Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14656 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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Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10453 May 8, 2013
Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of Nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i.e. by a wish addressed to a Supernatural Being.
(Albert Einstein, 1936, The Human Side. Responding to a child who wrote and asked if scientists pray.)
ezdzit wrote:

Albert Einstein
Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#10454 May 8, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
“The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against traditional religion as the "opium of the masses"—cannot hear the music of the spheres.”
Albert Einstein
I believe fanatical atheists are pretty much like any theist that posts to an atheist forum.

Seriously disturbed, Much like you.
KJV

United States

#10455 May 8, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>I only asked a simple question "What is atheism and who is an atheist"?

What answers I get tell only negatives, i.e Athiesm do NOT believe in God and Athiesm do not believe in religions....that is fine.

But what they Do believe in?

You cannot have only Negatives to replace a thing that has Positive attributes. Do you.

So far no one is able to give me simple answer to this question.

Is this question "too difficult" for you to answer?
Atheist believe God does not exist.
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Atheists believe there are no gods.

Note the plural, wetpants.
Khatru:
"Atheists believe there are no gods."

Bingo!!

A positive belief!!
As in Religion!

A positive assertion in a belief put the burden of proof on "you" that there is no gods!

This is a perfect example of an Atheist that DOES believe there is no God.

Not an atheist that has an absence of all beliefs.

Merriam-Webster
athe·ist\ˈā-thē-ist\
noun
: one who believes that there is no deity

Point proven!

To easy.

LOL

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#10456 May 8, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
“The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against traditional religion as the "opium of the masses"—cannot hear the music of the spheres.”
Albert Einstein
If you are so certain Einstein had it right, why don't you believe as he did, in Spinoza's god?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#10458 May 8, 2013
[QUOTE who="KJV
"]<quoted text>
How can one want to know the thoughts of God and yet not believe in God?
[/QUOTE]
Spinoza's god .... try to pay attention, will ya?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10459 May 8, 2013
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. Albert Einstein, 1954

[QUOTE who="KJV
"]<quoted text>
How can one want to know the thoughts of God and yet not believe in God?
[/QUOTE]

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10460 May 8, 2013
The mystical trend of our time, which shows itself particularly in the rampant growth of the so-called Theosophy and Spiritualism, is for me no more than a symptom of weakness and confusion. Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions, and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.(Albert Einstein)

You Christholes never should have went with Einstein, I can do this all day humiliating you :))
Mirra Weldt Zo Om

Rocklin, CA

#10461 May 8, 2013
Silly boogers. All this is to serve to distract you from the poochea garniae. Be aware and dont stare.
Thinking

Sidmouth, UK

#10462 May 8, 2013
Hello Blubber, Einstein was a proponent of a steady state universe and therefore didn't believe in creation.

Do you still respect all that he said?
ezdzit wrote:
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
Albert Einstein

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10463 May 8, 2013
For KJV's posts, you must take away the new line between the "V" and the quotation mark.
He added some kind of character in his name that isn't recognized by Topix.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#10464 May 8, 2013
“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.....”

Albert Einstein
Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#10465 May 8, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Hello Blubber, Einstein was a proponent of a steady state universe and therefore didn't believe in creation.
Do you still respect all that he said?
<quoted text>
This maroon Uses Einstein as if he were a Christian idiot like he is.

Christians know how to lie very well... After all they've been brought up on lies their entire life.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10466 May 8, 2013
You already posted this... Twice.

He said he didn't believe in a personal god :)
ezdzit wrote:
“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.....”

Albert Einstein

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10467 May 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>You already posted this... Twice.

He said he didn't believe in a personal god :)
He's gotten fed up with losing so now he's losing in a completely different way by spamming.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#10468 May 8, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.....”
Albert Einstein
Simplistically, Spinoza's God is Nature itself.

It's really more complex than that, but I want you to try to understand it and that might be about the best you can do.

Einstein believed in Spinoza's god, not your Buy Bull god.

http://www.waterwind.com/spinoza.html

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10469 May 8, 2013
Forced to recycle the same edited line again and again ad busted red handed, of course naturally he will be back on one of his socks to say we are being closed minded.

There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair.(Albert Einstein, 1934)
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
He's gotten fed up with losing so now he's losing in a completely different way by spamming.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#10470 May 8, 2013
On Buddha, Moses, and Jesus

Our time is distinguishedby wonderful achievements in the fields of scientific understanding and the technical application of those insights. Who would not be cheered by this? But let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth. What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.

What these blessed men have given us we must guard and try to keep alive with all our strength if humanity is not to lose its dignity, the security of its existence, and its joy in living.

Albert Einstein— From Goldman, p. 88.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#10471 May 8, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds pretty awesome!
It was awesome. I need to go there again.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10472 May 8, 2013
Which is from a questionable interview with a christian apologetic.

By the way here is the website you are cherry picking from...

http://www.einsteinandreligion.com/atheism.ht...

As expected it is chock full of changes, personal opinions on his words, quote taken out of context and heavy edits to reflect the apologetic's tastes.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.

I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.

I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.

I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. Albert Einstein, 1954

Of course you will not answer this, checkmate.:)
ezdzit wrote:
On Buddha, Moses, and Jesus
Our time is distinguishedby wonderful achievements in the fields of scientific understanding and the technical application of those insights. Who would not be cheered by this? But let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth. What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.
What these blessed men have given us we must guard and try to keep alive with all our strength if humanity is not to lose its dignity, the security of its existence, and its joy in living.
Albert Einstein— From Goldman, p. 88.
Lincoln

United States

#10473 May 8, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Which is from a questionable interview with a christian apologetic.
By the way here is the website you are cherry picking from...
http://www.einsteinandreligion.com/atheism.ht...
As expected it is chock full of changes, personal opinions on his words, quote taken out of context and heavy edits to reflect the apologetic's tastes.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. Albert Einstein, 1954
Of course you will not answer this, checkmate.:)
<quoted text>
His writing are complex and may have changed over the years.
Interviews with family and friends may indicate some religious views.
Possibility that he kept his religious views to himself exists.

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