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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“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7967 Apr 3, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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Argument from Motion ... if everything must be put in motion by something else, what put the "first motion" into motion??-- Refuted!!
Argument from Efficient Causes ... if everything must have a cause, what caused God??-- Refuted!!
Argument from Possibility and Necessity (Reductio argument)... If God has always existed, then what God is made of also has always existed. If that something is 'pure energy' as some maintain, then energy has never been created nor destroyed, it only changes form. Also energy makes up everything else in the universe ... that is everything is made of 'pure energy'... therefore no creator is required.--- Refuted!!
Argument from Gradation of Being ...'... there must also be something which is to all beings the cause of their being ...." Again, what caused God?--- Refuted!!!
Argument from Design ... "...some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end..." What designed God??... also, just because a pattern is 'perceived', it does not mean it truly exists. Sometimes you will see a bunny or a dragon in a cloud formation. That does not mean there is actually a bunny or a dragon there, your mind simply perceives that pattern. This is the same thing with "ID", just because you believe you see a pattern of design, that does not mean it exists.--- Refuted!!!
Is that all you got dummy?
Wow! You're just a regular legend in your own messy little limited mind, aren't ya, bubba?

And I was so looking forward to Pope Ooogah Boogah replacing Pope Dawkins. Oh, well......
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#7968 Apr 3, 2013
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>
CREATIONIST?
Seriously have you taken a blow to the head recently?
I've posted on multiple occasions I AM AGNOSTIC.
I believe in Darwin's theory of evolution, considering the OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE IN FAVOUR OF IT.
Are you deliberately trying to be irritating?
Because from what you've posted it appars that you're just playing antagonist for the sake of it.
I am very glad you have posted the following line "I believe in Darwin's theory of evolution", at least you are honest in that you "believe in" the myth of evolution. One issue I have is where is the evidence you mention, no one seems to have it, perhaps it has been lost or misplaced, perhaps it does not actually exist and your "I believe in" statement is closer to the truth.

As an agnostic does your inquiry include the possibility that there is a god or that GOD and the BIBLE are actually correct?
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#7969 Apr 3, 2013
I might have desended from an ape,and you might have desended from an ape,but I dare you to say our great and generous leader 'He who's name we shall not speak' is desended from an ape!

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7970 Apr 3, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! You're just a regular legend in your own messy little limited mind, aren't ya, bubba?
And I was so looking forward to Pope Ooogah Boogah replacing Pope Dawkins. Oh, well......
THAT's what you have for a counter argument?? Really?? Do you have enough sense to at least be embarrassed?? Bet not!!!

Since: Mar 11

United States

#7971 Apr 3, 2013
Not really, atheism is about the easiest thing ever in my life. Lol!

You sure do fail a lot yes?
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>Your source says: 4. A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.

Atheism fits the description of a religion according to your source too.

Next.....

Since: Mar 11

United States

#7972 Apr 3, 2013
And now Pascal's wager?

:sigh:
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>Hiya,

I suppose you coud argue it that way.

To me, agnosticism is purely a state of 'not knowing' what there is out there. While I accept the fact that there may or may not be a God, or an afterlife, i'm unable to commit to either idea because I don't have enough evidence to point me either way.

Personally, I think a majority of people who identify as athiests are actually agnostic, because athiesm in itself is a very devout belief that there is nothing afterwards, and I think everyone, no matter how firm they are in their beliefs, always have a nagging feeling at the back of their head; "what if i'm wrong?"

Since: Mar 11

United States

#7973 Apr 3, 2013
But why would you even bother with showing one isn't there?

Perhaps if at the start of this you hadn't been so gung ho about screaming idiot at me for my factually correct statement and had slowed down.... Again this whole debate was your doing, Pascal's wager and conservapedia terms aren't the strongest points for you to employ though I must say.
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>...

You really do need to slow down and actually grasp what i'm trying to put forward.

I agree with you, a magical leprechaun / dachshund hybrid floating around in the sky is as likely as any God.

I was stating that my agnosticism stems from the fact that I can't prove a magical flying leprechaun, God, or athiesm either way. And I never will be able to.

I don't know why you're setting yourself against me in debate when I hold religious beliefs that are very similar to yours... I just happen not to care so much about mine.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#7974 Apr 3, 2013
Devout atheist? When you get mad do you always slip up using Kurt Cameron/ Ray Comfort talking points or are we just lucky?

As for the rest of your creationist site collection of arguments may I say... Yawn... Been soundly refuted hundreds of times before.

Perhaps Ray Comfort has some other good talking points for you?
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>Conservapedia? I have no idea what that is. I'm an incredibly left-wing socialist, if you are talking about 'conservative' in the traditional sense of the word.

NB is a latin term meaning Nota Bene. Meaning "Take note" or "note well". It's a way of highlighting a point.

...

Like I said before, slow down and stop trying to be so aggressive, it only shows you to be a lout.

Athiesm - the theory or belief that God does not exist

Agnosticism - a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God. Where one is open to the idea that there may or may not be a God, but is unwilling to commit to any religious belief.

Honestly just because i'm not dead-set in my view point doesn't mean you have the right to bully me into thinking my opinion is somehow worth less than yours.

Just because you portray yourself as a devout athiest does not mean you are right and I am wrong, none of us truly know who is wrong or right here, that is why it is called a FAITH.

Atheism is arguably a religion in itself because it is a firm belief that there is nothing afterwards.

Seriously, could you be any more patronising?

I'm actually on YOUR side in this argument in terms of which team I bat for, however you are nothing but spiteful and rude.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7975 Apr 3, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheists NEVER post any evidence supporting their theology of evolution....because not one scientist has ever published a peer reviewed stand alone theory for them to copy & paste. And all these posers who can barely spell claiming to have PhD status? Horse feathers....or is it dinosaur feathers these days?
If you want proof, why don't you go take a f--king biology class? go ask a biologist. Why are you here asking atheists about evolution? You do know that they are mutually exclusive, don't you?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7976 Apr 3, 2013
Kesla15 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hiya,
I suppose you coud argue it that way.
To me, agnosticism is purely a state of 'not knowing' what there is out there. While I accept the fact that there may or may not be a God, or an afterlife, i'm unable to commit to either idea because I don't have enough evidence to point me either way.
Personally, I think a majority of people who identify as athiests are actually agnostic, because athiesm in itself is a very devout belief that there is nothing afterwards, and I think everyone, no matter how firm they are in their beliefs, always have a nagging feeling at the back of their head; "what if i'm wrong?"
Well ... what if you are wrong about the leprechaun with the dachshund stuck in his nose?

Also, what you have wrong is that atheism or your professed agnosticism is not about "BELIEF" at all. It is about the evidence, it is ALL about the evidence. For everything else in this universe, it is foolish to believe something is so without supporting evidence.

For hundreds of years mankind assumed (believed) heavier object fell faster than light objects until Newton proved otherwise with the evidence provided in the cannon ball experiments. Do you see how foolish that was?

So now we have evidence to support the notion of a gravitational constant, no belief is required.

Since there is no evidence to support the existence of any deity, why believe in one ... to do so would be as foolish as believing heavy objects fall faster than lighter ones.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7977 Apr 3, 2013
Kesla15 wrote:
Athiesm - the theory or belief that God does not exist
Sorry no. It's merely a lack of belief in a god. Nothing more, nothing less. Just because atheists don't believe in a god has no bearing on whether one exists or not.
Kesla15 wrote:
Agnosticism - a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God.
Exactly, lack of knowledge. That's why one can be an agnostic atheist or an agnostic theist. Can you see why it's important to distinguish between the two?
Kesla15 wrote:
Just because you portray yourself as a devout athiest does not mean you are right and I am wrong, none of us truly know who is wrong or right here, that is why it is called a FAITH.
Why do you think that taking anything on faith is a reasonable thing to do? The only good reason to believe something is if it is backed up with evidence. The complete opposite of faith.
Kesla15 wrote:
Atheism is arguably a religion in itself because it is a firm belief that there is nothing afterwards.
Really? What tenets do atheists follow? What atheists doctrine is written down anywhere? What established rules do atheists follow? If atheism is a religion, why aren't atheist foundations tax exempt?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#7978 Apr 3, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Well ... what if you are wrong about the leprechaun with the dachshund stuck in his nose?
Also, what you have wrong is that atheism or your professed agnosticism is not about "BELIEF" at all. It is about the evidence, it is ALL about the evidence. For everything else in this universe, it is foolish to believe something is so without supporting evidence.
For hundreds of years mankind assumed (believed) heavier object fell faster than light objects until Newton proved otherwise with the evidence provided in the cannon ball experiments. Do you see how foolish that was?
So now we have evidence to support the notion of a gravitational constant, no belief is required.
Since there is no evidence to support the existence of any deity, why believe in one ... to do so would be as foolish as believing heavy objects fall faster than lighter ones.
Ooop!! My bad!! Galileo did that experiment to prove heavy and light objects fall at the same rate. Newton did something similar to determine escape velocity, but that is an entirely different objective.
You gotta be kidding

Auckland, New Zealand

#7979 Apr 3, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
If you want proof, why don't you go take a f--king biology class? go ask a biologist. Why are you here asking atheists about evolution? You do know that they are mutually exclusive, don't you?
So you are admitting that you either don't know any or that you don't have any. Typical.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7980 Apr 3, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
If you want proof, why don't you go take a f--king biology class? go ask a biologist. Why are you here asking atheists about evolution? You do know that they are mutually exclusive, don't you?
If you had actually been following this thread you would know that I didn't ask anyone, atheist or otherwise, for proof of evolution. I never ask atheists about evolution.....ever. Period.

Get it?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#7981 Apr 3, 2013
Damn we really need a slam dunk icon!
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry no. It's merely a lack of belief in a god. Nothing more, nothing less. Just because atheists don't believe in a god has no bearing on whether one exists or not.

Kesla15 wrote, "Agnosticism - a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God."

Exactly, lack of knowledge. That's why one can be an agnostic atheist or an agnostic theist. Can you see why it's important to distinguish between the two?

Kesla15 wrote, "Just because you portray yourself as a devout athiest does not mean you are right and I am wrong, none of us truly know who is wrong or right here, that is why it is called a FAITH."

Why do you think that taking anything on faith is a reasonable thing to do? The only good reason to believe something is if it is backed up with evidence. The complete opposite of faith.

Kesla15 wrote, "Atheism is arguably a religion in itself because it is a firm belief that there is nothing afterwards."

Really? What tenets do atheists follow? What atheists doctrine is written down anywhere? What established rules do atheists follow? If atheism is a religion, why aren't atheist foundations tax exempt?

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7982 Apr 3, 2013
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are admitting that you either don't know any or that you don't have any. Typical.
No, I'm saying that idiots like you think that evolution is tied to atheism somehow. That's why you vomit out your ignorance to atheists and honestly believe you have posed the ultimate gotcha question to those smart aleck atheists. When the only thing you have done is knock over all the chess pieces and sh!t on the chessboard.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7983 Apr 3, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
If you had actually been following this thread you would know that I didn't ask anyone, atheist or otherwise, for proof of evolution. I never ask atheists about evolution.....ever. Period.
Get it?
Is this not your post?
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheists NEVER post any evidence supporting their theology of evolution....because not one scientist has ever published a peer reviewed stand alone theory for them to copy & paste. And all these posers who can barely spell claiming to have PhD status? Horse feathers....or is it dinosaur feathers these days?
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
inv e

Tonga

#7985 Apr 3, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Argument from Motion ... if everything must be put in motion by something else, what put the "first motion" into motion??-- Refuted!!
Argument from Efficient Causes ... if everything must have a cause, what caused God??-- Refuted!!
Argument from Possibility and Necessity (Reductio argument)... If God has always existed, then what God is made of also has always existed. If that something is 'pure energy' as some maintain, then energy has never been created nor destroyed, it only changes form. Also energy makes up everything else in the universe ... that is everything is made of 'pure energy'... therefore no creator is required.--- Refuted!!
Argument from Gradation of Being ...'... there must also be something which is to all beings the cause of their being ...." Again, what caused God?--- Refuted!!!
Argument from Design ... "...some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end..." What designed God??... also, just because a pattern is 'perceived', it does not mean it truly exists. Sometimes you will see a bunny or a dragon in a cloud formation. That does not mean there is actually a bunny or a dragon there, your mind simply perceives that pattern. This is the same thing with "ID", just because you believe you see a pattern of design, that does not mean it exists.--- Refuted!!!
Is that all you got dummy?
On a circle, where does it begin and where does it end?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7986 Apr 3, 2013
inv e wrote:
<quoted text>
On a circle, where does it begin and where does it end?
I love it.....so zen.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7987 Apr 3, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
Is this not your post?
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Of course it's my post, bubba.

And where in my post, pray tell, do you read any words that even remotely resembles moi posing a question about evolution to an atheist, hmmmmmmm......?

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