Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14736 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at News24.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#6532 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Hitler was a catholic Stalin went to priest school an is to this day a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. All if these men were totalitarians. Do show where one of them stated they were having people killed in the name of atheism and not because of consolidating power?
Atheistic consolidation of power
Unlike Christians who gush over killing for Jesus like Hitler who dubbed the Jews Christ killers who were going to pay for that.
Hitler also gushed over killing Poles, including Catholic priests, Russians, Gypsies, Homosexuals, etc. Stalin also gushed over killing Jews, and Ukranians, plus a variety of other ethnicities, and his own people.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#6533 Mar 3, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Maybe there wouldn't be a Western Civilization and an Eastern Civilization trying to kill each other.
Man has always found a reason to kill his fellow man, religion is but one.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

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#6534 Mar 3, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Man has always found a reason to kill his fellow man, religion is but one.
Religion is the ground in which the seeds of divisiveness are always planted.

“There are other issues.”

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#6535 Mar 3, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>No.

Hitler was born into the Catholic Church, but hated Christianity and planned to eradicate it from Germany. Plans were already being implemented for completion as soon as they got rid of the jews. The Nuremberg documents prove this beyond any doubt, and it is not even debatable, except in certain isolated circles of christian-haters and nazi-sypathizers.

Hitlers philosophy was,...wait for it,...wait for it,...

DARWINISM!


Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda:

"The Fuhrer is deeply religous, though completely anti-Christian. He views Christianity as a symptom of decay. Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race... Both [Judaism and Christianity] have no point of contact to the animal element, and thus, in the end, they will be destroyed."

How, dear GiveMeLiverwurst, do you manage to be wrong on every single thing you say?

Seriously, how do you do it? Most people can be right once in a while just due to statistical probability.

How you can be wrong 100% of the time is mind-boggling.

Did you have a reverse NDE? Are you hallucinating about not being born yet?

You should submit yourself to scientific study. Your brain is truly a miracle in error.
Correct!

“There are other issues.”

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#6536 Mar 3, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>WRong again, GiveMeLiverwust.

Atheist mass murder in the last 75 years dwarfs the murders by believers in all of history.

What is it about atheists, that when they get a position of power, they start mass-murdering their own people?

Are they all - like you - just stupid as hell?
Yep

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#6537 Mar 3, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Religion is the ground in which the seeds of divisiveness are always planted.
Religion is but one. Politics, economics, cultures, etc, are also fertile ground for divisiveness.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#6538 Mar 3, 2013
No atheistic had nothing to do with it. In fact several of Stalin's head people were devoutly religious and Stalin himself ordered and paid a tremendous amount of money fixing up old orthodox churches. I am sorry but your apologetic websites have lied to you.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Atheistic consolidation of power
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Hitler also gushed over killing Poles, including Catholic priests, Russians, Gypsies, Homosexuals, etc. Stalin also gushed over killing Jews, and Ukranians, plus a variety of other ethnicities, and his own people.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#6539 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
No atheistic had nothing to do with it. In fact several of Stalin's head people were devoutly religious and Stalin himself ordered and paid a tremendous amount of money fixing up old orthodox churches. I am sorry but your apologetic websites have lied to you.
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http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Stalins%...

Stalin developed what became known as a "personality cult". Artists painted pictures glorifying Stalin and he dominated many pictures. It was not unusual for Stalin to be in a white suit so that he stood out from the crowd. He gained the nickname "Uncle Joe" which was an attempt to develop an image of a kind, homely man who was the ‘father’ of all Russians. This was all called "Social Realism". Those who wrote poems and novels had to do the same - write about Stalin in a manner which gloried him. Some artists and authors were so depressed by all this that they committed suicide rather than do what the state ordered them to do. Many others tried to leave the country.

Education was strictly controlled by the state. In 1932, a rigid programme of discipline and education was introduced. Exams, banned under Lenin, were reintroduced. The way subjects were taught was laid down by the government - especially History where Stalin’s part in the 1917 Revolution and his relationship with Lenin was overplayed. Books were strictly censored by the state and Stalin ordered the writing of a new book called "A short history of the USSR" which had to be used in schools.

Outside of school, children were expected to join youth organisations such as the Octobrists for 8 to 10 year olds and the Pioneers for the 10 to 16 year olds. From 19 to 23 you were expected to join the Komsomol. Children were taught how to be a good socialist/communist and an emphasis was put on outdoor activities and clean living.

There was a marked increase in the attacks on the churches of the USSR throughout the 1930’s. Communism had taught people that religion was "the opium of the masses" (Karl Marx) and church leaders were arrested and churches physically shut down. Stalin could not allow a challenge to his position and anybody who worshipped God was a challenge as the "personality cult" was meant for people to worship Stalin.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#6540 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
No atheistic had nothing to do with it. In fact several of Stalin's head people were devoutly religious and Stalin himself ordered and paid a tremendous amount of money fixing up old orthodox churches. I am sorry but your apologetic websites have lied to you.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Re...
Raised in the Georgian Orthodox faith, Stalin became an atheist. He followed the position adopted by Lenin that religion was an opiate that needed to be removed in order to construct the ideal communist society. His government promoted atheism through special atheistic education in schools, anti-religious propaganda, the antireligious work of public institutions (Society of the Godless), discriminatory laws, and a terror campaign against religious believers. By the late 1930s it had become dangerous to be publicly associated with religion.[95]
Stalin's role in the fortunes of the Russian Orthodox Church is complex. Continuous persecution in the 1930s resulted in its near-extinction as a public institution: by 1939, active parishes numbered in the low hundreds (down from 54,000 in 1917), many churches had been leveled, and tens of thousands of priests, monks and nuns were persecuted and killed. Over 100,000 were shot during the purges of 1937–1938.[96][97] During World War II, the Church was allowed a revival as a patriotic organization, and thousands of parishes were reactivated until a further round of suppression during Khrushchev's rule. The Russian Orthodox Church Synod's recognition of the Soviet government and of Stalin personally led to a schism with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
Just days before Stalin's death, certain religious sects were outlawed and persecuted. Many religions popular in ethnic regions of the Soviet Union, including the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Baptists, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism underwent ordeals similar to that which the Orthodox churches in other parts of the country suffered: thousands of monks were persecuted, and hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, sacred monuments, monasteries and other religious buildings were razed. Stalin had a different policy outside the Soviet Union; he supported the Communist Uyghur Muslim separatists under Ehmetjan Qasim in the Ili Rebellion against the Anti Communist Republic of China regime. He supplied weapons to the Uyghur Ili army and Red Army support against Chinese forces, and helped them establish the Second East Turkestan Republic of which Islam was the official state religion.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#6541 Mar 3, 2013
Your wacky right wing link is crap. Marx didn't say religion was the opium of the masses look it up and he was dead long before Stalin. Regardless nothing there about atheism or killing in the name of atheism.

You lose.

Again.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Stalins%...
Stalin developed what became known as a "personality cult". Artists painted pictures glorifying Stalin and he dominated many pictures. It was not unusual for Stalin to be in a white suit so that he stood out from the crowd. He gained the nickname "Uncle Joe" which was an attempt to develop an image of a kind, homely man who was the ‘father’ of all Russians. This was all called "Social Realism". Those who wrote poems and novels had to do the same - write about Stalin in a manner which gloried him. Some artists and authors were so depressed by all this that they committed suicide rather than do what the state ordered them to do. Many others tried to leave the country.
Education was strictly controlled by the state. In 1932, a rigid programme of discipline and education was introduced. Exams, banned under Lenin, were reintroduced. The way subjects were taught was laid down by the government - especially History where Stalin’s part in the 1917 Revolution and his relationship with Lenin was overplayed. Books were strictly censored by the state and Stalin ordered the writing of a new book called "A short history of the USSR" which had to be used in schools.
Outside of school, children were expected to join youth organisations such as the Octobrists for 8 to 10 year olds and the Pioneers for the 10 to 16 year olds. From 19 to 23 you were expected to join the Komsomol. Children were taught how to be a good socialist/communist and an emphasis was put on outdoor activities and clean living.
There was a marked increase in the attacks on the churches of the USSR throughout the 1930’s. Communism had taught people that religion was "the opium of the masses" (Karl Marx).

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#6542 Mar 3, 2013
Nothing in your spam says he killed in the name of atheism. Not. One. Word.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Re...
Raised in the Georgian Orthodox faith, Stalin went to priest school.

“There are other issues.”

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#6543 Mar 3, 2013
Still an atheist so he killed as an atheist. No he didn't lose.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#6544 Mar 3, 2013
The god of Abraham inspires his followers!

http://news.yahoo.com/bomb-attack-kills-25-ka...

Meanwhile science...

http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-baby-born-hi...

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#6545 Mar 3, 2013
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Stalins%...

About the Author
Chris Trueman BA (Hons), MA set up www.historylearningsite.co.uk in 2000 as he felt there was no easily accessible and comprehensive website on World History on the web. The site has grown in popularity and is now viewed by hundreds of thousands of people each month from around the world.

Chris has written all the content for the site from his in-depth knowledge of History having taught History and Politics at a major secondary school in England for the last 26 years. Chris graduated with a BA (Honours) in History from Aberystwyth University, Wales in 1979 and has since studied at Loughborough University and gained a MA in management from Brighton University in 2000.

As well as History, Chris teaches British and American Politics at advanced level and both subjects are covered in depth on his site. Current plans for the site include a major section on British History in the Twentieth Century, an in-depth study on Stuart England targeted at those studying at Advanced level and work on the Falklands War to commemorate the 25th anniversary of this conflict.

Chris has made every effort to be as unbiased and objective as possible in presenting the facts and interpreting events. If you feel that a particular area needs attention do not hesitate to send in any information or opinion that you may have. Chris will consider it for inclusion on the site.

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#6546 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Nothing in your spam says he killed in the name of atheism. Not. One. Word.
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Spam....never tasted it. I heard it was a big hit with G.I.s in WWII

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#6547 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Your wacky right wing link is crap. Marx didn't say religion was the opium of the masses look it up and he was dead long before Stalin. Regardless nothing there about atheism or killing in the name of atheism.
You lose.
Again.
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"Wacky right wing link"? From the U.K.? Really Comrade? Some are more equal than others.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#6548 Mar 3, 2013
Ya the chump is a total wack job wingnut who know jachsht about history. Stalin wanted to be worshipped? Are you insane to even entertain that? Stalin was a paranoid schizophrenic who more often than not wanted to be left alone! Would even baracade up his door and hide under his table!

Stick to accurate historians not just idiots who fall in line with your talking points.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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"Wacky right wing link"? From the U.K.? Really Comrade? Some are more equal than others.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#6549 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Ya the chump is a total wack job wingnut who know jachsht about history. Stalin wanted to be worshipped? Are you insane to even entertain that? Stalin was a paranoid schizophrenic who more often than not wanted to be left alone! Would even baracade up his door and hide under his table!
Stick to accurate historians not just idiots who fall in line with your talking points.
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So is the gentleman from the UK a right wing whack job or just a whack job?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#6550 Mar 3, 2013
You find right wing nutters everywhere. He is astonishing with his ignorance.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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So is the gentleman from the UK a right wing whack job or just a whack job?
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#6551 Mar 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Well at least atheists don't strap bombs to their chest and go on suicide missions like you Jewish wannabes do.
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Do you mean athiests are cowards and afraid to die?

I did not know that this is also one of their traits.

Thanks for reminding me!!

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