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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“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7679 Mar 29, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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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?
Yes that does sound pretty stupid and does not pertain to what I said. I have no idea why you would say such idiocy.
Mutliverse, string theory, anad what is in the gooey center of a black hole are all akin to religion in their provability as of yet. Among numerous other things.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7680 Mar 29, 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..
It goes beyond that. The fact that there is no proof of any super natural happenings even with todays technologies. That could be a bit disappointing to some. The fact that we can discover the Higgs Boson, Voager 1 is about to enter interstellar space, print medicines, organs, and guns but still have yet to get a picture of a ghost could be a bit disappointing as well.
Alotting "Special Judgement" on non-believers while not providing them with a reason to believe is a pretty douchey thing to do.

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#7681 Mar 29, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<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.
Worthless opinions from a creationist posing as an agnostic.

You're a faker and everyone knows it.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7682 Mar 29, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Worthless opinions from a creationist posing as an agnostic.
You're a faker and everyone knows it.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anger-manage...

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#7683 Mar 29, 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.
I don't see anybody making fun of Kaku for talking about a "Math god".



Ya know?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7684 Mar 29, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Yes that does sound pretty stupid and does not pertain to what I said. I have no idea why you would say such idiocy.
Mutliverse, string theory, anad what is in the gooey center of a black hole are all akin to religion in their provability as of yet. Among numerous other things.
Okay, and who do you see here preaching that multiverses exist?
No one.

Once again you prove that your debating skills are little to none.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7685 Mar 29, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<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.
When someone tries to tell you the Earth is only 6'000 years old instead of 4.54 billion years old, that means their intelligence is lacking and that they are insane for not looking at facts.
It's the same thing as if someone were to tell you 2+2 is 50, or some equally absurd number.
The Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#7686 Mar 29, 2013
Atheism was created by Jews.

Bolshevik Revolution = JEWS.

Marx,Lenin,Trotsky =Jews..

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#7687 Mar 29, 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.
What cracks me up are the posters who say things like, "I consider most sorts of supernatural entities possible - all but the logically impossible.(Christian) Most metaphysical speculations are possible - like the existence of ghosts, for example. Why can't one ghost - Jehovah - Jesus - can be excluded. I do not know enough about other gods to comment on them being possible." - IANS

Apparently only the Christian ghost's existence is impossible. I notice they have no problem accepting other pagan beliefs and heap scorn on people who call themselves witches, that "religion" being a "sequel" to Christianity. What a hoot it is watching an atheist approve of a devil worshipper or tree humper's beliefs. ;)

“Is that all you've got?”

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#7688 Mar 29, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Okay, and who do you see here preaching that multiverses exist?
No one.
.....
KittenKoder has.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#7689 Mar 29, 2013
Henry wrote:
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No, we don`t have to understand many things any more since we are on the atomic inferno. There is no come back any more for human beings. Anything is now too late!
There were native Bikini women who refused to evacuate the atolls near the U.S. nuke tests...



...that not only survived the radioactive fallout, but went on to live healthy lives and bear healthy, normal babies.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7690 Mar 29, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<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.
So the whole God/No-God thing is basically just a difference of opinion? The huge body of (hard won) knowledge generated by science against the deafening silence of the gods boils down to a coin toss? Somebody needs to do a little more home work. You really have to do some serious trivializing of our scientific endeavor and amplify the hell out of the hallucinations of ancient goat-herds to place the two 'world views' on the same level. To do so DOES open you up for ridicule, gives good reason to question your IQ and places your mental health in serious doubt.

How long do you have to 'study science' for one's opinion of it's veracity to count? How much of the principals and products of science do you understand? For instance, can you set the Record Timer on your DVR? Does resetting a digital clock send you into paroxysms of terror? Can you explain how an internal combustion engine works? How about the aerodynamic principals that keep an aircraft aloft?

It's really not necessary to 'know' all these things to function in our society.(Un)fortunately, some of us are driven to understand them at the most minute level. Others dismiss the functioning of our technology as little more than magic. So we end up with people who seek understanding and those who cling to magic and I'm sorry, but there is a huge difference in the 'weight' one should assign their various opinions. They are NOT the same and they are NOT equal.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7691 Mar 29, 2013
... Jeepers ... principles!!!'Course I never got along that great with "principals" either.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7692 Mar 29, 2013
Religious bigots attack, restrain, lord over and even kill those for simply not following their imaginary friend and you think mocking these beasts for their bigotry and stupidity is going overboard?
Lil Ticked wrote:
<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.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7693 Mar 29, 2013
Not approve of but remind Christians in America that when they try to force Christianity down people's throats in public that they must also allow pagans, Wiccan and other non Christian religions to have equal time.

The Christholes don't like that.
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>What cracks me up are the posters who say things like, "I consider most sorts of supernatural entities possible - all but the logically impossible.(Christian) Most metaphysical speculations are possible - like the existence of ghosts, for example. Why can't one ghost - Jehovah - Jesus - can be excluded. I do not know enough about other gods to comment on them being possible." - IANS

Apparently only the Christian ghost's existence is impossible. I notice they have no problem accepting other pagan beliefs and heap scorn on people who call themselves witches, that "religion" being a "sequel" to Christianity. What a hoot it is watching an atheist approve of a devil worshipper or tree humper's beliefs. ;)

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7694 Mar 29, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Yes that does sound pretty stupid and does not pertain to what I said. I have no idea why you would say such idiocy.
It absolutely pertains to what you said. If you can not prove something doesn't exist, then you must believe it is possible it does exist. Thus this is the way with the magical leprechaun with the dachshund in his nose and your God.
Lil Ticked wrote:
Mutliverse, string theory, anad what is in the gooey center of a black hole are all akin to religion in their provability as of yet. Among numerous other things.
These are theories that best fit the available evidence based on how we understand the universe works at present time. They are much more useful than the "Gawd diddit with pixie dust" thesis.
Lincoln

United States

#7695 Mar 29, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Religious bigots attack, restrain, lord over and even kill those for simply not following their imaginary friend and you think mocking these beasts for their bigotry and stupidity is going overboard?
<quoted text>
Atheist Lenin and Trotsky killed three million.
Need to research your facts and divide from atheist talking points.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7696 Mar 29, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>KittenKoder has.
Have they? Provide proof of this.
You cannot because they have only mentioned it, they haven't said they believe in it.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7697 Mar 29, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>Atheist Lenin and Trotsky killed three million.
Need to research your facts and divide from atheist talking points.
Whenever you people bring that up, you always lose.
For right away, one (such as I) will retort by asking you of Hitler, a Christian, and of those who killed millions in the Inquisition.

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#7700 Mar 31, 2013
http://www.falseislam.org/

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/nowsyrialatestnew...

Religious minorities have not “flourished” under Islam. In fact, they have dwindled to mere shadows after centuries of persecution and discrimination. Some were converted from their native religion by brute force, others under the agonizing strain of dhimmitude.

What Muslims call “tolerance,” others correctly identify as institutionalized discrimination. The consignment of Jews and Christians to dhimmis under Islamic rule means that they are not allowed the same religious rights and freedoms as Muslims. They cannot share their faith, for example, or build houses of worship without permission.

Historically, dhimmis have often had to wear distinguishing clothing or cut their hair in a particular manner that indicates their position of inferiority and humiliation. They do not share the same legal rights as Muslims, and must even pay a poll tax (the jizya). They are to be killed or have their children taken from them if they cannot satisfy the tax collector’s requirements.

For hundreds of years, the Christian population in occupied Europe had their sons taken away and forcibly converted into Muslim warriors (known as Jannisaries) by the Ottoman Turks.

It is under this burden of discrimination and third-class status that so many religious minorities converted to Islam over the centuries. Those who didn’t often faced economic and social hardships that persist to this day and are appalling by Western standards of true religious tolerance and pluralism.

For those who are not “the People of the Book,” such as Hindus and atheists, there is very little tolerance to be found once Islam establishes political superiority. The Quran tells Muslims to “fight in the way of Allah” until “religion is only for Allah.” The conquered populations face death if they do not establish regular prayer and charity in the Islamic tradition (ie. the pillars of Islam).

Tamerlane and other Muslim warriors slaughtered tens of millions of Hindus and Buddhists, and displaced or forcibly converted millions more over the last thousand years. Islamists in Somalia behead Christians. In Iran, they are jailed.

One of the great ironies of Islam is that non-Muslims are to be treated according to the very standards by which Muslims themselves would claim the right to violent self-defense were the shoe on the other foot. Islam is its own justification. Most Muslims therefore feel no need to explain the ingrained arrogance and double standard.

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