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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at News24.

Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#7659 Mar 28, 2013
Germany's given up on nuclear. Germany wants us to get to Mars using wind turbines.
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Capitalism? Atomic infernos? You're old school Henry. I like that. Mankind is more likely to expire in mediocrity, suffocating in our own excrement, trapped forever on this mud-ball by our own greed and stupidity.
Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#7660 Mar 28, 2013
You should write a book. You could call it "Mein Campfire".
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
The present atomic "campfire" is the end!
Henry

Altengottern, Germany

#7661 Mar 28, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
What I have always said.
And so you agree since that the religious can't even demonstrate their delusional god to be real we have no reason to allow them to invoke his so called rules to lord over others?
<quoted text>
Well, the nuclear inferno is blanketing anything else

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7662 Mar 28, 2013
Henry, seriously you need to chill a little on this atomic age line.

You are dead on with smashing the godbots but the atomic threat stuff is laid on a bit thick.
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>The present atomic "campfire" is the end!

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#7663 Mar 28, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the one! Did you see my link in Post 7538? An interesting idea that our Primordial Soup may have been warmed in such a manner. Certainly more stable over longer periods of time than most other energy sources. I wonder if anybody has looked for Stromatolites around Gabon.
I did see that. I think it also relevant that the early sun was in a T-Tauri phase, so it also was producing a lot more energy.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7664 Mar 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Germany's given up on nuclear. Germany wants us to get to Mars using wind turbines.
<quoted text>
All of Germany's good engineers must have left the country after WW2.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7665 Mar 28, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
I did see that. I think it also relevant that the early sun was in a T-Tauri phase, so it also was producing a lot more energy.
A lot of UV but we were apparently made of sterner stuff back then.
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#7666 Mar 28, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
<quoted text>
...because no one ever in history has been killed for their non-adherence to a religious idea...
It may have escaped you but the cults of personality which took place in Germany, Russia, China and Korea; for all their condemnation of mainstream religion(when it suited them) were in fact religious cults dedicated to an idea or the `dear leader`.
The mindset is the same.
How many native Americans have been murdered in the last four hundred years by whites and further on for instance since the 19th century as Imperialists in US and all over the world? Many millions! The British, Spaniards, French, Netherlands? How many Blacks have been murdered in the southern United States?
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#7667 Mar 28, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they're taking advantage of a strange little philosophical conundrum. That being that you can't 'prove' anything that doesn't exist, doesn't exist. Not with our imaginations being what they are. What kind of 'evidence' does something that doesn't exist leave? None ... ever. God is just one of any number of imaginary things we could come up with and never be able to 'prove' doesn't really exist.
On the brighter side, I think it is possible to 'prove' that Rational Skepticism is a better way to look at the world than religious faith. It's clear that we didn't pray our way to the top of the food chain. In their heart-of-hearts, even the most devout must KNOW that they are fooling themselves.
No, in my opinion in the nuclear age survival is no more possible!
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#7668 Mar 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Fair enough.
When I visited Utah, I had to put my clock back thirty years.
<quoted text>
Now, we are on the nuclear end of mankind. Capitalism is forcing the end of the human era! Capitalism has not the least choice any more to survive!

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7669 Mar 28, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>All I am saying is that until we know for certain then anything is possible. I will not write off something completely just because it does not fit into the way I wish to see the world. All it takes is one discovery to change everything. There is so much that we do not yet understand. To claim otherwise is foolish. TO ridicule and bully those for not knowing or understanding certain things or for having differences of opinion.
So then, you believe that there is a magical leprechaun with a live dachshund stuck in his nose because you can't prove there isn't one?

Do you know how stupid that sounds?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7670 Mar 28, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course we are on our way out of life! Religions are not even have any meaning any more!
That's a good thing .... unless you were really into lynching people who didn't believe the way you do.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7671 Mar 28, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
In the nuclear age we are too late as human beings to survive!
Evolution alone will wipe out humanity eventually. But we may be the first species to design our successors.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7672 Mar 28, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
In the "foreseeable future" an atomic inferno will end mankind!
Or the sun turning into a Red Giant ... kinda the same thing.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#7673 Mar 28, 2013
Exactly and certainly he nor anyone would never defend someone stating that delusional assertion.

Why does god receive special treatment?
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>So then, you believe that there is a magical leprechaun with a live dachshund stuck in his nose because you can't prove there isn't one?

Do you know how stupid that sounds?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7674 Mar 28, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
No, in my opinion in the nuclear age survival is no more possible!
That's one of the reasons that we have a need to colonize space, so that we can contaminate it too!!

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#7675 Mar 28, 2013
Well, it is the same old story.." If there is a GOD....WHY and HOW..can he let.. BAD things happen to GOOD people??.. With rampart crime occurring all around the World.
Folks are getting discouraged... THEY want answers.. and NONE seem to be answered... SO, they are becoming the GIMMIE Generation..Take, BUT never GIVE!!...With this thought pattern.. religion will have cease to put the FEAR of The WRATH OF GOD.to those WHO have given up hoping for a miracle.. to END the HATE...With this NEW WAY of THINKING.. GOD, yes..there Is a GOD..
Will simply look at the whole Picture.. AND for the nonbelievers.. HE will have a SPECIAL Judgement ..and those WHO still BELIEVE.. Well, they know.. their REWARD...Take your picked choice.. To Believe or NOT to Believe..

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7676 Mar 28, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
Well, it is the same old story.." If there is a GOD....WHY and HOW..can he let.. BAD things happen to GOOD people??.. With rampart crime occurring all around the World.
Folks are getting discouraged... THEY want answers.. and NONE seem to be answered... SO, they are becoming the GIMMIE Generation..Take, BUT never GIVE!!...With this thought pattern.. religion will have cease to put the FEAR of The WRATH OF GOD.to those WHO have given up hoping for a miracle.. to END the HATE...With this NEW WAY of THINKING.. GOD, yes..there Is a GOD..
Will simply look at the whole Picture.. AND for the nonbelievers.. HE will have a SPECIAL Judgement ..and those WHO still BELIEVE.. Well, they know.. their REWARD...Take your picked choice.. To Believe or NOT to Believe..
"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
Thomas Jefferson

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7677 Mar 28, 2013
Your god watched as Jephtha burned his young daughter on the alter as a tribute to him even though he had 2 months to stop it.

Need I say more?
Colorado Chick wrote:
Well, it is the same old story.." If there is a GOD....WHY and HOW..can he let.. BAD things happen to GOOD people??.. With rampart crime occurring all around the World.
Folks are getting discouraged... THEY want answers.. and NONE seem to be answered... SO, they are becoming the GIMMIE Generation..Take, BUT never GIVE!!...With this thought pattern.. religion will have cease to put the FEAR of The WRATH OF GOD.to those WHO have given up hoping for a miracle.. to END the HATE...With this NEW WAY of THINKING.. GOD, yes..there Is a GOD..
Will simply look at the whole Picture.. AND for the nonbelievers.. HE will have a SPECIAL Judgement ..and those WHO still BELIEVE.. Well, they know.. their REWARD...Take your picked choice.. To Believe or NOT to Believe..

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7678 Mar 28, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
What I have always said.
And so you agree since that the religious can't even demonstrate their delusional god to be real we have no reason to allow them to invoke his so called rules to lord over others?
<quoted text>
I never said that they had the right to do anything like that. I think that ridiculing them, their IQ, or mental health because of something that is basically a difference in opinion is going a little overboard though.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Atheism Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really T... (Jan '12) 23 min One way or another 61,377
News Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions (Jun '09) 6 hr Dogen 28,320
News Nonsense of a high order: The confused world of... 6 hr Dogen 2,687
The Dumbest Thing Posted by a Godbot (Jun '10) Fri IB DaMann 5,970
Atheist Humor (Aug '09) Mar 22 Eagle 12 452
Deconversion Mar 20 Eagle 12 138
News Quotes from Famous Freethinkers (Aug '12) Mar 18 Eagle 12 2,043
More from around the web