Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

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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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Since: Nov 11

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#11509 Jan 27, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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How to interpret scripture is not the work of every Tom , Dick and Harry. It needs some knowledge and to decide which parts are to be taken literally and which are to be taken allegorically.
It is only in the field of religion where very one claims to become expert.
In no other field, like medicine, engineering, technology, electronics, software, computer, unless you have qualifications and experience, you are not allowed to open you mouth.
How come every one claims to have the "right" to interpret scriptures any way he or she likes?
This is another malady which has spread far and wide and created so much confusion amongst the people.
They do not know, whom to listen.
I'll offer you another chance to dodge a question, I'm getting good at it now, practice makes perfect. WHAT qualifies you to interpret any scriptures?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#11510 Jan 27, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Great! Thanks.
I found one at http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T... , but not the other.
I accidently posted the religion one twice--here's the other one:

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

And there's one on evolution:

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

Just for laughs, I posted them in Topstories, too, and I posted the second one on the evolution debate forum. No reaction so far...

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#11511 Jan 27, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>
I accidently posted the religion one twice--here's the other one:
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
And there's one on evolution:
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Just for laughs, I posted them in Topstories, too, and I posted the second one on the evolution debate forum. No reaction so far...
OK, thanks.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#11512 Jan 27, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
When you put it that way, maybe the bible is correct.
I believe I am now officially the only person on topix to get you to finally admit the trut...above. The above. Certainly not the truth.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#11513 Jan 27, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I think I lost brain cells just skimming that.
Next time I recommend whiskey. It's a much more fun way to lose brain cells.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#11514 Jan 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
Bottom line: the moral framework >>must<< survive the worst situation we can imagine--and more.
Otherwise, it's empty.
That's brilliant! Very quotable!
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#11515 Jan 27, 2013
Vow, did you see so many posts on my "little remark" about interpreting Scriptures?

No one commented on the essence of the matter!! That is very usual on this thread.

I said 'are there no qualification needed to interpret any scripture"? And no one touched that part.

They just went on tangent direction and not touching the main part.

Is "every one" entitled to interpret US constitution or any law passed by the Congress or Senate?

Would "every one's views" shall be given "equal weightage" in that interpretation?

Why only on Scripture Interpretation, every Tom, Dick and Harry comes forward and say "My interpretation" is the Only Correct one and all others are fools?

Think and then answer guys.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#11516 Jan 27, 2013
Hmmm you who refuses to answer questions demand others answer you?

Your questions are nonsense and what you are actually saying is only apologetics should interpret scripture and everyone else should accept their take on them.

In that case never talk about science for you are not a scientist. Never talk about politics for you are not a politician. Never talk about economics because you are not an economist. Never speak about other religions because you are not a member of that religion. Never speak about atheism because you are not an atheist. Never speak about other counties because you are not a citizen.

Hmmm your logic doesn't sound so good now eh?

How many Muslims will die at the hands of other Muslims because of slight differences in Islamic belief?
MUQ wrote:
Vow, did you see so many posts on my "little remark" about interpreting Scriptures?
No one commented on the essence of the matter!! That is very usual on this thread.
I said 'are there no qualification needed to interpret any scripture"? And no one touched that part.
They just went on tangent direction and not touching the main part.
Is "every one" entitled to interpret US constitution or any law passed by the Congress or Senate?
Would "every one's views" shall be given "equal weightage" in that interpretation?
Why only on Scripture Interpretation, every Tom, Dick and Harry comes forward and say "My interpretation" is the Only Correct one and all others are fools?
Think and then answer guys.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#11517 Jan 27, 2013
Now here is an interesting response.

I think every one who does not know about science, should put his "authentic theories" about Relativity, General relativity and Special relativity and every one should clap at the "reasonableness of the theory"!!

Some one who does not know A, B, C about medicine, should propose "best way to conduct brain surgery"? And every one should hang on to his lips!!

The same goes about the case, who instructs workers how to build a sky-scrapper, while he never studied Civil Engg.

But it is only religion and Scriptures, where you do not need any qualification and just join any discussion and become "expert" in a moment.

What you need is a foul mouth, lots of sarcasm and an inflated ego. And one disagreeing with your views, just shower him or her with insults, taunts and abuses.

Scare the pants out of 99 out of 100 of normal people! Only those who are hardened by being on these threads can see thru these abuses and insults and notice that you have nothing to offer but these.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#11518 Jan 27, 2013
And as expected you refused to answer my question. A running theme with you we notice. And why is it you refuse to answer questions?

Because you know that giving an honest answer will show the barbaric animal that Islam turns people into.

I ask do you think Muslim suicide bombers go to heaven? You know the answer is yes you whole heartedly believe they go to heaven for killing infidels but that will show your true side so best to hide it.

I ask you to tell us about the holy se-camel of Allah as told in the Quran and you refuse to speak on this prophecy because it shows how silly and childish your foundation of beliefs are.

I ask why Muslims hunt and kill other Muslims for believing slightly different than them. Whatever faction of Islam you prescribe to 75% of other Muslims want to kill you for it. That is why you refuse to answer.

And that goes to the heart of your question. Even if one were to say that only the top religious leaders are allowed to say what the scriptures meant you would still be in a horrible situation because even in Islam there is little agreement. Each group knows their version of the myth is correct and that makes everyone else wrong. Which is why your people fly planes into buildings and gun down little girls. That's why you must live in fear that when you leave your house the wrong kind of Muslim doesn't walk by.

And you know this to be true.
MUQ wrote:
Now here is an interesting response.
I think every one who does not know about science, should put his "authentic theories" about Relativity, General relativity and Special relativity and every one should clap at the "reasonableness of the theory"!!
Some one who does not know A, B, C about medicine, should propose "best way to conduct brain surgery"? And every one should hang on to his lips!!
The same goes about the case, who instructs workers how to build a sky-scrapper, while he never studied Civil Engg.
But it is only religion and Scriptures, where you do not need any qualification and just join any discussion and become "expert" in a moment.
What you need is a foul mouth, lots of sarcasm and an inflated ego. And one disagreeing with your views, just shower him or her with insults, taunts and abuses.
Scare the pants out of 99 out of 100 of normal people! Only those who are hardened by being on these threads can see thru these abuses and insults and notice that you have nothing to offer but these.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#11519 Jan 27, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
What part? I spent from 1998-2009 in Poplar Bluff. MO.
Down close to the bootheel, Cape County.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#11520 Jan 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
You did not actually read one single sentence I wrote, did you?
What you said, and what I said, have nothing at all to do with each other.
So, are you one of those True Believers™?
Yes I did, actually. You were questioning the moral imperative to survive at all costs....whether or not sexual assault was justified to keep the species alive. You concluded that force is not necessary....and I offered an alternative that hurts no one.

If I offended you, my apologies.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#11521 Jan 27, 2013
So why did mohammed f**k a child?
And why do you think that's cool today?
MUQ wrote:
Vow, did you see so many posts on my "little remark" about interpreting Scriptures?
No one commented on the essence of the matter!! That is very usual on this thread.
I said 'are there no qualification needed to interpret any scripture"? And no one touched that part.
They just went on tangent direction and not touching the main part.
Is "every one" entitled to interpret US constitution or any law passed by the Congress or Senate?
Would "every one's views" shall be given "equal weightage" in that interpretation?
Why only on Scripture Interpretation, every Tom, Dick and Harry comes forward and say "My interpretation" is the Only Correct one and all others are fools?
Think and then answer guys.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#11522 Jan 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
So why did mohammed f**k a child?
And why do you think that's cool today?
<quoted text>
Before, posters were writing that he raped a little boy - which is it?

And...if he did, why do Muslims hate homosexuality so much?

And...why do they have a spiritual leader who's a pedo???
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#11523 Jan 28, 2013
I'm referring to Aisha, mohammed's last wife, who was from 6 to 9 years old depending on your interpretation of thighing and intercourse. But it's not for me to prove mohammed wasn't homosexual.

I don't know why islam is so anti gay. One mad consequence of this is near enforced sex changes for gay men in Iran. Only Thailand performs more sex change ops.
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Before, posters were writing that he raped a little boy - which is it?
And...if he did, why do Muslims hate homosexuality so much?
And...why do they have a spiritual leader who's a pedo???
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#11525 Jan 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/20/a...
UK Air Cadets update the affirmation.

"Should we change the words of the national anthem because they include 'God save our gracious Queen'?"
Good question. UK republicans (entirely different and unrelated in any way whatsoever to US Republicans) may not like the current anthem and prefer not to swear to 'serve the Queen'- despite all the reassurances that it is simply an expression of loyalty to the state and democracy as currently established. There is nothing wrong with seeing the monarchy as an anachronism and favouring a different system. Perhaps it would help if the anthem and any affirmations were updated, omitting words like "monarch" or "Queen"? I'm not clear of the need for the Head of state to be mentioned.

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/elections-...

Times change and moving with the times naturally involves movement.

Perhaps most people feel it is better to leave well-enough alone?

What is an oath/affirmation designed to do? I suggest it is to commit an individual to a set of principles. The principles shouldn't involve personal loyalty to a head of state or a god(s). Perhaps it should be an acceptance of the 'legitimate powers' as currently established and the will of the population of the nation or organisation.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#11526 Jan 28, 2013
Ya there is this weird Islam rule about if you catch a male infidel you can butt rape him and it's not considered homosexuality. They almost always do this when they take captives male or female it's all about men butt raping the male captives. Yet they are anti gay?

Idk lol!
Thinking wrote:
I'm referring to Aisha, mohammed's last wife, who was from 6 to 9 years old depending on your interpretation of thighing and intercourse. But it's not for me to prove mohammed wasn't homosexual.
I don't know why islam is so anti gay. One mad consequence of this is near enforced sex changes for gay men in Iran. Only Thailand performs more sex change ops.
<quoted text>

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#11527 Jan 28, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
You did not actually read one single sentence I wrote, did you?
What you said, and what I said, have nothing at all to do with each other.
So, are you one of those True Believers™?
You should know by now that thumpers don't need to actually know about something to have an 'etched in stone' opinion of it

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#11528 Jan 28, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Next time I recommend whiskey. It's a much more fun way to lose brain cells.
I generally prefer a good tequila. Tres Generationes blanco.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#11529 Jan 28, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Now here is an interesting response.
I think every one who does not know about science, should put his "authentic theories" about Relativity, General relativity and Special relativity and every one should clap at the "reasonableness of the theory"!!
Some one who does not know A, B, C about medicine, should propose "best way to conduct brain surgery"? And every one should hang on to his lips!!
The same goes about the case, who instructs workers how to build a sky-scrapper, while he never studied Civil Engg.
But it is only religion and Scriptures, where you do not need any qualification and just join any discussion and become "expert" in a moment.
What you need is a foul mouth, lots of sarcasm and an inflated ego. And one disagreeing with your views, just shower him or her with insults, taunts and abuses.
Scare the pants out of 99 out of 100 of normal people! Only those who are hardened by being on these threads can see thru these abuses and insults and notice that you have nothing to offer but these.
I'm sorry that you have no proof of god and must lie to complete strangers about your cult.

But this is not the problem of atheists. This is your problem and your problem only. You're stupid. I know not a lot of people tell you this, and you should be grateful that I am at least being honest you about your predicament.

There are many ways to stop being stupid, but your stupidity is level deeper which means that you're unable to realise or accept that you are stupid.

This makes conversing with you almost impossible. There is no way that we will convert to your religion and there is no way that you will ever be granted enough intelligence to question your cult.

So why not just go back to your cult and leave us alone? We don't want your mental illness here thanks.

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