Skip to comments.Why atheism can't replace religion
Posted on 12/18/2010 5:45:06 PM PST by neverdem
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The OP conflates religion and churches, congregations, etc.
Religion is based in belief (faith). Churches, congregations, etc. are social constructs to share and exchange those beliefs in a community.
Atheism can’t replace religious belief because there’s no there there.
***Why atheism can’t replace religion ***
It has “nothing” to offer!
Neverdem; Thank you for posting!
While there is no altar call in the article, and the religion described is generic, I will be sending this to several people who would describe themselves as wandering on the borders of belief.
>>Atheism cant replace religious belief because theres no there there.<<
Fair enough. But the OP starts in a bad direction and thus, can’t really arrive at the conclusion desired.
>>reductio ad absurdum<<
Wasn’t that what Snapes used as a curse to dispatch Dumbledoor?
It’s an old saying.
On this topic, Barber is a moron.
On the whole, religion simply seems to be playing less and less of a role in the average person's life...at least in the developed world. The United States is an exception, although even here atheism is much more prevalent than it was even half a century ago.
Here's an interesting graphic from Gallup: A religiosity index of the world's countries. The brighter the color, the more religious the country's people.
All I can say is, local roads are a complete MESS with—no exaggerations here—tens of thousands of worshippers trying to get into and out of the various services of the different churches. Local cops try hard to get Sundays off so they can work off-duty at high wages directing traffic for all these services. Churches are being built rapidly as there is more demand for space and even monstrous buildings are crowded. This says something about the hunger people have to hear Christ preached.
Your info is contraindcacatory
The great contradiction people miss is the fact that being an atheist also requires faith in the certainty that there is no supreme being or unexplainable things. There is an arrogance in the denial of the fact we simply don’t know one way or another.
The negative correlation between income and religiosity is a Western model. In the non-Western countries, rich people are as religious—if not more—than poor people. part of the reason is that poor people cannot be bothered with ‘heavenly things’ when they are hungry.
Since the poll was conducted on a country-by-country basis, how else would you illustrate such a map?
It also shows gray areas.
The gray areas represent countries which weren't polled.
Both of which are bunk.
Ok, I'll bite. Why?
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