Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

There are 14736 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

Henderson, KY

#14145 Aug 18, 2013
Your real problem with India is that they do not oppress people for how they chose to believe and worship as you have already admitted.
MUQ wrote:
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Some people will say that I am anti National for writing this truth.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14146 Aug 18, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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You can play on words but why not try to think! Death and pregnancy are real situations but belief matters are not. I came across the term "Almost atheist" on web and that suits like of me who reject faiths as truth and from GOD. Almost atheists then do believe in GOD as concept even though not proven yet. Even many atheists are saying that "probably there is no GOD" instead of "there is no GOD". Now, considering that evolution of specis is proven fact, do you continue in your belief in a religion of your birth? Are you pussyfooting round the issue by saying stupid things like "You ignorant atheist trolls are sooooo entertaining. So mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence...."?
How about "you delusional ignorant atheist trolls are soooooo entertaining"?

There's no thing as an "almost" except in horseshoes and hand grenades, bubba.

Schrodinger's Cat.....get it?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14147 Aug 18, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
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Einstein labeled himself an agnostic, and did not believe in a biblical "god"... and why would that chap anyone's atheist ass?
LOL And that's what you think the definition of agnostic is?

Bwaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha ......

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#14148 Aug 18, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL And that's what you think the definition of agnostic is?
Bwaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha ......
That is what he labeled himself, and he did not believe in a personal god. Did you eat a sheep today?
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#14149 Aug 18, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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There is no purpose for you to type in this forum until you've proved the god that is part of your mental illness.
I did not know that you have become "god" of this thread, allowing and judging people who is qualified to post or not?

How you rose to this position? By popular choice or just grabbed the vacant position?

Why can't you people digest any one differing from your own narrow point of view?

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#14150 Aug 18, 2013
(The following quotes are taken from The Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press unless otherwise noted)

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

(The following is from Einstein and Religion by Max Jammer, Princeton University Press)
"I'm not an atheist, and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations."

(The following is from The Quotable Einstein)
"Thus I came...to a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true....Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience...an attitude which has never left me."

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#14151 Aug 18, 2013
ag·nos·tic
/ag&#712;nästik/
Noun
A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena;...

Yes, I do believe he would have been considered an agnostic according to this definition and his own words.
LCNlin

United States

#14152 Aug 18, 2013
Is it any surprise that, in a smug tweet, Richard Dawkins refers to this meta-analysis with feigned surprise as to why the cleverness of atheists is even questioned?:-)

By Frank Furedi – 16 August 2013
There was a time when religious leaders used the highest authority of all – that of God – to condemn and ostracise those who rejected the faith. In the 21st century, those who wish to denounce religion have adopted the same tactic.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14153 Aug 18, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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Your earlier posts appear to "defend" your religion of birth - Islam. Do you not find some dichtomy or are you moving towards the state of an Almost Atheist?
LOL Loaded questions containing false assumptions are called logical fallacies, bubba.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14154 Aug 18, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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Now, considering that evolution of specis is proven fact, do you continue in your belief in a religion of your birth? Are you pussyfooting round the issue by saying stupid things like "You ignorant atheist trolls are sooooo entertaining. So mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence...."?
I’m laughing at your blustering attempt to save face after asking yet another loaded question containing yet another totally false assumption. You’re a hoot, bubba!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#14155 Aug 18, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL If medical science ever figures out a way to transplant brains like other organs, atheist brains like yours have such low mileage they're sure to go for top dollar, bubba.
Oh, the irony indeed!
I suppose that now we will have to see this insane mess posted all over our threads?

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#14156 Aug 18, 2013
These are only "loaded questions" because, true to form for most religious followers on this forum, you just don't want to answer questions.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#14157 Aug 18, 2013
Liberty wrote:
Your real problem with India is that they do not oppress people for how they chose to believe and worship as you have already admitted.
Ans.

You do not know how many people are being oppressed in India every day.

Do you know that most part of Kashmir is under curfew for more than ten days?

You in world media do not give a damn about what a country does to its Muslim population.

India has many good qualities, but the media is in control of a few, who try to create bad blood between its people.\

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#14158 Aug 18, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL
It really chaps your atheist ass that Einstein and ALL the great minds of the 20th century scientific revolution believed in God, doesn't it, bubba?
Bwaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaha hahaha.......
Why would it? His actual words are easily checked. His words are forever finished, no more to come, what you choose to add is simply not his.
Dak-Original

Belfast, UK

#14159 Aug 19, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I do not believe in a personal god. Albert Einstein 1954
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Neither have I since I was 15! 2013
Dak-Original

Belfast, UK

#14160 Aug 19, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Is it any surprise that, in a smug tweet, Richard Dawkins refers to this meta-analysis with feigned surprise as to why the cleverness of atheists is even questioned?:-)
By Frank Furedi – 16 August 2013
There was a time when religious leaders used the highest authority of all – that of God – to condemn and ostracise those who rejected the faith. In the 21st century, those who wish to denounce religion have adopted the same tactic.
It is not "cleverness" but hard facts as known to date which atheists and almost atheists point out to likes of you!
Dak-Original

Belfast, UK

#14161 Aug 19, 2013
I_see_you wrote:
These are only "loaded questions" because, true to form for most religious followers on this forum, you just don't want to answer questions.
Well put! A dodger's tactics is always noticed here.
Dak-Original

Belfast, UK

#14162 Aug 19, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
You do not know how many people are being oppressed in India every day.
Do you know that most part of Kashmir is under curfew for more than ten days?
You in world media do not give a damn about what a country does to its Muslim population.
India has many good qualities, but the media is in control of a few, who try to create bad blood between its people.\
Muslims in India, even Kashmir are far far better off than those in muslim majority nations. Ask Shias of Pakistan, Sunnis of Baluchistan, Shias and Sunnis of Syria & Iraq. Many years ago the used to define all 100% of its population as sunnis but 20% was and is Shia. Riots by Shias some years ago did not make international press in big way as no journalists was allowed to visit that oil rich region...and MUQ you were justifying Saudis' discriminatory treatment of muslims from sub-continent as a natural national thing for them. You are feted as a jihadist but go there and work as n ordinary man. I met a Bangladeshi who had returned from Saudi's Arabia. He related his experiance and told us that most Saudis lived double lives and then they were not true muslims. Why do Saudis frequent Bahrein too often?
Dak-Original

Belfast, UK

#14163 Aug 19, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
You do not know how many people are being oppressed in India every day.
Do you know that most part of Kashmir is under curfew for more than ten days?
You in world media do not give a damn about what a country does to its Muslim population.
India has many good qualities, but the media is in control of a few, who try to create bad blood between its people.\
Bad blood is created by the jihadist and their agenda. Pakistan has been the main culprit. Media in India is not controlled and it is most free in the world. Nehru used to be lampooned with cartoons in press in a manner that has not been seen even in liberal democracies. In muslim nations such lampooning would mean incarceration or more likely death.
Is religion the root of all or most evil?
Dak-Original

Belfast, UK

#14164 Aug 19, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Why would it? His actual words are easily checked. His words are forever finished, no more to come, what you choose to add is simply not his.
This one posted item about Hindu beliefs though he defended Islam. His childish "bhaa" etc to divert from argument sums him up. He knows that on Einstein he lost an argument and hence he resorts to distorting tactics.

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