reason and logic.

Anyone can used these words for any idea one does not like and pen down similar “high charged” words of criticism.

03. So the reality is that some followers of religion misuse their power and authority and use the name of religions to justify their own basic desires.

It is just like those “Social Democratic Republics” that are usually under the firm control of Dictators and Generals and have nothing to do with these words.

So if some one says that Socialism, Democracy and Republic teach Dictatorship, then whose fault is shall be?

The best way is to point out at the teachings of religions and check and verify which are right and reasonable and practicable.

You cannot sweep all religions and their teachings with one broom.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#5665 Feb 14, 2013
11. Teachings of Islam are based on Revelation from God and sayings and action of Prophet of God and no one has any higher authority than these.

12.Then Islam was established on firm footing during the life time of prophet itself and he left more than one hundred thousands of his dedicated followers who did not change the message after the prophet left the world.

13.The scriptures of Islam called Quran is fully preserved and kept in its original state and original language. In the same way, sayings of prophet and his biography is fully preserved and protected, which no other religion can match.

14. In Islam there is no “hierarchical priesthood” there are no Popes or Archbishops in Islam, who have “divine power” of interpretation Scriptures.

15. In Islam the rewards are based on how much every individual makes efforts for his salvation. There is no “savior” except God who can forgive their sins.

And there never was a time, when there was any restriction on acquiring knowledge in Islam.

16. That is why we saw that at the height of Islam coincided with Muslims being at the pinnacle of world, while in the case of Christianity it is reverse.

Now you can see, how much Islam and Christianity is different from each other. I cannot put all the details in one post, so I would request you to change your attitude and get rid of “all religions are just same” and “one you study one, you have studied them all” sort of attitude.

If you are sincere, you might find the true path.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#5666 Feb 14, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
01. You are wrong, religions have not failed us, it is the people who misused religions to further their own interests.
I doubt if any religions wants its follower to exploit wealth and manpower of other nations “just to enjoy the fruits of life”.
What are religions but a set of beliefs and laws and directions as to how to fulfill your duties.
If its followers do not adhere to these laws, will it be fault of religions or people?
There are religions who have some thing wrong in their teachings itself (like the concept of Trinity, Divinity of Jesus and his dieing for the sins of humanity etc in Christianity), but if you look closely you will find that it is also the handiwork of the followers and not their prophets.
02. You “ferocious criticism” of all religions in those “venom filled” words speak of unbalanced nature and using emotions in place of reason and logic.
Anyone can used these words for any idea one does not like and pen down similar “high charged” words of criticism.
03. So the reality is that some followers of religion misuse their power and authority and use the name of religions to justify their own basic desires.
It is just like those “Social Democratic Republics” that are usually under the firm control of Dictators and Generals and have nothing to do with these words.
So if some one says that Socialism, Democracy and Republic teach Dictatorship, then whose fault is shall be?
The best way is to point out at the teachings of religions and check and verify which are right and reasonable and practicable.
You cannot sweep all religions and their teachings with one broom.
So, if the religion is "straight from God", how can it be misused by mere mortals? God didn't see the distortions coming and could do nothing to prevent it? That would mean he can't be God, right?

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#5667 Feb 14, 2013
Siro wrote:
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A being that humans cannot fully know or define but is knowable and identified as a persona.
eg. Jehovah or satan
Here you say that Satan is theistic being.

You also said that the Church of Satan do not recognise a theistic being.
Siro wrote:
Indeed it is, the church of satan is 100% atheist.

It does not recognise any theistic being ....
In other words, you appear to be saying that Satan is not a theistic being.

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