Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Aug 27, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: News24

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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#1089 Dec 13, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry. I replied to you instead of replying to "Thinking. The atheist prison statistics are based on bogus numbers.
Yes you are correct!

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#1090 Dec 13, 2012
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>You do know that you need a question mark right?
The reason you need a question mark is because you need to question me in a way so I can try to answer like a regular debate. Now lets regressive that. How parochial are you? Answer: your question is irrelevant so stay on topic and get off your educational barrier.

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#1091 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Non-believers are under represented in prison. Prisons are packed full of believers.

Maybe religious people do bad things because they think they can forgiven too easily.

PS It's "there", christard.
Prove your case?

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#1092 Dec 13, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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I think emperorjohn's point went over your head.
No, I just called him on his typical atheist blather is all that as usual doesn't know its facts.
Thinking

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#1093 Dec 13, 2012
You didn't even understand what "Under represented" meant.
Educated What wrote:
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Don't need to cuss skeptic but proof is better. So get with it.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#1094 Dec 13, 2012
This coming from the religion available only in Latin until the 16th Century to keep its texts from inquiring masses?

There is no educational barrier today. Google is your friend.
Educated What wrote:
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Stop with your educational barriers, you are nothing big so chill out. Can you answer?

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#1095 Dec 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>You didn't even understand what "Under represented" meant.
Do explain what you meant.

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#1096 Dec 14, 2012
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>This coming from the religion available only in Latin until the 16th Century to keep its texts from inquiring masses?

There is no educational barrier today. Google is your friend.
Educational barrier
Thinking

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#1097 Dec 14, 2012
No educational barrier, I believe you're just thick.
Educated What wrote:
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Educational barrier
Thinking

Andover, UK

#1098 Dec 14, 2012
christ you're thick.

OK. Say x% of a population are believers, y% are non-believers.

If less than y% of people in prison are non-believers, they are under represented.
Educated What wrote:
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Do explain what you meant.

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#1099 Dec 14, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Prove your case?
This is coming from a lying creationist who denies fossil evidence and thinks the earth is 6000 years old.

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#1100 Dec 14, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Educational barrier
Yes, when you pick up fossils in your hand, your brain switches off because they disprove your retarded beliefs.

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#1101 Dec 14, 2012
Do you have even a shred of proof for this? Because atheists are almost nonexistent in any us jail or prison.
downhill246 wrote:
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Considering how few atheists their are compared to theists, many paedophiles, rapists and murderers are atheists.

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#1102 Dec 14, 2012
No Justin was born into a pagan but open to Christianity home and he converted after spending time with an elderly Christian man and was impressed by how he spoke of the prophets. Jesus mythological resurrection held no sway over him as these were common place in the hellenistic religion.

When Justin spoke of Jesus' resserection it was after he had converted to Christianity. So basically you are saying a Christian believed in the resserection of Jesus! Woohoo! In other news water is wet!
downhill246 wrote:
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If a pagan writer heard that Jesus was supposedly resurrected but did not believe the claim, why would he say Jesus was resurrected? Justin Martyr was a pagan who converted to Christianity because he believed Jesus was resurrected.

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#1103 Dec 14, 2012
So now you are saying atheists make up 6% of the US population. Great we can put the 2.3% claim to bed one and for all.

Atheists tend to be better educated, make more money, have better jobs this is a comfy life and those who live a comfy life are less likely to commit crimes, hence why we see fewer atheists in prisons. Atheists live by reason and reason shows you that breaking the law gets you slammed in prison so it's best not to do that. Whereas religious people tend to this this life is just a dress rehearsal for the next better life so they are far more likely to throw caution to the wind. It's no mystery.
Educated What wrote:
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Prove this claim please.
I am under the impression that the United States keeps no official statistics on religious beliefs of inmates. The claim that atheists were under-represented in prisions was seemingly started, by Rod Swift, who wrote it on his website, and publicized the claim through the internet and sceptical magazines. He claims that he received an email from an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Denise Golumbaski. According to this email, 0.2% of those surveyed specifically answered they were “atheist” and 19.8% give no answer. This compares with 0.5% of the US population at the time who identified as atheist, and 4 to 6%(according to Gallop) who gave no answer.

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justify your deity?

#1104 Dec 14, 2012
Evolution = change in gene frequencies in gene pools over time.
Buck Crick wrote:
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I don't just think it, I know it.
No evolution is required for drug resistance. Mutation of a gene is not even required always.
To say this is "evolution" just means you see evolution everywhere, whether it's there or not.
What?!? So you are saying that drug resistance in bacteria is not caused by a change in gene frequencies? You are claiming that some other factor, other than genes, is responsible for the metabolisms of bacteria that can detoxify antibiotics???

Wow! Quick, Buck, publish!!! If you've discovered the "true" mechanism of drug resistance, you'll be rich! Patent that supernatural process, baby. Patent it.

Damn, you don't know the first thing about biology. I know, I know, you've claimed you have a PhD in microbiology but when you write things like "natural selection" isn't evolution, you sound like a 5 year old.

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#1105 Dec 14, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
No Justin was born into a pagan but open to Christianity home and he converted after spending time with an elderly Christian man and was impressed by how he spoke of the prophets. Jesus mythological resurrection held no sway over him as these were common place in the hellenistic religion.
When Justin spoke of Jesus' resserection it was after he had converted to Christianity. So basically you are saying a Christian believed in the resserection of Jesus! Woohoo! In other news water is wet!
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What makes some liquids wet, and other liquids not wet ?

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#1106 Dec 14, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>This is coming from a lying creationist who denies fossil evidence and thinks the earth is 6000 years old.
Blah blah blah! Prove it.

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#1107 Dec 14, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, when you pick up fossils in your hand, your brain switches off because they disprove your retarded beliefs.
Blah blah blah. Prove it.

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#1108 Dec 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
Evolution = change in gene frequencies in gene pools over time.
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What?!? So you are saying that drug resistance in bacteria is not caused by a change in gene frequencies? You are claiming that some other factor, other than genes, is responsible for the metabolisms of bacteria that can detoxify antibiotics???
Wow! Quick, Buck, publish!!! If you've discovered the "true" mechanism of drug resistance, you'll be rich! Patent that supernatural process, baby. Patent it.
Damn, you don't know the first thing about biology. I know, I know, you've claimed you have a PhD in microbiology but when you write things like "natural selection" isn't evolution, you sound like a 5 year old.
That's not what I said. Learn to read English.

I said gene mutation is not always required for development of drug resistant populations, and I am correct.

If you like, I can explain it in more detail, and you can apologize - again - for being wrong as you have in the past.

Breeding longer-haired dogs is a "change in gene frequency of a gene pool over time". But there is no evolution there. None whatsoever.

Natural (or artificial) selection is not evolution. You get carried away easily.

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