Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14736 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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“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9697 Apr 23, 2013
The de facto pope of the atheist/evolutionist religion is Richard Dawkins who just this year referred to God as "the immortal knob-twiddler" in a debate with the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Dawkins' tacky rant is prima facia evidence of a god-hating false prophet with daddy issues.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#9698 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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The prospect of hundreds of millions of people dying of diseases because our scientists accepted and followed the false paradigm of evolution's claims does NOT make me feel better, bubba....
Name ONE, just ONE disease that has been cured because of the teachings of the Bible.

Evolution theory has already saved hundreds, possibly thousands of lives through enhanced understand of how microbes react and evolve with respect to antibiotics among other contributions;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_med...

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9699 Apr 23, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Name ONE, just ONE disease that has been cured because of the teachings of the Bible.
Alcoholism
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Evolution theory has already saved hundreds, possibly thousands of lives through enhanced understand of how microbes react and evolve with respect to antibiotics among other contributions;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_med...
False. The so-called "Theory of Evolution" does not and never did predict the existence of rapid adaptive mutations in any lifeforms nor can it account for where bacteria and virus cells are getting the information to make these rapid adaptive mutations which make them virtually bullet proof.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

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#9700 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
Alcoholism
<quoted text>
False. The so-called "Theory of Evolution" does not and never did predict the existence of rapid adaptive mutations in any lifeforms nor can it account for where bacteria and virus cells are getting the information to make these rapid adaptive mutations which make them virtually bullet proof.
Alcoholism is an addiction and is cured simply by not consuming the substance. Motivation for doing so can be found without the Buy Bull.

FAIL!!!!

Try again if you dare.

Might I suggest "Leprosy" <Leviticus 14> I'm sure we could all use a good laugh today.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#9701 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
Alcoholism
<quoted text>
False. The so-called "Theory of Evolution" does not and never did predict the existence of rapid adaptive mutations in any lifeforms nor can it account for where bacteria and virus cells are getting the information to make these rapid adaptive mutations which make them virtually bullet proof.
Incorrect!! An understanding of ToE is crucial to establishing and maintaining treatment advantages over certain diseases, like tuberculosis, for example.

The "information" is "got" by thousands of mutations, which occur naturally, with ineffective mutations dying off and effective mutations continuing to thrive. No God is required ..... funny you should think your God evil enough to give microbes evolutionary advantage over humans, though.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9702 Apr 23, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Alcoholism is an addiction and is cured simply by not consuming the substance. Motivation for doing so can be found without the Buy Bull.
FAIL!!!!
Try again if you dare.
Might I suggest "Leprosy" <Leviticus 14> I'm sure we could all use a good laugh today.
False.

The American Medical Association classified alcoholism as a disease decades ago with the recognition that "not consuming the substance" only serve to relieve one of the disease symptoms.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#9703 Apr 23, 2013
An no argument against the claim other than you don't want to accept it.

Sounds like a surrender to me :)
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't miss anything. That dog won't hunt either, bubba.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9704 Apr 23, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Incorrect!! An understanding of ToE is crucial to establishing and maintaining treatment advantages over certain diseases, like tuberculosis, for example.
The "information" is "got" by thousands of mutations, which occur naturally, with ineffective mutations dying off and effective mutations continuing to thrive. No God is required ..... funny you should think your God evil enough to give microbes evolutionary advantage over humans, though.
False. A recent Canadian study which posited that cancer cells were actually communicating with healthy cells and co-opting them to change themselves into cancer cells. Another Canadian research project tested the theory by administering chemicals which blocked communication between cancer cells and healthy cells to 19 human test subjects. ALL the test subjects responded positively to the treatment and the majority experienced remission.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#9705 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
False.
The American Medical Association classified alcoholism as a disease decades ago with the recognition that "not consuming the substance" only serve to relieve one of the disease symptoms.
Your Buy Bull does nothing to relieve even that symptom. The "patient" is the one who relieves that one symptom, for the "remainder" there are no cures where the symptom is not imaginary. The "patient" can find his motivation from anywhere, it is not required to come from the buy bull. Your Buy Bull cures nothing.

Since: May 11

Woodford Green, UK

#9706 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
False. A recent Canadian study which posited that cancer cells were actually communicating with healthy cells and co-opting them to change themselves into cancer cells. Another Canadian research project tested the theory by administering chemicals which blocked communication between cancer cells and healthy cells to 19 human test subjects. ALL the test subjects responded positively to the treatment and the majority experienced remission.
....can we all say, "non sequitur"?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#9707 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
False. A recent Canadian study which posited that cancer cells were actually communicating with healthy cells and co-opting them to change themselves into cancer cells. Another Canadian research project tested the theory by administering chemicals which blocked communication between cancer cells and healthy cells to 19 human test subjects. ALL the test subjects responded positively to the treatment and the majority experienced remission.
Cancer is not an infectious disease, twit!

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9708 Apr 23, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Incorrect!! An understanding of ToE is crucial to establishing and maintaining treatment advantages over certain diseases, like tuberculosis, for example.
The "information" is "got" by thousands of mutations, which occur naturally, with ineffective mutations dying off and effective mutations continuing to thrive. No God is required ..... funny you should think your God evil enough to give microbes evolutionary advantage over humans, though.
Evolution theory does not have and has never had an viable theory for the source of the "information" that appears to cause cell mutations. It originally posited that it was DNA but that was debunked as soon as it was discovered that prions mutate without DNA. In reality, no one really knows what purpose DNA serves other than to simply record information received from a yet unknown source.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9709 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>False. A recent Canadian study which posited that cancer cells were actually communicating with healthy cells and co-opting them to change themselves into cancer cells. Another Canadian research project tested the theory by administering chemicals which blocked communication between cancer cells and healthy cells to 19 human test subjects. ALL the test subjects responded positively to the treatment and the majority experienced remission.
And this study is where?
Do you have a source, or are you just making it up as usual?
Besides that, what does that have to do with your religion supposedly curing alcoholism?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9710 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>False. A recent Canadian study which posited that cancer cells were actually communicating with healthy cells and co-opting them to change themselves into cancer cells. Another Canadian research project tested the theory by administering chemicals which blocked communication between cancer cells and healthy cells to 19 human test subjects. ALL the test subjects responded positively to the treatment and the majority experienced remission.
Ignore the alcoholism comment, I got a little mixed up.

The request for your source still remains though.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#9711 Apr 23, 2013
Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Then let me share the good news with you. Here's where secular humanism will take you, given the chance. Will you support this or fight it?:

THE AFFIRMATIONS OF HUMANISM: A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php...

[1] We are committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of human problems.

[2] We deplore efforts to denigrate human intelligence, explain the world in supernatural terms, and look outside nature for salvation.

[3] We believe that scientific discovery and technology can contribute to the betterment of human life.

[4] We believe in an open and pluralistic society and that democracy is the best guarantee of protecting human rights from authoritarian elites and repressive majorities.

[5] We are committed to the principle of the separation of church and state.

[6] We [prefer] negotiation and compromise to [resolve] differences and achiev[e] mutual understanding.

[7] We are concerned with securing justice and fairness in society and with eliminating discrimination and intolerance.

[8] We believe in supporting the disadvantaged and the handicapped so that they will be able to help themselves.

[9] We attempt to transcend divisive parochial loyalties based on [prejudices] and strive to work together for the common good.

[10] We want to protect, preserve and enhance the earth, and avoid inflicting needless suffering on other species.

[11] We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest.

[12] We believe in the cultivation of moral excellence.

[13] Mature adults should be allowed to fulfill their aspirations, to express their sexual preferences, to exercise reproductive freedom, to have access to comprehensive and informed health-care, and to die with dignity.

[14] We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility. Humanist ethics is amenable to critical, rational guidance. Together we discover normative standards tested by their consequences.

[15] We are deeply concerned with the moral education of our children. We want to nourish reason and compassion.

[16] We are engaged by the arts no less than by the sciences.

[17] We are citizens of the universe and are excited by discoveries still to be made in the cosmos.

[18] We are skeptical of untested claims to knowledge, and we are open to novel ideas.

[19] We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others.

[20] We believe in optimism, hope, learning, truth, joy, tolerance, love, compassion, beauty, and reason rather than pessimism, despair, dogma, ignorance, guilt or sin, fear, hatred, selfishness, ugliness, and blind, irrational faith.

[21] We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9712 Apr 23, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
<quoted text>....can we all say, "non sequitur"?
Did you hear the good news about France?

What about Rhode Island?
http://hrc.org/mobile/entry/rhode-island-sena...

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9713 Apr 23, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Your Buy Bull does nothing to relieve even that symptom. The "patient" is the one who relieves that one symptom, for the "remainder" there are no cures where the symptom is not imaginary. The "patient" can find his motivation from anywhere, it is not required to come from the buy bull. Your Buy Bull cures nothing.
It would be safe to assume that the tens of millions of alcoholics who have experienced complete remission from all symptoms of alcohollsm through churches and AA would probably disagree with your "goddidntdoit" theory, dr. bubba....

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9714 Apr 23, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Cancer is not an infectious disease, twit!
I never said it was, bubba.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9715 Apr 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
Ignore the alcoholism comment, I got a little mixed up.
The request for your source still remains though.
Yeah you did. I don't have a religion.

Here's a link to a news article:

http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/12/21/canad...

Google links for med tech docs in pdf.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#9716 Apr 23, 2013
Well logical fallacies are all his ilk have so no surprise.

Whatever you do never have a logical fallacy drinking contest while watching a William Lane Craig debate... You would be dead in 20 minutes flat.
MisterCharrington wrote:
<quoted text>....can we all say, "non sequitur"?

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