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Why does Atheism Increase In numbers?

July 20, 2013

I think the following diagram explains why “Atheists” as a group are increasing. It also explains how in the end everyone will be “Atheist”.

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  1. Until animals became self-conscious and began to think there was just “reality”. E.g. an “ant” lives in reality and adapts through evolution to its complexity. It becomes part of the complexity behind reality. But an ant does not try to holistically try to understand “complete reality”.
  2. When we learned of materials to write on (e.g. papyrus) it gave us the opportunity to study the reality around us and write it down in other words: let follow-up generations build upon that understanding of the reality around us and create new understanding upon it. Philosophy arose 300 years after the export of papyrus. And out of Philosophy “a structured way to understand reality” came all the thousands of sciences to even better understand all the structures and systems including the ones in us because we are part of reality. During time we got better at managing big data and analyzing that big amount of data.
  3. We are now just on a meta level of understanding complexity, systems, structure (e.g. taxonomies) and the thousands of meta puzzle pieces that should be put in place to get a holostic view on reality (as a total). Our sciences DO have an end goal: every of the thousands of sciences HAS and end goal and “computing” power and knowledge is increasing every day with a multitude.
  4. We arrive at a point somewhere in the future that we or another being within reality will understand “everything”: all structures and systems.

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religion – At the same time philosophy appeared, older “understanding of reality” took the advantage of the tool “writing”, a world view to describe the world in terms of magic, strange beliefs, myths and legend and fantasy some of these attached itself deeply into culture and human rituals and “folk understanding of reality”. However, they are not in the straight line in the picture above: they are some weird lines that end up death. Their understanding of reality flawed and therefore these tens of thousands of branches of understanding reality will die out: they have no answer to reality: do they do not invent “computers” or give us “walking on the moon”. They are “static flawed ideas” that are more cultural ritual based than of any use to humanity.

Since there is only 1 road and the road is “natural”, I would almost say “a logical evolutionary approach” or “something that just happens in reality” will get us to a point somewhere in which we have captured reality in systems and structure. We “understand” reality. At that moment there are no “gaps” anymore where a  “God” or “Santa Claus” can hide, since everything is clear. And actually… we are already at the point that the idea of a  “God” can be traced back in time to when people actually had these pantheons of Gods and before that how these may Gods originated from natural phenomena or animals or old dictators.

So we are at an interesting point in time of humanity: will we get rid of these strange already proven untrue ideas soon or will it take another 1000 years? In the end it does not matter: if we will not make it, some other sentient being on another planet will reach that stage. Which is an important notion: because… as in all evolutionary thinking: what will that other sentient being on another planet do for a next step if we don’t beat it first?

no organization -  It also explains why “atheist” do not organize in political parties or groups that search for power to influence the brains of more people in a certain society. It is because they are on the right evolutionary path: there is no need for them to “organize”. You only “organize” e.g. in a religion when you want to impose power and want to deviate from natural next steps. There would be no need for a “religion” if every human would naturally follow the right steps. But the tens of thousands of religions who all believe totally completely different things today  try to organize themselves in groups to gain power over other people in reality and “bend” them to illogical ways of thinking or in other words: deviate from understanding the systems and structure behind reality completely.

The atheist stream is the river that flows to the sea. Any of the tens of thousands of dams in between that let some of the water flow to the right or the left will prevent the water from flowing to the sea. But… as we know… it may take thousand of more years but in the end … water will reach the sea. Therefore atheists seldom “organize”. They are on the natural path to the sea. No need to organize in a large constitution or influence other water drops to flow to the right or the left: just follow nature. No need to “evangelize” or “kill” water…. just follow the flow. This is also why Atheist seem to be so happy inside: they are in complete natural flow in what  nature has in petto for them. “they get it” or “they are in line with nature and natural evolution”. No need to kill or evangelize other water drops. No need to organize.

structure and systems -  We are at a stage that we not only understand planetary processes (“sahara sand lifts off and land in the Amazon with rain to provide fertilizar”), the teeny weeny little processes  (“quantum parts make up the smallest group of essential particles that make up everything including mass”), the largest processes (“the suns, from 2 atoms produced all the other atoms like the atoms we exist off”) but also “our” processes because we, as indicated above in the picture, are part of reality. We understand the bits and pieces of our body and we understand our behavior: when will we do what in what context. There is no room anymore for anything “magic” and even more strongly stated: “magic things have been proven wrong during the past 2000 years”. Everything you see around you currently, including the computer on which you read this, is a result of the natural flow we are going through, not something “totally not understandably mysterious all powerful weird thing”.  We are now on the verge of understanding the structure and systems behind the things we previously found “complex” and therefore provided simplistic world views on reality.  Reality is complex to understand. There is no “simple” being X and well.. end of story, go te sleep, reality is simple just read 1 book. No. There are hundreds of thousands of layers behind each question which have to be answered. So to those of you who still “believe (something)” : embrace complexity and follow the natural evolutionary flow for humans. Dare to ask the right questions and ask ALL questions. And then dare to ask the follow-up questions. Enough answers out there, lets get there before something else out there does.

why is atheism no religion ? All Atheists do is try to understand reality based on philosophy and science. They do not need to add “midgets, wonders, gods, giants, santa claus” and so on. These ideas were studies for hundreds of years and not so lang ago even the last “proof of something that we may never understand”  has been disproven. There is no room anymore for anything else if you would read everything out there we currently know. Which is also the reason why most scientists are atheist: they actually do read a lot of things out there we currently know. And it is also the way to go to become an atheist: just ask more questions and read more of the knowledge out there and things happen naturally. No one else needed but yourself. And after a certain point even if someone would come by to convince you that Santa Claus does really exist… you would KNOW that this is nonsense. Just because you have read enough and asked the right amount of questions. It would then by your job to show that other person the way to KNOW that Santa Claus does really not exist. For instance… create a blog post….

One fundamental difference is that religions ask you to repeat things. You have to say the same lines of simple texts hundreds of times, you have to perform the same ritual over and over again, like a robot. Barely anyone dares to ask why 1 time is not enough. Within Atheism 1 time is enough. You are only encouraged to ask questions and not to repeat that you will serve an organization over and over again and repeat the same texts over and over again until your mind goes crazy. Atheism lets your mind and knowledge grow and lets you understand MORE about reality instead of repeating simple lines over and over again.

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another way to look at it  – Another way to look at it from a Science Fiction point of view is the following which poses the questions if humans on earth will be the first to reach this stage or some other competitive being on another planet. Just because we exist it means we are still in the race.

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The Pope Must be Holy

April 30, 2011

I don´t get it (as usual with this jewish cult/religion). But this?

I read  ‘they’ want to make the previous pope a saint…

On the 30th april 2001 he signed the letter  ‘Motu Proprio Datae Quibus Normae De Gravioribus Delictis’, meaning: all cases of sexual mis-use of children by Catholic personel should be transferred to the Congregation of the Faith study of the Vatican and should be held secret.  (via)

Just after all this commotion world-wide around this sexual mis-use …

Actually I changed my mind … I don’t think they get it yet.

Origin of Stupidity

April 11, 2010

I found a new hero :) http://www.youtube.com/user/ZOMGitsCriss (subscribed!)

Religious people still don’t understand that religion, magic and other nonsense is totally incompatible with schools.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or the arts) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.

In schools we try to teach the fruits of 2500 years of accumulated knowledge based on facts. We try to prepare them for a career in accumulating and creating more knowledge later in universities.

This whole fuzzy grown-too-big cult of brainwashers must be kept as far as possible from our youth. We must not confuse them with all kinds of ancient magical pre-historic sacrifice based nonsense.

One of the things I think religious people fail to understand is that "science" is like open source programming… it is not one person with an idea and *plerk* we write it down and it stays fixed for 2.500 years… It are hundreds of thousands of people all adding little pieces, writing papers, finding bugs, finding improvements during thousands of years. You can not point to 1 person e.g. "Darwin" from one specific science. You have then to look at hundreds of thousands of persons in thousands of sciences all contributing to our accumulated knowledge base. There is no single person who writes "a book" and that is it. It is someone who writes a book but then 100 years follow with hundreds of thousands of articles and books either improving, discarding or supporting theories and expanding it in a large hierarchy of expanded knowledge. You can not take one individual out of it with a specific book at a specific moment and then let this single person represent … science… that is so stupid I can not even believe people do this.

I watched some more videos of her, I like it :)

The significance of revealing the Ark of the Covenant

June 26, 2009

As is now on all blogs and newspapers:

Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, told the news agency, "Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries."
The announcement is expected to be made at 2 p.m. Italian time from the Hotel Aldrovandi in Rome. Pauolos will reportedly be accompanied by Prince Aklile Berhan Makonnen Haile Sellassie and Duke Amedeo D’Acosta.

Of course it is not revealed. But if it ever floats up (if the artifact even still exists) then it will have a high impact on current religions, that’s what it makes so interesting.

According to pope Ratzinger, who had a long career as an internationally noted academic, serving as a professor at various German universities (Rabobank CEO Bert Heemskerk studied under him).

Christianity must always remember that it is the religion of the "Logos." It is faith in the "Creator Spiritus," in the Creator Spirit, from which proceeds everything that exists. Today, this should be precisely its philosophical strength, in so far as the problem is whether the world comes from the irrational, and reason is not, therefore, other than a "sub-product," on occasion even harmful of its development or whether the world comes from reason, and is, as a consequence, its criterion and goal. The Christian faith inclines toward this second thesis, thus having, from the purely philosophical point of view, really good cards to play, despite the fact that many today consider only the first thesis as the only modern and rational one par excellence. However, a reason that springs from the irrational, and that is, in the final analysis, itself irrational, does not constitute a solution for our problems. Only creative reason, which in the crucified God is manifested as love, can really show us the way. In the so necessary dialogue between secularists and Catholics, we Christians must be very careful to remain faithful to this fundamental line: to live a faith that comes from the "Logos," from creative reason, and that, because of this, is also open to all that is truly rational.[20]

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos

The impact now, is that there is apparently an object, the ark, which also speaks to people ergo speaks the word of God through an object.

It means that it directly goes in competition with the key concept of Christianity because… if there is, next to Jesus, also an object which acts as a telephone line to God … who knows what the next message though "persons who can hear it" will be.

There is power in the blood = Cannibalism

June 25, 2009

Back to the stone ages

Human sacrifice was practiced by many ancient cultures. People would be ritually killed in a manner that was supposed to please or appease a god or spirit. While not widely known, human sacrifices for religious reasons still exist today in a number of nations.

Some occasions for human sacrifice found in multiple cultures on multiple continents include:

  • Human sacrifice to accompany the dedication of a new temple or bridge.
  • Sacrifice of people upon the death of a king, high priest or great leader; the sacrificed were supposed to serve or accompany the deceased leader in the next life.
  • Human sacrifice in times of natural disaster. Droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. were seen as a sign of anger or displeasure by deities, and sacrifices were supposed to lessen the divine ire.

Some of the best known ancient human sacrifices were those practiced by various Pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica. The Aztec were particularly noted for practicing this on an unusually large scale; a human sacrifice would be made every day to aid the sun in rising, the dedication of the great temple at Tenochtitlán was reportedly marked with the sacrificing of thousands, and there are multiple accounts of captured Conquistadores being sacrificed during the wars of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

image In Scandinavia, the old Scandinavian religion contained human sacrifice, and both the Norse sagas and German historians relate of this, see e.g. Temple at Uppsala and Blót.

There is evidence to suggest Pre-Hellenic Minoan cultures practised human sacrifice. Sacrificed corpses were found at a number of sites in the citadel of Knossos in Crete. The north house at Knossos contained the bones of children who appeared to have been butchered. It is possible they may have been for human consumption as was the tradition with sacrificial offerings made in Pre-Hellenic Civilization. [1] The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (set in the labyrinth at Knossos) provides evidence that human sacrifice was commonplace. In the myth, we are told that Athens sent seven young men and seven young women to Crete as human sacrifices to the Minotaur. This ties up well with the archaeological evidence that most sacrifices were of young adults or children.

image Human sacrifice still happens today as an underground practice in some traditional religions, for example in muti killings. Human sacrifice is no longer officially condoned in any country, and these cases are regarded as murder.

During the stone ages the pre-Egyptian nilotes believed in eating humans including family to obtain special skills (cannibalism as can still be seen around the world). This was surplaced slowly by the cult of Osiris which "virtually killed a God to obtain the special skill of immortality. 3000 years later the Jews dropped this kind of sacrifice of Gods and humans when they left Egypt and wrote the Tora (old testament), unfortunately, 1400 years later, a new religion started adoring a human (who had been to Egypt) and believing again in sacrifice: it is needed to kill a God to obtain special skills.

Unfortunately, this belief we had all through the stone ages: that we need to sacrifice to obtain something is heard every day. "drink my blood, eat my flesh".

Virtual cannibalism lives unto this day in our society and has a profound influence on how we think. As long as we believe that spilling of blood is good then we will never reach paradise. Then we are not even "back to middle ages, but back to the stone age".

p.s. Mahalia Jackson still is awesome!

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