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

“My hand is over my crotch.”

Since: Jan 10

It's time to put it to use

#1151 Dec 14, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Incorrect. Statistics show more people by far have died at the hands of nations that promoted atheism as government policy.
That is not true. Millions more people died in the conquest of the Americas than in any atheist country.

“My hand is over my crotch.”

Since: Jan 10

It's time to put it to use

#1152 Dec 14, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Oh no,now we have atheists against the existence of unicorns.
Unicorn deer
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10257...
Praise the Lord!!
A unicorn is a horse, preferably white, with a horn in the middle of it's head, not a deer.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#1153 Dec 14, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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And how did plasmids carrying resistance originate?
Doesn't matter.

There is new resistance in new organisms without mutation, which Hiding says cannot occur.

...Stick to dividing sticks into infinite segments. It's much more amusing than your awkward delvings into biology.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1155 Dec 15, 2012
How can you just cram unknown with atheist? That unknown could just as easily be a Christian or Jew who just doesn't say.

And again you are using a Christian apologetic website so it is naturally dismissed and rightfully so.
downhill246 wrote:
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Only problem is the original source didn't separate atheists from the unknown so how did they come up with the .209%?
"In this table Atheist/unknown/none is third from the top and represents 19% of the population! Fifth from the bottom on this version is not atheist but "Hindu." So the version sent by the Bureau of Prisons is significantly different than the version put up by Swift.
It seems Swift misrepresented the data.
So in other words, the actual number of atheists is about a quarter as high as the Christians. It's not this tiny 0.2 percent of the population represented by Swift, it's actually pretty high. Thus, it's pretty clear he fabricated the data. These mistakes are too far off to be merely mistakes in recording....
http://christiancadre.blogspot.com/2010/01/li...

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1156 Dec 15, 2012
Lmfao Christian apologist says Jesus is historically accurate? The hell you say!

Good grief you are retarded. The Josephus passage about Jesus was forged a century after his death as are some of the Tacitus passages and Tacitus came way after Josephus who came way after Jesus. Neither men ever met Jesus nor had a single writer about him. Not one. And all their forged passages state is what Christians at the time were saying. That is like a reporter doing an interview with a Bigfoot believer, it doesn't prove that Bigfoot exists just that they documented what believers thought.

Actually Josephus and Tacitus speak more about Hercules than Jesus and those passages are not forged. So we have more historical proof for Hercules than we have for Jesus.
downhill246 wrote:
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http://www.garyhabermas.com/books/historicalj...
Gary Robert Habermas (born 1950) is an American evangelical Christian apologist, historian, and philosopher of religion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Habermas

Since: Jun 07

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#1157 Dec 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Doesn't matter.
There is new resistance in new organisms without mutation, which Hiding says cannot occur.
...Stick to dividing sticks into infinite segments. It's much more amusing than your awkward delvings into biology.
Says the creatinist who know nothing about science and lies about atheists.

“MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN”

Since: Nov 12

Avon, Co

#1159 Dec 15, 2012
Of course, Atheism will replace made up fiction. After all, everyone is born an Atheists and no one is born with a religion.

Atheism is not a religion. It's just simple logic of not believing fiction or having fluffy thoughts of some God or Goddess.

There was a time and place religion was needed in evolution. It was when humans first realized death. it was given as a way for humans to cope with loss of those they care for and their own mortality. Most other animals never had this problem such as the house cat or dog. They don't fear death, think about death and are Atheists.

Those who believe Allah is a God, Jesus or Moses or some other nutcase are as insane as one would seem to them at age 40 that believes in the Easter Bunny story but the big problem is they don't know their nuts.

As time goes on and more people realize this is all there is, just this one life by really more of an accident more than anything else, they will appreciate it so much more, wars will end and people will start to look out for each other knowing once life is over it is just as it was the year before a person was born which is simply being out of existence which is the natural order of things and natural state. No pain, no suffering, no happiness, no pleasure, no worshiping some fake thing and no bad guy with pitchfork yet people do go on in a way. worms and maggots feed off of use if we are not cremated post death so in that way, life does go on but we will never know anything about it.

Live this one and only life the best you can and to the fullest because once it's over, it really is over.

Time to grow up in the right wing because most Americans already know the truth.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#1160 Dec 15, 2012
Why is there so much Female Genital Mutilation in islamic culture?
Where in the koran does it mandate this?
MUQ wrote:
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How do you KNOW Josephus existed?
Let ME ask you some questions for a change!!
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#1161 Dec 15, 2012
So what?

Dogs are dogs and there is no other species which is dog.
Pigs are pigs and there is no other species which is pig.
MUQ wrote:
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We are Humans and there is no other specie which is Human!!
Why degrade yourself and bring you down to the level of animals?
Would you blacken your face and pass off as Black, if God has given you a White Skin?
DNA or whatever, there is NO PROOF whatsoever that Human DNA evolved from any animal.
God Created human as a complete specie, there was a time when there was no human on this earth, then all of a sudden he appeared on this earth.
This is what is the truth....rest all is your wishful thinking and assumptions.
You are wasting your time and energies it trying to prove that a Circle is indeed a square with its sides trimmed!!
You should change your name as I told you so many times.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1162 Dec 15, 2012
Because we have ample historical proof for him and his writings.

So tell us about the holy she camel of Allah. I thought you believe the Quran is the inspired work of Allah yet his holy she camel angel humiliates you? Why do you shun the teachings of the prophet?
MUQ wrote:
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How do you KNOW Josephus existed?
Let ME ask you some questions for a change!!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1163 Dec 15, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Actually I am not married. Travel too much. But stop with your educational barrier. It shouldn't matter, but Givethemliberty was the first to bring it up. It shouldn't matter, Ivan very happy and I hope you are happy too! I wish everyone happiness. You don't need to believe me, it's your choice. Choice is what I stand for. That's all.
Well then I hope you're enjoying yourself with the ladies you find on your travels.

I don't know what you mean by "stop with your educational barrier."

I can only think of two things:

1. You're worried that my opportunity costs are too high. If so, thanks. You're right.

2. You think I think less of you for not understanding biological science. If so, you're right, but only because you profess to understand it when you make claims about evolution. You don't know the first thing about evolutionary theory and biological science so for you to pretend that you can make gross, authoritative pronouncements on it is dishonest.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1164 Dec 15, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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That's your problem, you are now comparing jobs. My job is a business ( more than one). I don't preach and I don't convert but I do donate a lot. On the other hand you don't do better than me either.
I was not comparing jobs. That's your insecurity. You claim to donate and you claim that I don't. What I do is research ways of coping with human illnesses. I'm working on two main problems right now. The first is in regards to a gene in some populations that interacts with malaria and decreases their likelihood of fulminant infection. The second is asthma, in a variety of ways. I'm not rich - money isn't important to me, not even slightly.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1165 Dec 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Is that so?
Penicillin resistant gonnorhea becomes resistant by taking up DNA from other organisms by "transformation". Plasmids can travel between strains of bacteria and carry resistance - this caused a Shigella epidemic. Some bacteria obtain resistance by picking up "gene cassettes" from other organisms and processing them via "integrons".
You are wrong again. Sure wish I knew as much about biology as you.
I'm not mistaken. Plasmids transfer genes. Those genes arose by mutation, as did all extant genes.

Your failure is in your inability to understand time. You seem to, very strangely, think that all genes existed forever and that plasmids simply exist to move them around. That's not quite as ignorant as a creationist, but it's the next best thing.

Well, baby, the genes that plasmids - which are simply one type of transposons - move around arose by mutation and subsequent selection.

In fact, plasmids are subject to evolution, too. It's impossible to imagine otherwise, but here you are pretending that they existed forever. Weren't you the one who said infinity doesn't exist?

Learn:

"Plasmids cannot be understood as mere tools for genetic exchange: they are themselves subject to the forces of evolution. Their genomic and phylogenetic features have been less studied in this respect. Focusing on the IncW incompatibility group, which includes the smallest known conjugative plasmids, we attempt to unveil some common trends in plasmid evolution. The functional modules of IncW genetic backbone are described, with emphasis on their architecture and relationships to other plasmid groups. Some plasmid regions exhibit strong phylogenetic mosaicism, in striking contrast to others of unusual synteny conservation. The presence of genes of unknown function that are widely distributed in plasmid genomes is also emphasized, exposing the existence of illdefined yet conserved plasmid functions. Conjugation is an essential hallmark of IncW plasmid biology and special attention is given to the organization and evolution of its transfer modules. Genetic exchange between plasmids and their hosts is analysed by following the evolution of the type IV secretion system. Adaptation of the trw conjugative machinery to pathogenicity functions in Bartonella is discussed as an example of how plasmids can change their host modus vivendi. Starting from the phage paradigm, our analysis articulates novel concepts that apply to plasmid evolution."

http://www.gtas.dicom.unican.es/files/Publica...

Buck, didn't you say that you have a PhD in microbiology? If so, how can you be this naive?

It's inexcusable. Did you get your PhD by sucky-sucky, or are you lying about it?

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1166 Dec 15, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
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And how did plasmids carrying resistance originate?
You summed it up a hell of a lot quicker than I did!

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1167 Dec 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Doesn't matter.
There is new resistance in new organisms without mutation, which Hiding says cannot occur.
...Stick to dividing sticks into infinite segments. It's much more amusing than your awkward delvings into biology.
You are misrepresenting what I wrote.

You claimed that the evolution of drug resistance was not evolution. You further, stupidly, claimed that natural selection was not evolution.

I corrected you. In fact, I wrote that all genes arose by mutation.

Here, you are demonstrate an inability to read.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#1168 Dec 15, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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We are Humans and there is no other specie which is Human!!
Why degrade yourself and bring you down to the level of animals?
Would you blacken your face and pass off as Black, if God has given you a White Skin?
Why are fundies so stupid and racist?
White people get tans all the time.
I know this sounds hokey, but I think all skin colors are equally beautiful, so I'm not saying anything against white people. Just pointing out what an ignoramus you are.
Do you believe Jesus died for black people?
MUQ wrote:
DNA or whatever, there is NO PROOF whatsoever that Human DNA evolved from any animal.
There is evince, stupid. And in the buy-bull story of creation, Eve was made from Adam's rib. Eve would have had the same DNA Adam did. Eve would have been a man.
Also, you moron, plants are growing before there is a sun in the buy-bull. Not only would there be no light, the temp would be around 0 K(I know you are too stupid to know what that means, so let me just say near absolute zero.)
MUQ wrote:
God Created human as a complete specie, there was a time when there was no human on this earth, then all of a sudden he appeared on this earth.
This is what is the truth....rest all is your wishful thinking and assumptions.
You are wasting your time and energies it trying to prove that a Circle is indeed a square with its sides trimmed!!
You should change your name as I told you so many times.
BTW, dummy, a circle is a flat shape.(I was going to say "two dimensional", but I know you have no idea what that means.)

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#1169 Dec 15, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Why are fundies so stupid and racist?
White people get tans all the time.
I know this sounds hokey, but I think all skin colors are equally beautiful, so I'm not saying anything against white people. Just pointing out what an ignoramus you are.
Do you believe Jesus died for black people?
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There is evince, stupid. And in the buy-bull story of creation, Eve was made from Adam's rib. Eve would have had the same DNA Adam did. Eve would have been a man.
Also, you moron, plants are growing before there is a sun in the buy-bull. Not only would there be no light, the temp would be around 0 K(I know you are too stupid to know what that means, so let me just say near absolute zero.)
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BTW, dummy, a circle is a flat shape.(I was going to say "two dimensional", but I know you have no idea what that means.)
Actually, without the sun, the temperature would be about 3 degrees Kelvin because that is the average temperature of the universe due to the background radiation of The Big Bang. Dr. Arno Penzias was talking about this the other nite on tv.

And the Old Testament creation story is a parable. It's not something to be taken literally.

And yes, I'm a church-going Christian.(St. Martin's Second Reformed German Lutheran Church And Microbrewery).

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#1170 Dec 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Actually, without the sun, the temperature would be about 3 degrees Kelvin because that is the average temperature of the universe due to the background radiation of The Big Bang. Dr. Arno Penzias was talking about this the other nite on tv.
And the Old Testament creation story is a parable. It's not something to be taken literally.
And yes, I'm a church-going Christian.(St. Martin's Second Reformed German Lutheran Church And Microbrewery).
*ahem* whenever facts debunk one of your precious stories, you immediately insert "metaphor, parable, etc."

If you think you're fooling anyone....you're not.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#1171 Dec 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Actually, without the sun, the temperature would be about 3 degrees Kelvin because that is the average temperature of the universe due to the background radiation of The Big Bang. Dr. Arno Penzias was talking about this the other nite on tv.
That's why I said, "the temp would be *around* 0 K".(Emphasis added.)
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And the Old Testament creation story is a parable. It's not something to be taken literally.
And yes, I'm a church-going Christian.(St. Martin's Second Reformed German Lutheran Church And Microbrewery).
I'm pointing out the absurdity of taking it all literally.

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Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#1172 Dec 15, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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We are Humans and there is no other specie which is Human!!
Why degrade yourself and bring you down to the level of animals?
Would you blacken your face and pass off as Black, if God has given you a White Skin?
DNA or whatever, there is NO PROOF whatsoever that Human DNA evolved from any animal.
God Created human as a complete specie, there was a time when there was no human on this earth, then all of a sudden he appeared on this earth.
This is what is the truth....rest all is your wishful thinking and assumptions.
You are wasting your time and energies it trying to prove that a Circle is indeed a square with its sides trimmed!!
You should change your name as I told you so many times.
Maybe you should look up the definition of "animal". We are animal, we also are primate, and I do not understand why you would consider that degrading. Degradation is mandatory according to your god, it is something you willing put upon yourself. A man can purposely degrade any animal, but that animal is not degraded by being itself.

It just so happens that my skin color came from my parents, neither of whom were gods. And more than 90% of all humans are some shade of brown. White or black are extremely rare, especially if the human is white. That would be to the point of being freakish. Have you ever seen a white human? I'd bet not. I myself have seen pink, but most of them usually become brown with age.

And as to your circle/square, have you lost your freaking mind? You didn't get that from my post, that came from within your own warped head.

And what I do will never be determined by a perve like you, for you to accept the usury of children without outrage being your only response, then you can consider yourself an enabler and accomplice to the pedophile.

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