Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14715 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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#6343 Feb 25, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
A belief in reason is as much of an act of faith as the belief in a God or multiples thereof, neither can itself be fully proved nor disproved and neither disproves the existence of the other.
Yup

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#6344 Feb 25, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>If you go back an read some of his earlier posts you get a better idea on just how ignorant he is. One of my favorites is when he got busted posting under another screen name KJV. Not only responding to posts made to KJV but even using that screen name's spelling and punctuation errors

When confronted with this his answer was.... Get ready for this... No seriously this was the excuse he used.... It's almost painful how stupid this was.... Ahem... We make the exact same mistakes when posting because we worked together for 35 years.

Seriously he used that excuse. An excuse that a 3rd grade child could see through.

:sigh:
Wrong!

Never happened. I work with KJV our style of posting is the same because we post together under one of our names when we're together. Oh and he's out of the country for a bit but he'll be back.

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#6345 Feb 25, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah that is exactly what he said, how hard is it to understand that by you saying "I believe Grandma's cake will be awesome." is what you call a religious belief? That is what you are saying, it can be proven, but not necessarily so. And saying that "I don't believe aliens rule the world from invisible taco shaped spaceships.", is considered by you to be a religious belief. Those two statements do meet your criteria for the definition.
Ok Dolt lets do this very slow so you can keep up.

Believing that no God or gods exist is unprovable.

Believing in something unprovable is called faith.

faith\ˈfāth\
noun
1 a : firm belief in something for which there is no proof

Synonyms: religion

Your grandma's cake and taste is not unprovable.

Did ya get that?
Oh are you still lost?

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#6346 Feb 25, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Disbelief is not belief, simpleton.
You using an incorrect definition of a word does not change it. Dolt

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#6347 Feb 25, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Christains like longears will often resort to weak word games.

It's the best they can do.
The best what?

What am I required to do?

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#6348 Feb 25, 2013
Found this blog quite interesting.
I think he got my name wrong its not Langan it's Langoliers.

"I just finished the book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Among the topics are one on Christopher Langan who has an IQ of 195, which is supposed to be the highest in the world. After finishing the chapter I googled him, and found out that he has been studying physics on his own for pretty much his entire life but only went to college for one year.

What interested me was that he has been working on something that he calls "Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe". While I don´t understand much of it (few does) I was surprised to see that he actually believes in God. Not only that, he claims that it is possible to mathematically prove that God exists and that we have a soul. At first glance I was amazed of this, since I´m a complete atheist (and swedish - none of use are believers). But I can´t help thinking that, since his mind are more powerful than anyone else´s, maybe he has seen further than anyone ever have. This scares me a little bit, b/c obv if he is correct I really don´t want to die for obvious reasons "

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#6349 Feb 25, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Disbelief is not belief, simpleton.
And absence if proof is not proof.
sickofit

Owatonna, MN

#6350 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
And absence if proof is not proof.
There is more proof that god is not real then tehre is he or she is real...I mean since no one has seen from or heard from god since time the bible was written I would say the proof he is real is slim and very old...And since there has been no proof of god sicne that time that initself is great proof he is not real...

The thing is this.....your god is your god. And since he is your god proving he is real is on your sholders. I dont nor does anyone have to prove he is not real....AGAIN IT IS YOUR RELIGION YOUR GOD...PROOF IS ON YOU.....NOT US.

If I said I had seen and knew space aliens were real....Would you have to prove me wrong ro would I have to prove myself right??????????

Think about it.

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#6351 Feb 25, 2013
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>There is more proof that god is not real then tehre is he or she is real...I mean since no one has seen from or heard from god since time the bible was written I would say the proof he is real is slim and very old...And since there has been no proof of god sicne that time that initself is great proof he is not real...

The thing is this.....your god is your god. And since he is your god proving he is real is on your sholders. I dont nor does anyone have to prove he is not real....AGAIN IT IS YOUR RELIGION YOUR GOD...PROOF IS ON YOU.....NOT US.

If I said I had seen and knew space aliens were real....Would you have to prove me wrong ro would I have to prove myself right??????????

Think about it.
There is no proof that God is not real.

LOL
sickofit

Owatonna, MN

#6352 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no proof that God is not real.
LOL
There is no proof he is real.. So lets call it a draw you keep your religion and let others live there lives as they wish...Sound good?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#6353 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok Dolt lets do this very slow so you can keep up.
Believing that no God or gods exist is unprovable.
Believing in something unprovable is called faith.
faith\ˈfāth\
noun
1 a : firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Synonyms: religion
Your grandma's cake and taste is not unprovable.
Did ya get that?
Oh are you still lost?
Things that don't exist "prove" they don't exist by not having any detectable effect on our universe. Your deity and the heaven it supposedly lives in are good examples of things that don't exist.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6354 Feb 25, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
Fine, just walk off a tall building then. After all, it is just the belief in gravity that keeps it real, right?
Never disregard the miraculous. I know all about gravity. I once watched it in the most amazing action as 8 stories of wood and steel scaffolding collapsed on three people right before my eyes and the only thing separating me from them was the glass wall around the revolving door that I was in when it happened. Before it happened, I was heading for that revolving door when I could have sworn I heard someone call my name. I stopped and looked, nobody that would have been calling me, so... The difference between witness and victim. The person who went through the revolving door when I stopped to look for whoever, died. I watched.

Think about the guy who survived dropping forty odd stories along with a window washers platform. The guy with him understandably died, but he didn't. Sure, what was involved in the mechanism of his survival can be reasoned out, reduced to a series of mathematical formulas and scientific explanations for a wildly improbable series of events that diminished the effects of gravity for one and not the other and if that's all you want to believe in fine, but try and replicate it.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#6355 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
The best what?
What am I required to do?
Well, you have the right to remain silent.

Because whatever you say will probably be stupid anyway.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#6356 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok Dolt lets do this very slow so you can keep up.
Believing that no God or gods exist is unprovable.
Believing in something unprovable is called faith.
faith\ˈfāth\
noun
1 a : firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Synonyms: religion
Your grandma's cake and taste is not unprovable.
Did ya get that?
Oh are you still lost?
“I always flinch in embarrassment for the believer who trots out,“Atheism is just another kind of faith,” because it’s a tacit admission that taking claims on faith is a silly thing to do. When you’ve succumbed to arguing that the opposition is just as misguided as you are, it’s time to take a step back and rethink your attitudes.”- Amanda Marcotte

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#6357 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no proof that God is not real.
LOL
Not just your god, wetpants.

Also the many other gods and goddesses worshiped by people around the world.

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#6358 Feb 25, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>“I always flinch in embarrassment for the believer who trots out,“Atheism is just another kind of faith,” because it’s a tacit admission that taking claims on faith is a silly thing to do. When you’ve succumbed to arguing that the opposition is just as misguided as you are, it’s time to take a step back and rethink your attitudes.”- Amanda Marcotte
I don't think you have a leg to stand on

Woody!

Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>. "Atheists believe there are no gods."

Khatru:
"Atheists believe there are no gods."

Bingo!!

A positive belief!!
As in Religion!

A positive assertion in a belief put the burden of proof on "you" that there is no gods!

To easy.

LOL
sickofit

Owatonna, MN

#6359 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think you have a leg to stand on
Woody!
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>. "Atheists believe there are no gods."
Khatru:
"Atheists believe there are no gods."
Bingo!!
A positive belief!!
As in Religion!
A positive assertion in a belief put the burden of proof on "you" that there is no gods!
To easy.
LOL
Does beleiveing the sun is hot and gives off light mean I worship the sun.????? Does beleveing (for now) that there are no space aliens mean I am in a anti-space alien religion?

How is not beleiving in something mean you beleive in the oppisite???

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#6360 Feb 25, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think you have a leg to stand on
Woody!
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>. "Atheists believe there are no gods."
Khatru:
"Atheists believe there are no gods."
Bingo!!
A positive belief!!
As in Religion!
A positive assertion in a belief put the burden of proof on "you" that there is no gods!
To easy.
LOL
Khatru wrote:
Because whatever you say will probably be stupid anyway.
See? I told you so.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#6361 Feb 25, 2013
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>
Does beleiveing the sun is hot and gives off light mean I worship the sun.????? Does beleveing (for now) that there are no space aliens mean I am in a anti-space alien religion?
How is not beleiving in something mean you beleive in the oppisite???
Wetpants realises the stupidity of his own beliefs and seeks to drape non-believers in it by playing idiotic word games.

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#6362 Feb 25, 2013
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>Does beleiveing the sun is hot and gives off light mean I worship the sun.????? Does beleveing (for now) that there are no space aliens mean I am in a anti-space alien religion?

How is not beleiving in something mean you beleive in the oppisite???
Boy your stupid!

Of course not Dolt.

Atheist believe there is no God or gods.
Positive assertion of something unprovable.

That's what makes it a religion.

Agnostic don't believe in a God or gods.
They also don't believe that there is NO God or gods.

How very sad that atheist can't grasp the simple definition of the word they choose to describe their beliefs.

I have not made up the definition I only read them and posted them.

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