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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Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9370 Apr 17, 2013
Gods? So you believe in several gods?
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>I only pray for Gods will to be carried out and that I can know his will.

Gods will is freedom to do and think as you like. You're a perfect example of Gods will to let babbling fools exist.
Just as the bomber had his or her free will to kill and hurt others. If God corrected those injuries he would then be taking away the bombers free will.
See everyone gets their free will and in the end we will all be judged. That's the only way it can work.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9371 Apr 17, 2013
Prove this James existed and that he was indeed the brother of Jesus? Show secular documented proof of this. Hell show secular proof this Jesus of Nazareth even existed and wasn't just a construct for a new religion?
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>That's just atheist propaganda, bubba.

James aka James the Just, was indeed a contemporary of Jesus. He was Jesus' younger brother, the one who assumed leadership of Jesus' followers after the resurrection and ascension. He was also the author of the Book of James which is part of the NT cannon. Then there is also the writings of the John, the youngest Apostle. There was also another book, a compilation called the Book of the Hebrews aka Book of the Apostles. etc. which was written by Jesus' contemporaries and his first 12 followers which is discussed in writings by various early Roman Catholic theologians as well as the reasons it was banned as heretical to church dogma and every copy ordered destroyed circa 320 AD after the Council at Nicea.

Since: May 11

UK

#9372 Apr 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Prove this James existed and that he was indeed the brother of Jesus? Show secular documented proof of this. Hell show secular proof this Jesus of Nazareth even existed and wasn't just a construct for a new religion?
<quoted text>
shhh...don`t tell `them` but there is no historical record of a Nazareth existing until the end of the first century CE.
KJV

United States

#9373 Apr 17, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>If God is their creator as well, then if he wanted them to be different, he would have created them differently.

Also, if these people used their "free will" to do something other than what God had planned, then God can not know the future, which would mean he is not God.

So, you see, it still doesn't work.
"If God is their creator as well, then if he wanted them to be different, he would have created them differently. "

He created them just as he wanted them to be. Who are you to tell God what he should have done?

"Also, if these people used their "free will" to do something other than what God had planned, then God can not know the future, which would mean he is not God."

God gives free will even if he does not like what you do with it. This does not mean that he will not hold you accountable for your actions.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9374 Apr 17, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
<quoted text>
...and those prayers will achieve exactly the same result as every prayer uttered in the past.
Try praying for the spontaneous regeneration of traumatically amputated limbs in Boston and we`ll see what happens shall we.
So cynical....and soooooo ignorant.

Theoretically,“prayer” could work for spontaneous regeneration of body parts, especially if it was the kind of “prayer” which increased the body’s electrical energy field and directed that energy to the site of the wound on the amputee.

Dr Robert Becker wrote a book called “The Body Electric”(circa 1960’s) which disusses his research on regeneration and his successful experiments on many different animals demonstrating that it is possible to trigger spontaneous regeneration of amputated limbs, etc. by applying a low level dc electric charge to the site of the wound.

Scientific research has verified the average human body naturally produces electrical energy--100 watts of power while at rest, 300-400 watts while lightly active, and up to 2,000 watts while at the peak of exertion, like running. Most of this energy output is used for things like digesting/processing food, etc, and some gets wasted in the form of body heat.  These are averages for normal people, not for adepts of the various ancient healing arts:

“A study by Seto in Japan confirmed “a large biomagnetic field emanates from the hands of practitioners of a variety of healing and martial arts techniques, including QiGong, yoga, meditation, Zen, etc. The fields were measured with a simple magnetometer consisting of two 80,000 turn coils and a sensitive amplifier. The fields had a strength of about 10-3 gauss, which is about 1000 times stronger than the strongest human biomagnetic fields (from the heart)… about 1,000,000 times stronger than the fields produced by the brain… As in Zimmerman’s study, the biomagnetic field pulsed with a variable frequency centered around 8-10 Hz.”(Oschman, 79)

It is well documented that children under the age of 7 who have amputated their findertips can regenerate them. Regeneration scientists already know the human body does indeed have a mechanism for such “miracles” but hasn’t figured out why this mechanism stops functioning after the age of 7. Maybe that's the age when humans start losing faith and begin to become cynical....?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9375 Apr 17, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
That's just atheist propaganda, bubba.
James aka James the Just, was indeed a contemporary of Jesus. He was Jesus' younger brother, the one who assumed leadership of Jesus' followers after the resurrection and ascension. He was also the author of the Book of James which is part of the NT cannon. Then there is also the writings of the John, the youngest Apostle. There was also another book, a compilation called the Book of the Hebrews aka Book of the Apostles. etc. which was written by Jesus' contemporaries and his first 12 followers which is discussed in writings by various early Roman Catholic theologians as well as the reasons it was banned as heretical to church dogma and every copy ordered destroyed circa 320 AD after the Council at Nicea.
So you're saying your evidence was destroyed by the evil Christian conspiracy of the Council of Nicea nearly three centuries later?

Darn.
KJV

United States

#9376 Apr 17, 2013
MrC wrote:
<quoted text>What a silly Billy you are.

You can't have freewill and an omniscient god.

The two things are diametrically opposed to eachother.
Are you God?

I see you think you're making all the laws and rules for God to follow.

Ya right!
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9377 Apr 17, 2013
MrC wrote:
<quoted text>
What a silly Billy you are.
You can't have freewill and an omniscient god.
The two things are diametrically opposed to eachother.
No point in trying to explain that one to fundies.

In fact ironically, for the same reasons, it also means God Himself has no free will. But fundies won't understand that either.
KJV

United States

#9378 Apr 17, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>Since I don't read many of your posts beyond the first line (willful ignorance disgusts me) I may be wrong, but this has got to be one of the most ignorant things you've posted.

If that was your goal, bravo, you are a "success"! If that was not your goal please stay away from the general population, busy streets, sharp objects and projectile weapons of any kind.
It's nice that you appear to care for my well being. You can return to not reading my post.
KJV

United States

#9379 Apr 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Gods? So you believe in several gods?
God's Will. Ha ha ha
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9380 Apr 17, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>
So cynical....and soooooo ignorant.
Theoretically,“prayer” could work for spontaneous regeneration of body parts, especially if it was the kind of “prayer” which increased the body’s electrical energy field and directed that energy to the site of the wound on the amputee.
Of course no reason for us to be cynical.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regeneration_%28...

When prayer healing works on an amputated limb from the shoulder or hip, let us know.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#9381 Apr 17, 2013
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you God?
I see you think you're making all the laws and rules for God to follow.
Ya right!
Oh, the irony...

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#9382 Apr 17, 2013
I know but hey make believe is fun! Next up they will be saying Noah's ark was found and the shroud of Turin is authentic!

:)
MisterCharrington wrote:
<quoted text>shhh...don`t tell `them` but there is no historical record of a Nazareth existing until the end of the first century CE.

Since: Apr 13

Sao Paolo, Brazil

#9383 Apr 17, 2013
I do not think atheism will replace religion.
Lincoln

United States

#9384 Apr 17, 2013
I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane.
Bram Stoker , Dracula

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9385 Apr 17, 2013
MisterCharrington wrote:
<quoted text>
shhh...don`t tell `them` but there is no historical record of a Nazareth existing until the end of the first century CE.
Nazareth was in the Galilee near Mt. Carmel, one of many ancient Essene communities located in Palestine as well as in Egypt, Iraq, India, Persia, etc.

"In Phoenicia he (Pythagoras) conversed with the prophets who were the descendants of Moses the physiologist, and with many others, as well as the local heirophants .... After gaining all he could from the Phoenician Mysteries, he found that they had originated from the sacred rites of Egypt, forming as it were an Egyptian colony.... On the Phoenician coast under Mt. Carmel, where, in the Temple on the peak, Pythagoras for the most part had dwelt in solitude ... Mount Carmel, which they knew to be more sacred than other mountains, and quite inaccessible to the vulgar..."
(Life of Pythagoras by Iamblichus)

Mt. Carmel was considered holy ground by the Essenes and no building construction was allowed, only impermanent structures like tents and huts, so there wouldn't have been any building sites to be excavated by archaeologists except for the Mt. Carmel temple site which was located in 1929.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9386 Apr 17, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're saying your evidence was destroyed by the evil Christian conspiracy of the Council of Nicea nearly three centuries later?
Darn.
No. That's what your strawman says, not me, bubba.
MrC

UK

#9387 Apr 17, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
No point in trying to explain that one to fundies.
In fact ironically, for the same reasons, it also means God Himself has no free will. But fundies won't understand that either.
Paradoxes make their dogma hurt....

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#9388 Apr 17, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Man made the god(s), but man did not make that land mass called Italy, he just named the dirt.

Serious, go back to school. Your education is broken.
Nope, you need to go back and back up what you believe with facts. You have not seen evolution or tested anything. You can not explain evolution when we don't even have complete fossils. I've challenged you and your only reply is your dumb comments to other atheists. Now take the challenge loser and answer. Test your knowledge. If there's tons of evidence, show it to me. Lol! This is really beginning to get fun!

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#9389 Apr 17, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>It has long ago been proven, and that none of us choose to rehash the billions of words, that make it undeniable, does not invalidate it's truth.

Serious, go back to school. Your education is broken.
Prove it! Show me what you know. Lol!

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