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 Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7865 Apr 2, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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I will tell you when I find out, but I can tell you that GOD did create everything you can see.
If something or someone created your God, then we should be worshiping that or them .... but wait! To have created an all knowing, all powerful, infinitely complex being ... then that would HAVE to be EVEN MORE all knowing, all powerful, and infinitely complex .... so IT would need to have a creator ... and then THAT would need to have a creator ... and then THAT would need to have a creator....

So, you see, your "Poof the magic sky daddy diddit" thesis creates far more problems than it solves.
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#7866 Apr 2, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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If something or someone created your God, then we should be worshiping that or them .... but wait! To have created an all knowing, all powerful, infinitely complex being ... then that would HAVE to be EVEN MORE all knowing, all powerful, and infinitely complex .... so IT would need to have a creator ... and then THAT would need to have a creator ... and then THAT would need to have a creator....
So, you see, your "Poof the magic sky daddy diddit" thesis creates far more problems than it solves.
I did not say that anything or anyone created GOD.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7867 Apr 2, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Once again you show your stupidity. There is 100% difference between O and O2 one has one molecule and the other has two. So we agree there is a difference between the elements. THANKS. But you really need to comment in context of the discussion, quotes out of context can say anything.
Once again I do not need to prove the obvious, now you disprove it, you may even try to use your evolution lie (which I have disproved several times).
By the way for the record, I am not a Christian.
Just so you know, O is 'atomic oxygen', that is, a single atom of oxygen.
O2 (or O3) is 'molecular oxygen', two (or 3) atoms of oxygen bound into what is known as a 'molecule'(an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by covalent chemical bonds).

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7868 Apr 2, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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You have proved my point 100%.
It's hilarious that you think you're right.
Against all the odds too!
You attempt to say your opinions are worth more than cold, hard facts.

It's absolutely hilarious.
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#7869 Apr 2, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Just so you know, O is 'atomic oxygen', that is, a single atom of oxygen.
O2 (or O3) is 'molecular oxygen', two (or 3) atoms of oxygen bound into what is known as a 'molecule'(an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by covalent chemical bonds).
Yup I know and do you know something else, GOD created it all.
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#7870 Apr 2, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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It's hilarious that you think you're right.
Against all the odds too!
You attempt to say your opinions are worth more than cold, hard facts.
It's absolutely hilarious.
I don't think I'm right I know I am.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7871 Apr 2, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Yup I know and do you know something else, GOD created it all.
Wrong.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7872 Apr 2, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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I don't think I'm right I know I am.
You think you know you're right but you're not.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7873 Apr 2, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>The ruling was put in place because a prison inmate wanted to start a regular discussion group for inmates that had no religion akin to the religious groups already present in the prison. The religious groups were granted special privileges to regularly meet as a group. The inmate was denied being able to form his group because his proposed group didn't fall under the category "religion" so he was denied. The judge saw no reason to deny the formation of the proposed group simply because it wasn't religion based... hence the ruling to include "atheism" in the same category in order to secure the same privileges to meet as a group allowed to the religions.
Thanks for the clarification Terry. I'm sure the fundies will just ignore it though.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7874 Apr 2, 2013
RHill wrote:
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A necessary legal machination to protect OUR rights to non-belief. We do know more Bible than the average thumper and certainly understand it better. My years in Baptist "Bible study" were spent with devout Christians basically trying to peck a few grains of wheat out of all that chaff. They manage to 'get' so much out of so little, it's kind of pitiful in a way. Many Atheists put A LOT more thought into religious matters than most of the blindly faithful. I blanch at the thought of participating in any "religion" but I certainly understand the need and appreciate the protection afforded by this definition. Godbots can be quite dangerous.
Secular Humanism is a 'thing', complete with a rational manifesto, poised to "replace religion" when the time comes. Atheists would generally like to take some credit for hastening that day, but we lack a "manifesto", creed, belief system ... we are, quite simply ... a-theist, that is, without theism. We see things clearly, but have nothing to offer anywhere near as 'cool' as religion.
Au contraire, atheists are just as dogmatic in their belief system as any of the other religion. And they get quite nasty when one of their high priests becomes a heretic to atheism. Google Anthony Flew's punishment for converting to deism. Dawkins' hissy fit was hilarious.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7875 Apr 2, 2013
Sorry but atheism merely means not believing in gods. Not exactly a religion.

Dawkins merely stated and Anthony basically agreed that he was using a god of the gaps argument. Flew wrote his book which needless to say was written at a time when he was in mental decline to say the least. Here this previously well spoken man was now writing a book called.. There is a God ( note the capital G ) how the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind.

Most notorious atheist? What does that even mean? Is there the worlds most notorious stamp collector? Book club member? Double coupon user?

In other words stop humiliating yourself.
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>Au contraire, atheists are just as dogmatic in their belief system as any of the other religion. And they get quite nasty when one of their high priests becomes a heretic to atheism. Google Anthony Flew's punishment for converting to deism. Dawkins' hissy fit was hilarious.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#7876 Apr 2, 2013
R Hill wrote:
Hey MUQ ... why don't you answer the questions put to you on the misuse and abuse of your women and children? Can you not 'conjure' up something in way of response?

I am an Atheist and thus the lowest of form of 'infidel' yet, I feel somewhat tainted by our association. I realize that condemning these practices would be tantamount to your condemning Islam and you would place yourself in jeopardy.

Maybe we can slip something past your censors. Put two periods at the end of your next sentence to indicate that you consider these practices abhorrent. You can claim that they were a simple typo.
Ans.

There is no "abuse" of women and children in Islam. Every one is given their due rights and responsibilities.

There is not a "single practice" in Islam, which is against human nature and which goes against the human nature.

Why would I cook up an apology, when there is no case at all.

In fact it is your "self created" rules than created havoc in your society. The ill effects of which is for every one to see.

More than half of your children are born out of wedlock….more and more single families are coming up.

The future does not look bright? Does it?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7877 Apr 2, 2013
There are notorious couponers...
Weird but true.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7878 Apr 2, 2013
So you see nothin wrong with greasy old men marrying and having sex with 6 year old children?
MUQ wrote:
Ans.

There is no "abuse" of women and children in Islam. Every one is given their due rights and responsibilities.

There is not a "single practice" in Islam, which is against human nature and which goes against the human nature.

Why would I cook up an apology, when there is no case at all.

In fact it is your "self created" rules than created havoc in your society. The ill effects of which is for every one to see.

More than half of your children are born out of wedlock….more and more single families are coming up.

The future does not look bright? Does it?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#7880 Apr 2, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
So you see nothin wrong with greasy old men marrying and having sex with 6 year old children?
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Considering what the men are willing to do to both the women and to the children from thier infancy, it is better that there would be no men in the homes.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#7881 Apr 2, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
There is no "abuse" of women and children in Islam. Every one is given their due rights and responsibilities.
There is not a "single practice" in Islam, which is against human nature and which goes against the human nature.
Why would I cook up an apology, when there is no case at all.
In fact it is your "self created" rules than created havoc in your society. The ill effects of which is for every one to see.
More than half of your children are born out of wedlock….more and more single families are coming up.
The future does not look bright? Does it?
Criminal acts are prosecuted here. How you do hide the deaths of the children who don't survive thighing? Natural death?

http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-man-killed-6-month...
LTT

Charleston, WV

#7882 Apr 2, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Somebody please give this person a tissue. Thank you for the illuminating brain washing demonstration.
Well, thank you, RH. I tend to look at it though as a "heartwashing," and not a brainwashing.
LTT

Charleston, WV

#7883 Apr 2, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
There is no "abuse" of women and children in Islam. Every one is given their due rights and responsibilities.
There is not a "single practice" in Islam, which is against human nature and which goes against the human nature.
Why would I cook up an apology, when there is no case at all.
In fact it is your "self created" rules than created havoc in your society. The ill effects of which is for every one to see.
More than half of your children are born out of wedlock….more and more single families are coming up.
The future does not look bright? Does it?
I'd like to ask you something. What about the mercy killings? You know, if my baby girl wasn't a Christian, or if she dated a boy that wasn't a Christian, I wouldn't want to kill her. I don't see it as she would bring me shame. She would give me 2 issues to pray about--both she and her boyfriend.
I also believe women and even men are going to make it to Heaven without having to kill someone for their religion. How do you see this? I believe women and children are just as important to God as men are. What say you?
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#7884 Apr 2, 2013
LTT wrote:
<quoted text>I'd like to ask you something. What about the mercy killings? You know, if my baby girl wasn't a Christian, or if she dated a boy that wasn't a Christian, I wouldn't want to kill her. I don't see it as she would bring me shame. She would give me 2 issues to pray about--both she and her boyfriend.
I also believe women and even men are going to make it to Heaven without having to kill someone for their religion. How do you see this? I believe women and children are just as important to God as men are. What say you?
Every human, old, young, male or female should do their duty to their Creator.

There is nothing like a "mercy killing" or "Honor killing" in Islam.

And one who breaks the moral code or secular code, should face trial and be punished by an Islamic court of law.

No one is allowed to take law on their own hands.

This is Islamic system in a nutshell.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#7885 Apr 2, 2013
And Muq admitted this is not abuse.
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Considering what the men are willing to do to both the women and to the children from thier infancy, it is better that there would be no men in the homes.

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