Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 20 comments on the Aug 27, 2012, News24 story 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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“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#13052 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 response, I'm going with all three.
I have clearly stated--many times--that it would be great if the US "renditioned" all of America's thousands of sick atheist pedophiles to Saudi Arabia because the Saudis are a thousand times more efficient and effective than the US in the methods they use to deal with pedophiles, i.e. execution.
Why your little pea brain interprets my clearly stated opinion calling for the death penalty for all pedophiles as being "pro-Islam" or "pro-hetero pedophilia" can only be answered by a shrink or a brain surgeon, bubba.
The US only? Right, great idea, we can let those Saudi pedophiles, punish the American pedophiles? Well don't you just have the perfect solution? For the Saudi pedos, anyway.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13053 Jul 9, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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You're doing the dance again.
You just can't state it clearly, can you?
It's simple, simply copy paste the following: "All sexual relations of people older than 18 with people younger than 16 are wrong."
All you have to do is copy and paste it.
You won't though, because either you condone that behaviour, or you like being called a pedophile for some reason.
I speculated that you were either an illiterate moron, brain damaged, a liar, or all of the foregoing. After reading your response, I'm going with all three and adding two more to the pile--obsessive compulsive disorder and control freak (emphasis on freak).

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13054 Jul 9, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
But that would mean condemning her suicide bombing Muslims.
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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.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13055 Jul 9, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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george carlin
“Tell people an invisible man in the sky created all things, they believe you.
Tell them what you've painted is wet, they have to touch it to believe.”

-George Carlin

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13056 Jul 9, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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You're doing the dance again.
You just can't state it clearly, can you?
It's simple, simply copy paste the following: "All sexual relations of people older than 18 with people younger than 16 are wrong."
All you have to do is copy and paste it.
You won't though, because either you condone that behaviour, or you like being called a pedophile for some reason.
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
I speculated that you were either an illiterate moron, brain damaged, a liar, or all of the foregoing. After reading your response, I'm going with all three and adding two more to the pile--obsessive compulsive disorder and control freak (emphasis on freak).
Last chance to prove you don't condone pedophilia, nor participate in it.

Simply copy paste the following: "All sexual relations of people older than 18 with people younger than 16 are wrong."
All you have to do is copy and paste it.

(You won't though, yet again you will prove that you think pedophilia is morally acceptable)

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13057 Jul 9, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Time is not a mental or social construct. Time is a part of the fundamental structure of the universe.
Really? Okay, prove it, bubba.

The fundamental structure of the universe is composed of matter or energy. Which one is time?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13058 Jul 9, 2013
Lacez wrote:
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
You're doing the dance again.
You just can't state it clearly, can you?
It's simple, simply copy paste the following: "All sexual relations of people older than 18 with people younger than 16 are wrong."
All you have to do is copy and paste it.
You won't though, because either you condone that behaviour, or you like being called a pedophile for some reason.
<quoted text>
Last chance to prove you don't condone pedophilia, nor participate in it.
Simply copy paste the following: "All sexual relations of people older than 18 with people younger than 16 are wrong."
All you have to do is copy and paste it.
(You won't though, yet again you will prove that you think pedophilia is morally acceptable)
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?

“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

Location hidden

#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

Location hidden

#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

Location hidden

#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

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

Location hidden

#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?

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