Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14656 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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“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#5809 Feb 18, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Oh but of course oh Wise and Wonderful Wizard of Oogah Boogah. What discipline is your Ph.D in?
Which one?
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5810 Feb 18, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Now that was a pathetic failure in attempted insult.
I am neither Australian, Japanese nor French, though you couldn't have known that. I am though, rather fond of a good steak tartare, and I do recognize that what is considered gourmet in one culture, may not be in another.
CIP: Do you eat chitins?
Well,I wasn't thinking of people's ethnic back grounds when I said that.
I don't go there as you seem to do.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5811 Feb 18, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Peaking? Is that some new slang for what you are really doing in the lady's rest room. Your superior education, fails you yet again.
Hint: Spelling is not your strong suit. Try instead "peking" or "peeking", now that you know that your first choice wasn't the correct one.
'Hint' nobody likes a know it all.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#5812 Feb 18, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>'Hint' nobody likes a know it all.
Reason Petrified doesn't know crap. Lol!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5813 Feb 18, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! I've been there before! It is the definition of 'POE'. A few years ago, there were fundies posting links to that site on a religious borad I was drawn into!! LOL!
Besides, knowing that people like the likes of those from the Westboro Baptist Church exist makes me believe that the site is not a parody.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#5814 Feb 18, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Besides, knowing that people like the likes of those from the Westboro Baptist Church exist makes me believe that the site is not a parody.
Good point

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#5815 Feb 18, 2013
Sounds way cooler than Jesus!:)
RHill wrote:
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Sounds like my kinda Christ ... LMFAO!!!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#5816 Feb 18, 2013
RHill wrote:
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I've been to the UK several times so I've probably already had horse and can only say ... tastes like chicken.
:D
They say that about everything but chicken.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#5817 Feb 18, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Is wahabi in the koran? It matters not, since most muslims are sunni, islamic turmoil will not end soon.
You lot just need to chill out.
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There is nothing like WAHABI in Quran, and there is nothing like Shia or Sunni in Islam either.

It is Muslims who have divided themselves into these sects and fighting with each other against the express warnings given by Quran and sayings of our prophet.

Because of that Muslims are harming themselves more than the Non Muslims, Non Muslims are watching and feeling happy and fanning their fights and supply both sides with arms and ammunition and first show their concern for one group and then for another group.

While the reality is that they do not like ANY Muslim, be him a Shia, or a Sunni or a Wahabi, or of any so called sects!!

That is why I deal with Muslims and Non Muslims issues. and not these sects and denominations.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#5818 Feb 18, 2013
You have deplorable morals. Most animals have superior morals in comparison.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing like WAHABI in Quran, and there is nothing like Shia or Sunni in Islam either.
It is Muslims who have divided themselves into these sects and fighting with each other against the express warnings given by Quran and sayings of our prophet.
Because of that Muslims are harming themselves more than the Non Muslims, Non Muslims are watching and feeling happy and fanning their fights and supply both sides with arms and ammunition and first show their concern for one group and then for another group.
While the reality is that they do not like ANY Muslim, be him a Shia, or a Sunni or a Wahabi, or of any so called sects!!
That is why I deal with Muslims and Non Muslims issues. and not these sects and denominations.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5819 Feb 18, 2013
Well She-ight!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#5820 Feb 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing like WAHABI in Quran, and there is nothing like Shia or Sunni in Islam either.
It is Muslims who have divided themselves into these sects and fighting with each other against the express warnings given by Quran and sayings of our prophet.
Because of that Muslims are harming themselves more than the Non Muslims, Non Muslims are watching and feeling happy and fanning their fights and supply both sides with arms and ammunition and first show their concern for one group and then for another group.
While the reality is that they do not like ANY Muslim, be him a Shia, or a Sunni or a Wahabi, or of any so called sects!!
That is why I deal with Muslims and Non Muslims issues. and not these sects and denominations.
You may note, between paranoid delusions, that most of the Middle East loves to brandish their AK47's ... mass produced by your Russian/Chinese friends. I'd start there with finger pointing regarding who is "fanning" your internal squabbles.

It's rather difficult to "like" someone who is basically saying "convert to my primitive religion or I will kill you". Not in my neighborhood anyway, where it's more like "I'm okay, you're okay". Of course, as news of such practices as "thighing", female genitalia mutilation and how y'all treat your Ethiopian servants, etc. leak out, it becomes even more difficult. Y'all have A LOT of housecleaning to do before you're going to win any popularity contests.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#5821 Feb 18, 2013
It doesn't matter who is selling the gun but rather who is pulling the trigger.
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
You may note, between paranoid delusions, that most of the Middle East loves to brandish their AK47's ... mass produced by your Russian/Chinese friends. I'd start there with finger pointing regarding who is "fanning" your internal squabbles.
It's rather difficult to "like" someone who is basically saying "convert to my primitive religion or I will kill you". Not in my neighborhood anyway, where it's more like "I'm okay, you're okay". Of course, as news of such practices as "thighing", female genitalia mutilation and how y'all treat your Ethiopian servants, etc. leak out, it becomes even more difficult. Y'all have A LOT of housecleaning to do before you're going to win any popularity contests.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#5822 Feb 18, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>Well,I wasn't thinking of people's ethnic back grounds when I said that.
I don't go there as you seem to do.
Your post >>> Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>Yea! Just like the 'grade' of horse-meat you guys have been eating. <<<

Did you notice the words "you guys", how about "'grade' of horse-meat", that looks to me like the words stupid and liar are top of the list when it comes to describing you.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#5823 Feb 18, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>'Hint' nobody likes a know it all.
Hint? You offer a hint and then completely ditch any point you might have been attempting to make? Ok, so you are back to the vapid hole, and you have managed to get back in without ever getting out.

Hint: A hint would be a clue leading to possibly solving a obscure point. No point, so no need for a hint.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#5824 Feb 19, 2013
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
Reason Petrified doesn't know crap. Lol!
When you are right, you're right, and this time you are right. When it comes to excrement, I defer to your elite education which has provided you with an unsurpassed submersion in all things fecal. What I recognise the smell of, you are literally slathered in. What I step around, you wade off into. What I flush away, forgotten, you roll and frolic in. I don't know shit, but you sure do.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#5825 Feb 19, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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They give out Ph.Ds for "common sense"? Did Thomas Paine get one then?
http://www.bartdehrman.com/biography.htm
Biography of Bart D. Ehrman
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies.
A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. Since then he has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, having written or edited twenty-four books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews.
Among his most recent books are a Greek-English edition of the Apostolic Fathers for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press), an assessment of the newly discovered Gospel of Judas (Oxford University Press), and four New York Times Bestsellers: Jesus Interrupted (an account of scholarly views of the New Testament), God’s Problem (an assessment of the biblical views of suffering), Misquoting Jesus (an overview of the changes found in the surviving copies of the New Testament and of the scribes who produced them) and Forged (discusses why some books in the New Testament are deliberate forgeries). His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages.
Among his fields of scholarly expertise are the historical Jesus, the early Christian apocrypha, the apostolic fathers, and the manuscript tradition of the New Testament.
Professor Ehrman has served as President of the Southeast Region of the Society of Biblical literature, chair of the New Testament textual criticism section of the Society, book review editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature, and editor of the monograph series The New Testament in the Greek Fathers (Scholars Press). He currently serves as co-editor of the series New Testament Tools, Studies, and Documents (E. J. Brill), co-editor-in-chief for the journal Vigiliae Christianae, and on several other editorial boards for journals and monographs in the field.
Professor Ehrman lectures extensively throughout the country. Winner of numerous university awards and grants, he is the recipient of the 2009 J. W. Pope “Spirit of Inquiry” Teaching Award, the 1993 UNC Undergraduate Student Teaching Award, the 1994 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Award for excellence in teaching.
Professor Ehrman has two children, a daughter, Kelly, and a son, Derek. He is married to Sarah Beckwith (Ph.D., King's College London), Marcello Lotti Professor of English at Duke University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Ahhh, you DO know that he is an agnostic now.....don't you?
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#5826 Feb 19, 2013
So, what is it about islam that makes muslims so easy to divide?
Is submission really a good thing?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing like WAHABI in Quran, and there is nothing like Shia or Sunni in Islam either.
It is Muslims who have divided themselves into these sects and fighting with each other against the express warnings given by Quran and sayings of our prophet.
Because of that Muslims are harming themselves more than the Non Muslims, Non Muslims are watching and feeling happy and fanning their fights and supply both sides with arms and ammunition and first show their concern for one group and then for another group.
While the reality is that they do not like ANY Muslim, be him a Shia, or a Sunni or a Wahabi, or of any so called sects!!
That is why I deal with Muslims and Non Muslims issues. and not these sects and denominations.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#5827 Feb 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Is submission really a good thing?
<quoted text>
Sometimes.
Thinking

Hounslow, UK

#5828 Feb 19, 2013
I'm not going to be able to sit down for a week, am I?
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Sometimes.

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