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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“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7886 Apr 3, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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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.
Interesting fellow. Hmmmmm ... a book deal was involved. The love of money doth corrupt. Your 'good book' got that right. wonder where they stole the idea from?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7887 Apr 3, 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?
With Islamic men satisfying their most base lusts into (and onto) the prepubescent bodies of children, I can see where 'children being born out of wedlock' would not be a problem. Besides, I've seen your women ... impregnating them must be quite a chore. Don't despair ... the future looks quite bright! Yours is just a couple hundred years behind everybody else's. Good luck with that! Spock out.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7888 Apr 3, 2013
LTT wrote:
<quoted text>Well, thank you, RH. I tend to look at it though as a "heartwashing," and not a brainwashing.
Nope. The heart is an organ that pumps blood. That stuff all came out of a thoroughly washed brain. Washed and hung out to dry. Here ... take one of my tissues.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#7890 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Yup I know and do you know something else, GOD created it all.
Then it would be nice if you quit calling atoms "molecules". The two terms are not interchangeable. You have demonstrated yourself unqualified to comment on our origins. All this atoms and molecules business can get rather tiresome ... why clutter the mind up with such minute detail? Atheist's coined the term "godidit" to simplify matters considerably. Feel free to use it whenever something you don't understand comes up.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7891 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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It matters not that you don't believe in GOD or Creation it is a fact and I do not need to demonstrate that again here.
You are the one that made the claim that God made them. You are the one that has to substantiate that claim.
So if the elements did not evolve where did they come from? Be brave and answer that one if you can.
Evolution is the change of biological species over time. Atoms are not biological species, so they do not evolve. To answer your question, all elements except hydrogen and helium are produced inside of stars or during supernova via nuclear reactions. Carbon and oxygen are specifically made inside of larger stars where the 'carbon cycle' is active. Primordial hydrogen and helium were made from neutrons during the nucleosynthesis stage of the Big Bang.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7892 Apr 3, 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.
No, one has one *atom* and the other has two. O2 is a molecule. They are both the element oxygen, as is ozone, O3.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7893 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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And you actually believe that rubbish, now I will pose a challenge. PROVE IT. Like carl sagan never could.
This is done by a variety of different lines of reasoning. First, we can measure the abundances of hydrogen, deuterium, helium-3, helium-4, and lithium in the early universe by looking at distant galaxies. We can measure, here on earth, what is required for the different nuclear reactions to happen. We can use basic physics to understand the temperatures and pressures inside of stars and determine that those conditions are good for the nuclear reactions mentioned with different ranges of reactions for different stars. We can measure the neutrinos produced from those reactions from our own sun and the amounts agree with the predictions. We can measure the elements in observed supernovas.

The concordance of several different lines of evidence, the physical laws discovered on earth, and the model is what constitutes scientific proof.

Now, if you want all the data associated with all these lines of evidence, you will have to go somewhere other than topix, because there is a 4000 character limit on posts here. You will also have to learn what reaction cross sections are, how to read a spectrum from a star or gas cloud, understand the evidence from accelerators, etc. But yes, these ideas have been proved. The neutrino evidence, specifically, has solidified since Sagan died.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7894 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Particle accelerators do not prove evolution they do not prove the big bang (big fizzer) they do not show any history at all. I choose to ignore myth, lies and speculations and the extrapolation there of. I never ignore facts, do you have any for me or do you live by myth, lies and speculations.
No, you choose to ignore hard-won evidence when it disagrees with your myths.

Particle accelerators show the properties of the subatomic particles, of nuclei, and of various ions. In certain situations, they can model various stages of the Big Bang and also give data required to understand other stages. For example, they can give the reaction cross sections that are required to understand what is going on inside of the cores of stars and the nuclear reactions there. Since we can actually detect the neutrinos from such reactions from our sun, this is not simply speculation. And none of it is lies.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7895 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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The only one being whipped around here is evolution and its loyal believers, not me nor GOD nor His creation. By the way my colon is just fine thanks for the concern.
Evolution is the process where biological species change over time. It is not relevant to cosmology. We have been discussing cosmology.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7896 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Unlike evolution the truth in creation and the BIBLE do not breed ignorance.
You are demonstrating the exact opposite proposition.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#7897 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Oh Foolish heathen, read it again, it has nothing to do with parents eating their children because they were bad. READ IT AGAIN FOOL>
Then recant your lies and post the truth, OH greatest ignorant one.
Once again we see that sagacious is not an adjective to be linked with your invisible and unproveable sky pixie and indeed, his/her/its self-appointed spokespeople.

These people were sacrificing innocent children to Baal.

What does your god do? Does he save these innocent children?

Nope. Saving the children is what caring people with high moral standards do.

Your dumbphuque deity makes the plight of these innocent children worse. Not only do they get sacrificed but they also get eaten.

What a monster your god is.

Good job he/she/it isn't for real.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7898 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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No you need to keep up we were talking about the evolution of the cosmos form nothing except a big bang (big fizzer) if you claim they did not evolve then did they just appear.
That is not evolution.
For your information there is more to evolution than biological evolution or do you not know enough to know that.
When scientists talk about evolution (as in the theory of evolution), they mean biological evolution. The Big Bang theory is not a theory of evolution.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7899 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Here we go again elements are not alive. Evolution concerns the origin of everything I am surprised that you as a worshiper in evolution do not know this. Perhaps you are just not informed enough.
Wrong. Evolution is a scientific theory about how biological species change over time. You are misusing the word 'evolution'. Even in its most general(non-scientific) sense, evolution is about *change*, not origins.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7900 Apr 3, 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.
Supply the evidence for this statement.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#7901 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Yup I know and do you know something else, GOD created it all.
You have made that claim without any evidence to substantiate it.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

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#7902 Apr 3, 2013
madscot wrote:
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Thanks for the clarification Terry. I'm sure the fundies will just ignore it though.
Of course they'll ignore the circumstances that led to the ruling... it doesn't fit into the lie they use to spread their "truth"

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#7903 Apr 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
And Muq admitted this is not abuse.
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He would say different, if it were being done to men. I wonder how he would deal with his penis being removed and all his male relatives thighing him? Or, how about selling #1 son into sexual slavery to pay off the family debts?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#7904 Apr 3, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>He would say different, if it were being done to men. I wonder how he would deal with his penis being removed and all his male relatives thighing him? Or, how about selling #1 son into sexual slavery to pay off the family debts?
Don't give him ideas for his porn site.

Since: Jun 07

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#7905 Apr 3, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Don't give him ideas for his porn site.
you'd know more about that, wifeless creationist turd liar.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#7906 Apr 3, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Don't give him ideas for his porn site.
Do you think it's amusing that grown men use their penises on, and in newborn babies, infants, toddlers and children, both boys and girls?

Given that it is Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah who grants these men their freedom to use these members of the family, as they choose, you surely could not condemn the practice of thighing?

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