Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Aug 27, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: News24

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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#1961
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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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Ok here we go again.
Post your scientific proof the proves 100% that you are correct.
Other than mathematical proofs, nothing in this reality can be proven to the 100% you expect.

I don't know who first said this but he/she says it very well...

Let me give you an analogy.

Suppose you have a length of wood and you want to measure it.

First, you use a yard stick with markings only on the feet, and find that the wood is 7 feet long. Then you decide to use a better ruler and find the wood is 7 feet 2 inches long. Then you decide to use a better one and find it is 7 feet 2 1/4 inches long. You can never reach the truth (the exact size) because you don't have a prefect measuring device, but are all the measurements *false*? No, they are better and better approximations to the truth.

This is how science works: you figure things out at one level of accuracy and see how far you can understand things there. Then, after you get better instruments and better techniques, you look again and see if what you previously did works at the new level of accuracy. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, you have to modify your ideas, but the lower level of accuracy still works! So rather than being completely wrong, the older scientific ideas are actually just good approximations and have been refined by new abilities.

This has happened multiple times in science. Newtonian physics gives a very good description of how planets move, how buildings stand, and many phenomena at the ordinary level of human existence. But, as we probed deeper, we found that it doesn't work for very small things (like atoms and smaller) or very fast things (close to the speed of light) or very strong gravitational fields (like around black holes). So, it had to be refined to account for these new observations. This lead to relativity and quantum mechanics. Did this make Newton's theories *false*? In one sense, yes, but in a practical sense not. We still use Newtonian physics to send probes to the moon, to design cars, etc, because it is an extremely good *approximation*.

This is the strength of science: it can adjust to new and more refined observations while preserving the work previously done. We can realize that we *never* have the exact truth, but can find better and better approximations as we study more.

Religion, on the other hand, claims an absolute truth at the beginning. It either ignores new evidence, or modifies its beliefs (silently!) while claiming nothing has changed. By refusing to acknowledge ignorance and adapt to new information, it becomes dogmatic and dangerous. By insisting that all those who believe other things are evil, it, itself, becomes evil. By claiming certain knowledge, it gives up on the path of wisdom all together.

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#1962
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Actually, my worldview is based on the real and tangible truths provided by science rather than the primitive barbarism of the Bible.
Which is more likely?
A perfect and omniscient entity like your god (who we hear is positively overflowing with love for his people) creates a primitive and barbaric justice system and expects his creation to enact it.
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A primitive and barbaric people produce tales of a primitive and barbaric god who wants his followers to follow a primitive and barbaric justice system. Which, co-incidentally, is the only kind of justice these people know.
There really should be a "slam dunk" judge it icon.

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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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So would I magic is forbidden as it is a tool of evil, however I would take YHVH's word (which cannot be wrong) over man,s that is normally wrong.
Leviticus 14 is supposed to be ALL YHVH's words and it is nothing but wrong.

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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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That would de against Torah He would not ask me to.
I see.

So your god is incapable of changing his mind.

Or are you putting your own limits on what your god can/can't do?

I did say "if" not "when", so I'll ask the question again....

If your god ordered you to slit the throat of the little girl next door would you obey?

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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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Yes man has tried so hard to corrupt God's (YHVH God of Israel), I do not care for the christian church at all. The Torah is in all Bibles and has not been corrupted; it is there in billions of copies, very effective delivery I would say.
That would be foolish of you to say, especially since there are many different Jewish sects, even they can not agree on what "God's word" actually says.

This is a sure sign of a con-man pretending to be god.

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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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So would I magic is forbidden as it is a tool of evil, however I would take YHVH's word (which cannot be wrong) over man,s that is normally wrong.
So when Jacob magically altered his goats genetic makeup by floating tree bark in their water, he was using a tool of evil?

By the way, your god got it wrong when he gave a ratio of 3:1 for Pi

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There really should be a "slam dunk" judge it icon.
Lol!

Thanks, Rose!

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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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Why would I not believe all that is on the Bible
Much of it is ridiculous, contradictory...
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/gen/4.html

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Other than mathematical proofs, nothing in this reality can be proven to the 100% you expect.
I know with 100% certainty that YHVH God of Israel and creator of all exists and that the Bible is his infallible word.
I agree with a lot of science and yes there is some science that can be verified to be 100% correct, evolution is a myth and has no basis in science. Can you make the same claims for evolution, if you do you will be the first to do so.

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Leviticus 14 is supposed to be ALL YHVH's words and it is nothing but wrong.
Correct YHVH's word is always correct.

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So would I magic is forbidden as it is a tool of evil, however I would take YHVH's word (which cannot be wrong) over man,s that is normally wrong.
And how often do you hear this invisible voice speaking to you? Does he speak to you through your hair brush or just out of thin air?

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I see.
So your god is incapable of changing his mind.
Or are you putting your own limits on what your god can/can't do?
I did say "if" not "when", so I'll ask the question again....
If your god ordered you to slit the throat of the little girl next door would you obey?
YHVH would not ask me to do anything that is not in line with Torah so again I say He would not ask me to do so.

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There are around 10k species of birds.
The Bible talks of Kinds not species.

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That would be foolish of you to say, especially since there are many different Jewish sects, even they can not agree on what "God's word" actually says.
This is a sure sign of a con-man pretending to be god.
I challange any con-man to be God here is one simple test for being God, create life out of nothing. Now when you achieve this you will God.

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And how often do you hear this invisible voice speaking to you? Does he speak to you through your hair brush or just out of thin air?
Are you as stupid as your post?

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Much of it is ridiculous, contradictory...
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/gen/4.html
I don't normally look at such ridicules links but this time I wanted a laugh so I did what a hoot they should put on an ignoramus stage show that would be just as funny as their site. Which by the way is based on a total lack of any sort of understanding at all. I presume it is supposed to be joke no serious person would show a total lack of understanding on purpose. I hope anyway.

So now it is your turn post some of the contradictions you mention.

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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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Correct YHVH's word is always correct.
You should read it. It is a hoot and a holler!!

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Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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That would be foolish of you to say, especially since there are many different Jewish sects, even they can not agree on what "God's word" actually says.
This is a sure sign of a con-man pretending to be god.
Yes there is but there is only one true God YHVH the God of Israel. And one true Torah.

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I challange any con-man to be God here is one simple test for being God, create life out of nothing. Now when you achieve this you will God.
It's been done; http://www.ted.com/talks/craig_venter_unveils...

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#1980
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Colin The Zionist wrote:
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The Bible talks of Kinds not species.
So would that be kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, or genus then?

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