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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#8052 Apr 4, 2013
......... laughing .. sad

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#8053 Apr 4, 2013
For Dude ..

can a rock or a puddle of water produce code ??.. Y/N ... if Yes .. give an example
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8054 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
can a rock or a puddle of water produce code ??.. Y/N
Y

http://www.elementsdatabase.com/Images/period...
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8055 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
If that were the case then your God needs a creator
one revelation at a time ... grasshopper
You've been hopping away from every single revelation that proves you wrong. For months.(shrug)

What's the "scientific theory" of IDC?

(crickets)

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#8056 Apr 4, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Many Atheists are raised in some church or another and have had similar epiphanies. Lacking Flew's notoriety, these changes in philosophy go unheralded and unnoticed. While these reversals seem 'profound' they usually don't result in gross behavioral changes. Chances are, the person setting next to you in church could be a closet Atheist (albeit a miserable one) suffering their doubts silently and alone, fearing rejection by his or her friends and family. People 'turn' all the time and usually without any kind of lucrative book deals waiting in the wings.
Let's face it, in the matter of the existence of a god or any kind of supernatural realm, volumes have been written, thousands of compelling arguments have been made, billions of heart-strings have been plucked, but (BUT!!) there is and remains NO EVIDENCE. In view of this complete lack of evidence, Atheism is and remains the only real, logical, philosophical conclusion. Agnosticism, fence setters, are awaiting the day someone comes up with an argument one way or the other so compelling as to remove all doubt. Never gonna happen.
Similarly, the poor theist, waiting for some revelation or physical manifestation of their deity. How many have driven themselves mad waiting? Never gonna happen. Too bad the only 'guarantee' of a judgement comes on the 'other side' of life. Reliable reports from that sector are few and far between. LOL
Epiphanies are a fascinating phenomena to study. These sometimes spectacular, powerful, inexplicable bursts of revelation have happened to many many people throughout history, more than enough to establish its occurrence as a syndrome. Typically, the recipient human brain is awake, cruising along in a beta brain wave pattern, taking care of its daily chores, minding its own business, and then.....whammy! The brain suddenly and involuntarily shifts gears on its owner and explodes into a gamma brain wave pattern for a few micro seconds. While the cause of this phenomena remains a mystery, the effects can be tracked and catalogued. The recipients often manifest their individual revelations "out in the world" as a new theology, philosophy, poem, painting, sculpture, song, scientific theory, mathematical theory, etc etc etc. or something as simple as a paradigm shift resulting in the inspiration and courage to change, live a different, more productive, more satisfying life. These little “miracles” happen every day to millions of people all over the world.

BTW, you clinging to the cynical speculation that Flew’s epiphany about God is attributable to some “lucrative book deal” despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary is.....amusing.
The Dude

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#8057 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Hay, come on mate they claim billions of years too so it goes like this: Rain + rock =(puddle + billions of years)= Life.
What a joke.
The theory of evolution does not rely on abiogenesis. Just as the theory of gravity does not rely on the origin of mass, and the germ theory of disease does not rely on the origin of germs.

Since you're already an evolution denier it you could not make yourself look more foolish by rejecting gravity and germ theory so go right ahead.

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#8058 Apr 4, 2013
For Dude ..

can a rock or a puddle of water produce code ??.. Y/N ... if Yes .. give an example

.......... going once
Xavier Breath

West New York, NJ

#8059 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
For Dude ..
can a rock or a puddle of water produce code ??.. Y/N ... if Yes .. give an example
Can your god produce code? Prove it.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8060 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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Ok let me take a step backwards once again, and see if you can do what no one else has: Post proof that evolution is factual. After all you said "scientific testing which confirms evolution correct" so you must be able to prove it.
No problem. Here ya go:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T9Q...
You gotta be kidding wrote:
As for Darwin lying, YES he did he claimed humans evolved form apes that is a lie, he claimed that a moth changing colour was evolution when it was pollution. ALL LIES, oh dear there I just proved it wrong once again.
No you didn't. You simply rejected it out of hand. You also misrepresented Darwin. If Darwin was being honest but was wrong then he would NOT have been lying - and it is dishonest of you to claim otherwise. Turns out though that while he did not know everything (he had no idea of DNA at the time for instance) science has so far vindicated his claims re: natural selection and common ancestry.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8061 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
For Dude ..
can a rock or a puddle of water produce code ??.. Y/N ... if Yes .. give an example
Now that I've done it for you AGAIN (if you recall I already did the same for you many many weeks ago and you couldn't deal with anything back then either) please specify what exactly is this "code" that you refer to that was allegedly "created" by your "creator" and provide objectively verifiable scientific evidence of it.

Thanks in advance for not bothering as usual.

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#8062 Apr 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
show me the "code" produced by matter and energy alone

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#8063 Apr 4, 2013
Those elements do not "produce" code

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#8064 Apr 4, 2013
Give your definition of CODE

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#8065 Apr 4, 2013
for Dude .. Give your definition of CODE

.......... going once

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#8066 Apr 4, 2013
for Dude .. Give your definition of CODE

.......... going twice

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#8067 Apr 4, 2013
Welp !!.. that's strike three for dude

no ability to define code ??

therefore rendering himself unqualified for this discussion

so sad .. too bad

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#8068 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#8069 Apr 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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The theory of evolution does not rely on abiogenesis. Just as the theory of gravity does not rely on the origin of mass, and the germ theory of disease does not rely on the origin of germs.
Since you're already an evolution denier it you could not make yourself look more foolish by rejecting gravity and germ theory so go right ahead.
Looks who scraping the bottom of the barrel to try to look smart, let me fill you in oh uneducated one. Evolution demands a beginning it demands an origin for life with out it all you have is the inbuilt design (designed by GOD) process called adaptation. now so you don't get lost adaptation can not, does not and never will produce a new species.

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#8070 Apr 4, 2013
only intelligence can beget intelligence .. apply it to whom you wish
You gotta be kidding

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#8071 Apr 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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No problem. Here ya go:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T9Q...

No you didn't. You simply rejected it out of hand. You also misrepresented Darwin. If Darwin was being honest but was wrong then he would NOT have been lying - and it is dishonest of you to claim otherwise. Turns out though that while he did not know everything (he had no idea of DNA at the time for instance) science has so far vindicated his claims re: natural selection and common ancestry.
If he was being honest to himself then his myth (well his grandfathers myth) would just all be a mistake, Darwin was lying because he knew he was wrong, that is wilful deceit otherwise know as lying. He has been vindicated by science, what a joke no science has ever proved evolution to be fact. If it has why not post the proof right here, no one else has been able to.

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