11th May 2010

“All religions are ancient monuments to superstition, ignorance, ferocity; and modern religions are only ancient follies.”

Baron D'Holbach1723 – 1789

33 Responses to “11th May 2010”

  1. solomon Says:

    Who creates all matter. I don’t want to hear the process how it went about existing. Give a straight answer. This kind of questions that the Atheists are trying to ignore, because they can’t answer it. They can’t answer it because they can’t accept simple reasoning. Creationism

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    I don’t know Sol, why don’t you give us a reasoned and cogent answer to your own question, since the quote is not really worth commenting on today.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    Why must it be created? Why can’t it just form by happenstance over billions of years? Building upon itself little by little until ‘something’ is formed? Maybe life is a trillion in one shot?

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    A trivial explanation, but one I like is that there is only one way for there to be nothing but a practically infinite number of ways for there to be something. Therefore the probability is that there will be something.

  5. Margaret Says:

    Once upon a time, people did not have technology to help them understand the world around them. They made up stories, including creationism, to try to make sense of it all. Since those primitive times, science has progressed to the point that we understand things at the microscopic and cosmic level. This does not mean we understand everything, far from it, but the explanations from science make much more sense, are more elegant, more awe-inspiring, and wondrous than anything that religion contrived.

    Religion is like a rock, standing in water, stubborn and stupid. Science is like the water, forever moving, advancing, turbulent, eroding the rock away. Atheists are like passengers riding a boat, supported by the waves, avoiding crashing into the rock. Believers are like primitive knuckle-draggers living in caves in the rock, who respond to us by throwing pieces of the rock at us, thinking they’ve got the answers, and cannot possibly understand why we do not want to go live in the eroding cave with them. Swim out to the boat, believers, it is much nicer. You have nothing real to offer us. All the modern conveniences you enjoy are due to the advances of science, which offers more inspiration than your dusty old books.

  6. Htka Says:

    Margaret and not only that but science doesn’t give you a path follow that leads to Heaven.You have the law down here to abide by. You can get away with what ever you want.No church ,no tithing. You don’t even need any morals. Everything goes.Wow! What a party.Yes but when this life is over then The Judgment where you will have to stand before your God.It won’t be party time then.

  7. Htka Says:

    Oh Margaret those books may be dusty at your place but mine aren’t.

  8. JoNa Says:

    Bravo, Bravo htka

  9. JoNa Says:

    Oh Margaret,did science also give the air that you breed?

  10. Margaret Says:

    No path leads to heaven. Heaven does not exist, except in your wishful thinking. You have nothing real to offer to me. You threaten me with hell, the equivalent of throwing those rocks, but hell only exists in your deranged imagination. You have nothing real to threaten me with. Oh, and the books are not dusty at my place. When I quit believing, when I woke up, I gave the books the respect they deserve–I threw them into the garbage, to rot in a landfill.

  11. H t k a Says:

    Good one Jona.

  12. H t k a Says:

    Margaret is a very bitter person.

  13. Atheist MC Says:

    Why on earth do you believe there are no morals without heaven? We evolved as a social species, and in order to be a successful social species a certain amount of empathy is necessary to get along with each other.
    This is the basis of all morality. The “golden rule” of “do as you would be done by” (often claimed by religion as its invention but it predates it my millenia) is the evolved behaviour that underpins human morality. God don’t enter into it.

  14. John Says:

    Young follows of the word… look at those old men telling you to follow those words that they make you recite endlessly and remember how right they are the next time they beat you for not saying them right.

    Look at them the next time they tell you to follow those word when they do not and remember that someday you to will be the one with the power to control a mind for good or waste it reading old words that do not match our times.

    Go outside and play with your friends, turn on your Wii, go play a video with your friends, read a comic or or just go outside and be with kids your own age and stop listening to those old fools telling you to follow them…

  15. Atheist MC Says:

    did science also give the air that you breed?

    [SIC]

    No of course not, but it does have a very good explanation for it

  16. JoNa Says:

    Why do you people knock God? This site sucks big time. Think i’ll go find a site that at has some respect.

  17. Alavi Hossain Says:

    who created matter? well if we answer that question, we’re still left with who or what created the creator of matter. if this creator is not made of any matter, than what is he? energy? there does not HAVE to be a creator. a theistic god is a scientific question that has been essentially disregarded because of the lack of evidence. the world would be a profoundly different place if one did exist. the sciences taught today however, have not been abandoned due to the amount of data. we know we are an evolved species because of the overwhelming amount of evidence. we know the big bang occurred for the same reason, and we know the earth is about 4.5 billion years old because of concrete information. these are not stances of faith, they are facts. if someone does not accept them, it does not make them false. only under the basis of proper SCIENTIFIC inquiry can one expect to falsify an accepted theory. the moon is there whether you believe it is or not.

  18. Alavi Hossain Says:

    and nobody is knocking god, JoNa. that wouldnt make any sense. we’re just mocking the belief in one or many and all the nonsense that comes along with it.

  19. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    As a species, we’ve been around for what, 200,000 years on a planet that’s 4.5 billion years old? And for all that time we had no sense of right and wrong until an invisible sky-god decides 4000 years ago “enough is enough” and decides to give us commandments that say a lot about how jealous He is but not one word on rape?

    I mean, really. How can anyone believe something so obviously ridiculous? It’s laughable. And then the silly toss pots come here and try to awe the adults with talk of heaven and hell, as if those places actually existed. As if they possessed some actual knowledge that wasn’t the product of a peyote induced religious haze that they read in a book written by relative savages that killed kids for back talk and eating shellfish. Or, heavens forbid, wearing mixed fiber clothing. All those things are forbidden on pain of death in the obscene holy books we’re supposed to look to as a source for morals.

    When those morals held sway, we had an inquisition. Catholics still stone people for witchcraft in a few places. Witches? Really?

    Next thing you know we’re gonna hear all about the devil. Or that I’m bitter. All fear all the time and personal attacks. That’s the only ammunition these poor besotted fools seem to have.

  20. John Says:

    Hell has no fury unless it is in the minds of the religious.

  21. John Says:

    JoNa that was what Tech said…… bye!

  22. Admin Says:

    Htka,

    You must be desperate to create JoNa so that you can have someone agree with your own comments. If you keep doing this all your posts will be removed.

  23. Holysmokes Says:

    Like so many before it on this site …the quote is simple and accurate. Long story short, …we atheists have evidence for our views, the religious do not. Solomon and the “multiple versions” of tech have no case. It is indeed a foolish person who builds a house upon the sand. It’s a pity the religious have failed to learn that simple point.

  24. solomon Says:

    So the lousy biologist (Alavi) is back. I’ll get to him later.

  25. Michael Says:

    JoNa Says:

    “Why do you people knock God? This site sucks big time. Think i’ll go find a site that at has some respect.”

    Mocking god is like mocking Yoda or Thor or the Terminator – they won’t get mad, they won’t get their feelings hurt, and they won’t be wrathful and destroy us because THEY DON’T EXIST.

    And even if god did exist, there is always this to consider:

    “Blasphemy? No, it is not blasphemy. If God is as vast at that He is above it; if He is as little as that He is beneath it.” – Mark Twain

  26. Atheros Says:

    JoNa – I am an Atheist. I don’t knock god as there is no god to knock. Once you and your fellow fools realize and understand this, then you too will be able to talk sense in here instead of the age old drivel, threats etc that you type!

  27. solomon Says:

    The Heretic,

    “Why must it be created? Why can’t it just form by happenstance over billions of years?”

    Why don’t you ask yourself “Why can’t my donut just formed itself?”

  28. solomon Says:

    Margaret ,

    Youre talking about your lousy technology as if its something new. God have created technology long long time ago & its only people like you who failed to realised it. The flying birds is created with technology. If birds does’nt exist there might be no airplanes today. The moving earth are all created via technology. And you are boastful with the mere chicken stuff technology today and implying all the conveniece were enjoying today is due only to science forgetting who is behind all that inspirations.

    Yes you can be classified as the ones sailing in a boat but without a sail or a paddle, being pushed by the waves to nowhere & get lost in the open seas.

  29. solomon Says:

    Alavi Hossain,

    God created matter. And god is equivalent to nothing so God does not need to be created. God exists by himself. There have to be a creator to everything except God. You car needs a creator. Your nose needs a creator. If you say they don’t then you must be locked inside the mental institution. You say your existence is the result of evolvement . How can you explain the existence of the moon. Is it the product of evolvement too?

  30. solomon Says:

    CaptainZero1969,

    Do you have proof species have been around for what, 200,000 years and the planet is 4.5 billion years old? Revelations does not start 4000 years ago but right after Adam was created. What is so ridiculous or laughable? Everything is a product of creation except God. Why do you always throw away that possibility. Can you proove theres no heaven or hell? Are you pretty sure it does’nt? Something that you haven’t seen or come across does not have to be that something did not exist.

  31. Holysmokes Says:

    Then your god needed a creator. And the creator who created your god needs a creator and so on. you logic is illogical.

  32. Alavi Hossain Says:

    you can get away with a lot if you say that sollie.i could say the same thing for krishna, thor, zeus, and mithra. energy is not matter, so whos to say it wasnt energy that started it all off? in fact, the big bang, which mulsims claim to accept, says that exactly. why does everthing HAVE to have a creator but then when god comes into the picture we cannot use that logic? THAT is whats illogical. save ur surahs and ayaats for those so-called “enlightened” muslims. we dont need that nonsense to to make sense of the world.

  33. Mark Says:

    @ Solomon

    You say:

    Do you have proof species have been around for what, 200,000 years and the planet is 4.5 billion years old? Revelations does not start 4000 years ago but right after Adam was created.

    And where is your proof??
    Batshit crazy prophets?