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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Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#10080 May 1, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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It's logical to assume Jesus was ethnically a Yehudim, i.e. a descendant of Judah, but he resided in the the Galilee not Judea, therefore he was a Galilean not a Judean. The word "Jew" was used describe a person of a particular religion and is derived from the word "Judea", the geographic place where that particular religion was thought to have originated The word "Yehudim" denotes ethnicity, i.e. the blood line descendants of Abraham through the tribe of Judah. The words "Jew" and "Yehudim" are no more interchangeable than the words "Baptist" and "Mexican", bubba.
Where was he allegedly born? Bethlehem in Judea.

Why did Joe and Maz need to return to Bethlehem? The fictional Roman census.

So Joe and Maz returned to the town of Joe`s birth, so it`s safe to say Joe was a Judean.

"Many of the people of the land mityahadim became Yehudim(Judeans/Jews) because the fear of the Yehudim fell on them." ~Esther ch.2 vv. 5-6.

So what Esther is saying is that they changed their ethnicity?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#10081 May 1, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You claim to be "free of theism", then describe your beliefs on theism.
That's self-contradictory.
Then you claim as fact that no god exists, which is by definition a "belief", as such knowledge cannot be reached by human means.
You are, therefore, claiming omniscience.
Since humans are not omniscient, you are claiming to be a god.
Therefore, gods would have to exist.
So tell us, ReasonPetrified, are you a god or a liar?
Pay attention to the actual wording of that post, you are all over the place and have yet to get any thing right.
And yes, I know that there is an unfinished sentence

Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#10082 May 1, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Pay attention to the actual wording of that post, you are all over the place and have yet to get any thing right.
And yes, I know that there is an unfinished sentence
Mr Crick is a follower of that great(and I use the term loosely) thinker Michael Behe who in the Kitzmiller v Dover ASD court case was FORCED(in order to protect his argument) to admit that,

"if creationism was taught as science then it would only be fair to teach astrology too as they were both comparable in their contributions to human knowledge" (I`m paraphrasing).

These people are not above looking like complete idiots to protect their dogma.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#10084 May 1, 2013
Ed Sed wrote:
01. The problem is that you are too stupid to understand dictionary definitions....
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist

That's it. That is all that it means. Nothing more. Atheism IS entirely negative and says nothing positive about a person whatsoever. What could be clearer or simpler?

02. You cannot understand because you think people need religion to be positive. I am not trying to insult you. I honestly believe you're too stupid to understand anything most people say. Religious dogma learned from childhood seems to do that to some people. "Give me a boy under 7 and I'll give you a (Roman) Catholic for life", the Jesuits notoriously said.
Ans.

01. I think you are "over reacting" without any cause.

02. When you define any thing, it should be a Positive definition. We cannot say, Oxygen is a gas which is not Nitrogen.

03. If you ask 100 Atheists, what Atheist means, they will give you 100 different answers.

04. And if you ask 100 Atheists what they believe in, you will get 100 answers too. Every Athiest is a religion unto himself or herself.

05. The "Only" point on which ALL Athiests agree is that "There is No God and there is No religion" and this is a "Negation" and it is not enough, you should have an assertation too!

Some one said All this dictionaries are written by Religious People so Athiests should not believe on it and here you are again referring me to these dictionaries
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#10085 May 1, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>And where do you get your information? Do you really believe that you know, who and what we are, and we don't know? You Dumbass pervert, what you do to children is insane, illegal and down right inhumane, your dirty mind is so fried that not a single right thing could even fit into it.
Do you know the Thumb Rule of discussion in these threads?

The one who comes to name calling, abuses and swear words and throws tantrums and hyperbole..... is the one who has no reasonable and logical answer to the subject being discussed!!

I thank you for accepting your "inability and disability" to define what is Atheism!!

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#10086 May 1, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
01. I think you are "over reacting" without any cause.
02. When you define any thing, it should be a Positive definition. We cannot say, Oxygen is a gas which is not Nitrogen.
03. If you ask 100 Atheists, what Atheist means, they will give you 100 different answers.
04. And if you ask 100 Atheists what they believe in, you will get 100 answers too. Every Athiest is a religion unto himself or herself.
05. The "Only" point on which ALL Athiests agree is that "There is No God and there is No religion" and this is a "Negation" and it is not enough, you should have an assertation too!
Some one said All this dictionaries are written by Religious People so Athiests should not believe on it and here you are again referring me to these dictionaries
You refuse to comment on:-

I guess you must have stoned a girl to death.

Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#10087 May 1, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
01. I think you are "over reacting" without any cause.
02. When you define any thing, it should be a Positive definition. We cannot say, Oxygen is a gas which is not Nitrogen.
03. If you ask 100 Atheists, what Atheist means, they will give you 100 different answers.
04. And if you ask 100 Atheists what they believe in, you will get 100 answers too. Every Athiest is a religion unto himself or herself.
05. The "Only" point on which ALL Athiests agree is that "There is No God and there is No religion" and this is a "Negation" and it is not enough, you should have an assertation too!
Some one said All this dictionaries are written by Religious People so Athiests should not believe on it and here you are again referring me to these dictionaries
I assert that those who believe in god/gods are mistaken.

Not that difficult really.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#10088 May 1, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text> That is not an uncommon experience.
<quoted text>That's remarkable.
Everyone around you appeared to be religious? I imagine the religiosity of your community might be quite eye-opening for a visiting Canadians, Australians & NZs or Brits?
I would say the key word is "appeared". Being in a community that is very religious, and one that makes their disdain for those that don't believe well known, makes being NOT religious something one might choose to keep to themselves while they play the 'religion game' to keep up appearances.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10089 May 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Lincoln is also KJV, langoliers and eagle12 those are his other screen names.
<quoted text>
I'll keep that in mind.
Unregistered users are often just stupid trolls.
It's the easiest way to switch names and agree with their own claims.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10090 May 1, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Again you are in denial mode....that is not what is Atheism!!
You aren't even an atheist, and you're trying to tell atheists what atheism is.
What is it according to you?
Because according to what it actually is is simply the disbelief in a deity.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10091 May 1, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>And where do you get your information? Do you really believe that you know, who and what we are, and we don't know? You Dumbass pervert, what you do to children is insane, illegal and down right inhumane, your dirty mind is so fried that not a single right thing could even fit into it.
One thing wrong there, the only thing going for him actually:
It is legal (in his country).

Still horribly immoral and disgusting, but legal.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10092 May 1, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
You claim to be "free of theism", then describe your beliefs on theism.
That's self-contradictory.
Then you claim as fact that no god exists, which is by definition a "belief", as such knowledge cannot be reached by human means.
You are, therefore, claiming omniscience.
Since humans are not omniscient, you are claiming to be a god.
Therefore, gods would have to exist.
So tell us, ReasonPetrified, are you a god or a liar?
Actually, it's disbelief.

If you can't understand the difference between belief and disbelief, then you are obviously far more gone than we all originally thought.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10093 May 1, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Pay attention to the actual wording of that post, you are all over the place and have yet to get any thing right.
And yes, I know that there is an unfinished sentence
Buck doesn't understand English that well it seems.

Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#10094 May 1, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
Buck doesn't understand English that well it seems.
Stay away from Mr.`Crick`s` semantic ballet, you will only waste your time.

The colour black can suddenly become a rainbow if it suits his particular argument. However an impossible standard of proof and demands to adhere to rules of intellectual honesty will be strictly applied to your own.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#10095 May 1, 2013
If only pounds of fat were IQ Buck would be a genius!

Alas :(

And this has been explained to fatass Buck dozens of times, NS even going as far to provide him several links to several dictionaries and as expected he stuck his fingers in his ears and screamed no no no!!

Rather childish but then again he drives a repo truck while claiming to have his PHD in microbiology. I mean who would want to make 6 figures a year in a prestigious easy job that they went to college for when they could instead make 30k a year driving a truck?

Lol :))
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, it's disbelief.

If you can't understand the difference between belief and disbelief, then you are obviously far more gone than we all originally thought.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#10096 May 1, 2013
Muq you are losing the debate badly with atheists and so you wish to try to reinvent what an atheist is to suit your needs. Sorry but an atheist is just a disbeliever in gods.

Several words have a negative meaning thousands at least. Sadly your lack of education is showing here.

For example an infidel is one without faith. Are you saying the word infidel does not exist?

1: Educate yourself
2: So the word Infidel doesn't exist?
3: No that was never said, what was said is if you ask 100 atheists a question about various topics you could get up to 100 different answers as the only thing atheists for sure have in common is not believing in god.
4: Atheists are as unique and varied as a group can get since we do not allow ourselves into the chains of religious oppression like you.
5: See infidel

Lastly you Islamic airport janitors are amusing :))
MUQ wrote:
Ans.

01. I think you are "over reacting" without any cause.

02. When you define any thing, it should be a Positive definition. We cannot say, Oxygen is a gas which is not Nitrogen.

03. If you ask 100 Atheists, what Atheist means, they will give you 100 different answers.

04. And if you ask 100 Atheists what they believe in, you will get 100 answers too. Every Athiest is a religion unto himself or herself.

05. The "Only" point on which ALL Athiests agree is that "There is No God and there is No religion" and this is a "Negation" and it is not enough, you should have an assertation too!

Some one said All this dictionaries are written by Religious People so Athiests should not believe on it and here you are again referring me to these dictionaries

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#10097 May 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
That depends-- have they examined instruments which prove beyond a doubt, that there are visible frequencies they cannot see?
Those instruments prove the colors they cannot see--exist.
Just as similar instruments prove that x-rays, microwaves and gamma rays exist-- even though YOU cannot see any of those.
In fact? You cannot detect these at all--without help.
But your idiotic ideas of god?
Cannot be detected by... anything.
There's a word for things that are 100% undetectable:
Nonexistent.
Your go, for example...
Tell me, bubba, have “they” developed any instruments that can detect love? What about compassion? How about mercy? Courage? Justice?

No?

According to your logic that means that since things like love, compassion, mercy, etc, are “100% undetectable” by any instruments they are therefore “nonexistent” and should be dismissed as just ”idiotic ideas”.

LOL

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#10098 May 1, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>As an atheist, I am simply free of theism. As a now non-believer, understand that it was as a believer that, I have your god. I have weighed the lack of evidence, I have found that for any bible god to exist, the believer must first be deluded into believing it to be so. Then, only in the believers mind, does it exist. This is true with all gods, they exist only in the minds of the truly delusional.
Funny thing is that none of you believe it either. The bible you all treat as a joke .... the god couldn't mean you, now could he? Tell me how many of your neighbors have yopu stoned to death, as your god commands?
Ironic that your atheist rant sounds just like a fundamentalist rant--unfounded presumptions judgmentalism, holier-than-thou-ism, pride and self-righteousness. And here's another ironic twist for you, bubba. You are NEVER going to get out of bondage to all those old ideas and be truly free until you do exactly what Jesus taught--forgive all those poor ignorant bubbas who deluded you with their religious ideas....and forgive yourself for believing them. How's that for irony?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#10099 May 1, 2013
Those are emotions god is a being so your example doesn't work.

Care to fail again?
ezdzit wrote:
Tell me, bubba, have “they” developed any instruments that can detect love? What about compassion? How about mercy? Courage? Justice?

No?

According to your logic that means that since things like love, compassion, mercy, etc, are “100% undetectable” by any instruments they are therefore “nonexistent” and should be dismissed as just ”idiotic ideas”.

LOL

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#10100 May 1, 2013
What Jesus taught? Your last post you compared god to an emotion. Now you are saying god walked among people and taught them?

Which is it?
ezdzit wrote:
<quoted text>Ironic that your atheist rant sounds just like a fundamentalist rant--unfounded presumptions judgmentalism, holier-than-thou-ism, pride and self-righteousness. And here's another ironic twist for you, bubba. You are NEVER going to get out of bondage to all those old ideas and be truly free until you do exactly what Jesus taught--forgive all those poor ignorant bubbas who deluded you with their religious ideas....and forgive yourself for believing them. How's that for irony?

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