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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Since: Dec 11

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#5461 Feb 10, 2013
Fitz wrote:
In the Torah version they speak of the flood covering the entire "land" were ZNoah and his people lived... and he gathered all the animals of "the land"...
Yes, land animals. I think it's pretty clear that the story is about a global flood.

Gen 6:7 - God regrets making all these jerk humans and will destroy them. Definitely not a "humans are cool, but this tribe sucks".

And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Gen 6:17 - Flooding the Earth, everything in the Earth will die. Not local.

I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and *every thing that is in the earth shall die*
Fitz

Roseville, MI

#5462 Feb 10, 2013
madscot wrote:
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That's not what the Bible says. But this still has nothing to do with my view that a person that has only one life feels compelled not to throw it away.
That is what the Bible says... I dont know what translation your using, but you need to get another one...or simply take my word for it..

As for your point.. It is true that atheists kill themselves at a greater percentage of the population than do religious believers.. I dont know if you were aware of that little known fact, but it is accurate.

As far as your rejoinder goes I think its pretty good point except your forgetting that suicide is considered to be "self murder" in Christianity and Judiaism. So the believer who kills himself dosent get to go to heaven, he goes to hell for murdering himself...a pretty big disincentive I would think.

Meanwhile the atheist dosent believe in an afterlife so he gets basically a everlasting sleep were he dosent exist and is free from the pain or greif he experiences in this world. Also, the believer compared to the unbeliever is prone to not see any iultimante purpose to existance, that his life is void of meaning and has no real cosmic signifigance. If he is not enjoying life, or life has disapointed him there is no real reason to go on living.
Jumper The Wise

Morgantown, KY

#5463 Feb 10, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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What?
That makes no sense!
Ah ha!
There in lies the point of Atheisim.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5464 Feb 10, 2013
Fitz wrote:
That is what the Bible says... I dont know what translation your using, but you need to get another one...or simply take my word for it..
Gen. 7:17-24 of the KJV is pretty clear on the subject. No interpretation needed.
Fitz wrote:
It is true that atheists kill themselves at a greater percentage of the population than do religious believers..
Reference please.
Fitz wrote:
Meanwhile the atheist dosent believe in an afterlife so he gets basically a everlasting sleep were he dosent exist and is free from the pain or greif he experiences in this world.
After raising 3 kids, sleep will be welcomed.
Fitz wrote:
Also, the believer compared to the unbeliever is prone to not see any iultimante purpose to existance,
So believers are more nihilistic than non believers? Wow, I think you just defeated your own argument against atheism. Well done.


MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#5465 Feb 10, 2013
Fitz wrote:
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That is what the Bible says... I dont know what translation your using, but you need to get another one...or simply take my word for it..
As for your point.. It is true that atheists kill themselves at a greater percentage of the population than do religious believers.. I dont know if you were aware of that little known fact, but it is accurate.
As far as your rejoinder goes I think its pretty good point except your forgetting that suicide is considered to be "self murder" in Christianity and Judiaism. So the believer who kills himself dosent get to go to heaven, he goes to hell for murdering himself...a pretty big disincentive I would think.
Meanwhile the atheist dosent believe in an afterlife so he gets basically a everlasting sleep were he dosent exist and is free from the pain or greif he experiences in this world. Also, the believer compared to the unbeliever is prone to not see any iultimante purpose to existance, that his life is void of meaning and has no real cosmic signifigance. If he is not enjoying life, or life has disapointed him there is no real reason to go on living.
You are right in your analysis.

A believer has some hope even in the worst of condition, so he hangs on to the hope and does not kill himself / herself.

An atheist on the other hand has no hope of anything. He or she will themselves whenever they think that going is too rough.

They lead the life, unloved and unsung and they also die like that.

I do not know what are their last rites? They are lowered in their graves "In the name of Charles Darwin...."?

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5466 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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You are right in your analysis.
A believer has some hope even in the worst of condition, so he hangs on to the hope and does not kill himself / herself.
An atheist on the other hand has no hope of anything. He or she will themselves whenever they think that going is too rough.
They lead the life, unloved and unsung and they also die like that.
I do not know what are their last rites? They are lowered in their graves "In the name of Charles Darwin...."?
Don't project your theist loathing and nihilism on atheists. Just because you can't imagine a life outside your God's a-hole doesn't mean nobody else can. If you can't imagine a good moral life without a belief in an imaginary being than by all means DO NOT LEAVE YOUR FU&KING CHURCH. Without your religion you would run amok killing and raping? Is that what you're saying?

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

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#5467 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>You are right in your analysis.

A believer has some hope even in the worst of condition, so he hangs on to the hope and does not kill himself / herself.

An atheist on the other hand has no hope of anything. He or she will themselves whenever they think that going is too rough.

They lead the life, unloved and unsung and they also die like that.

I do not know what are their last rites? They are lowered in their graves "In the name of Charles Darwin...."?
Actually I have seen some so called atheists who asked God for forgiveness when they were dying. Why wait until the last minute?

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5468 Feb 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Actually I have seen some so called atheists who asked God for forgiveness when they were dying. Why wait until the last minute?
No you haven't.

“There are other issues.”

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#5470 Feb 10, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>No you haven't.
Denial. I have, I guess they change when time is starting to run out.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5471 Feb 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Denial. I have, I guess they change when time is starting to run out.
Prove it

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's teapot

#5472 Feb 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Denial. I have, I guess they change when time is starting to run out.
If we take theists at their word, and just about all theists claim they know numerous atheists, then our numbers have to be close to half of the population of the U.S.

Just about every individual theist that posts here know more atheists than I do.

This guy claims to have seen several die.

hahahaaa What a hoot.

“There are other issues.”

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#5473 Feb 10, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>Prove it
They're dead already.

“There are other issues.”

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#5474 Feb 10, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>If we take theists at their word, and just about all theists claim they know numerous atheists, then our numbers have to be close to half of the population of the U.S.

Just about every individual theist that posts here know more atheists than I do.

This guy claims to have seen several die.

hahahaaa What a hoot.
I have made this claim before and it has happened. Now I am not saying I know more atheists than you, but the ones I witnessed did ask for forgiveness. I don't care if you take my word, that's not my concern.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5475 Feb 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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They're dead already.
Sorry, anectdotes don't prove anything.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's teapot

#5476 Feb 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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I have made this claim before and it has happened. Now I am not saying I know more atheists than you, but the ones I witnessed did ask for forgiveness. I don't care if you take my word, that's not my concern.
Sure.

“There are other issues.”

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#5477 Feb 10, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, anectdotes don't prove anything.
Lol! I wasn't the only one that witnessed it but its true. Sorry to hurt your feelings. Not all atheists would do this.

“There are other issues.”

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#5478 Feb 10, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Sure.
Yep! Sure.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#5479 Feb 10, 2013
That hope that makes them blow themselves up Muq?
MUQ wrote:
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You are right in your analysis.
A believer has some hope even in the worst of condition, so he hangs on to the hope and does not kill himself / herself.
An atheist on the other hand has no hope of anything. He or she will themselves whenever they think that going is too rough.
They lead the life, unloved and unsung and they also die like that.
I do not know what are their last rites? They are lowered in their graves "In the name of Charles Darwin...."?

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#5480 Feb 10, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Lol! I wasn't the only one that witnessed it but its true. Sorry to hurt your feelings. Not all atheists would do this.
Why would my feelings be hurt? You haven't proven anything. <shrugs>
Fitz

Roseville, MI

#5481 Feb 10, 2013
madscot wrote:
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Why would my feelings be hurt? You haven't proven anything. <shrugs>
Well I'm glad our eeling are not hurt,knowing you guys you might end up killing yourself.

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