Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14735 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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“Think&Care”

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#12387 Jun 26, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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You are a lying piece of shit.
You clearly stated: "....you can get the same thing by taking a high enough dose of psychedelics. Your choice: LSD, mushrooms, etc."
You can drop all the acid and munch all the shrooms you want but no drugs will ever change you from the ignorant atheist loser you are into an Einstein or a Ramanujan.
Yes, your choice of which drug to get the same effect: LSD, mushrooms, religion, etc. ALL produce 'mystical experiences' and all are worth exactly nothing.

You deliberately misrepresent what I wrote. That makes you a liar. Typical fundie.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#12388 Jun 26, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Nobody has ever killed in the name of lack of belief in god.
That is what atheism is, I am educating you educated what.
Ah yes. The old lie-with-a-grain-of-truth trick.

Atheists kill BECAUSE of a lack of belief in God. Atheist dictators just do a lot more killing than the average garden variety atheist.

Since: May 11

London, UK

#12389 Jun 26, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Ah yes. The old lie-with-a-grain-of-truth trick.
Atheists kill BECAUSE of a lack of belief in God. Atheist dictators just do a lot more killing than the average garden variety atheist.
why do x-stains kill then?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#12390 Jun 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, your choice of which drug to get the same effect: LSD, mushrooms, religion, etc. ALL produce 'mystical experiences' and all are worth exactly nothing.
You deliberately misrepresent what I wrote. That makes you a liar. Typical fundie.
How could I misrepresent what you wrote when clearly I cut and pasted EXACTLY what you wrote: "....you can get the same thing by taking a high enough dose of psychedelics. Your choice: LSD, mushrooms, etc."

And, again, you can drop all the acid and munch all the shrooms you want but no drugs will ever change you from the ignorant atheist loser you are into an Einstein or a Ramanujan.

“Think&Care”

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#12391 Jun 26, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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How could I misrepresent what you wrote when clearly I cut and pasted EXACTLY what you wrote: "....you can get the same thing by taking a high enough dose of psychedelics. Your choice: LSD, mushrooms, etc."
And, again, you can drop all the acid and munch all the shrooms you want but no drugs will ever change you from the ignorant atheist loser you are into an Einstein or a Ramanujan.
Yes, you quoted me, but you clearly misunderstood what I meant.

You get the same mystical experience as you get from religion as you get from psychedelic drugs. THAT was my point. Any of the psychedelics will give the same effect: a mystical experience indistinguishable from the mystical experiences of religion. Same 'higher consciousness', same 'feeling of unity', etc. Whichever drug you choose in that category will give that experience if taken in the correct set and setting.

And guess what? ALL of those experiences mean exactly the same thing: mystical experiences are chemical reactions in the brain and do not show the existence of a supernatural.

“There are other issues.”

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#12392 Jun 26, 2013
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure you have satisfying conversations with God all the time. He can easily pick up your thoughts (along with everybody else's) so it is clear that 'prayer in school' takes on a symbolic meaning quite unrelated to communicating with your favorite deity. As a society, we decided long ago to 'separate church and state'. Whether the intent was to protect the church from the state or the state from the church doesn't really matter. What matters is that it was a great idea and one worth preserving. One of the consequences of this decision is keeping religious stuff out of publicly funded activities or edifices. That means you can't sacrifice a goat on the courthouse steps or pray in public schools. You can let whatever passes for a 'prayer' bounce around in your gourd-like noggins ... nobody cares. Start muttering them out loud or getting them ensconced into the classroom routine is a no-no. End of story!
Not for long.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#12393 Jun 26, 2013
Why do muslims still cut the pissflaps out of little girls?
ezdzit wrote:
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Ah yes. The old lie-with-a-grain-of-truth trick.
Atheists kill BECAUSE of a lack of belief in God. Atheist dictators just do a lot more killing than the average garden variety atheist.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#12394 Jun 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Yes, you quoted me, but you clearly misunderstood what I meant.
You get the same mystical experience as you get from religion as you get from psychedelic drugs. THAT was my point. Any of the psychedelics will give the same effect: a mystical experience indistinguishable from the mystical experiences of religion. Same 'higher consciousness', same 'feeling of unity', etc. Whichever drug you choose in that category will give that experience if taken in the correct set and setting.
And guess what? ALL of those experiences mean exactly the same thing: mystical experiences are chemical reactions in the brain and do not show the existence of a supernatural.
Accessing higher consciousness is NOT about religion or about feelings, bubba.

Can't you read?

And, again, you can drop all the acid and munch all the shrooms you want but no drugs will ever change you from the ignorant atheist loser you are into an Einstein or a Ramanujan.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#12395 Jun 26, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Why do muslims still cut the pissflaps out of little girls?
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FYI the poster known as "Thinking" is an atheist Jew pervert who works as an "internet warrior" for the Israeli government. His job is to post salacious and slanderous lies about Muslims.

“Think&Care”

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#12396 Jun 26, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Accessing higher consciousness is NOT about religion or about feelings, bubba.
Can't you read?
But it is about exactly the type of delusions you can get from drugs. Higher consciousness is simply a delusion brought about by stress on the brain.
And, again, you can drop all the acid and munch all the shrooms you want but no drugs will ever change you from the ignorant atheist loser you are into an Einstein or a Ramanujan.
Did I say dropping acid makes someone intelligent? No. I said it gives the exact same mystical experience of 'higher consciousness' you get in other ways. Those experiences are delusional.

As for being an 'ignorant atheist loser', the only aspect of that that is true is that I am an atheist.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#12397 Jun 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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But it is about exactly the type of delusions you can get from drugs. Higher consciousness is simply a delusion brought about by stress on the brain.
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Did I say dropping acid makes someone intelligent? No. I said it gives the exact same mystical experience of 'higher consciousness' you get in other ways. Those experiences are delusional.
As for being an 'ignorant atheist loser', the only aspect of that that is true is that I am an atheist.
Yeah right. Like either Einstein or Ramanujan were delusional. You obviously have no knowledge of the subject matter and absolutely no idea of what you're you're talking about. That's why you will never be anything more than the ignorant atheist loser you are.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#12398 Jun 26, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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And *this* is why we cannot simply ignore theists. They are attempting to set up a theocracy in place of our proper secular government.
The reason they wish to enter the schools is because children are easier to indoctrinate.
I mean, they'll believe in anything; Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, et cetera.
Their minds are like putty.
Where education stretches it to keep its elasticity, religion calcifies it.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#12399 Jun 26, 2013
Educated What wrote:
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Because you can't think for yourself.
Says the one who believes and regurgitates their bible without question?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#12400 Jun 26, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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This is why I love your comments.
I'm flattered, thank you.

“Trolls are Clueless”

Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#12406 Jun 26, 2013
Is this thread over now?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#12407 Jun 26, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
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She might not have done that but her disciples of atheism have done numerous acts of terrorism over the past decades.
I'm just glad Madelyn is dead and in the Hell that she willfully chose to go to.
I think you know nothing about atheism, but you do reveal your own inhumanity with your being glad that someone is dead. As to her being in a hell, is your god suspending judgement day, for some but not all people?

M. M. O. was at best a completely detestable human being, and not at all someone who had more than just a few followers, and I'd say none decades after both her and her grandchild were so brutally murdered. Terrorism seems to be at the heart of religion, so you have that ass backwards. Luckily we all are not like you, some of us actually give a damn about other human beings, and wish for no deaths at all.

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#12408 Jun 26, 2013
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>Says the one who believes and regurgitates their bible without question?
Yes it's understood, you lack intelligence.

“There are other issues.”

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#12409 Jun 26, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>I'm flattered, thank you.
Sounds like a hook up to me.

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#12410 Jun 26, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>I'm flattered, thank you.
I hope Lacez likes old wrinkly people.

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#12411 Jun 26, 2013
LuLu Ford wrote:
Is this thread over now?
Nope!

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