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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“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#13658 Jul 26, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Wait and wait till you breath the last....and then you WISH, why I was so dumb!!
Way gamble with your life? Is the gamble worth it?
Medical science has progressed to the point that many of us have already breathed our last, and then have been brought back form the dead.

I am among those who have died, and been "re-born" through no acts of any gods and I can tell you truthfully, that there is nothing there, no light at the end of a tunnel, no gods, no demons, no afterlife, no rewards, no punishments.

But all of mankind already knows that, the gods are simply used against the stupid and gullible, we are no more than any other living thing, we all will die. It is how all species unknowingly make room for the next of their kind.

As for hedging your bets with becoming one with insanity, is even one life not respected, not valued, worth your own self esteem?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13659 Jul 26, 2013
What would "god droppings" look like? If there were an all-powerful creator being flitting about the Universe, I'm sure we would see A LOT of tracks. Star systems or even entire galaxy clusters, popping in and out of existence depending upon the Creator Being's mood. Orbits changing and physical constants (like gravity or the-speed-of-light) varying all over the place might give the old boy a few chuckles. You know he's got to be getting bored. Closer to home, you would expect to see little 'nasties' like HIV or the Ebola virus disappear when Creator Being's little playthings (us) have suffered enough. How about some tornadoes that actually swerve to MISS churches and trailer parks. We're getting close to ruining this planet ... how about a new Earth, Pop's, in a stable orbit somewhere in the 'Habitable Zone'? Can you lose the mosquitoes while your at it? Thanks. How about conjuring one up for say ... tomorrow night! That would get this old Atheist a'pray'n, let me tell you!

Yeah. If there was a God, we'd be wiping his scat off our feet all the time. Being 'all powerful' and staying invisible? What's the point of that?

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#13660 Jul 27, 2013
Did you forget your fellow Muslims routinely blow themselves up Muq?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>Wait and wait till you breath the last....and then you WISH, why I was so dumb!!

Way gamble with your life? Is the gamble worth it?
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13662 Jul 27, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait and wait till you breath the last....and then you WISH, why I was so dumb!!
Way gamble with your life? Is the gamble worth it?
MUQ has been told the truth about evolution of species and yet he continues with his "belief" book claims. MUQ is then taking a gamble since I believe that real GOD will not be pleased with likes of MUQ! I do not know what punishment real GOD would use.
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13663 Jul 27, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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What gamble? You mean the same one that you are taking ... you die and discover the real God is Horus? That gamble?
Good point! This jihadi just refuses to be logical while is fond of using that word on other Pakistan forum re "profaning" !
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13664 Jul 27, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Yes, is it worth it?
Because if you're wrong, you will have wasted your entire life, the only life you have, worshipping your religion.
Actually it is more than his own life since this one is not only worshipping (that could be beneficial mentally)but is a 100% jihadi who propagates his faith amongst poor semi-literates of India. His posts also justify violence by muslim to "protect" their faith. We all know that offence and defence are easily interchangeable matters!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#13665 Jul 27, 2013
Messenger wrote:
You'll find me when you seek me with your whole heart.
God
You find god when you get depressed and self-righteous. Then you lie to yourself and others about him being real.

its called the mental illness of faith.
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13666 Jul 27, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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Oh good :) I got my feelins hurt for a second :p Is that was agnostics are called "fence sitters"? I don't wanna be a fence sitter...I just wanna be a truth teller :)
Atheism is also a belief but I find 995 of atheist very truthful and logical lot. However, one cannot shut the door on GOD since we do not know meaning of it all! However, then GOD need not present cultures or man invented religions and it can be a concept representing all we do not know and representing the mystery of physical matter and non-matter, laws governing physics at all levels (I believe there are far more levels than we have discovered so far), living organisms and their striving for existence as individual and specis , etc.

However, human cultures have believed in GOD or similar things while human brain was evolving and hence "belief" is important to humans. It does not imply that "belief matters" are truth or facts.
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13667 Jul 27, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Since nobody can really 'prove' anything (about God), some Agnostics speak as if this levels the field between god and no-god, making their philosophy the 'true' winner. This is simply not the case. We've got gobs of scientific observations under our belt and ... no god. Science is not, of course, really designed to find gods, but you would think that somewhere between neutrinos and super-massive Black Holes we would have spotted a few god droppings by now. Rather than being 'level', it's more like 99.99999% no god, 0.00001% maybe. Atheist's, I feel, can be quit confident in their assertions. Somebody or something MUST balance the over-zealous godbot's, whose 'faith' seems boundless, if we are ever to tip the scales of opinion towards reason. That unhappy task has fallen upon the hapless Atheist and even then, on one's brave enough to take a stand.
Could it be that GOD has not the type of quality we mere humans can ever imagine. Who/what/etc put all universe/s together? We have to be humble that we are still probing. What you are referring is, perhaps, heaven in skies as found in some religions. You are then right if you say that all religions have been proved wrong by human discoveries so far.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#13668 Jul 27, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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Could it be that GOD has not the type of quality we mere humans can ever imagine. Who/what/etc put all universe/s together? We have to be humble that we are still probing. What you are referring is, perhaps, heaven in skies as found in some religions. You are then right if you say that all religions have been proved wrong by human discoveries so far.
That's the problem. It 'could be' anything we imagine and we can imagine a lot. We have a very effective process (the Scientific Method) that helps us differentiate what is 'real' and what is mere imagination. There's no reason to say things like 'God is stranger than we can ever imagine'. The further any creature lives outside of our imagination, the less likely it exists.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13669 Jul 27, 2013
RHill wrote:
What would "god droppings" look like? If there were an all-powerful creator being flitting about the Universe, I'm sure we would see A LOT of tracks. Star systems or even entire galaxy clusters, popping in and out of existence depending upon the Creator Being's mood. Orbits changing and physical constants (like gravity or the-speed-of-light) varying all over the place might give the old boy a few chuckles. You know he's got to be getting bored. Closer to home, you would expect to see little 'nasties' like HIV or the Ebola virus disappear when Creator Being's little playthings (us) have suffered enough. How about some tornadoes that actually swerve to MISS churches and trailer parks. We're getting close to ruining this planet ... how about a new Earth, Pop's, in a stable orbit somewhere in the 'Habitable Zone'? Can you lose the mosquitoes while your at it? Thanks. How about conjuring one up for say ... tomorrow night! That would get this old Atheist a'pray'n, let me tell you!

Yeah. If there was a God, we'd be wiping his scat off our feet all the time. Being 'all powerful' and staying invisible? What's the point of that?
They look like religious nuts like MUQ.

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#13670 Jul 27, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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They look like religious nuts like MUQ.
Holy s!ht?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13671 Jul 27, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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Oh good :) I got my feelins hurt for a second :p Is that was agnostics are called "fence sitters"? I don't wanna be a fence sitter...I just wanna be a truth teller :)
@RHill .... now see what you started? Bite me, bud!!!
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13672 Jul 27, 2013
RHill wrote:
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That's the problem. It 'could be' anything we imagine and we can imagine a lot. We have a very effective process (the Scientific Method) that helps us differentiate what is 'real' and what is mere imagination. There's no reason to say things like 'God is stranger than we can ever imagine'. The further any creature lives outside of our imagination, the less likely it exists.
"less likely" does not mean ruling GOD out! However, belief has proven to be beneficial to human mind!

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13673 Jul 27, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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"less likely" does not mean ruling GOD out! However, belief has proven to be beneficial to human mind!
Yes, without beliefs, no one would have butchered the Librarian Hypatia at Alexandria, there would have been no Crusades, inquisitions or witchcraft trials. Several mass murders and the holocaust would likely never have happened.

Belief has been so (not) beneficial.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13674 Jul 27, 2013
RHill wrote:
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If we only stay on the Earth, we are indeed doomed. The "nuclear Age" is as likely to give us propulsion systems that might ultimately save us as it is to destroy us. Let's not be too harsh on the old Nuclear Age. I think we've managed to eek our way through most of the Mutual Assured Destruction scenarios.
Henry is right, bubba. Humans are on their way out as a species.

Space travel does bad things to the human body:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_spacef...

So, even if we did manage to solve the propulsion problem, we could never solve the physiological problems involved in long term space travel.

If we don't clean up the environmental mess we've made on this planet and become good stewards....we are indeed doomed.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13675 Jul 27, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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"less likely" does not mean ruling GOD out! However, belief has proven to be beneficial to human mind!
BTW, the "rise of Christianity" coincided with the "Beginning of the Dark Ages", random chance? I think not!
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13676 Jul 27, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Yes, without beliefs, no one would have butchered the Librarian Hypatia at Alexandria, there would have been no Crusades, inquisitions or witchcraft trials. Several mass murders and the holocaust would likely never have happened.
Belief has been so (not) beneficial.
Are you not confusing religions with mere belief in GOD? Religions are organised, whether via establihments or not, belief vehicles. Humans need religions so they invent them. Beliefs are then endemic part of human journey so far. Religions have been good and bad for humans and the arch believers (nowadays the jihadists like MUQ) maintain that religions are being miused by humans as if relgions were "knives".

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#13677 Jul 27, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Henry is right, bubba. Humans are on their way out as a species.
Space travel does bad things to the human body:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_spacef...
So, even if we did manage to solve the propulsion problem, we could never solve the physiological problems involved in long term space travel.
If we don't clean up the environmental mess we've made on this planet and become good stewards....we are indeed doomed.
Or we could design our successor species to be capable of inhabiting space. Long term dormancies, resistance, maybe even preference for cold, photosynthesis, ability to respire with a multitude of gas admospheres, maybe even liquids. It certainly wouldn't be human .... but so what?
Dak-Original

Slough, UK

#13678 Jul 27, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Henry is right, bubba. Humans are on their way out as a species.
Space travel does bad things to the human body:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_spacef...
So, even if we did manage to solve the propulsion problem, we could never solve the physiological problems involved in long term space travel.
If we don't clean up the environmental mess we've made on this planet and become good stewards....we are indeed doomed.
Here, I agree with you since it takes longer time for body to acclimatise than the amount of trips would be undertaken over a millenia. Does it mean you agree that population control is necessary? That MUQ told me that large families even in poor families are okay since each born one has two hands and two legs to use!

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