Meh. Not expecting defeating religion by 2038 as I don't think it's a battle. With the free flow of opinions and easy research to the major religions with the internet, I expect the influence of religion in politics to be lessened and get on with managing a country.The title of this thread is "Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038".
But, as usual, the atheist lobby cannot resist hijacking the debate to attack the believers. I am just wondering why that? I have no problem with people not believing in God, but why some feel the need to attack my beliefs? What give them the right to do that?
But in any case, I doubt very much that atheism will defeat religion by 2038, if ever. Many people need some form of spirituality, and will turn to religion to find it. It's just human nature: we are not made of stone: we think, we look for solutions, we search moral comfort, etc...
Furthermore, religions are the pillars of many societies, and an essential part of social structures. If they were to suddenly vanish, the world order would collapse, I predict.
Atheism can be a pressure group in society, but never a beacon.
I hope to be there in 26 years time, and see the pundits proven wrong.
And I don't think you'll ever rid people of the spirituality aspect. What I would like to see is that an individual's spirituality is what they think is useful for them without the peer pressure from government and its citizens in the "correct" way of thinking.
However, your spirituality beliefs is not a shield from criticism (i.e. questioning of their beliefs). If your beliefs cannot withstand questioning, just how true can it be?