Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14730 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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“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13246 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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MUQ was born and raised in INDIA, you ignorant shill for shekels.
YOUR fascist Israeli government sends IDF thugs to arrest and jail five year old Palestinian boys and to protect Jewish settlers while they burn Palestinian crops and olive groves and beat up 70 year old Palestinian women herding sheep on their own land in the West Bank. How many pregnant Palestinian women have you shot lately, bubba?
Shiites and Sunnis are gut'n each other all over the Middle East. I bet it's a lot of work for you to conjure up some Crocodile tears for the Plight of the Palestinians. Remember, Bubba, you're in the Atheist Forum, not amongst your anti-Semite brethren. We don't Rant for Riyals here.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13247 Jul 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Wow. It must be a dizzying experience to look down upon so many "sleep walkers" from the vantage point of such a vastly superior "higher consciousness". What's amazing to me is the complexity of the delusional world you have to create every day just to maintain. Of course, most godbots think their personal little walk with the 'Creator entity' is guaranteeing them a seat on the immortality train. How difficult it must be to maintain this illusion of being 'special' on a world burdened with 7 billion ordinary humans. Maybe not ... each one of them want to be 'special' too. We can't all be 'special', it sort of loses it's meaning when everybody is 'special'. I can see this as a major source of conflict.
Science has the unhappy task of reminding us how absolutely 'not special' we are. I'm trying to imagine how crushing it must be to a megalomaniac to be immersed everyday in the fact that you are just one of billions of people, polluting a nondescript planet, circling an ordinary star, in a rather bland galaxy in a Universe where galaxies are as common as sand on the beach. Awesome ... kind of takes your breath away. If you were mentally healthy, it would make you feel small ... small and insignificant ... and just maybe ... lucky to be alive. Alive and able to take it all in.
You might, in fact, take it all in and realize that we are 'special'. Not just you and not just me, but all of us. We are, after all, matter and energy organized, observant and self aware in a Universe quite adept at scorching or freezing or irradiating anything more complex than a rock, right out of existence. A healthy mind would not need delusion to feel 'special'. And you, Zit, are delusional.
LOL

You ignorant atheist bubbas are such a hoot!

Didn't you get the memo? You don't have to be a "godbot" for your mind to become awakened from its sleep, bubba.

If you weren’t born awakened, you can become awakened by following the path to higher consciousness. It’s been known and practiced in different cultures and spiritual traditions for about 12,000 years and can be walked by people of any religious belief, including atheists like you.

Nondescript? Bland? Ordinary? LOL Don’t you realize what you’re describing is TEXAS--not Earth, the galaxy or the universe?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13248 Jul 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Shiites and Sunnis are gut'n each other all over the Middle East. I bet it's a lot of work for you to conjure up some Crocodile tears for the Plight of the Palestinians. Remember, Bubba, you're in the Atheist Forum, not amongst your anti-Semite brethren. We don't Rant for Riyals here.
I'm in the Israel Forum, bubba.

And FYI, it's Palestinians who are ethnically semite--not the white European and Russian atheist Jews who invaded Palestine and claim to be "God's chosen people".

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#13249 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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MUQ was born and raised in INDIA, you ignorant shill for shekels.
YOUR fascist Israeli government sends IDF thugs to arrest and jail five year old Palestinian boys and to protect Jewish settlers while they burn Palestinian crops and olive groves and beat up 70 year old Palestinian women herding sheep on their own land in the West Bank. How many pregnant Palestinian women have you shot lately, bubba?
I don't care if MUQ is from Bahrain, Jabail, Saudi Arabia or Powhatan, VA... the facts I mentioned about the oppressive Saudi Arabian theocracy are true.

The Mutaween are religious police who enforce the Islamic code of law known as Sharia in Saudi Arabia. Mutaween have far-reaching authority over citizens and visitors in Saudi Arabia.

This Islamofascist law enforcement agency is part of a larger government organization called the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. Members of the Mutaween patrol the streets of Saudi Arabia, often with an official police escort, looking for violations of Islamic law. They have the authority to arrest people for violations, and they can order floggings, imprisonment, and public humiliation as punishments.
These Saudi Arabian police can confiscate materials which they think are inappropriate, ranging from Western movies to alcohol, or the Bible.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13250 Jul 14, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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There is no such thing as a real and true, Bible believing, practicing Christian. Because all of them refuse to do what Jesus instructs them to do. It is amazing to watch the lies and deceptive dishonesty the so called Christian will present to get out of doing the following:
•(a) "...none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up everything he has" (Luke 14:33);
•(b) "If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor and you will have riches in heaven" (Matt. 19:21);
•(c) "Sell your possessions and give alms" (Luke 12:33);
•(d) "But give what is in your cups and plates to the poor, and everything will be clean for you" (Luke 11:41);
•(e) "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,.... But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.... for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matt. 6:19-21);
•(f) "How hardly shall they that have riches enter to the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:23);
•(g) "Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matt. 19:23-24);
•(h) A certain ruler told Jesus that he had obeyed all the commandments from his youth up. But, Jesus said, "Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me" (Luke 18:22, Mark 10:21),
All valid points which, coming from an atheist, supports Shakespeare's claim that "The devil can cite scripture for his purpose". But how does some sects of Christianity's hypocrisy, i.e. failure to follow Jesus' teachings, support your claim that there is no God?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13251 Jul 14, 2013
waleed sadat wrote:
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I don't care if MUQ is from Bahrain, Jabail, Saudi Arabia or Powhatan, VA... the facts I mentioned about the oppressive Saudi Arabian theocracy are true.
The Mutaween are religious police who enforce the Islamic code of law known as Sharia in Saudi Arabia. Mutaween have far-reaching authority over citizens and visitors in Saudi Arabia.
This Islamofascist law enforcement agency is part of a larger government organization called the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. Members of the Mutaween patrol the streets of Saudi Arabia, often with an official police escort, looking for violations of Islamic law. They have the authority to arrest people for violations, and they can order floggings, imprisonment, and public humiliation as punishments.
These Saudi Arabian police can confiscate materials which they think are inappropriate, ranging from Western movies to alcohol, or the Bible.
You are PAID by your Israeli government to slander and defame ALL Arabs on Topix and other internet forums, bubba. You're a liar-for-hire aka shill for shekels who is paid to peddle Islamophobia propaganda. Why do you hide that your location is Israel? Why don't you want people to know where you live? How many pregnant Palestinian women have you shot, bubba?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13252 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I'm in the Israel Forum, bubba.
And FYI, it's Palestinians who are ethnically semite--not the white European and Russian atheist Jews who invaded Palestine and claim to be "God's chosen people".
You mean the people who lived in and around Jerusalem back in 'biblical times' were Jewish Palestinians? I always wondered why Jesus picked "such a backwards time and such a strange land". Little did he know his 'chosen people' were off being European and Russian Atheist Jews. He basically mustn't have known where he was ... kinda like you.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13253 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL
You ignorant atheist bubbas are such a hoot!
Didn't you get the memo? You don't have to be a "godbot" for your mind to become awakened from its sleep, bubba.
If you weren’t born awakened, you can become awakened by following the path to higher consciousness. It’s been known and practiced in different cultures and spiritual traditions for about 12,000 years and can be walked by people of any religious belief, including atheists like you.
Nondescript? Bland? Ordinary? LOL Don’t you realize what you’re describing is TEXAS--not Earth, the galaxy or the universe?
Sorry. Not particularly impressed by people claiming 'higher consciousness'. I have good reason to believe you may not have attained the level of consciousness the Average Joe enjoys or that you are anymore aware or conscious than anybody else. Tell us something only an 'awakened consciousness' could know. Your bizarre blattherings are no more interesting, substantiated or believable than godbot mumbo-jumbo.

My Texas-Envy alarm is going off!!!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#13254 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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You are PAID by your Israeli government to slander and defame ALL Arabs on Topix and other internet forums, bubba. You're a liar-for-hire aka shill for shekels who is paid to peddle Islamophobia propaganda. Why do you hide that your location is Israel? Why don't you want people to know where you live? How many pregnant Palestinian women have you shot, bubba?
I live in the USA and always have, hypocrite. You continue to "rant for riyals" and accuse others of what you are guilty of. Is it the Saudis or Pakistanis who pay you? Why don't you show your city in the US, hypocrite?

Why don't you address the number of pregnant women killed by Muslims in Syria? Or the innocent children who have been blown up by Muslim suicide bombers in Iraq this week?

Keep defending your unsustainable belief system by calling people bubba. That's the best you have.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13255 Jul 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
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You mean the people who lived in and around Jerusalem back in 'biblical times' were Jewish Palestinians? I always wondered why Jesus picked "such a backwards time and such a strange land". Little did he know his 'chosen people' were off being European and Russian Atheist Jews. He basically mustn't have known where he was ... kinda like you.
There were no "Jews" during Biblical times (1800 BC to 3 AD). There were Arab Israelites, i.e. the "SEED" of Abraham aka blood descendants, but no "Jews". There were Arab Judeans, Arab Samaritans, and Arab Galileans, but no "Jews". There were Arab Essenes, Arab Pharisees, Arab Sadducees, Arab Samaritans, and assorted Arab pagans, but no religion called "Judaism" and no one called "Jews" existed in the land of Canaan aka Palestine, during Biblical times, bubba. The word "Jew" wasn't even invented until circa 1200 AD.

Get it?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13256 Jul 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Sorry. Not particularly impressed by people claiming 'higher consciousness'. I have good reason to believe you may not have attained the level of consciousness the Average Joe enjoys or that you are anymore aware or conscious than anybody else. Tell us something only an 'awakened consciousness' could know. Your bizarre blattherings are no more interesting, substantiated or believable than godbot mumbo-jumbo.
My Texas-Envy alarm is going off!!!
I never claimed I had achieved higher consciousness, bubba. Those were your words, your straw man--not mine.

The path to "waking up," or being enlightened, to a reality that is not consciously perceived by most people cannot be conceptualized or explained with words. It must be intimately experienced to be understood.
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>Tell us something only an 'awakened consciousness' could know.
Time is a mental construct. It is not a "physical entity" and exists only in the human mind.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13257 Jul 14, 2013
waleed sadat wrote:
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I live in the USA and always have, hypocrite. You continue to "rant for riyals" and accuse others of what you are guilty of. Is it the Saudis or Pakistanis who pay you? Why don't you show your city in the US, hypocrite?
Why don't you address the number of pregnant women killed by Muslims in Syria? Or the innocent children who have been blown up by Muslim suicide bombers in Iraq this week?
Keep defending your unsustainable belief system by calling people bubba. That's the best you have.
What you are is a LIAR, bubba.

I saw where you were posting from BEFORE you opted to hide your location. So did Gray. So did Syrian. We know who you are. You're are a lying, thieving, murdering zionazi Jew who lives in Israel and shills Islamophobia propoganda for shekels.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13258 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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There were no "Jews" during Biblical times (1800 BC to 3 AD). There were Arab Israelites, i.e. the "SEED" of Abraham aka blood descendants, but no "Jews". There were Arab Judeans, Arab Samaritans, and Arab Galileans, but no "Jews". There were Arab Essenes, Arab Pharisees, Arab Sadducees, Arab Samaritans, and assorted Arab pagans, but no religion called "Judaism" and no one called "Jews" existed in the land of Canaan aka Palestine, during Biblical times, bubba. The word "Jew" wasn't even invented until circa 1200 AD.
Get it?
So this passage I found:

"Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, and have set up the walls thereof, and joined the foundations."
Ezra 4:11-13

... along with a couple hundred more from the Bible are wrong? This scripture kind of makes it sounds like the Jews built the city. I presume 'biblical times' and the 'bible' have some relation to each other. Oh well, I knew there was something fishy about the whole story. I see you acknowledge "Arab Judeans". Aren't Judea, Judaism, Jews ... all kind of 'related'. Kind of like claiming 'higher consciousness' and your poo-poo not stink'n are related?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13259 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
I never claimed I had achieved higher consciousness, bubba. Those were your words, your straw man--not mine.
The path to "waking up," or being enlightened, to a reality that is not consciously perceived by most people cannot be conceptualized or explained with words. It must be intimately experienced to be understood.
<quoted text>
Time is a mental construct. It is not a "physical entity" and exists only in the human mind.
So you are a 'seeker' not a 'finder'. Okay ... that makes more sense. I certainly don't recall bringing it up. I do recall my hilarious 'comic book cover' comment the first time you brought it up. Maybe you should cough up the two bucks (don't forget the SASE).

I thought in you discussion (sic) with Polymath regarding the matter of 'time' you bombarded the forum with quotes. So ... all of those people have attained 'higher consciousness'? Do you think that something you have to attain a different level of consciousness to perceive or understand might not, you know, really exist? Throw me out another example ... preferably something that exists outside the human mind. Something tangible.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13260 Jul 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
So this passage I found:
"Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, and have set up the walls thereof, and joined the foundations."
Ezra 4:11-13
... along with a couple hundred more from the Bible are wrong? This scripture kind of makes it sounds like the Jews built the city. I presume 'biblical times' and the 'bible' have some relation to each other. Oh well, I knew there was something fishy about the whole story. I see you acknowledge "Arab Judeans". Aren't Judea, Judaism, Jews ... all kind of 'related'. Kind of like claiming 'higher consciousness' and your poo-poo not stink'n are related?
The Hebrew version (HNV) of that scripture reads "Yehudim", not "Jew":

"Be it known to the king, that the Yehudim who came up from you are come to us to Yerushalayim; they are building the rebellious and the bad city, and have finished the walls, and repaired the foundations.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm...

The word "Jew" was invented by the French circa 1200 AD. The King James English translation of the Bible wasn't written until 1611. The KJV translated the word Yehudim" as "Jew" as have most English versions of the Bible since, but the two words are not interchangeable. The word "Yehudim" refers to the ethnicity of a certain Arab tribal people who lived in Canaan. i.e. "children of Judah". The word "Jew" refers to members of a religion whose "holy book" is the Talmud not the laws or revelations God gave to Moses or any of the Prophets. The "Jews" reject both Moses and the Prophets and believe that the Talmud is a higher authority.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#13261 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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The Hebrew version (HNV) of that scripture reads "Yehudim", not "Jew":
"Be it known to the king, that the Yehudim who came up from you are come to us to Yerushalayim; they are building the rebellious and the bad city, and have finished the walls, and repaired the foundations.
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm...
The word "Jew" was invented by the French circa 1200 AD. The King James English translation of the Bible wasn't written until 1611. The KJV translated the word Yehudim" as "Jew" as have most English versions of the Bible since, but the two words are not interchangeable. The word "Yehudim" refers to the ethnicity of a certain Arab tribal people who lived in Canaan. i.e. "children of Judah". The word "Jew" refers to members of a religion whose "holy book" is the Talmud not the laws or revelations God gave to Moses or any of the Prophets. The "Jews" reject both Moses and the Prophets and believe that the Talmud is a higher authority.
Why do you refuse to stand up for the rights of little girls not to be abused, raped and murdered?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13262 Jul 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
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So you are a 'seeker' not a 'finder'. Okay ... that makes more sense. I certainly don't recall bringing it up. I do recall my hilarious 'comic book cover' comment the first time you brought it up. Maybe you should cough up the two bucks (don't forget the SASE).
I thought in you discussion (sic) with Polymath regarding the matter of 'time' you bombarded the forum with quotes. So ... all of those people have attained 'higher consciousness'? Do you think that something you have to attain a different level of consciousness to perceive or understand might not, you know, really exist? Throw me out another example ... preferably something that exists outside the human mind. Something tangible.
I am on the path, both seeker and finder, but I don't believe or claim I've "arrived" at the ultimate reality....yet.

All those historical persons I cited and thousands more received revelations of knowledge that came from a source other than a human mind. Each has contributed ideas and concepts, i.e. new reality paradigms, which has helped other people evolve in their consciousness of reality. Ramanujan is a well known example. He had virtually no education and is described as an autodidact. Ramanujan said that his knowledge of mathematics was divine, revealed to him in dreams by the goddess Namagiri. Ramanujan's revelations laid the base foundation of quantum theory and helped us theorize the existence of the Higgs boson particle. Aristotle wrote about what we call the Higgs field over two thousand years ago. Jung's theories on synchronicity and the collective consciousness as well as Whitehead's theory of consciousness have been part of Eastern spiritual teachings for at least 10,000 years.
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13263 Jul 14, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
The Hebrew version (HNV) of that scripture reads "Yehudim", not "Jew":
"Be it known to the king, that the Yehudim who came up from you are come to us to Yerushalayim; they are building the rebellious and the bad city, and have finished the walls, and repaired the foundations.
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm...
The word "Jew" was invented by the French circa 1200 AD. The King James English translation of the Bible wasn't written until 1611. The KJV translated the word Yehudim" as "Jew" as have most English versions of the Bible since, but the two words are not interchangeable. The word "Yehudim" refers to the ethnicity of a certain Arab tribal people who lived in Canaan. i.e. "children of Judah". The word "Jew" refers to members of a religion whose "holy book" is the Talmud not the laws or revelations God gave to Moses or any of the Prophets. The "Jews" reject both Moses and the Prophets and believe that the Talmud is a higher authority.
Yahudi = Jews. Even Jews settled in Indai for nore than a millenia weree called Yahuds. Why try to be too clever by half. Jews existed and the Arabs of that region were mostly Jews at one time.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13264 Jul 14, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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Yahudi = Jews. Even Jews settled in Indai for nore than a millenia weree called Yahuds. Why try to be too clever by half. Jews existed and the Arabs of that region were mostly Jews at one time.
The descendants of the ancient Yehudi are the Palestinian Arabs, not the white Ashkenazi Jews who invaded Palestine in the 1940's

90% of the world's "Jews" are white, NON-SEMITIC people descended from Eastern Europeans and Russians. These "Jews" are not and never were the blood line descendants of Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob. they are not and never were Yehudi, and Palestine is not and never was their ancestral homeland.

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#13265 Jul 14, 2013
Jews are mentioned as Jews several times thought the NT.

There is not ones room ever of an Arab in the bible.

[email protected] retard.
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>There were no "Jews" during Biblical times (1800 BC to 3 AD). There were Arab Israelites, i.e. the "SEED" of Abraham aka blood descendants, but no "Jews". There were Arab Judeans, Arab Samaritans, and Arab Galileans, but no "Jews". There were Arab Essenes, Arab Pharisees, Arab Sadducees, Arab Samaritans, and assorted Arab pagans, but no religion called "Judaism" and no one called "Jews" existed in the land of Canaan aka Palestine, during Biblical times, bubba. The word "Jew" wasn't even invented until circa 1200 AD.

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