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.

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“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7721 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Sadly it is the young earth creationist crowd that speaks the loudest.
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Yes.. Too many people think that the louder they are the more right they will be.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7722 Apr 1, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Atheist Lenin and Trotsky killed three million.
Need to research your facts and divide from atheist talking points.
You do realize that proves nothing, right?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7723 Apr 1, 2013
I caught a great web series on YouTube called logicked??

Anyways the guy take a young earth scientist's video and breaks it down line by line why he's wrong. Pretty informative stuff and amusing.

Honestly if people wanted to think the earth was 500 years old but didn't demand it be taught in schools and are taken seriously, I could care less.
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.. Too many people think that the louder they are the more right they will be.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7724 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>NOt all religious people, christians included, follow the young earth crap... There are a lot of assumptions that get thrown at people of belief.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evoluti...
http://ucc.org/not-mutually-exclusive/pdfs/pa...
What are you talking about?
You never know, do you?

Where did I say that all religious people believe the Earth is that young?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7725 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I caught a great web series on YouTube called logicked??
Anyways the guy take a young earth scientist's video and breaks it down line by line why he's wrong. Pretty informative stuff and amusing.
Honestly if people wanted to think the earth was 500 years old but didn't demand it be taught in schools and are taken seriously, I could care less.
<quoted text>
I haven't seen it but I will see if I can find it..
I found this interesting though.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7726 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>I caught a great web series on YouTube called logicked??

Anyways the guy take a young earth scientist's video and breaks it down line by line why he's wrong. Pretty informative stuff and amusing.

Honestly if people wanted to think the earth was 500 years old but didn't demand it be taught in schools and are taken seriously, I could care less.
The worst people are those that try to take evolution out of history and/or science classes because they don't believe in it. Even though it's a fact...

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7727 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously my comment was more than you could comprehend because NONE of what you mentioned had anything to do with it.
Really? Did you notice that I incorporated your "basically a difference of opinion" and "ridiculing their blah, blah blah ..." absurdities into my response? I thought that tied them together nicely. You bring into question your ability to comprehend the complexities of our subject matter when you stumble so blindly against a relationship so clear. But then, therein lies the root of our problem, does it not?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7728 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Not all of them. Do you lock your car doors every time you see a brown person?
No, but I slow down every time I see a cop. What does that tell ya?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7729 Apr 1, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Really? Did you notice that I incorporated your "basically a difference of opinion" and "ridiculing their blah, blah blah ..." absurdities into my response? I thought that tied them together nicely. You bring into question your ability to comprehend the complexities of our subject matter when you stumble so blindly against a relationship so clear. But then, therein lies the root of our problem, does it not?
Your post made it seem as if anyone who claims to have a religion must deny science. Proof of science and technology is not disproof against belief.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7730 Apr 1, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
No, but I slow down every time I see a cop. What does that tell ya?
That you do not obey posted speed limits unless observed by an authority figure?...

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7731 Apr 1, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you talking about?
You never know, do you?
Where did I say that all religious people believe the Earth is that young?
It was implied..

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7732 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>NOt all religious people, christians included, follow the young earth crap... There are a lot of assumptions that get thrown at people of belief.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evoluti...
http://ucc.org/not-mutually-exclusive/pdfs/pa...
It's good that some religious folk are smart enough to see that their only real choice is to incorporate scientific realities into their belief systems. Many do not. It is those in particular (who refuse to incorporate scientific realities into their belief systems) that invite ridicule and questions regarding their IQ and mental health. I presume you recall your bringing these aspects up in an earlier post. I personally do not understand how you can reconcile 'faith' in a world of magic and science. It seems to me they would be forever at odds with each other. Of course, a great many people WANT this conciliation ... religious people who like science and scientists who, for whatever bizarre reason, like religion for it's ritual or artificial 'fellowship'. There's always a lot of 'experts' willing to sell their manufactured opinions to those who want to buy them. I like the purity of Atheism. Everything else is just muddying the water.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#7733 Apr 1, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you talking about?
You never know, do you?
Where did I say that all religious people believe the Earth is that young?
Come on you should know all godbots lie, it is their stock in trade.

They spend so much time lying to themselves they think they can lie to us with impunity.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7734 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>That you do not obey posted speed limits unless observed by an authority figure?...
Logical, but in fact I usually observe posted speed limits so it is NOT a disrespect of the rules ... more a suspicion against authority figures.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7735 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.. Too many people think that the louder they are the more right they will be.
That's something many of us learn in church. It's certainly a relationship not lost on Southern Baptist preacher-men.
hubbub

Pittsburgh, PA

#7736 Apr 1, 2013
youtube.com/watch... ……… Ugly got awesome,lucky

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7737 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Your post made it seem as if anyone who claims to have a religion must deny science. Proof of science and technology is not disproof against belief.
Sure it is! Science and technology makes any kind of 'belief' system redundant and unnecessary. You are swimming in the milk and cookie world of the perpetual agnostic (or apologist). Here's a towel. You'll find the pure Light of Reason both warms and illuminates. Mind the gap.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7738 Apr 1, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Logical, but in fact I usually observe posted speed limits so it is NOT a disrespect of the rules ... more a suspicion against authority figures.
That suspicion is well founded.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7739 Apr 1, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure it is! Science and technology makes any kind of 'belief' system redundant and unnecessary. You are swimming in the milk and cookie world of the perpetual agnostic (or apologist). Here's a towel. You'll find the pure Light of Reason both warms and illuminates. Mind the gap.
Should we throw all scientific discoveries made by people of the religious persuasion?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7740 Apr 1, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
It's good that some religious folk are smart enough to see that their only real choice is to incorporate scientific realities into their belief systems. Many do not. It is those in particular (who refuse to incorporate scientific realities into their belief systems) that invite ridicule and questions regarding their IQ and mental health. I presume you recall your bringing these aspects up in an earlier post. I personally do not understand how you can reconcile 'faith' in a world of magic and science. It seems to me they would be forever at odds with each other. Of course, a great many people WANT this conciliation ... religious people who like science and scientists who, for whatever bizarre reason, like religion for it's ritual or artificial 'fellowship'. There's always a lot of 'experts' willing to sell their manufactured opinions to those who want to buy them. I like the purity of Atheism. Everything else is just muddying the water.
I don't believe in purity.
Although I would have to say that my favorite part about religion is using it to try and ' get into the heads' of those in the past.. sort of an anthropological thing. I am not an anthropologist but I do find it interesting.

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