Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24099 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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#12229 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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What science understands only works in physical reality, but does not work in non-physical reality. It is only those who ignore the greater mental dimensions of reality who are unable to comprehend them.
You don't have any evidence that a non-physical reality exists. It's indistinguishable from "something you made up".

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#12230 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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The religious know that life is a spiritual unfolding that is both transcendent and personal. They don't need science to tell them it is real, they have experience.
No, they have delusion, which is evidenced by the fact that their experiences are contradictory.

“Think&Care”

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#12231 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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What science understands only works in physical reality, but does not work in non-physical reality. It is only those who ignore the greater mental dimensions of reality who are unable to comprehend them.
Provide evidence of this 'non-physical reality.' Without evidence, it *should* be ignored.
Which doesn't explain why atheists learn heavily on scientific explanations to justify their assertion that God can't exist because they lack a belief in God.
No, it only shows why particular beliefs about God are wrong: such as the Genesis story.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12232 Feb 5, 2013
If that is so, why are their gods always so very limited?
All the gods I hear about seem very interested in the toilet functions of things they allegedly created, or defeated by iron chariots, or get tired, or bored, or require food or prayer.

Science seems limitless in comparison.
insidesecrets wrote:
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It is just this sort of thinking that imprisons science, limits its comprehension of reality. The religious know that life is a spiritual unfolding that is both transcendent and personal. They don't need science to tell them it is real, they have experience.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12233 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Exactly. That is how science polices itself. And this is exactly what *should* happen.
Scientific peer review when ultimately tilted towards positive results, invites misconduct and dishonesty. Pharmaceutical companies for instance, have little interest in publishing results that aren’t favorable. They don’t want to see a null result. Researchers therefore engage in “significance chasing,” or interpreting data so it passes the statistical test of significance. Validating a hypothesis is all the more gratifying if there’s financial gain to be made.

“Think&Care”

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#12234 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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It is just this sort of thinking that imprisons science, limits its comprehension of reality.
No, that is exactly what has freed science from the shackles of superstition and myth.
The religious know that life is a spiritual unfolding that is both transcendent and personal.
No, that is their *opinion*. You see, an opinion is something that is personal. A fact is something that is not dependent on a particular person's beleifs.
They don't need science to tell them it is real, they have experience.
Whoop-de-do! They have an *experience*! An experience does not imply reality! Take any person on LSD and ask what their experiences are and then ask if they are 'real'. The answer is that the *experience* is a real process in the brain, but what they experience never happened.
The same is true for the religious: they have real experiences, but they interpret these experiences as being from as supernatural, when they are natural processes in the brain.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12235 Feb 5, 2013
Calm down spunk spittoon I never said you could have a slurp down there. You said the pentacle originated with the Jewsus myth and you were wrong. You being wrong is nothing new you Christholes tend to be wrong often just like your preacher and family were wrong for making you swallow man spunk as a child I do hope you take legal action and get professional help for what those Christians did to you.

Regardless of how people used it throughout the years it did not originate with the Jewsus myth gospels as you claimed,so you were wrong. Is it sinking through the layers? Sheesh you really are thick as pig sht!
01Justsayin wrote:
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You are obsessed with this whole bj thing aren't you? lol Is somebody's sex life lacking? Poor little narcissistic atheist. A pentagram is enclosed in a circle. The synonym for which is pentacle.(Yet another thing I never thought I'd hear myself arguing about) Many many people have used this symbol throughout history for many different reasons. Unless, of course, you want to call wikipedia a liar too, you arrogant atheisthole.
Here. Educate yourself.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagram
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12236 Feb 5, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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No, they have delusion, which is evidenced by the fact that their experiences are contradictory.
You don't know that, you simply assume as much because you choose to disbelieve.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12237 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
If that is so, why are their gods always so very limited?
All the gods I hear about seem very interested in the toilet functions of things they allegedly created, or defeated by iron chariots, or get tired, or bored, or require food or prayer.
Science seems limitless in comparison.
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Hearing about spirituality is not the same as experiencing it. Try it sometime, you might like it.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12238 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Provide evidence of this 'non-physical reality.' Without evidence, it *should* be ignored.
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No, it only shows why particular beliefs about God are wrong: such as the Genesis story.
How can there be physical evidence for that which is non-physical? To expect it is not only irrational but ludicrous.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#12239 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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You are made in the image of God. You are spirit made flesh, or god-stuff incarnate. If you would know God then study yourself... both objectively and subjectively.
Which one? There are so many, Zeus, Woden, Yahweh, Allah, Hindu gods?

Doesnt it make more sense that gods are made in the image of us?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12240 Feb 5, 2013
Ok let me slow this down because obviously your IQ and reading comprehension are on par with a Christhole preacher spunk gulper.

Why... Should... Anyone... Care... What.... Darwin's.... Personal.... Beliefs.... On... God/s...were?

You sound like a low IQ spunk spittoon.
01Justsayin wrote:
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Lol Seriously. I find your obsession with oral sex downright hilarious. Somebody is obviously going without. You may wanna look into that.
I just said that! Gah! Not once have I failed to acknowledge the fact that atheism has nothing to do with evolution. To point a fact, atheism has nothing to do with Charles Darwin either. But belief in God does. Seeing as how he was a devout believer for the majority of his life. It wasn't until the end of it that his beliefs became more agnostic. I feel like a broken record over here.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12241 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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No, that is their *opinion*. You see, an opinion is something that is personal. A fact is something that is not dependent on a particular person's beleifs.
Scientific theories are not facts and yet you believe them.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12242 Feb 5, 2013
Sheesh email your preacher pray to your Jewsus and calm down. You are really making a jackass out of yourself now.
rio wrote:
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Melt-down? What melt-down?
Do you get a bonus every time you call someone godbot perhaps?
Because you never stop! Apart from demonstrating your immaturity, what do you expect from it?
So, you are and atheist, and some people are not atheist.
What's the fucking big deal there?
Haven't you yet come to term with the fact that people are DIFFERENT, they also have DIFFERENT opinions. Or are you too childish to realise that?
It's about time you grow up, instead of calling any passer-by godbot...
Do you expect to convince anyone by attacking their beliefs?
Has it worked yet?

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#12243 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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You don't know that, you simply assume as much because you choose to disbelieve.
It's not an assumption; it's a rational conclusion.

We KNOW religious delusions exist.
We do NOT know legitimate religious experiences exist.

So, given a claim, it is always more reasonable to explain it as a delusion.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12244 Feb 5, 2013
God-stuff..... God-stuff.... We are made of god-stuff....

..... Ladies and gentlemen I think we have found an idiot Christhole who's stupidity reaches new uncharted depths.
insidesecrets wrote:
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You are made in the image of God. You are spirit made flesh, or god-stuff incarnate. If you would know God then study yourself... both objectively and subjectively.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12245 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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What science understands only works in physical reality, but does not work in non-physical reality. It is only those who ignore the greater mental dimensions of reality who are unable to comprehend them....
Show some evidence that a "non-physical reality" exists beyond your imagination.
insidesecrets wrote:
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Which doesn't explain why atheists learn heavily on scientific explanations to justify their assertion that God can't exist because they lack a belief in God.
We don't. Theists claim there is one or more deities. Atheists deny the theistic claim made without evidence. It's really that simple.

You claim Shiva exist. I doubt your claim and await evidence.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12246 Feb 5, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Which one? There are so many, Zeus, Woden, Yahweh, Allah, Hindu gods?
Doesnt it make more sense that gods are made in the image of us?
Only when you don't understand the use of metaphors in transcendent thought.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12247 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Scientific theories are not facts and yet you believe them.
NO. I have confidence in them in direct proportion to the amount of available independently verified evidence in support of them.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#12248 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Journalists following tips.
Journalists?

You put your trust in journalists rather than scientists?

All they're trying to do is to sell papers and many have no scruples about how they do it:

http://davidgold.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://tinselman.typepad.com/photos/uncategor...

Wild and crazy stuff is popular - you just have to look at how many millions believe in magic and superstitious mumbo jumbo (that includes religion).

Forget the journalists, it's the scientists who put paid to the fraudsters. After all, who demonstrated that Piltdown Man was a hoax?

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