Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

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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. Full Story

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9486 Apr 18, 2013
There are actual places and people in the bible but beyond that the book is a collection of heavily edited and rewritten old desert myths.

Invaluable tool?

Lmfao! To the theologian and lazy philosopher maybe. Any of those other professions? Not so much.

So you have given up on that silt Tibet prophecy lie eh?

Good for you that was rather pathetic I must say.
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>Everything in the Bible is just myth and there's "zero evidence" supporting anything written in it....is that your point?

The Levant is the epicenter for the Agricultural Revolution and the beginning of human civilization. The "book" has been an invaluable tool for scientists, cosmologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, biologists, geologists, linguists, geneticists, etc. and historians, theologians, philosophers, etc. If that chaps your ass you'll just have to suck it up and get over it, bubba.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#9487 Apr 18, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Everything in the Bible is just myth and there's "zero evidence" supporting anything written in it....is that your point?
The Levant is the epicenter for the Agricultural Revolution and the beginning of human civilization. The "book" has been an invaluable tool for scientists, cosmologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, biologists, geologists, linguists, geneticists, etc. and historians, theologians, philosophers, etc. If that chaps your ass you'll just have to suck it up and get over it, bubba.
It's too bad you can't prove one word of this claim.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#9488 Apr 18, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>You haven't witnessed creation.
You checkmated yourself.
Have you witnessed evolution? What's the difference between heat and cold? Is there such thing as darkness. Did dirt evolve? What about sexual preference, how did evolution deal with that?

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#9489 Apr 18, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Have you witnessed evolution? What's the difference between heat and cold? Is there such thing as darkness. Did dirt evolve? What about sexual preference, how did evolution deal with that?
Peppered moth and e coli.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#9490 Apr 19, 2013
Cia624 wrote:
Religion will stay around for as long as humanity is around. Humans continue to dream so they can progress and continue to live their lives and god is another dream or a goal that humans use to live their lives regardless of the existence of god. As long as we humans continue to dream and make goals in life religion will never fade away
Very correct. As our knowledge improves, some "models" of God might fade away, but the concept shall never go, because it is "built-into" our sub conscience.

Since: May 11

UK

#9491 Apr 19, 2013
madscot wrote:
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Peppered moth and e coli.
red throated barn swallow...
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#9492 Apr 19, 2013
Least popular flavour of Doritos launched by Frito-Lay thus far.
madscot wrote:
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Peppered moth and e coli.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#9493 Apr 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Least popular flavour of Doritos launched by Frito-Lay thus far.
<quoted text>
LMAO!

And Taco Bell taco shell.
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#9494 Apr 19, 2013
Could be worse!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/baco...
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO!
And Taco Bell taco shell.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#9495 Apr 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Could be worse!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/baco...
<quoted text>
Oh that's freakin awesome!

Since: May 11

UK

#9496 Apr 19, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
You never had a case.
prove you typed that...
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#9497 Apr 19, 2013
Keeps you in business!:D
madscot wrote:
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Oh that's freakin awesome!

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9498 Apr 19, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>Have you witnessed evolution? What's the difference between heat and cold? Is there such thing as darkness. Did dirt evolve? What about sexual preference, how did evolution deal with that?
So you're admitting that you don't have a clue what you're talking about.
You said that it isn't real if you didn't witness it, and so by your own rule, you've proven everything you believe to be false.
Lincoln

United States

#9499 Apr 19, 2013
Sad events in city of Boston.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9500 Apr 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Keeps you in business!:D
I rather enjoyed the cheeseburger flavoured Doritos.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9501 Apr 19, 2013
Why does Allah want his people to attack and blow up innocent people all over the world? Same reason he allows little girls to be sold and priced into marriage at age 6?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>Very correct. As our knowledge improves, some "models" of God might fade away, but the concept shall never go, because it is "built-into" our sub conscience.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9502 Apr 19, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
There are, however, some books of the Bible which defy "rational" explanation. Genesis 1 is a good example. How could ancient men know about the Big Bang or articulate a description of the EXACT sequence of species appearance on this planet?
They couldn't. Which is why they got it wrong.(shrug)
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9503 Apr 19, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Or perhaps what you call "divine power" is really just the operation of natural laws our ever evolving knowledge of science doesn't really comprehend yet......hmmmmm?
The medical journals are full of documented "miracle" healings, i.e. spontaneous remissions, of terminal cancers or some other deadly disease occurring for atheists, the non-religious, and the religious of all sects.
What I would call an example of "divine power" is when God overrides the operation of His own natural laws and one of the best examples of this is the inexplicably high levels of CO2 that have accumulated in our atmosphere, the highest levels in 450,000 years of earth's history according to ice core samples. We should be 100 years into a huge glaciation event, the earth should resemble a gigantic snowball. We aren't and it doesn't. Why?
Well from what I can gather is that all the glaciologists and geologists think it's due to Goddidit with magic.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9504 Apr 19, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you go around the subject because you can't answer.
Go boom. Irony meter duz it.
Imhotep

United States

#9505 Apr 19, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Everything in the Bible is just myth and there's "zero evidence" supporting anything written in it....is that your point?
The Levant is the epicenter for the Agricultural Revolution and the beginning of human civilization. The "book" has been an invaluable tool for scientists, cosmologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, biologists, geologists, linguists, geneticists, etc. and historians, theologians, philosophers, etc. If that chaps your ass you'll just have to suck it up and get over it, bubba.
I did not suggest the book was not useful for historical study

However considering the authors and the knowledge available to mankind at the time we can now see that this is largely fantasy

We have discovered no evidence you know this

For example long long long before your fantasy there was this... no need to go much further don't you think?

"This is the sum of duty. Do not unto others that which would cause you pain if done to you." -- Mahabharata 5:1517, from the Vedic tradition of India, circa 3000 BCE

"What is hateful to you, do not to our fellow man. That is entire Law, all the rest is commentary." -- Talmud, Shabbat 31a, from the Judaic tradition, circa 1300 BCE

"That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself." -- Avesta, Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5, from the Zoroastrian tradition, circa 600 BCE

"Hurt not others in ways that you find hurtful." -- Tripitaka, Udanga-varga 5,18 , from the Buddhist tradition, circa 525 BCE

"Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness, do not unto others that which you would not have done unto you." -- Analects, Lun-yu XV,23, from the Confucian tradition, circa 500 BCE

"One should treat all beings as he himself would be treated." -- Agamas, Sutrakrtanga 1.10, 1-3, from the Jain tradition, circa 500 BCE

"Regard your neighbor's gain as your gain and your neighbor's loss as your loss." -- Tai-shang Kang-ying P'ien, from the Taoist tradition, circa 500 BCE

"Do not do to others that which would anger you if others did it to you." -- Socrates (the Greek philosopher), circa 470-399 BCE

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