Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

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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. Full Story

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5641 Feb 14, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>Well if you look at the story of "the star of Bethlehem" you would see that the birth of Jesus was not Dec. 25 rather Dec. 25 was the day that the wise men found Jesus and gave him their gifts.
And even then, there is no evidence of his existence.
Conveniently, there is never evidence to support the bible's *stories.*
Because that's all they are; stories.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5642 Feb 14, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>Bride if Frankenstein?
*groom

If that's your fancy, go ahead and think of it that way.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5643 Feb 14, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>Of not if
You know, you really are quite the Langolier, if taken from the Stephen King short story.

You eat everything up, and produce nothing.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#5644 Feb 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Argument to authority logical fallacy. Can't you people do any better?
<quoted text>
I know....I can appeal to a higher authority...Tom Brady!
Siro

Seven Hills, Australia

#5645 Feb 14, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheist?
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

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#5647 Feb 14, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
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

Australia

#5648 Feb 14, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
You know, you really are quite the Langolier, if taken from the Stephen King short story.
You eat everything up, and produce nothing.
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

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

Lugau, 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

Australia

#5653 Feb 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why didn't you just say "fictional", then?
<quoted text>
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

Lugau, Germany

#5654 Feb 14, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
In the nuclear age god is a laughable myth!
That's because the nuclear age is the result of godless thinking.
Thinking

Yeovil, 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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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

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.
<quoted text>
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

Australia

#5659 Feb 14, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
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

Yeovil, 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:
<quoted text>
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

Jubail, 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”.

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