Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14655 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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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?

“Can't help being fabulous”

Since: Dec 10

Sparkle <3

#7907 Apr 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I understand death quite well as I have been present during many in the hospital over the years. There is no fear for me as we cease to be, nothing else just as Mark Twain said.
Naturally we have a strong survival instinct as most living things do. I live and enjoy a clean healthy lifestyle as best as I can and worry not one second ever about death as it is merely part of nature. As natural as taking a nap, just with more finality. Do I want to die? Not for a long time. Do I fear death when it will eventually happen? Not in the least.
I called you child and mentioned tutoring in response to your idiot comment so if anything you were the one with a superiority complex.
Also our mind will never be able to comprehend much of anything fully as future generations will progress and improve on previous knowledge.
So enjoy life already! We're all going to die but so few of us ever live.
<quoted text>
It's hardly an idiot comment that I made,

Religion and perceptions of death can never truly be deemed correct or incorrect because we are unable to ask the deceased about their experiences of dying.

You obviously don't understand that a superiority complex is, but it does show a lot about your character that you have to turn a civil debate into an argument by calling someone a child.

Have a great life!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#7909 Apr 3, 2013
It just reminds us the devastating effect religion has even to this day.
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?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7910 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think I'm right I know I am.
Of course you do; you don't live in reality.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7911 Apr 3, 2013
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.
Oh look, another nutcase attempting to say non-belief is a belief system.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#7912 Apr 3, 2013
You were the one who became uncivil screaming idiot when I was being reasonable and pleasant. Go back and read your own posts, you were throwing a temper tantrum screaming idiot at me and I rightfully pointed out how childish you were behaving.

Now you want to feign outrage?

Nice try but sorry, won't work.

And yes we are moving past the old by gone days of desert mystics with urine running down their leg shouting to convert now or face an eternity in Hell.

Sorry you fear these superstitious claims but I as a man of reason do not. Until any religious person can show us some observable evidence for their afterlife claims we as civil, reasonable people have no reason to believe. It is their claim so the onus is on them to make a case for their claim.

Sorry but that is how the real world works.
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>It's hardly an idiot comment that I made,

Religion and perceptions of death can never truly be deemed correct or incorrect because we are unable to ask the deceased about their experiences of dying.

You obviously don't understand that a superiority complex is, but it does show a lot about your character that you have to turn a civil debate into an argument by calling someone a child.

Have a great life!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7913 Apr 3, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>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...
That is disgusting.
He should not have avoided the death penalty.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#7914 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
No, GOD did not create “diseases, birth defects” they are a result of sin entering the world and the subsequent fall form grace. I do not know what colour skin Adam had it does not really matter. Cain married his sister, no problem there. The messiah was the sacrifice for sin yours and mine. The flood too was a result of the fall of man caused by GOD loving us enough to give us free will. You have to do your part in the covenant GOD made with man you don’t do it you’re not in the covenant you don’t have to do anything because you have lost your opportunity.
RUBBISH

Whew... where do I start?

Hmm... got it!

If the god is 'the creator' then everything was created including bacteria, insects, etc. She could not forget these things could she?

Sister? Really?

Adam + Eve = Cain and Abel.

Where did the sister come from... KOLUB?

BuyBull passage which indicates the sister if you please :)

Skin color is easily defined by evolution, however, in the BuyBull, we have only two people to start with. How did all those different originate originate? Too much sun in the desert?

Loving?

Here is good example of this alleged 'love'... NO THANKS

"If any man come to me, and HATE not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple".--Luke 14:26

Please take your superstitions elsewhere.
You are in the wrong forum.

You can redeem yourself and your faith.

If you expect to convince anyone of your faith you should be able to promptly answer these two simple questions.

If you cannot answer these, ask your clergy for assistance. Remember... they know the unknowable and can easily explain this.... right?

1) Provide evidence your God is true in a way religions other than yours cannot do with their God(s).

2) Provide evidence your holy book is true in a way religions other than yours cannot do with their holy book(s).

Of course I assume you have sufficient education and intelligence to understand that neither Egyptian nor Roman history records any persons known as Moses or Jesus. These individuals exist only in holy books, which themselves are copied from previous legends and myths.

PS:
When my feet hit the floor in the morning Satan trembles and stutters "OH For Christ's sake... he's awake!"

And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.--Exodus 33:23
Lincoln

United States

#7915 Apr 3, 2013
Why Atheism Will Replace Religion :-)

America is largely secular but Not atheist,
atheist which seems very old hat.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#7916 Apr 3, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>you'd know more about that, wifeless creationist turd liar.
Who is talking to you? Go play with your building blocks. Lol!

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#7917 Apr 3, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>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?
Not no but hell no. Sorry, but I'm against that and I would support a capital punishment law that would put child molesters, rapist, etc..., to death. But I don't like open either and GTL owns a poem site. So please do not give him ideas.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#7918 Apr 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>You were the one who became uncivil screaming idiot when I was being reasonable and pleasant. Go back and read your own posts, you were throwing a temper tantrum screaming idiot at me and I rightfully pointed out how childish you were behaving.

Now you want to feign outrage?

Nice try but sorry, won't work.

And yes we are moving past the old by gone days of desert mystics with urine running down their leg shouting to convert now or face an eternity in Hell.

Sorry you fear these superstitious claims but I as a man of reason do not. Until any religious person can show us some observable evidence for their afterlife claims we as civil, reasonable people have no reason to believe. It is their claim so the onus is on them to make a case for their claim.

Sorry but that is how the real world works.
Oh brother, you are playing the victim again. What are you going to claim now, she PM you dirty messages? You are about to make some lie up.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#7919 Apr 3, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>Not no but hell no. Sorry, but I'm against that and I would support a capital punishment law that would put child molesters, rapist, etc..., to death. But I don't like open either and GTL owns a poem site. So please do not give him ideas.
OpenPoem = porn

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7920 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
I did not say that anything or anyone created GOD.
You did say this;
You gotta be kidding wrote:
I will tell you when I find out, but I can tell you that GOD did create everything you can see.
Which acknowledges the point that if God is so intricate and complex, then he must have been created.

If not, then whatever he is made of also did not need to be created. In this case the entire universe could be made of the same stuff, hence needs no creator either.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7921 Apr 3, 2013
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's hardly an idiot comment that I made,
Religion and perceptions of death can never truly be deemed correct or incorrect because we are unable to ask the deceased about their experiences of dying.
You obviously don't understand that a superiority complex is, but it does show a lot about your character that you have to turn a civil debate into an argument by calling someone a child.
Have a great life!
But then a magic leprechaun with a living dachshund stuck in his nose can never be deemed correct or incorrect by the same rationale .... just sayin ....
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#7922 Apr 3, 2013
Gold is where you find it.

“Can't help being fabulous”

Since: Dec 10

Sparkle <3

#7923 Apr 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
You were the one who became uncivil screaming idiot when I was being reasonable and pleasant. Go back and read your own posts, you were throwing a temper tantrum screaming idiot at me and I rightfully pointed out how childish you were behaving.
Now you want to feign outrage?
Nice try but sorry, won't work.
And yes we are moving past the old by gone days of desert mystics with urine running down their leg shouting to convert now or face an eternity in Hell.
Sorry you fear these superstitious claims but I as a man of reason do not. Until any religious person can show us some observable evidence for their afterlife claims we as civil, reasonable people have no reason to believe. It is their claim so the onus is on them to make a case for their claim.
Sorry but that is how the real world works.
<quoted text>
I never claimed to be religious, I myself am agnostic because I believe that it is impossible to prove that any faith is correct beyond reasonable doubt.

That is why it is called a 'faith' and not a 'fact'.

N.B. Atheism, is also considered a religious belief or faith (even though it is an extreme lack of faith), so you can't distance yourself that much.

Once again sir you miscomprehend me, paralleling my argument with that of the religious zealot, but my argument the whole time has been pointing out that it is a fear of death that drives people in general to religion, that or a fear of punishment or reprisals if they don't conform.

I doubt you truly know how the real world works, because if you did you wouldn't be on this poorly constructed website arguing your view point against an adolescent.

However, I do agree with the statement that until a religious person shows us that the afterlife is fact rather than mere theory then then i'll believe it. However, bear in mind that your intolerance towards religious groups and cultures will only hinder you in life and portray you an emotionally constipated individual.

“Can't help being fabulous”

Since: Dec 10

Sparkle <3

#7924 Apr 3, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
But then a magic leprechaun with a living dachshund stuck in his nose can never be deemed correct or incorrect by the same rationale .... just sayin ....
We only view that image as ridiculous because of society's views towards humour.

For all we know that could be the meaning of life.

However it's pretty unlikely as dachshunds are relatively recent canine breeds created by artificial selection, and the myth of the leprechaun is 1.) fairly recent and 2.) twisted by popular culture.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#7925 Apr 3, 2013
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>
I never claimed to be religious, I myself am agnostic because ....
This is another instance of, "Of course, I'm not religious myself you understand, but..."!

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