Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14713 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at News24.

Imhotep

United States

#9856 Apr 26, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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The sad thing is that there is much "music" these days that can't really be classified as music.
They call this musical abomination RAP

GARBAGE IN MY OPINION

Since: May 11

UK

#9857 Apr 26, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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They call this musical abomination RAP
GARBAGE IN MY OPINION
even though I`m a middle aged member of the `establishment` I think there`s some valid social commentary in a a lot of `rap`.

which is my favourite!

The genre of rap-porn which promotes objectification of women and the notion of easy money however you want to make it...or the "blunts, 40`s and bitches" brigade as I like to call them, do nothing at all which is worthwhile and create the very social problems they `rap` about. I`m talking about wu-tang clan et al here.
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#9858 Apr 26, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
Pretty good article.
I think it's an EXCELLENT article!
So true!

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#9859 Apr 26, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
They call this musical abomination RAP
GARBAGE IN MY OPINION
As a 19year old student of mine once said:-
"Rap is spelled with silent 'C'."

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9860 Apr 26, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
They call this musical abomination RAP
GARBAGE IN MY OPINION
The so-called "pop" is also crap.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9861 Apr 26, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
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even though I`m a middle aged member of the `establishment` I think there`s some valid social commentary in a a lot of `rap`.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =FxF4vE67g40XX which is my favourite!
The genre of rap-porn which promotes objectification of women and the notion of easy money however you want to make it...or the "blunts, 40`s and bitches" brigade as I like to call them, do nothing at all which is worthwhile and create the very social problems they `rap` about. I`m talking about wu-tang clan et al here.
I agree, some is good.
Such as things by the Beastie Boys, or a more recent group, the Gorillaz.
Imhotep

United States

#9862 Apr 26, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
The so-called "pop" is also crap.
For guitar excellence

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

For vocal excellence

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

Who else

http://m.youtube.com/watch...
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9863 Apr 26, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Ans.
1. This is a "masterpiece" Question of every so called Atheist and thy think that by posting it, they have broken the "spinal cord" of all Believers in God.
But in reality this is a very childish question, because it is God, on which the Creation Process stops, both literally and logically.
He is the alone Who was present before Every Creation and He is the "Only One" in this entire Universe who was Ever Present and shall never die.
a. If some one created God (as you people think), then who created that some one and then who created him….it will be endless cycle.
Indeed. And it is possible that there IS an endless cycle. Of course your position requires you to break this cycle and invoke something that is uncaused:
MUQ wrote:
b. That is why logic and reason also demands that this process must end and that is it ends.
However that being the case, the universe itself could also be uncaused. You will object to this, of course that would only be an exercise in EXTREME hypocrisy.
MUQ wrote:
Allah Knows Best.
Maybe. Or maybe it doesn't even exist. Both are possible.
MUQ wrote:
02. You deluded people can only call "evolution as a fact".
Your Super Guru Charles Darwin was more humble and less confident (because he was a batter and more educated scholars than all of you people combined"….he was NEVER sure what he was proposing.
But you people "his pupil" have gone above the teacher himself and call evolution as a :"fact".
And equating TOE with Theory of Gravity shows that you have no knowledge of either of them!!
Actually MUQ your knowledge of anything scientific is pretty abysmal, even by fundie standards. Yes, like all good scientists proposing new ideas, Darwin's claims were tentative. Fortunately for the most part his claims bore fruit:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T9Q...

And that is why evolution is a scientific theory AT LEAST on a par with the theory of gravity, if not better. Since the old Newtonian theory of gravity has since been replaced by Einstein's theory of relativity, which is in turn currently being replaced by quantum physics. At the moment evolution is well established in the scientific community and there is no competing scientific alternative that has been proposed.

There are of course a bunch of religious nuts who say something about invisible Jewish magic proving reality wrong, but who cares what they say?(shrug)
MUQ wrote:
This is the LEAST I can say on this subject.
Indeed, it is the least AND the most you can say on this subject.

And I know. I've already seen it.
Praxis33

Huntington, MA

#9864 Apr 26, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
The so-called "pop" is also crap.
All you think about is crap.
Thinking

Blandford Forum, UK

#9865 Apr 26, 2013
I was there:
&t= 33
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah Ella Fitzgerald...it was her birthday (had she still been with us) yesterday.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9867 Apr 27, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>I was there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5PN6egPgazAXX&t=33
Ah Muse, another gem in the the pile of dirt that is today's music.
Thinking

Blandford Forum, UK

#9868 Apr 27, 2013
It was ever thus.

I was looking at some old music shows. The good stuff charted much lower than I seemed to remember, 90% of the content was very poor and in many cases, totally forgotten.
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah Muse, another gem in the the pile of dirt that is today's music.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9869 Apr 27, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed. And it is possible that there IS an endless cycle. Of course your position requires you to break this cycle and invoke something that is uncaused:
Like for instance Stephen Hawking's "uncaused first cause", bubba?
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed. And it is possible that there IS an endless cycle. Of course your position requires you to break this cycle and invoke something that is uncaused:

However that being the case, the universe itself could also be uncaused. You will object to this, of course that would only be an exercise in EXTREME hypocrisy.

Maybe. Or maybe it doesn't even exist. Both are possible.
More pseudo intellectual babbling?
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, like all good scientists proposing new ideas, Darwin's claims were tentative. Fortunately for the most part his claims bore fruit:
LOL Yes, especially Darwin's claim that God created everything.

And, of course, one of his most important discoveries was humans in Terra Del Fuego who demonstrated the ability to physically adapt to their environment. Darwin's discovery is especially relevant to the scientific confirmation of bacteria and virus which, lo and behold, have also demonstrated this ability.
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>There are of course a bunch of religious nuts who say something about invisible Jewish magic proving reality wrong, but who cares what they say?(shrug)
LOL Yet another tattered strawman (sigh) laced with stinky red herrings (shrug) and garnished with vomitus ad hominems (yuck)?

And this is the best you can do, bubba? Pathetic....

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9870 Apr 27, 2013
Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than open your mouth removing all doubt.
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>Like for instance Stephen Hawking's "uncaused first cause", bubba?

The Dude wrote, "<quoted text>
Indeed. And it is possible that there IS an endless cycle. Of course your position requires you to break this cycle and invoke something that is uncaused:

However that being the case, the universe itself could also be uncaused. You will object to this, of course that would only be an exercise in EXTREME hypocrisy.

Maybe. Or maybe it doesn't even exist. Both are possible. "

More pseudo intellectual babbling?

The Dude wrote, "<quoted text>Yes, like all good scientists proposing new ideas, Darwin's claims were tentative. Fortunately for the most part his claims bore fruit: "

LOL Yes, especially Darwin's claim that God created everything.

And, of course, one of his most important discoveries was humans in Terra Del Fuego who demonstrated the ability to physically adapt to their environment. Darwin's discovery is especially relevant to the scientific confirmation of bacteria and virus which, lo and behold, have also demonstrated this ability.

The Dude wrote, "<quoted text>There are of course a bunch of religious nuts who say something about invisible Jewish magic proving reality wrong, but who cares what they say?(shrug)
"

LOL Yet another tattered strawman (sigh) laced with stinky red herrings (shrug) and garnished with vomitus ad hominems (yuck)?

And this is the best you can do, bubba? Pathetic....

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#9871 Apr 27, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed. And it is possible that there IS an endless cycle. Of course your position requires you to break this cycle and invoke something that is uncaused:
<quoted text>
However that being the case, the universe itself could also be uncaused. You will object to this, of course that would only be an exercise in EXTREME hypocrisy.
<quoted text>
Maybe. Or maybe it doesn't even exist. Both are possible.
<quoted text>
Actually MUQ your knowledge of anything scientific is pretty abysmal, even by fundie standards. Yes, like all good scientists proposing new ideas, Darwin's claims were tentative. Fortunately for the most part his claims bore fruit:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T9Q...
And that is why evolution is a scientific theory AT LEAST on a par with the theory of gravity, if not better. Since the old Newtonian theory of gravity has since been replaced by Einstein's theory of relativity, which is in turn currently being replaced by quantum physics. At the moment evolution is well established in the scientific community and there is no competing scientific alternative that has been proposed.
There are of course a bunch of religious nuts who say something about invisible Jewish magic proving reality wrong, but who cares what they say?(shrug)
<quoted text>
Indeed, it is the least AND the most you can say on this subject.
And I know. I've already seen it.
You cannot even state the theory of evolution.

And it is NOT possible that the universe is uncaused.

The universe began to exist. This is required due to the impossibility of the infinite regression, which would require an infinite series of actual events.

Something which begins to exist requires a cause, as since it begins to exist, it has exhibited non-existence, and therefore is contingent or dependent, as opposed to "necessary".

If something is necessary, it could not be non-existent, so the universe is not necessary, but dependent. Something dependent requires causation.

Now say something stupid.

“Trolls are Clueless”

Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#9873 Apr 27, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You cannot even state the theory of evolution.
And it is NOT possible that the universe is uncaused.
The universe began to exist. This is required due to the impossibility of the infinite regression, which would require an infinite series of actual events.
Something which begins to exist requires a cause, as since it begins to exist, it has exhibited non-existence, and therefore is contingent or dependent, as opposed to "necessary".
If something is necessary, it could not be non-existent, so the universe is not necessary, but dependent. Something dependent requires causation.
Now say something stupid.
OK impress us. State the theory of evolution if you can.

Why is it impossible? You didn't say.

Why does anything require a cause? You didn't say.

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention but otherwise how is necessity relevant to what you just stated?
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#9874 Apr 27, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You cannot even state the theory of evolution.
And it is NOT possible that the universe is uncaused.
The universe began to exist. This is required due to the impossibility of the infinite regression, which would require an infinite series of actual events.
Something which begins to exist requires a cause, as since it begins to exist, it has exhibited non-existence, and therefore is contingent or dependent, as opposed to "necessary".
If something is necessary, it could not be non-existent, so the universe is not necessary, but dependent. Something dependent requires causation.
Now say something stupid.
In fact every thing they say about their Blind Theory of Evolution (i.e. without plan, without design, without any purpose) is nothing but stupidity.!!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9875 Apr 27, 2013
His answer will be along the lines of, Jesus had to do it because the bible says so!

He is a discovery Institute reject slobbering on Behe's crotch.
LuLu Ford wrote:
<quoted text>OK impress us. State the theory of evolution if you can.

Why is it impossible? You didn't say.

Why does anything require a cause? You didn't say.

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention but otherwise how is necessity relevant to what you just stated?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9876 Apr 27, 2013
Yet you think raping little girls is blessed by god?

What is the penalty for apostasy in Islam Muq? You keep avoiding that question we notice.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>In fact every thing they say about their Blind Theory of Evolution (i.e. without plan, without design, without any purpose) is nothing but stupidity.!!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#9877 Apr 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
It was ever thus.
I was looking at some old music shows. The good stuff charted much lower than I seemed to remember, 90% of the content was very poor and in many cases, totally forgotten.
<quoted text>
Though I could say that from the 70's to the 90's there are thousands of classic songs, great songs...but from mid-90's to now, there have been only a couple hundred.

Thereabouts.

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