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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“the end-times is now”

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#8072 Apr 4, 2013
"Evolution demands a beginning it demands an origin for life" ... amen

atheists and evolutionists HATE the issue of ID and the origin of life ... therein lies their demise
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#8073 Apr 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
When did a rock or puddle ever produce anything living where life did not exist prior.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#8074 Apr 4, 2013
It is extremely doubtful that atheism will replace religion. Like it or not in western civilization religion has inspired some of the greatest works of art, music and literature. Examples-Michelangelo's Pieta, Mozart's Requiem and Blake,s poems. All of these were inspired by religion and have stood the test of time.

“the end-times is now”

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#8075 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
When did a rock or puddle ever produce anything living where life did not exist prior
.......... right on .. tiz a simple question

...... come-on Dude ... give it a shot

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#8076 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>One donkey talked by the power of GOD no problem, lets look at you deluded mindset, it rained and formed a puddle and out of said puddle life sprung able to mate with.... wait of it a second life form genetically close enough to mate. HAHAHA what a deluded mind evolutionist have.
So ignoring the evidence and saying a magical fairy went POOF and everything existed is not delusion?

Pretending the Earth is only 6'000 years old is not delusion?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8077 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
<quoted text>
show me the "code" produced by matter and energy alone
Wiki definition will do for now: "A code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, phrase, or gesture) into another form or representation (one sign into another sign), not necessarily of the same type."

What's the "scientific theory" of IDC? Thanks again for not answering.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#8078 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>And yet none has been produced here to prove you right. PITY. I wonder why.
It has been produced, you've just ignored it like you do to all the facts.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8079 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
Welp !!.. that's strike three for dude
no ability to define code ??
therefore rendering himself unqualified for this discussion
so sad .. too bad
You demonstrated you were unqualified on the other thread weeks ago. That is why each and every one of your claims were deconstructed piece by piece and you still have not been able to demonstrate your claims about invisible wizards.

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#8080 Apr 4, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
It is extremely doubtful that atheism will replace religion. Like it or not in western civilization religion has inspired some of the greatest works of art, music and literature. Examples-Michelangelo's Pieta, Mozart's Requiem and Blake,s poems. All of these were inspired by religion and have stood the test of time.
I'm sure when they say "religion" they mean Believers in the Biblical Jesus .... it's simply their battle cry .. the Harlot will rise
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8081 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
Already told you last time you used this - the man doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. He's an apologist, he contradicts himself, and he's also a theistic evolutionist which means most fundies think he's bound for hell. But most important of all he, like you, is unable to demonstrate what this "code" is you're referring to, the mechanisms responsible for it, nor evidence of them.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8082 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
only intelligence can beget intelligence .. apply it to whom you wish
I demonstrated otherwise.

What's the "code" you're referring to, HT?

What's the "scientific theory of IDC, HT?

Thanks again for never answering, HT.

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#8083 Apr 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
Wiki definition will do for now: "A code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, phrase, or gesture) into another form or representation (one sign into another sign), not necessarily of the same type
okay ... so how do you know when you're seeing c o d e

Give examples of code Dude
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8084 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Yet you have been unable to demonstrate that:

1 - he was wrong.

2 - he was lying even if he was wrong.
You gotta be kidding wrote:
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.
Yes they have. In fact I just did. Plus I can also provide more, but you haven't been able to address the info I just presented to you yet. Life changes over time. Fact. These changes accumulate. Fact. Ergo, evolution occurs. Fact.

This is why so many creationists find Young Earth Creationism so attractive, because if the Earth is only say, about 6,000 years old, then they can claim that there would not be enough time for evolution. However that is not only denying the entire field of biology, but also physics and chemistry along with it. In short, ALL of science. And this is why the scientific community doesn't take creationist claims seriously.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8085 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
"Evolution demands a beginning it demands an origin for life" ... amen
atheists and evolutionists HATE the issue of ID and the origin of life ... therein lies their demise
Not at all. The theory of evolution does not rely on abiogenesis. It doesn't matter whether life started naturally or if it was space aliens or if Goddidit with magic.

All it needs is for life to be here. Life IS here. Life evolves. Facts. In order to demonstrate otherwise you need to demonstrate that life is in fact NOT here. Good luck.

What's the "scientific theory" of IDC?

Thanks again for never answering.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8086 Apr 4, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
When did a rock or puddle ever produce anything living where life did not exist prior.
The theory of evolution does not rely on abiogenesis.

“the end-times is now”

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#8087 Apr 4, 2013
Dude .. you won't see evidence when you refuse to look

a man convinced against his will is unconvinced still

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#8088 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
<quoted text>okay ... so how do you know when you're seeing c o d e

Give examples of code Dude
What the hell are you talking about?
What is this "code" you keep talking about?

“the end-times is now”

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#8089 Apr 4, 2013
Dude ... forget you "evolution" crap for a while

we're talking ORIGIN ...(pounding on his head)

.......... ORIGIN

how do you know when you're seeing .. c o d e

Give some examples of code:

1.....

2.....

3.....
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8090 Apr 4, 2013
His-truth wrote:
<quoted text>
.......... right on .. tiz a simple question
...... come-on Dude ... give it a shot
Actually the origin of life is NOT a simple question. If it was you fundies would have an answer. Turns out that Goddidit with magic is about the most ignorant answer one could possibly get. In the meantime there are numerous scientific organizations researching abiogenesis as we speak. What HAS been established is that life started somewhere around 3.5 billion to 4 billion years ago and that those first organisms were microbial/bacterial in nature. This lends support to the idea that life arose via natural chemical processes starting off with comparatively simple organisms.

Of course it is still possible that rather than a natural occurrence then it could have been aliens, God, or a currently unknown 4th option that no-one's thought up yet.

Either way, none of it has any bearing on the scientific validity of evolution.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#8091 Apr 4, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
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 problem is, if Flew did happen to come across such overwhelming evidence, he took it with him to his grave.

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