Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14736 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.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13059 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Really? Okay, prove it, bubba.
The fundamental structure of the universe is composed of matter or energy. Which one is time?
Time is a dimension. Up&Down is a dimension, Fore & Aft is a dimension, Left & Right is a dimension, Past & Present is a dimension all identical.

Imagine that! We live in a universe with four identical dimensions (at least 4)

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#13060 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Really? Okay, prove it, bubba.
The fundamental structure of the universe is composed of matter or energy. Which one is time?
You are wrong in your assertion that only matter and energy are relevant to the structure of the universe. In particular, space is also a highly relevant factor. And time, along with space, provides spacetime, which is the *geometry* of the universe. It is the interactions of matter and energy within the context of this spacetime geometry that constitutes the universe.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13061 Jul 9, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Time is a dimension. Up&Down is a dimension, Fore & Aft is a dimension, Left & Right is a dimension, Past & Present is a dimension all identical.
Imagine that! We live in a universe with four identical dimensions (at least 4)
LOL What you described are directions not dimensions, bubba.

Since: Jun 07

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#13062 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I speculated that you were either an illiterate moron, brain damaged, a liar, or all of the foregoing. After reading your previous response, I'm going with all three and adding THREE more to the pile--obsessive compulsive disorder, control freak (emphasis on freak), and attention deficit disorder.
Want to go all in and reveal some more mental/personality disorders to add to the pile, bubba?
When you're brave enough to prove the god you're lying to us about, your opinions about atheists might matter more.

See if your religion taught you intellectual bravery - because none do.

Since: Jun 07

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#13063 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL What you described are directions not dimensions, bubba.
Its funny how ignorant religious trolls run away from facts on a regular basis.

Since: May 11

Ashford, UK

#13064 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL What you described are directions not dimensions, bubba.
Egads you're simple....

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13065 Jul 9, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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You are wrong in your assertion that only matter and energy are relevant to the structure of the universe. In particular, space is also a highly relevant factor. And time, along with space, provides spacetime, which is the *geometry* of the universe. It is the interactions of matter and energy within the context of this spacetime geometry that constitutes the universe.
I did not assert that "only matter and energy are relevant to the structure of the universe", bubba.

Those are your words--your straw man--not mine.

Time--also geometry, algebra, numbers, words, language, etc--are ALL mental constructs. We humans invented them. None of them exists in the real world. The only "existence" they have is in the minds of humans.

Since: Jun 07

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#13066 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I did not assert that "only matter and energy are relevant to the structure of the universe", bubba.
Those are your words--your straw man--not mine.
Time--also geometry, algebra, numbers, words, language, etc--are ALL mental constructs. We humans invented them. None of them exists in the real world. The only "existence" they have is in the minds of humans.
Just prove the god you're lying to us about little troll...

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13067 Jul 9, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Zit's a girl?
Well, whatever, he or she won't say it anyway because we all know he/she condones it.
Maybe that's why she can not directly and clearly condemn some of this stuff, it having been done to her. Maybe while they're being sliced and diced and thighed they're being told (in halting, low grunts) how 'pure & holy' it makes 'em. Serving Allah's will and all. Maybe they're told she'll get to re-materialize in Muslim heaven as part of a 72 pack 'o virgins. Wouldn't that be a hoot?!?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13068 Jul 9, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Well, you're here now, bubba. I don't know if it's a feature or a bug but Topix does this fairly frequently. Maybe it's a way to have people meet and make new friends! LOL, I dunno. I was wondering where all the 'shilling for shekels' crapola was coming from. You got some serious issues, bubba. Nobody has to get paid to knock Muslims. Y'all do that quite well all by yourselves!
Do the math, bubba. Half the Jewish population in Israel is atheist so this article is totally appropriate for the Israel forum.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13069 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I did not assert that "only matter and energy are relevant to the structure of the universe", bubba.
Those are your words--your straw man--not mine.
Time--also geometry, algebra, numbers, words, language, etc--are ALL mental constructs. We humans invented them. None of them exists in the real world. The only "existence" they have is in the minds of humans.
They are distinct from religious mental constructs in that they have some utility in the real world. Unlike your gods.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13070 Jul 9, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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I agree. Hard core Catholics can be very indoctrinated. I was reading an article by a Catholic priest, and he was clearly convinced that the CC had all the truth on everything. The level of arrogance can only be achieved by lifelong brainwashing.
You're either a Catholic or Hell-bound ... not unlike our Muslim amigos. I know some that attribute illnesses, mental or physical, to spirits. On the plus side, they don't condemn outright various activities as sinful as confession and performing your assigned retribution clears you ... at least temporarily.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13071 Jul 9, 2013
RHill wrote:
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They are distinct from religious mental constructs in that they have some utility in the real world. Unlike your gods.
So, are you conceding that your belief that time is something that really exists is just a delusion or are you going to keep insisting your delusion is reality?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13072 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL What you described are directions not dimensions, bubba.
Directions in which dimensions, dumb azz?

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#13073 Jul 9, 2013
Uses the sock Siro. Same style posts even word for word.
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Zit's a girl?
Well, whatever, he or she won't say it anyway because we all know he/she condones it.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#13074 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I did not assert that "only matter and energy are relevant to the structure of the universe", bubba.
Those are your words--your straw man--not mine.
Time--also geometry, algebra, numbers, words, language, etc--are ALL mental constructs. We humans invented them. None of them exists in the real world. The only "existence" they have is in the minds of humans.
I strongly disagree. You are mistaking the theoretical (mental) constructs with the reality that those constructs were designed to help understand. So, while the word 'time' was invented by humans, time was not. In the same way, the word 'cat' was invented by humans, but cats existed before the word did.

Yes, time and space do exist in the real world. So do matter, energy, charge, mass, gravity, etc.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13075 Jul 9, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Directions in which dimensions, dumb azz?
Bwaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahaha......

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13076 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Do the math, bubba. Half the Jewish population in Israel is atheist so this article is totally appropriate for the Israel forum.
Not sure I care. The number of godbot politicians in the USA is of my more immediate concern.

I certainly don't find anything 'holy' about the Holy Land. It's a place where 'several of the world's greatest religions' lay claim, making it more 'The Land of Eternal Turmoil' than anything else.

You would think Atheists would find a less hostile environment.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13077 Jul 9, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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So, are you conceding that your belief that time is something that really exists is just a delusion or are you going to keep insisting your delusion is reality?
Width, height, depth, duration (time)... the four necessary 'dimensions' something must have to be said to exist. It's more common sense than physics.

To be clear ...

No. I am not "conceding" that time is a delusion.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13078 Jul 9, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I strongly disagree. You are mistaking the theoretical (mental) constructs with the reality that those constructs were designed to help understand. So, while the word 'time' was invented by humans, time was not. In the same way, the word 'cat' was invented by humans, but cats existed before the word did.
Yes, time and space do exist in the real world. So do matter, energy, charge, mass, gravity, etc.
Okay. So provide a link which proves time is real and exists outside the minds of humans.

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