Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

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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

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#1069 Dec 13, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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If they believed in the Resurrection they most likely wouldn't be non Christian writings.
The quote you posted:
"Overall, at least seventeen non-Christian writings record more than fifty details concerning the life, teachings, death, and RESURRECTION (emphasis mine) of Jesus, plus details concerning the early church."

So, I'm asking about the non-Christian writings about the resurrection.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#1070 Dec 13, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I think they mean "point" as in the why or reason for the act of creation. Since The Creator exists outside of the realm of science so to must his or her motivations. Godbots abhor pointless existence more than Nature hates a vacuum. After all, each and every one of them thinks there's something "oh so special" about themselves that they deserve to exist literally FOREVER (which happens to be a very long time). I say ... Good luck with that!! Take a couple books, maybe a deck of cards. LOL
And a Wii. How could it be heaven without one?:)
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1071 Dec 13, 2012
RHill wrote:
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"Neutral" is way too strong a word in this context. Outside of colorful anecdotes, there is nothing to suggest the existence of a "supernatural". Science isn't neutral, or stymied or struck speechless by the supernatural ... it's laughable, a joke, ridiculous. The only reason you may have escaped this realization is that science lovers tend to be polite. Surely you realize that some anecdotes have no rational explanation simply because they are not originating in fully rational minds.


Many science lovers may be polite because of the blinders they wear and they don't know any better.
A poll of scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press in May and June 2009, found that 33% of scientists believe in God, 18% believed in a higher power while 41% did not believe in God or a higher power and 7% would not answer. Being the science lover that you are you should be able to confirm the fact that 51%(God or higher power) is slightly more than half.

Ouch!!
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1072 Dec 13, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes Christianity was the official state religion and the overwhelming majority of French people at that time were Christians. It was a bloody battle with both sides suffering heavy losses and it all stemmed from the Catholics in that area not wanting to accept the law.
Nowhere in the actual historical accounts do you read atheists attacking Christians. The catholic apologetics to gain support said the people were attacked for their catholic faith. In actuality even one bishop begged them to see reason and put down their weapons but other bishops pushed for them to keep fighting. Sad really.
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Wow, I guess Thomas Paine didn't know what he was saying.
"The French Revolution took atheism and anti-clerical deism outside the salons and into the public sphere. Baron d'Holbach was a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment who is best known for his atheism and for his voluminous writings against religion, the most famous of them being The System of Nature (1770) but also Christianity Unveiled. A major goal of the French revolution was a restructuring and subordination of the clergy with respect to the state through the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. Attempts to enforce it led to anti-clerical violence and the expulsion of many clergy from France.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1073 Dec 13, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
There are also more toilet scrubbers than surgeons. Why? The cream rises to the top.
Just because many low IQ people fall for the indoctrination of their parents proves nothing.
Did you even have a point here? Didn't think so.
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Don't miss the bus.

Go easy on those atheists, their parents still love them. The man many believe has the highest IQ in America ,Christopher Langan, had this to say-

"I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible."
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1074 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
No, I'm saying you prefer paedophiles, rapists and murderers to Atheists.
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Considering how few atheists their are compared to theists, many paedophiles, rapists and murderers are atheists.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1075 Dec 13, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
<quoted text>You wrote:
1.“Overall, at least seventeen non-Christian writings record more than fifty details concerning the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus,
2. If they believed in the Resurrection they most likely wouldn't be non Christian writings.
Which one is it then?
If a pagan writer heard that Jesus was supposedly resurrected but did not believe the claim, why would he say Jesus was resurrected? Justin Martyr was a pagan who converted to Christianity because he believed Jesus was resurrected.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#1076 Dec 13, 2012
Non-believers are under represented in prison. Prisons are packed full of believers.

Maybe religious people do bad things because they think they can forgiven too easily.

PS It's "there", christard.
downhill246 wrote:
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Considering how few atheists their are compared to theists, many paedophiles, rapists and murderers are atheists.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#1077 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Non-believers are under represented in prison. Prisons are packed full of believers.

Maybe religious people do bad things because they think they can forgiven too easily.

PS It's "there", christard.
What is the percentage of non believers vs believers? Are there more religious people than atheists? So tell me how this is a good comparison?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#1078 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Non-believers are under represented in prison. Prisons are packed full of believers.

Maybe religious people do bad things because they think they can forgiven too easily.

PS It's "there", christard.
Prove this claim please.

I am under the impression that the United States keeps no official statistics on religious beliefs of inmates. The claim that atheists were under-represented in prisions was seemingly started, by Rod Swift, who wrote it on his website, and publicized the claim through the internet and sceptical magazines. He claims that he received an email from an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Denise Golumbaski. According to this email, 0.2% of those surveyed specifically answered they were “atheist” and 19.8% give no answer. This compares with 0.5% of the US population at the time who identified as atheist, and 4 to 6%(according to Gallop) who gave no answer.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#1079 Dec 13, 2012
I said under represented for a reason, fuckwit.
Educated What wrote:
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What is the percentage of non believers vs believers? Are there more religious people than atheists? So tell me how this is a good comparison?
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1080 Dec 13, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Who's to say there hasn't been an infinite series of Big Bangs and the current one just happens to suit us? Paul Davies? LOL. He's already blown all his credibility in this single statement.
Ah The Big Bang set on fully automatic.

Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,.. reload,.. bang, bang, bang..

Whose to say you aren't smoking some heavy stiff?
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1081 Dec 13, 2012
Lol-stuff
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1082 Dec 13, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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What is the percentage of non believers vs believers? Are there more religious people than atheists? So tell me how this is a good comparison?


British prison by religion

32% of prisoners in England and Wales on 30 June 2010 professed no religion, the identical figure to March 2000, although the prison population had increased by 30% during the course of the decade. 24% of prisoners in 2010 claimed to be Anglicans, 17% Roman Catholics, 7% other Christians, 12% Muslims, and 5% of other faiths. In 3% of cases religion was not recorded,

http://www.brin.ac.uk/news/...


United Kingdom
Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%(2001 census)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...


71.6% of population profess Christianity, 48% of prison population is Christian.. 23.1% of population is unspecified or none, 32% of prison population professed no religion.

What point were you trying to make?
Thinking

Andover, UK

#1083 Dec 13, 2012
How parochial you are.
Educated What wrote:
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Prove this claim please.
I am under the impression that the United States keeps no official statistics on religious beliefs of inmates. The claim that atheists were under-represented in prisions was seemingly started, by Rod Swift, who wrote it on his website, and publicized the claim through the internet and sceptical magazines. He claims that he received an email from an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Denise Golumbaski. According to this email, 0.2% of those surveyed specifically answered they were “atheist” and 19.8% give no answer. This compares with 0.5% of the US population at the time who identified as atheist, and 4 to 6%(according to Gallop) who gave no answer.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#1084 Dec 13, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Prove this claim please.
I am under the impression that the United States keeps no official statistics on religious beliefs of inmates. The claim that atheists were under-represented in prisions was seemingly started, by Rod Swift, who wrote it on his website, and publicized the claim through the internet and sceptical magazines. He claims that he received an email from an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Denise Golumbaski. According to this email, 0.2% of those surveyed specifically answered they were “atheist” and 19.8% give no answer. This compares with 0.5% of the US population at the time who identified as atheist, and 4 to 6%(according to Gallop) who gave no answer.
Sorry. I replied to you instead of replying to "Thinking. The atheist prison statistics are based on bogus numbers.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#1085 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>I said under represented for a reason, fuckwit.
Don't need to cuss skeptic but proof is better. So get with it.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#1086 Dec 13, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>British prison by religion

32% of prisoners in England and Wales on 30 June 2010 professed no religion, the identical figure to March 2000, although the prison population had increased by 30% during the course of the decade. 24% of prisoners in 2010 claimed to be Anglicans, 17% Roman Catholics, 7% other Christians, 12% Muslims, and 5% of other faiths. In 3% of cases religion was not recorded,

http://www.brin.ac.uk/news/...


United Kingdom
Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%(2001 census)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...


71.6% of population profess Christianity, 48% of prison population is Christian.. 23.1% of population is unspecified or none, 32% of prison population professed no religion.

What point were you trying to make?
U.S.?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#1087 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>How parochial you are.
You do know that you need a question mark right?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#1088 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>How parochial you are.
Stop with your educational barriers, you are nothing big so chill out. Can you answer?

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