Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14735 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

#13832 Jul 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Can I use things that are then returned to you? How about if I collide two protons and get out four protons and two anti-protons?
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We know enough to dismiss the superstitions from the past.
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Since that is the *only* mode for the universe, yes.
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Ironies.
Hey Polymath! What about the Gravity-B probe results? We're definitely 'frame dragging', Einstein is once again confirmed ... but, what does that tell us about the Universe? How does this confirmation fit into the big picture? Sounds like Space-Time is acting like some kind of 'fluid' and some momentum/energy must be getting transferred. Does this 'drag' slow down the rotation rates? Will it alone eventually suck up all the angular momentum in the Universe? If space-time exerts 'drag' it must be made of something, I suppose we are going to have to 'quantatize' it as well.
henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#13833 Jul 30, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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And yes in a Christian ...from your previous posts I assumed that you were a christian. If I may ask, what is your belief? I have seen that you obviously believe in a "god", but what are your beliefs if you aren't christian?
As a child i was forced in a Christian, thathas passed 70 or more years. Of course I am an Atheist. I am towards science even though my Christian youth has made me to avoid a science way into life. I absolutely dispise any religions as hostile to a real human life. Without religions People would very eager recognize the Stone Age character of war. But now in the nuclear Age the end of humanity is very clear. There is no Chance any more to escape the silent death of the nuclear Inferno. Religions are not have any effects on the end of mankind. Capitalism is a suicide System. The whole mankind is on this way.
henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#13834 Jul 30, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Right on! Why can't we go a step further and admit that 'all concepts of DEITY are products of human mind'?
Atheists have Long come to this conclusion.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13835 Jul 30, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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You're the crazy one claiming that time is only in people's heads.
Why don't you prove your insane claims?
Of course, you're insane, so whatever anyone says, you'll still believe there's no such thing as time.
"Time is an illusion...." -- Albert Einstein

Was Einstein crazy? Is Einstein's claim that time is an illusion insane?

If you think time is real......prove it, bubba.
henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#13836 Jul 30, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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By definition I have to label myself an atheist because I don't believe in a deity. Since I don't claim to know for certain that there isn't a "god" then I've been told I am agnostic. I simply, really choose not to label myself at all.
The atomic Inferno which is encroaching our System is bringing humanity to an. I personally do not see any way to avoid this. Anything against this end is no more possible.
henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#13837 Jul 30, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Well ... that certainly explains a lot! I admire your courage in finally revealing something of yourself. I'm sure you realize that what we have here is an 'anecdote' that cannot be admitted as evidence. The entity that you "choose to call God" sounds a lot like ... well, God ... leaving us with a not particularly creative anecdote.
I think we are all enjoying a 'near death experience' simply by being alive. We are, after all, just a few heartbeats and a handful of breaths away from 'meeting our maker'. It's not really that amazing that our starved brains manufacture illusions during these times of ultimate stress. What is amazing is that people will try to assign meaning to whatever fading dreams they may have had while in that state.
Now, being "instantly healed from a terminal disease" is somewhat more problematic. There are 'spontaneous remissions' and other perfectly prosaic precedents but, I'm sure you have already considered those. Our bodies own defenses, made quite formidable over millions of years of evolution, are daily 'healing themselves from terminal diseases'. People don't really die from HIV, for instance, the virus compromises the immune system and it's victims succumb to opportunistic infection.
This stuff, of course, all takes time. Which, it is interesting to point out, you don't believe exists. "Instantly healed" does scream MIRACLE!! which suggests you have had the attention of a "omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent spirit" for an 'instant' of time. Many people would give an arm and a leg for even a micro-second of Supreme Being time, so I would say this makes you rather 'special'. Feeling 'special' is a component of the egotistical aspect of the Human Psyche.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that you are particularly and peculiarly 'Human'. Congratulations.
All religions are foolish. Now it is too late to Change the wheel in the direction of life.
henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#13838 Jul 30, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Thanks, and I agree. I believe it was God and I’m very very grateful for His love and mercy and His gift of life. It’s totally awesome, brother!
For gods sake why didn`t People realise the myths are a all man made? OK! the nuclear Inferno will make no difference between poor men and the billionairs. All peoples will vanish in the atomic Ages no daubt about this.
Bronnx Boy

Tempe, AZ

#13839 Jul 30, 2013
Atheism will replace religion when people stop having problems.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#13840 Jul 30, 2013
Einstein made mistakes.
Do you believe in a steady state universe?
Einstein wanted a steady state universe so badly he wasted years of his life on the subject - much like you will with your delusional beliefs.
ezdzit wrote:
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"Time is an illusion...." -- Albert Einstein
Was Einstein crazy? Is Einstein's claim that time is an illusion insane?
If you think time is real......prove it, bubba.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13841 Jul 30, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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How do you know that this is not just an imaginary friend, when this "person" is invisible, silent and inactive.
LOL Science says most of the matter in the universe is dark matter and that it is invisible, silent, and inactive-- unlike any form of matter that we have ever discovered or measured in a laboratory. Does this mean that dark matter is imaginary and doesn't really exist?

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#13842 Jul 30, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL Science says most of the matter in the universe is dark matter and that it is invisible, silent, and inactive-- unlike any form of matter that we have ever discovered or measured in a laboratory. Does this mean that dark matter is imaginary and doesn't really exist?
But dark matter is NOT inactive. It interacts via gravity (and probably the weak nuclear force). If dark matter didn't interact *at all*, then we would say it doesn't exist.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13843 Jul 30, 2013
henry wrote:
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For gods sake why didn`t People realise the myths are a all man made? OK! the nuclear Inferno will make no difference between poor men and the billionairs. All peoples will vanish in the atomic Ages no daubt about this.
"For gods sake...." Was that a Freudian slip?

Of course all myths are man made but that doesn't mean we can't learn some really important things about ourselves and our world from these ancient stories. For example, almost every culture has myths about a huge flood with only a few survivors, yet there is no ancient mythology from any culture describing any kind of glaciation events like the Older or Younger Dryas, just the water flooding from the glacial melts. Don't you think that's odd?

Are you a prophet? How do you know the earth is going to end in a nuclear inferno. I ask because from the unprecedented amount of CO2 detected in ice core samples, it seems far more likely that the earth is going to be plunged into another ice age before the nukes fly and get a chance to do their thing. I do agree that humans are on a collision course with a sixth extinction event, but I think "a remnant" will survive to repopulate our species as it did after the last five extinction events.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13844 Jul 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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But dark matter is NOT inactive. It interacts via gravity (and probably the weak nuclear force...
There's a hypothesis that it's not inactive, that it interacts with matter, gravity and other forces, but that hasn't been proven.
polymath257 wrote:
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If dark matter didn't interact *at all*, then we would say it doesn't exist.
Really? The thing you call "time" doesn't and has never interacted with anything at all....yet you insist it DOES exist.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#13845 Jul 30, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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There's a hypothesis that it's not inactive, that it interacts with matter, gravity and other forces, but that hasn't been proven.
On the contrary, the way we detected dark matter and the reason it was hypothesized in the first place was its affect via gravity. We can now use the gravitational effects to map it out.
Really? The thing you call "time" doesn't and has never interacted with anything at all....yet you insist it DOES exist.
Again simply false. Time, for example, is affected by matter via gravity (a curvature of spacetime) and can be measured in any number of ways (clocks, for example).

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#13846 Jul 30, 2013
Prove Allah created a single atom, not speculation that he must have and apologetics, and I will believe in him.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>Just you create a "Single Atom" and I will forget about Him. I mean real creation, get your own items, not steal from items that are already existing.

To call Creator as "Imaginary" specially in this age, when we know less than a billionth of a billionth part of its secrets , shows that we do not know what is Imaginary.

He is neither silent and not inactive....you mean to say that this universe is running in AUTO mode?

You have very stunted imagination, that is very apparent

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13847 Jul 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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On the contrary, the way we detected dark matter and the reason it was hypothesized in the first place was its affect via gravity. We can now use the gravitational effects to map it out.
The idea of an invisible substance which permeates the universe and, among other things, holds the stars and planets in place, etc, was first hypothesized about 7,000 years ago in India.

To say we even know what dark matter is or how and what it interracts with has been proven yet is just false and misstates what science actually knows. And, complicating the issue, there’s a new theory that says “dark matter” is just an illusion.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/...
polymath257 wrote:
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Again simply false. Time, for example, is affected by matter via gravity (a curvature of spacetime) and can be measured in any number of ways (clocks, for example).
Really? What would be an example of time being affected by matter via gravity? How would your clock for measuring time work on say Venus where one day is equal to 243 days on Earth? Hmmmmm.....?
Thinking

Royston, UK

#13848 Jul 30, 2013
There's another NDE fuckwit in Australia just like you posting their brain damaged idiocy.
ezdzit wrote:
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The idea of an invisible substance which permeates the universe and, among other things, holds the stars and planets in place, etc, was first hypothesized about 7,000 years ago in India.
To say we even know what dark matter is or how and what it interracts with has been proven yet is just false and misstates what science actually knows. And, complicating the issue, there’s a new theory that says “dark matter” is just an illusion.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/...
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Really? What would be an example of time being affected by matter via gravity? How would your clock for measuring time work on say Venus where one day is equal to 243 days on Earth? Hmmmmm.....?

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#13849 Jul 30, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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"Time is an illusion...." -- Albert Einstein
Was Einstein crazy? Is Einstein's claim that time is an illusion insane?
If you think time is real......prove it, bubba.
We already have, as have you, by going to sleep and waking up and breathing and eating and so on and so forth.
You are simply insane, that is why you cannot accept the fact that time exists.

I bet you believe that light doesn't exist either, or matter, or even space.
Existence doesn't even exist to you.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#13850 Jul 30, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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We already have, as have you, by going to sleep and waking up and breathing and eating and so on and so forth.
You are simply insane, that is why you cannot accept the fact that time exists.
I bet you believe that light doesn't exist either, or matter, or even space.
Existence doesn't even exist to you.
You didn't answer the question, bubba.

Albert Einstein said: "Time is an illusion...."

Are you claiming Einstein was crazy? Do believe Einstein's claim that time is an illusion is insane?

And, again, if you think time is real......PROVE IT.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#13851 Jul 30, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Can I use things that are then returned to you? How about if I collide two protons and get out four protons and two anti-protons?
<quoted text>
We know enough to dismiss the superstitions from the past.
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Since that is the *only* mode for the universe, yes.
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Ironies.
You did not CREATE Protons, you are using some one else' creation. You do not understand Creation, do you?

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