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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Henry

Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

#7388 Mar 18, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Why do you fundies like to lie and say that belief in evolution is a religion?
Most people are not so educated!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7389 Mar 18, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>Most people are not so educated!
Especially those who believe the bible is 100% correct.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7390 Mar 19, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
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...another christian who doesn`t know what their god`s position on social welfare is? LMAO
as much as you like to cling to the oft misquoted bible verse of "the lord helps those who help themselves" you are completely WRONG!
your god has been an egalitarian since the book of genesis.
The fact that you called me a christian shows your ignorance. As much as you like to displace your idiocy onto others does not make you correct.

The bible presents 3 ways to take care of the poor and needy: 1) through the family; 2) through the church; and 3) through individual charity. The applicable passages for these three ways are Deuteronomy 14:28, 29, Numbers 18:24, Matthew 6:1-4 and 1 Timothy 5:3-16.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7391 Mar 19, 2013
Christ's teachings were about our personal obligations to help the needy. Nowhere does Christ suggest that brute force should be used to take wealth from one group and give it those deemed more deserving.
That being said, the difference between charity and socialism is force.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7392 Mar 19, 2013
Henry wrote:
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I pity people which do not accept the non existance of any god!
I pity people that believe that they have the absolute answer to anything. There may or may not be any god. If there is or isn't is apparently of little to no consequence because we are obviously left to fend for ourselves regardless. As for the Abrahamic god(s) those seem highly unlikely but, a abstract broad definition god(s).. who really knows. The fact that it is an unknown/unprovable does not make it non-existant or an impossibility. Absolutes are for narrow minded fools.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7393 Mar 19, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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Especially those who believe the bible is 100% correct.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#7394 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>That isn't communism. That is charity. The people were supposed to give of their own free will.
True, James 1:27 was more of a suggestion than a command, though I wondered why only boys were mentioned and not girls. Maybe they thought the fatherless boys would share with the fatherless girls? Or James was trying to keep his copy condensed? His book was only a few pages long.

Since: May 11

Swindon, UK

#7395 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
Christ's teachings were about our personal obligations to help the needy. Nowhere does Christ suggest that brute force should be used to take wealth from one group and give it those deemed more deserving.
That being said, the difference between charity and socialism is force.
...and endless punishment in the fires of hell is not coercion at all. LOL

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7396 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=69F7GhASOdMXX
When something is proven wrong on many accounts, it is not 100% right.
It's as simple as that.
Henry

Rodewisch, Germany

#7397 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I pity people that believe that they have the absolute answer to anything. There may or may not be any god. If there is or isn't is apparently of little to no consequence because we are obviously left to fend for ourselves regardless. As for the Abrahamic god(s) those seem highly unlikely but, a abstract broad definition god(s).. who really knows. The fact that it is an unknown/unprovable does not make it non-existant or an impossibility. Absolutes are for narrow minded fools.
I know, there are always people (for instance Dawkins)which say there is a possibility of a existance of a god. Well I don´t believe myths. Spaghetti monsters for instance are for such people a possibility too. As for me I keep on the reality. No reality means for me nonexistance. No heaven, no Devil, no hell and so on.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#7398 Mar 19, 2013
RHill wrote:
01. Science is the pursuit that deciphers / demystifies reality. It is all encompassing.

02. Well, that is very convenient for those who would have you swallow their hook, is it not? No one who has ever lived was present at 'the moment of creation'. We find ourselves in the middle of an ongoing process. There are clues scattered about. Religion ignores them, science gathers them.

03. It is clear that Humanity does not need religion to justify war, but it's good to know that it's there, just in case. Jihad anyone lately? LOL

05. Like I said ... religion can punish me all it wants in the next world, in this one leave me alone.

My courage has not been tested in battle nor my endurance tested under torture. It is foolish to talk about how an individual will react to extreme circumstances. We are all members of the Race of Men who have demonstrated great courage and supreme endurance many times. What we seem to be lacking is common sense.

06. No gods.

07. Whatever.

08. True enough. Fight it.

09. I am more likely to see an angel than communicate directly to a politician.
Ans.

01 This is your mistake to take "science" as you god. It is a tool which has limitations, both in capability as well as in scope. It deals only with materialistic issues and nothing else.

02 If you were "not present" when things were created, why not "accept the words of one who created it all"?

Why look at "scraps and bits" from here and there, when the "Authorized info" is available from the "most reliable source"

03. Humanity is not in danger from religion, it is in danger from human greed and exploit weaker people and nations.

Which religion was responsible for WW-1 and WW-2 and Cold war?.

Islamic Jihad is fight against injustice, mischief, corruption and tyranny in the land. If you are opposed to Islamic Jihad then you are supporting all these things do you?

04. It is not religion that shall punish you, but the Creator for your rejection of His message and His guidance.

If you think you are "battle hardened enough" to bear it, make your choice.

But to me it looks like a poor and absurd choice.

Do they teach you that is your military training? To make poor and absurd choice?

05. Well you are not going to any angel (in this life) so better talk to politicians, who live in air conditioned offices and send you people to rough it out in the battle field.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7399 Mar 19, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
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...and endless punishment in the fires of hell is not coercion at all. LOL
There is no hell in the bible.. Christians are confused about there own religion when they mention hell.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7400 Mar 19, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
When something is proven wrong on many accounts, it is not 100% right.
It's as simple as that.
Nothing is 100% right. Easy as that.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7401 Mar 19, 2013
Henry wrote:
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I know, there are always people (for instance Dawkins)which say there is a possibility of a existance of a god. Well I don´t believe myths. Spaghetti monsters for instance are for such people a possibility too. As for me I keep on the reality. No reality means for me nonexistance. No heaven, no Devil, no hell and so on.
Reality equals nonexistence? So, you are a nihilist? Leaving room for possibilities no matter how remote those possibilities may be does not mean that one leaves reality behind.
It is possible that there may be a something resembling a god but honestly, does it really matter? No proof, no way to disprove, why worry?

Since: May 11

Swindon, UK

#7402 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>There is no hell in the bible.. Christians are confused about there own religion when they mention hell.
...there isn`t?

Matt 8:12 "The children of the kingdom will be driven out into the darkness where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth".

Matt 25:41 "Depart from me, you accursed, into that eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels".

2 Thessalonians 1:9 "These will pay the penalty of eternal ruin, separated from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power".

2 Peter 2:4 "God did not spare the angels who fell into sin; he thrust them down to hell, chained them there in the abyss, to await their sentence in torment".

Rv 14:11 "The smoke of the fire that torments them will rise forever and ever, and there will be no relief day or night for those who worship the beast or its image or accept the mark of its name".

Yes...I know what the Jews thought of as sheol.

Mark 10:21-25 Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

...so if the rich man didn`t enter the kingdom of god...where then did he go? Somewhere completely undesirable.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7403 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing is 100% right. Easy as that.
So why did you even reply to my comment when all I said was people are stupid when they believe the bible is right 100% if the time?

You really should try to use logic when commenting here.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#7404 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Reality equals nonexistence? So, you are a nihilist? Leaving room for possibilities no matter how remote those possibilities may be does not mean that one leaves reality behind.
It is possible that there may be a something resembling a god but honestly, does it really matter? No proof, no way to disprove, why worry?
He's not saying he worries about anything.
He simply said he doesn't believe in a god and wishes to stick to what we know for a fact is real, where's the worry?
Jimmy

Skelton, UK

#7405 Mar 19, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>There is no hell in the bible.. Christians are confused about there own religion when they mention hell.
You're just as nuts as the god botherers

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7406 Mar 19, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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So why did you even reply to my comment when all I said was people are stupid when they believe the bible is right 100% if the time?
You really should try to use logic when commenting here.
Did you even click the link?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#7407 Mar 19, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
He's not saying he worries about anything.
He simply said he doesn't believe in a god and wishes to stick to what we know for a fact is real, where's the worry?
Try reading his other posts instead of just focusing on the one. There is plenty of worry in his comments.

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