Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14668 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: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#5667 Feb 14, 2013
Siro wrote:
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A being that humans cannot fully know or define but is knowable and identified as a persona.
eg. Jehovah or satan
Here you say that Satan is theistic being.

You also said that the Church of Satan do not recognise a theistic being.
Siro wrote:
Indeed it is, the church of satan is 100% atheist.

It does not recognise any theistic being ....
In other words, you appear to be saying that Satan is not a theistic being.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#5668 Feb 14, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
01. Religion is not the “only” thing that prevents humans from turning into beasts, but it has a very strong “restraining power” if some one wants to turn into beast.
It is religion which gives you hope and stability and some thing to lean on, when the goings get tough. Atheists have no support and would “just end their lives with suicide when the goings get tough”. What else they have to lean on?
It's 'religion" that tells you it's "acceptable" to strap explosives to your body and detonate yourself in a crowded market! Commiting suicide and taking multiple innocent lives with you is strictly a religious thing.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#5669 Feb 14, 2013
Allah commands this. If god exists and cares how could people misuse religion? Why wouldn't he quickly step in and correct it?

It's almost as if the whole thing was made up an people do with it as they wish.
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>It's 'religion" that tells you it's "acceptable" to strap explosives to your body and detonate yourself in a crowded market! Commiting suicide and taking multiple innocent lives with you is strictly a religious thing.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#5670 Feb 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Allah commands this. If god exists and cares how could people misuse religion? Why wouldn't he quickly step in and correct it?
It's almost as if the whole thing was made up an people do with it as they wish.
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Nooooo!? Say it ain't so! That would mean religion is nothing but fantasy... and anything based on it would also be fantasy... and anything based on fantasy and claimed as "truth" would be dishonest at best! It's almost like the religious leader are playing their members for fools! naaa... that could never happen in THIS day and age! Right? LOL!!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#5671 Feb 14, 2013
Zeus forbid!
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>Nooooo!? Say it ain't so! That would mean religion is nothing but fantasy... and anything based on it would also be fantasy... and anything based on fantasy and claimed as "truth" would be dishonest at best! It's almost like the religious leader are playing their members for fools! naaa... that could never happen in THIS day and age! Right? LOL!!

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#5672 Feb 14, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why didn't you just say "fictional", then?
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Ouch!
We really need a "slam dunk" judge-it icon.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#5673 Feb 14, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Those institutions are created to help religion implant (infiltrate?) itself within a society. They do "good", true enough, but only by virtue of the qualities of the people working within them. Humans are, by nature, compassionate and altruistic....
Why do these fairy tales exist in the first place?
Certainly schools, run by a church, are ill-disguised religious indoctrination centers.
Secular schools also indoctrinate.
Hospitals and relief organizations use their religious affiliations to....
So close'em all down. It they have no virtue, are simply "con" centers of big business, no need for them to exist, now is there.

To Bind Up the Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War

Sister Mary Denis Maher. To Bind Up the Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War. Reprint. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.

The Civil War broke upon the American scene with a ferocity not witnessed in previous wars. The sheer number and severity of casualties overwhelmed the unprepared Union and Confederate medical services. Each side desperately sought to meet the need for hospitals, trained surgeons, medical supplies, and nurses, with varying degrees of success. Both sides employed the services of six hundred nuns from twelve different orders and twenty-one separate religious communities throughout the Union and Confederate territories. Despite a general lack of primary source material, Sister Mary Denis Maher presents compelling evidence that the Catholic nuns were the most qualified nurses available. She points out that the tasks of sisters in mid-nineteenth-century America were "teaching, caring for orphans, nursing the sick and providing spiritual assistance for the dying" (p. 2).

Historically, European orders had been involved in nursing for several hundred years. In the United States, beginning in the early 1800s, orders such as the Sisters of Charity (which provided the largest number of nursing nuns) had been founded primarily, but not solely, as nursing orders. The Sisters of Charity had had prior experience in establishing and administrating cholera hospitals in the epidemics of 1828, 1832, and 1848. They also administered the Baltimore Clinic, the forerunner of the University of Maryland Medical School and Hospital. Other orders had established hospitals (e.g., St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, 1836).

The Catholic nuns, unlike Protestant women nurses, had already "lived in an organized and structured form of benevolent missionary association" (p. 21). They were also accustomed to a sparse lifestyle that allowed them to readily develop the flexibility to cope with the chaotic situations accompanying war. These attributes, when added to their nursing skills, made them superior. In general, Union and Confederate physicians praised them warmly and actively sought their services. Amazingly, there were instances when they had "immunity of the Cloth," able to freely cross the lines to serve the wounded.

The contributions of Catholic nuns to the nursing in the Civil War have been largely forgotten. These women set a high standard for the fledgling profession, and gained the respect of physicians and patients -- yet the knowledge of their accomplishments faded with the passing of time. The nuns were not self-seeking and generally did not record their experiences. What little primary source material there was has not, unfortunately, been preserved.

In the final analysis, the contributions of the nursing nuns, like those of "the buffalo soldiers" on the western frontier, had to await the arrival of a time in our history relatively unclouded by the prejudices of the past. This is an American story of a group of remarkable women who helped bring order to chaos, providing kindness, humanity, and nursing skills to many Union and Confederate soldiers who, without their presence, would not have survived.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#5674 Feb 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Your imaginary friend doesn't count.
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Nor does your inflatable girl! Where's Brady? Awwww...ya went and took down his picture.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#5675 Feb 14, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>And even then, there is no evidence of his existence.
Conveniently, there is never evidence to support the bible's *stories.*
Because that's all they are; stories.
There is no evidence of your existence.
You are nothing more then words in cyber space.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5676 Feb 14, 2013
Siro wrote:
Indeed it is, the church of satan is 100% atheist.
It does not recognise any theistic being and operates on the 'if it feels good then do it' mantra like the atheist scumbags on this site
If one doesn't believe in a magical fairy in the sky named god, then one doesn't believe in it's children named angels.
Ergo one does not believe in satan since according to your fairy tales, he is a fallen angel.

Therefore satanism has nothing to do with atheism.

You religious nuts have nothing better to do than to deny reality and fact.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5677 Feb 14, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>Why would I say that?

A comparison....
There is a country called Gabon in Africa.
Ive never been there, nor do I know anyone whos been there, nor have I met anyone from there. I dont know what it looks like or how its people live, but I do not doubt that it exists.
Do you?
The only difference between that and your fairy tales is that there is EVIDENCE of a place's existence.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5678 Feb 14, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>There is no evidence of your existence.
You are nothing more then words in cyber space.
The fact that you're reading what I write is evidence that I exist.

Otherwise you're just talking to yourself and you're just crazier than originally thought.
socci

Plattsburg, MO

#5679 Feb 14, 2013
Lacez wrote:
The only difference between that and your fairy tales is that there is EVIDENCE of a place's existence.

Jesus? He's no myth rather recorded historic fact. Get over it. Your caveman? Not so much.
socci

Plattsburg, MO

#5680 Feb 14, 2013

Islam Will Conquer Italy and the Entire West

CAIRO, EGYPT – The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has released excerpts from a transcript of a televised sermon by Egyptian cleric Salem Abu Al-Futuh. Airing on Al-Nas TV on August 18, Al-Futuh's predicted that Islam would conquer the entire West, starting with Italy and ending with the Americas.
www.worthynews.com/9243-islam-will-conquer-it...


Moscow - Europe's Muslim Capital

www.youtube.com/watch...

socci

Plattsburg, MO

#5681 Feb 14, 2013
socci

Plattsburg, MO

#5682 Feb 14, 2013

CBN Special Report: Islamization of France

www.youtube.com/watch...

www.youtube.com/watch...

socci

Plattsburg, MO

#5683 Feb 14, 2013

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#5684 Feb 14, 2013
That picture of Brady in his epic fail was good for chuckles.

Again your imaginary friend named god doesn't count and be honest, there is no proof that he is anything other than a figment of the imagination.

I for one have no fear of anything from heaven or hell even if they existed. I h e already kicked diablo's @ss on three different settings! Send me to hell I will be running the joint in a week and then heaven in a month.
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Nor does your inflatable girl! Where's Brady? Awwww...ya went and took down his picture.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#5685 Feb 14, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>It's 'religion" that tells you it's "acceptable" to strap explosives to your body and detonate yourself in a crowded market! Commiting suicide and taking multiple innocent lives with you is strictly a religious thing.
My religion tells me that it is one of the Biggest of the Big sins to kill any innocent man, women or child. Period!

Now you should ask the other side and demand proofs. Not from me. I can give references from Quran and sayings of prophet about what I mentioned as Islamic position.

Why you ask my opinion about some one who does a Sin?
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#5686 Feb 15, 2013
Yet muslims blow up "opposing" mosques regularly. Why?
MUQ wrote:
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My religion tells me that it is one of the Biggest of the Big sins to kill any innocent man, women or child. Period!
Now you should ask the other side and demand proofs. Not from me. I can give references from Quran and sayings of prophet about what I mentioned as Islamic position.
Why you ask my opinion about some one who does a Sin?

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