Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Aug 27, 2012 Full story: News24 14,385

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

“Engaged to the love of my life”

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

Lady Lake, 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.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

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

Lexington, KY

#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"?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9717 Apr 23, 2013
No atheist has ever said god didn't do it because imaginary friends don't actually do anything one way or the other. Enjoy your delusion chump.

Peace :)
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>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....

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9718 Apr 23, 2013
Why don't you have a religion? Because all the theist organizations are miserable failures?

Nice to know we are winning as you have shown, thanks :)
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Thinking

Reading, UK

#9719 Apr 23, 2013
I don't need to duplicate the posts of others. I was just going to post Genesis 1:26 but they've far surpassed that.

Question: why don't you know your bible?
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
More to the point, there's nothing there that supports your claim:
"The bible (genesis) empowered believers to f**k the planet over.
And you haven't posted any supporting texts for your claim because there are none....

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9720 Apr 23, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I don't need to duplicate the posts of others. I was just going to post Genesis 1:26 but they've far surpassed that.
Question: why don't you know your bible?
<quoted text>
Nothing you or anybody else's has posted supports your claim that "The bible (genesis) empowered believers to f**k the planet over." Nothing. Zip. Nada.
Thinking

Reading, UK

#9721 Apr 23, 2013
You're wrong. Again.
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing you or anybody else's has posted supports your claim that "The bible (genesis) empowered believers to f**k the planet over." Nothing. Zip. Nada.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#9722 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Incorrect! Mutations are changes in genetic sequences due to replication "error", chemical disruption, or even radiation. Prions have genetic sequences, they just aren't full DNA strands. DNA is not an information recording structure.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#9723 Apr 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
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....
They can "disagree" all they want to, but they have not yet produced a "god" that "dunnit". No evidence, no god. It really is as simple as that.
KJV

United States

#9724 Apr 23, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>He did.
That explains the smell of smoke.
KJV

United States

#9725 Apr 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>You obviously can't read.
Palms?
KJV

United States

#9726 Apr 23, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Again, can you not read?
Chinese?
KJV

United States

#9727 Apr 23, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
There is no secular historical proof that Jesus ever existed.
Givemeliberty wrote:

"I semi-retired except for collecting and inspecting my rental properties. I live comfortably off my stock dividends, porn sites I own, early retirement from work and rental properties here in the states and in the Philippines. "

OMG. It's getting better all the time!!!
KJV

United States

#9728 Apr 23, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Read the buybull, you should know what you beleive.
Buybull is that a book on spontaneous self generating life?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9729 Apr 23, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You're wrong. Again.
<quoted text>
Neither you or anybody else has posted even one verse from any part of the Bible let alone any part of Genesis that supports your claim that "The bible (genesis) empowered believers to f**k the planet over."

Grow up and deal with it, bubba.

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