Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23814 comments on the Psychology Today story from Apr 25, 2012, titled Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038. In it, Psychology Today reports that:

My blog posts on religion have attracted a lot of controversy. Religious people are annoyed by my claim that belief in God will go the way of horse transportation, and for much the same reason, specifically an improved standard of living.

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“Evil Atheist :-)”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#22641 Jul 19, 2014
fadu singh wrote:
<quoted text>Man I am seeing you asking this question for umpteenth time. He is too dumb to comprehend the logical fallacy in his belief and you will now get the same old reply.It is futile to ask that question.
Yes I know, but my replies are more aimed at everybody else who is following this debate.
Patrick

United States

#22642 Jul 19, 2014
The Houston suburb of League City is adjacent to Nasa's Johnson Space Centre, but the city council did not have space exploration in mind last week when it passed a resolution about “aliens”.

Migrant children are officially unwelcome in League City, where the resolution directed local authorities to “refuse requests or directives by federal agencies to permit or establish any facility for the purposes of processing, housing, or detaining any illegal aliens, designated as ‘refugee’ or otherwise”.

There have not been any such requests. Still, with more than 57,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border with Mexico since last October and the government seeking to house many of them in new temporary shelters across the country, League City council members launched a pre-emptive strike, citing concerns that a torrent of undocumented immigrants will overwhelm local schools, healthcare facilities and law enforcement, prompt financial ruin, spread disease and even help terrorists.

However dubious, such fears are being mirrored elsewhere in the country, where the recent influx of migrants – many fleeing violence in Central America – has created flashpoints and underlined how a humanitarian and logistical challenge has become politicised locally as well as nationally.

Murrieta, southern California, has been a focal point for pro- and anti-immigration activism since 1 July, when protesters blocked buses of women and children from entering a Border Patrol processing centre, forcing them to go elsewhere.

Protesters from both sides gathered in Oracle, Arizona, on Tuesday, in anticipation that 40 to 60 children would arrive to be housed in a nearby ranch, with a local sheriff helping to fuel outrage:“We have enough problems with the drug cartels and illegals in Arizona and don't need additional illegals sent to us by President Obama,” Paul Babeu said on his Facebook page.

Iowa’s governor, Terry Branstad, said on Monday that he did not want any undocumented minors to be sent to his state. "I do want empathy for these kids, but I do not want to send the signal to send these children to America illegally,” he said in a news conference.

Local opposition last month to a plan to house children on a disused college campus in the small town of Lawrenceville, Virginia, was so fierce that federal officials scrapped the idea at the last minute.

The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, however, said this week that he is willing to work with federal authorities to house children in the city on a temporary basis. And Stephanie Miner, the mayor of Syracuse, New York, wrote a letter to President Obama this week requesting that plans for a shelter there that could house up to 200 children be expedited.

“These are children, and it's hard to watch this and think that saying anything other than,'Let's give them shelter in this humanitarian storm,' it seems to us to be the appropriate way to respond to it,” she told the Associated Press.

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22643 Jul 19, 2014
Igor Trip wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe an incredibly powerful and intelligent entity capable of creating the universe just exists without cause, so why can't the universe itself?
Who says He exists without cause? How can universe exist without a Creator? What sort of question is this?

If you could create even a single needle without design and making plans, we would have appreciated your stand.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#22644 Jul 20, 2014
Igor Trip wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe an incredibly powerful and intelligent entity capable of creating the universe just exists without cause, so why can't the universe itself?
Why would the Universe create itself? How would it create itself? Why did it create itself only now and not earlier or later? It's not like the Universe just exploded and made everything.

I showed you a video before didn't I, but you didn't even watch it or you're just to ignorant to listen.

“Evil Atheist :-)”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#22645 Jul 20, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Who says He exists without cause? How can universe exist without a Creator? What sort of question is this?
If you could create even a single needle without design and making plans, we would have appreciated your stand.
So what caused God and why couldn't that have caused the universe?

How to grow crystal needles.
http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/...

“Evil Atheist :-)”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#22646 Jul 20, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would the Universe create itself? How would it create itself? Why did it create itself only now and not earlier or later? It's not like the Universe just exploded and made everything.
I showed you a video before didn't I, but you didn't even watch it or you're just to ignorant to listen.
Why would God create itself? How would God create itself? Why did God create itself only now and not earlier or later? It's not like God just exploded and made everything.

We know this universe can exist because it does, we just don't know why. We don't know if a God can exist.

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22647 Jul 21, 2014
Igor Trip wrote:
<quoted text>
So what caused God and why couldn't that have caused the universe?
How to grow crystal needles.
http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/...
The Universe was Created by God, and no one created God.

Crystal Needles? So that is how you dodge the question?

“Evil Atheist :-)”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#22648 Jul 21, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Universe was Created by God, and no one created God.
Crystal Needles? So that is how you dodge the question?
Unsupported assertions are just so much hot air. You might as well claim the Pixies did it.

You wanted a needle, I gave you a needle. If you don't like it that's probably because you didn't understand your own question.
buzzkill

Knoxville, TN

#22649 Jul 21, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Universe was Created by God, and no one created God.
Crystal Needles? So that is how you dodge the question?
You believe this because your Book says it is so. But there is no reason for me to believe it.

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22650 Jul 21, 2014
buzzkill wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe this because your Book says it is so. But there is no reason for me to believe it.
Why should you believe ONLY because my book says it?

Are you blind? Are you not seeing this Universe and how things are working in it?

How could this Universe come by itself and then running by itself?

What has becoming of your reasoning and analyzing powers?

I did not quote any verse from my book to prove my case. I am just asking basic questions and appealing to your common sense.
buzzkill

Knoxville, TN

#22651 Jul 21, 2014
My common sense tells me that the universe simply is. A little study reveals a bit about planetary movement and the structure of the universe, but this is beyond the scope of common sense, otherwise no study or research would be required to grasp it. But neither study, common sense, reasoning, nor analysis bring any god into the picture. How the universe began is way beyond the scope of my limitations--yours too, from what you've written. That's for astrophysicists, not me--it's way too complicated for common sense to enter into the picture.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#22652 Jul 21, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Universe was Created by God, and no one created God.
Crystal Needles? So that is how you dodge the question?
the old god did it

didn't work the first time someone used it and stilll doesn't work!
Patrick

United States

#22654 Jul 21, 2014
" ..... your face looks like a turd with a helmet on...."

an indication that the atheist thread has seen better days.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#22655 Jul 21, 2014
Patrick wrote:
The Houston suburb of League City is adjacent to Nasa's Johnson Space Centre, but the city council did not have space exploration in mind last week when it passed a resolution about “aliens”.
Migrant children are officially unwelcome in League City, where the resolution directed local authorities to “refuse requests or directives by federal agencies to permit or establish any facility for the purposes of processing, housing, or detaining any illegal aliens, designated as ‘refugee’ or otherwise”.
There have not been any such requests. Still, with more than 57,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border with Mexico since last October and the government seeking to house many of them in new temporary shelters across the country, League City council members launched a pre-emptive strike, citing concerns that a torrent of undocumented immigrants will overwhelm local schools, healthcare facilities and law enforcement, prompt financial ruin, spread disease and even help terrorists.
However dubious, such fears are being mirrored elsewhere in the country, where the recent influx of migrants – many fleeing violence in Central America – has created flashpoints and underlined how a humanitarian and logistical challenge has become politicised locally as well as nationally.
Murrieta, southern California, has been a focal point for pro- and anti-immigration activism since 1 July, when protesters blocked buses of women and children from entering a Border Patrol processing centre, forcing them to go elsewhere.
Protesters from both sides gathered in Oracle, Arizona, on Tuesday, in anticipation that 40 to 60 children would arrive to be housed in a nearby ranch, with a local sheriff helping to fuel outrage:“We have enough problems with the drug cartels and illegals in Arizona and don't need additional illegals sent to us by President Obama,” Paul Babeu said on his Facebook page.
Iowa’s governor, Terry Branstad, said on Monday that he did not want any undocumented minors to be sent to his state. "I do want empathy for these kids, but I do not want to send the signal to send these children to America illegally,” he said in a news conference.
Local opposition last month to a plan to house children on a disused college campus in the small town of Lawrenceville, Virginia, was so fierce that federal officials scrapped the idea at the last minute.
The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, however, said this week that he is willing to work with federal authorities to house children in the city on a temporary basis. And Stephanie Miner, the mayor of Syracuse, New York, wrote a letter to President Obama this week requesting that plans for a shelter there that could house up to 200 children be expedited.
“These are children, and it's hard to watch this and think that saying anything other than,'Let's give them shelter in this humanitarian storm,' it seems to us to be the appropriate way to respond to it,” she told the Associated Press.
Could you pleas make your posts longer and more insipid?

I have all this spare time on my hands.
Patrick

United States

#22656 Jul 21, 2014
"I have all this spare time on my hands."
LOL

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#22657 Jul 21, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Your face looks like a turd with a helmet on.
You are still loking at yourself in a mirror everytime you are replying
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#22658 Jul 22, 2014
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
You are still loking at yourself in a mirror everytime you are replying
How do you know what he looks like?

The picture in his avatar is somebodys thumb with the tip coloured in darkly.
Patrick

United States

#22659 Jul 22, 2014
An aide to Rick Perry is confident that the Texas Governor proved he “has what it takes to be President” with his decision on Monday to send troops somewhere for no reason.

By deploying a thousand National Guardsmen to the U.S.-Mexico border, Perry has shown that as President he would be “ready and willing” to use troops without a defined objective, mission, or exit strategy, the aide confirmed.

“Sending troops someplace with no clear idea of why they are going or what they are supposed to be doing once they get there is a key part of the Presidential skill set,” said the aide, Harland Dorrinson.“Rick Perry has just shown that he’s got that nailed down.”

Dorrinson acknowledged that the gold standard for using troops for no reason might have been set by Perry’s predecessor in Texas, George W. Bush, but added,“If anyone can beat that record, it’s Rick.”

According to the aide, Perry’s “extremely Presidential response” to the immigration crisis is already winning him the praise of G.O.P. voters.“Nothing unites Republicans more than standing up to children,” he said.
religionisillnes s

Exeter, UK

#22660 Jul 22, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Could you pleas make your posts longer and more insipid?
I have all this spare time on my hands.
Same can be said about your bible.
Patrick

United States

#22661 Jul 22, 2014
According to the aide, Perry’s “extremely Presidential response” to the immigration crisis is already winning him the praise of G.O.P.
voters.

“Nothing unites Republicans more than standing up to children,” he said.

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