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
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1009 Dec 12, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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So did Giordano Bruno, and the Roman Catholic Church murdered him anyway.
In early 1794 – at the height of the Reign of Terror – French soldiers marched to the Atlantic Vendée, where peasants had risen up against the Revolutionary government in Paris. Twelve "infernal columns" commanded by Gen. Louis-Marie Turreau were ordered to kill everyone and everything they saw. Thousands of people – including women and children – were massacred in cold blood, and farms and villages torched.… "There was in the Revolution a clearly stated programme to wipe out the Vendéean race," said Philippe de Villiers, European deputy and former presidential candidate for the right-wing traditionalist Movement for France, or MPF, Party. "Why did it take place? Because a people was chosen to be liquidated on account of their religious faith."

– The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 26, 2008

http://www.wnd.com/index.php...
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1010 Dec 12, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Parody site, and you fell for it.
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Yet the joke is on you.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1011 Dec 12, 2012
Ozada wrote:
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Odd this.
You belong to a cult that will shoot a 14 year old child for speaking her mind, then attempt to advise us on evolutionary science.
Christopher Hitchens wrote "Religion poisons everything". He was right.
Fascism "was a direct result of atheism that spread throughout Germany and some other countries in the first half of the 20th century"
Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar

In 1888,the atheist Freidrich Nietzsche predicted that the twentieth century would be the bloodiest ever, precisely because of the waning of cultural and moral restraints resulting from Christianity’s diminishing influence. He stated it would turn horrific as people tried to replace their lost faith in God with faith in ideology. Apparently he was on to something. He also warned that the 21st century might well see "the total eclipse of all values",in other words, an age of nihilism." In this context we can define nihilism as "Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief." Some people call this utopia and will kill those that do not agree that it is utopia.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1012 Dec 12, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You should know that paying your taxes was not popular in the late 1700s.
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Heck being an atheist in the US remains on the bottom rung of popularity but we don't kill people just for being one.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#1013 Dec 12, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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What were you expecting, high definition photos of God sitting on his throne?
Why not?

If your god can do anything then it would be easy for him to hide millions of indestructible HD photos of him in places that only science can find.

Perhaps in the cellular structure of plants, or in Archean rock, or on all the moons of Jupiter.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#1014 Dec 12, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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In early 1794 – at the height of the Reign of Terror – French soldiers marched to the Atlantic Vendée, where peasants had risen up against the Revolutionary government in Paris. Twelve "infernal columns" commanded by Gen. Louis-Marie Turreau were ordered to kill everyone and everything they saw. Thousands of people – including women and children – were massacred in cold blood, and farms and villages torched.… "There was in the Revolution a clearly stated programme to wipe out the Vendéean race," said Philippe de Villiers, European deputy and former presidential candidate for the right-wing traditionalist Movement for France, or MPF, Party. "Why did it take place? Because a people was chosen to be liquidated on account of their religious faith."
– The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 26, 2008
http://www.wnd.com/index.php...
Kill people because of their religious faith?

Heaven forbid!

Good job that there's nothing in the Bible telling believers to do that, eh?

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#1015 Dec 12, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Heck being an atheist in the US remains on the bottom rung of popularity but we don't kill people just for being one.
Sometimes America leads us - sometimes it lags behind us.

It's view of atheists is definitely an area where it lags behind us.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1016 Dec 12, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Why not?
If your god can do anything then it would be easy for him to hide millions of indestructible HD photos of him in places that only science can find.
Perhaps in the cellular structure of plants, or in Archean rock, or on all the moons of Jupiter.
Maybe science hasn't advanced far enough to find HDS, high definition supernatural. I mean science is still stuck on the Frankenstein hypothesis so only time will tell.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1017 Dec 12, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Kill people because of their religious faith?
Heaven forbid!
Good job that there's nothing in the Bible telling believers to do that, eh?
Naturalism teaches survival of the fittest. Wouldn't that include non survival of the less fit?

Jeffrey Dahmer:“If it all happens naturalistically, what’s the need for a God? Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself.”
[Biography, "Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within," A&E, 1996.]
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1018 Dec 12, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Sometimes America leads us - sometimes it lags behind us.
It's view of atheists is definitely an area where it lags behind us.


Don't tell me you kill your atheists. What happened, you folks get bored screwing the Irish?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1019 Dec 12, 2012
Lmfao! An opinion piece written by a vehemently anti atheist Christhole! Sigh.

Now go look it up! It wasn't a cold blooded massacre but rather a long bloody battle because the Catholics there didn't want to follow the law of the land which was btw written and passed by their fellow believers. It was Christian fighting Christian there. To sub this an atheist massacre is laughable at best.

Epic fail.

Hey maybe next you will find a link from the onion to post as a serious source :))
downhill246 wrote:
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In early 1794 – at the height of the Reign of Terror – French soldiers marched to the Atlantic Vendée, where peasants had risen up against the Revolutionary government in Paris. Twelve "infernal columns" commanded by Gen. Louis-Marie Turreau were ordered to kill everyone and everything they saw. Thousands of people – including women and children – were massacred in cold blood, and farms and villages torched.… "There was in the Revolution a clearly stated programme to wipe out the Vendéean race," said Philippe de Villiers, European deputy and former presidential candidate for the right-wing traditionalist Movement for France, or MPF, Party. "Why did it take place? Because a people was chosen to be liquidated on account of their religious faith."
– The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 26, 2008
http://www.wnd.com/index.php...

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1020 Dec 12, 2012
Yet somehow God was able to show himself to ancient sheep herders. So they were able to lol see and hear him but people today can't?

Is it more likely they were more advanced or that they were mistaken and passing down legends of old?
downhill246 wrote:
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Maybe science hasn't advanced far enough to find HDS, high definition supernatural. I mean science is still stuck on the Frankenstein hypothesis so only time will tell.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#1021 Dec 12, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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What were you expecting, high definition photos of God sitting on his throne?
"By its own definition, science is incapable of examining or testing for the existence of things that have no physical effects, because its methods rely on the observation of physical effects. Science concerns itself with what can be measured and seen through normal human observation, often with the help of instruments. If supernatural phenomena or beings were to exist, scientific methods would not detect them consistently. So the lack of scientific evidence does not matter."
No ... maybe some strange, un-explainable, un-expected void surrounded by a high fence and a sporting a cool pearly gate. Wasn't there. Who came up with the statement you quoted? Anonymous? Don't blame him. One of the dumbest things I ever heard. Anything that has "no physical effects" isn't very awe inspiring. All hail his mighty name!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1022 Dec 12, 2012
Andrea Yates said God told her to kill her children. Can you prove he didn't?

We are told he works in mysterious ways and his was are not our own. If you believe in him you just concede he could have done this as he did with Abraham.
downhill246 wrote:
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Naturalism teaches survival of the fittest. Wouldn't that include non survival of the less fit?
Jeffrey Dahmer:“If it all happens naturalistically, what’s the need for a God? Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself.”
[Biography, "Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within," A&E, 1996.]
Thinking

Andover, UK

#1023 Dec 12, 2012
Your perspective is odd.

In my country paedophiles, rapists, muggers and murderers rank far lower than believers or non-believers.
downhill246 wrote:
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Heck being an atheist in the US remains on the bottom rung of popularity but we don't kill people just for being one.

“Jeezuz in the Potty”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#1024 Dec 12, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Fascism "was a direct result of atheism that spread throughout Germany and some other countries in the first half of the 20th century"
Christianity is fascism, silly bunny.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1025 Dec 12, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Lmfao! An opinion piece written by a vehemently anti atheist Christhole! Sigh.
Now go look it up! It wasn't a cold blooded massacre but rather a long bloody battle because the Catholics there didn't want to follow the law of the land which was btw written and passed by their fellow believers. It was Christian fighting Christian there. To sub this an atheist massacre is laughable at best.
Epic fail.
Hey maybe next you will find a link from the onion to post as a serious source :))
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Christian fighting Christian? LOL

"The people of France were running headlong into Atheism, and I had the work(age of Reason} translated and published in their own language to stop them in that career, and fix them to the first article of every man's creed, who has any creed at all—I believe in God."
Thomas Paine

That was easy.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1026 Dec 12, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yet somehow God was able to show himself to ancient sheep herders. So they were able to lol see and hear him but people today can't?
Is it more likely they were more advanced or that they were mistaken and passing down legends of old?
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The abrahamic religions have three billion followers. The Pew Forum's massive religious study in 2008 said atheists made up 1.6% of the US population.Another of their studies states that 21% of Americans that claim they are atheists said they believed in God. So 21% of 1.6% is about .34% meaning 1.26% of Americans are actual atheists. Think of the advantage of those numbers. You can all go to the national meeting of atheists on the same bus or have a sit in without interfering with traffic.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1027 Dec 12, 2012
RHill wrote:
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No ... maybe some strange, un-explainable, un-expected void surrounded by a high fence and a sporting a cool pearly gate. Wasn't there. Who came up with the statement you quoted? Anonymous? Don't blame him. One of the dumbest things I ever heard. Anything that has "no physical effects" isn't very awe inspiring. All hail his mighty name!


Yawn....

" Religions and science answer different questions about the world.... Science is a way of knowing about the natural world. It is limited to explaining the natural world through natural causes. Science can say nothing about the supernatural. Whether God exists or not is a question about which science is neutral."

Teaching about Evolution and Science,
The American National Academy of Sciences (NAS)(1998)

"Scientism, the view that science can explain all human conditions and expressions, mental as well as physical, is a superstition, one of the dominant superstitions or our day; and it is not an insult to science to say so."
The New York Times, Leon Wieseltier ,American writer, critic, and magazine editor.

Ouch!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1028 Dec 12, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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The abrahamic religions have three billion followers. The Pew Forum's massive religious study in 2008 said atheists made up 1.6% of the US population.Another of their studies states that 21% of Americans that claim they are atheists said they believed in God. So 21% of 1.6% is about .34% meaning 1.26% of Americans are actual atheists. Think of the advantage of those numbers. You can all go to the national meeting of atheists on the same bus or have a sit in without interfering with traffic.
I'm a church-going Christian. Because of that, I believe that after I die, I will go to Heaven.

Atheists believe that there is no God and therefore no Heaven. Because of that, I believe that after they die, they will get exactly what they so fervently want and believe in, which is.... NOTHING.

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