Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14735 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.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7761 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>It was implied..
Actually, no it wasn't.
Any rational human being would have read my comment and seen that I was talking about people who believe the Earth is only 6'000 years old.
I didn't say anything about all religious people, and I definitely didn't imply it.

I could say the same about your comments, that you implied pigs can fly, even though you didn't make any mention of that.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7762 Apr 1, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow you are stupid Carbon Dioxide CO2 contains carbon and oxygen, You are one very stupid evolutionist. Like the rest you are ignorant and brainwashed.
If you think CO2 is the same as O2, breathe 100% CO2 for a week and get back to me, M'kay?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7763 Apr 1, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>There is evidence for what is past the event horizon of a black hole? Amazing. What evidence is that?
The gravitational pull. Haven't you been paying attention?
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#7764 Apr 1, 2013
TOPIX should provide a Godbot filter for the atheist forums. Icon to indicate Godbot.

Something intuitive that automatically sends the Godbot to a robust religious site or creates a new thread for them.

Click Icon > select 'reply' > (site to transfer to) > BEGONE SATAN!

:)

“Can't help being fabulous”

Since: Dec 10

Sparkle <3

#7765 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I fear death as much as I fear taking a nap. Death is merely part of nature.
<quoted text>
I myself don't fear death in the vague sense, as I also know that it is part of the natural cycle of things.

And the very fact that I am even alive, on this planet is nothing more than a mathematical miracle.

What I do fear however, is the obliteration of self, and that at any moment, I will cease to be.

It is that fear, and that concept which drives people to religion. Because they don't want to accept the idea that once they are dead... Click... they are turned off for good.

I don't believe a fear of death, or acceptance of death necessarily makes someone better or worse than his peers though. I just don't see the need to run to a religion in order to try and make sense of it, only to then have a superiority complex over all other living things (particularly those who aren't human such as animals) who don't share their faith.

“Can't help being fabulous”

Since: Dec 10

Sparkle <3

#7766 Apr 1, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Not accepting the concept of death and having a strong survival instinct probably go hand in hand. DNA molecules certainly want the organisms they encapsulate themselves within to have a strong survival instinct. Religion (and dreams of postmortem immortality) is just some unfortunate, undesired consequence of what is otherwise a perfectly reasonable instinct.
Cool word by the way. It must be really hard to work it into a normal conversation.
Personally I think humans are in a slight evolutionary loophole which caused this concept of religion to evolve.

Without immediate selection pressures; i.e. predation, starvation, need to find shelter, the human race has time to ponder, and wonder why we are here, not just the fact that we are here and we are driven to stay alive.

Therefore I think you're idea is correct, that this concept of survival that is inbred into our DNA has somehow created this undesired effect, because we aren't immediately (assumption here) going to die, we are trying to think of ways to extend our survival inevitably, with the idea of an afterlife.

As we've already done all mundane things possible to extend our life that current medical and scientific knowledge allows.

All that awaits us now is aging and death, and so the brain tries to come up with an idea that perhaps we are able to survive post-mortem.

And thanks... I was having a late night read through some articles and stumbled across it. It's a pretty common condition but some people are complete wrecks from the phobia. I suppose it drives people to religion in less extreme circumstances.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7767 Apr 1, 2013
Rather narcissistic yes?
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>I myself don't fear death in the vague sense, as I also know that it is part of the natural cycle of things.

And the very fact that I am even alive, on this planet is nothing more than a mathematical miracle.

What I do fear however, is the obliteration of self, and that at any moment, I will cease to be.

It is that fear, and that concept which drives people to religion. Because they don't want to accept the idea that once they are dead... Click... they are turned off for good.

I don't believe a fear of death, or acceptance of death necessarily makes someone better or worse than his peers though. I just don't see the need to run to a religion in order to try and make sense of it, only to then have a superiority complex over all other living things (particularly those who aren't human such as animals) who don't share their faith.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#7768 Apr 1, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
TOPIX should provide a Godbot filter for the atheist forums. Icon to indicate Godbot.

Something intuitive that automatically sends the Godbot to a robust religious site or creates a new thread for them.

Click Icon > select 'reply' > (site to transfer to) > BEGONE SATAN!

:)
Start a protest or collect signatures.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#7769 Apr 1, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
Start a protest or collect signatures.
Having difficulty with sarcasm, I can help...

A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.

We appreciate your support albeit unwitting.

“Can't help being fabulous”

Since: Dec 10

Sparkle <3

#7770 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Rather narcissistic yes?
<quoted text>
How am I being narcissistic?

I was giving an overview about why people MIGHT be driven towards religion and why some people may or may not be afraid of death.

You're the one who came out with the "oh i'm not afraid of death" post.

Idiot.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7772 Apr 1, 2013
Trust me child I could tutor you if you could afford it so calm down and let me school you for free on this.

You said you fear oblivion of self or whatever prattle that was. That you had a need to continue after death and how this leads people to religion.

Remember? Need to go read what you posted again? It's okay go ahead and refresh yourself on your own words.... Caught up yet? Good.

This is indeed narcissistic, what have you done for example that is sooooo important and relevant that it simply couldn't be replaced a million times over and must continue forever?

Seriously this doesn't narcissistic to you?

I merely stated, correctly, that death is a natural part of life. It is the inevitable natural conclusion to life. It is as natural as falling asleep and so I fear death as much as I fear taking a nap.

As Mark Twain said:
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions of years before I was born and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>How am I being narcissistic?

I was giving an overview about why people MIGHT be driven towards religion and why some people may or may not be afraid of death.

You're the one who came out with the "oh i'm not afraid of death" post.

Idiot.
inv e

Tonga

#7773 Apr 1, 2013
Haha, good to see some familiar faces here :)

Anyways, just wanted to ask, do atheists want Atheism to replace theism?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#7774 Apr 1, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
<quoted text>Having difficulty with sarcasm, I can help...

A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.

We appreciate your support albeit unwitting.
So I guess the answer is no? Bwahaha

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#7775 Apr 1, 2013
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>How am I being narcissistic?

I was giving an overview about why people MIGHT be driven towards religion and why some people may or may not be afraid of death.

You're the one who came out with the "oh i'm not afraid of death" post.

Idiot.
Watch it, this idiot spreads rumors about everyone. He loves to put down theists yet his wife is one. He also claims to be retired while his wife is going to school but owns a porn site. He has a so called masters from UCLA and challenges people to IQ tests that he never shows up to. I'm theist but I understand what you wrote.
LTT

Charleston, WV

#7776 Apr 1, 2013
Athiesm will never replace religion. That is just the "wishful thinking" of those who want to believe it will.
Athiesm is a symptom of sin and of the sign of the times. Athiesm goes hand-in-hand with Communism. How many Communist minded people want people to believe that there is no God, today?
Even the belief in "self" can be a religion when self is considered greater than God, equal to God, or takes God out of the possibilites.
Do any high achievers take God out of the possibiliy of being real, and try to give "self" the credit for what God has done, has given, or allowed? Sure! And some low achievers do too.
In due time, man can sometimes get too full of "self" and look for something else. What else? Well, there is a vacuum inside man that only God can fill because God made it and put it there for only Himself to fill. The thing is--that God does not push Himself on anyone. He "knocks at our hearts' doors," ih hopes to come in--and have a relationship with us.
One thing I want to mention is that there will be many deceivers who will come and deceve man away from the thought/hope/chance to believe in God--if man will allow it to happen in his/her own life.
There is one coming who will deceive more of mankind than at any other time in history--other than Satan, himself. It is the false prophet spoken of in the Book of Revelation. The Bible says he will deceive many into believing his lies, even by miracles.
Apparently, there will come a time in our history in which so very many are going to need miracles. And not to mention--that many even now say, "Show me your proof." One will come and present his proof that he and another are God, and they should be worshipped. Man will want to believe it. Man will believe it. Man will be decieved by what man will "see." Please read Revelation 13 to see what I am talking about.
More than seeing with the natural eye, is what can be seen with the spiriutal eye. More than hearing with the natural ear, is what can be heard with the spiritual ear. There is a difference. What we can know with a closed mind and an open heart are 2 different things. You say, "But that can go both ways and you (you the athiest) could say the same thing to me (me, as in any believer in Jesus)'for my own closed mindedness.'"
It's not about being closed-minded. It's about knowing in Whom we belive. "Christ died for us while we were yet in our sins." He acted first on our behalves before we ever acted in response to what He has done in His perfect works and life for us and for His walk with us. He is good and great that way. A lot of man's problem, more than unbelief, is hardness of heart. I pray that God will open the spiritual hearts, eyes, and ears of all of man.
If man will not do it now, the Antichrist and the False Prophet will do it for man. But--it will be the fake, and not the Original. Praise the Lord forever! May God be with you all and help you all today. God even owns the air that we breathe. He is good to give it to us.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#7778 Apr 1, 2013
LTT wrote:
Athiesm will never replace religion. That is just the "wishful thinking" of those who want to believe it will.
Athiesm is a symptom of sin and of the sign of the times. Athiesm goes hand-in-hand with Communism. How many Communist minded people want people to believe that there is no God, today?
Even the belief in "self" can be a religion when self is considered greater than God, equal to God, or takes God out of the possibilites.
Do any high achievers take God out of the possibiliy of being real, and try to give "self" the credit for what God has done, has given, or allowed? Sure! And some low achievers do too.
In due time, man can sometimes get too full of "self" and look for something else. What else? Well, there is a vacuum inside man that only God can fill because God made it and put it there for only Himself to fill. The thing is--that God does not push Himself on anyone. He "knocks at our hearts' doors," ih hopes to come in--and have a relationship with us.
One thing I want to mention is that there will be many deceivers who will come and deceve man away from the thought/hope/chance to believe in God--if man will allow it to happen in his/her own life.
There is one coming who will deceive more of mankind than at any other time in history--other than Satan, himself. It is the false prophet spoken of in the Book of Revelation. The Bible says he will deceive many into believing his lies, even by miracles.
Apparently, there will come a time in our history in which so very many are going to need miracles. And not to mention--that many even now say, "Show me your proof." One will come and present his proof that he and another are God, and they should be worshipped. Man will want to believe it. Man will believe it. Man will be decieved by what man will "see." Please read Revelation 13 to see what I am talking about.
More than seeing with the natural eye, is what can be seen with the spiriutal eye. More than hearing with the natural ear, is what can be heard with the spiritual ear. There is a difference. What we can know with a closed mind and an open heart are 2 different things. You say, "But that can go both ways and you (you the athiest) could say the same thing to me (me, as in any believer in Jesus)'for my own closed mindedness.'"
It's not about being closed-minded. It's about knowing in Whom we belive. "Christ died for us while we were yet in our sins." He acted first on our behalves before we ever acted in response to what He has done in His perfect works and life for us and for His walk with us. He is good and great that way. A lot of man's problem, more than unbelief, is hardness of heart. I pray that God will open the spiritual hearts, eyes, and ears of all of man.
If man will not do it now, the Antichrist and the False Prophet will do it for man. But--it will be the fake, and not the Original. Praise the Lord forever! May God be with you all and help you all today. God even owns the air that we breathe. He is good to give it to us.
Atheism will also go down to the dumpyard of human history...as so many isms before it went.

Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, Nazism, Fascism.... Atheism will have the same future.

All these isms glitter for a while, promising great hope, but in the end they are found that there is no gold in it, false glitter.

They do more harm than benefits to human society and so they are dumped.\

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7779 Apr 1, 2013
Atheism replace religion?

LOL The article's author didn't do his homework.

In the US, "atheism" is defined as a religion by the courts and is entitled to all the Constitutional protections of any other religions.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7780 Apr 1, 2013
Did you see where that little 6 year old Muslim girl got away from being a child bride because a foreigner paid her Dad's hospital bill?

She was the lucky one but in Islam child brides young as 6 years old being married off to old crusty men and raped is a common site yes?

What is your opinion on these little girls being sold and used like this under the protection of Islam?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism will also go down to the dumpyard of human history...as so many isms before it went.

Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, Nazism, Fascism.... Atheism will have the same future.

All these isms glitter for a while, promising great hope, but in the end they are found that there is no gold in it, false glitter.

They do more harm than benefits to human society and so they are dumped.\

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7781 Apr 1, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
Atheism replace religion?
LOL The article's author didn't do his homework.
In the US, "atheism" is defined as a religion by the courts and is entitled to all the Constitutional protections of any other religions.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that atheism held the same standing as religion concerning matters of the first ammendment.
(Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38 (1985)),
"At one time it was thought that this right [referring to the right to choose one’s own creed] merely proscribed the preference of one Christian sect over another, but would not require equal respect for the conscience of the infidel, the atheist, or the adherent of a non-Christian faith such as Islam or Judaism. But when the underlying principle has been examined in the crucible of litigation, the Court has unambiguously concluded that the individual freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith or none at all."

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7782 Apr 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes that was a great one! Sad when even though the people had their conspiracy factually destroyed in front of their eyes they still couldn't let go.
Check out that guy and his, I'm a scientist series. You will probably like it.
<quoted text>
Will do, thanks.

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