Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23869 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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rio

Bromley, UK

#21282 Feb 18, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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- disappear for days perhaps in the hope that it would all go away by the time you returned,
Unlike you, I don't spend my life on Topix ...

Keep on raving mad !!

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Charlie's

#21283 Feb 18, 2014
CrimeaRiver wrote:
To me, that is a perfect example of how easily our minds can be manipulated.
The fact that it has only taken a few generations to completely overhaul our perception of Santa Claus.
The Americanisation of Christmas means that we no longer consider Saint Nicholas a valid name but will accept Chris Cringle. That Santa lives at the North Pole and not in Lapland and that we cannot imagine him without the Red and White Coca Cola outfit.
It goes to show that we are slaves to commercialisation.
And that's all that religion is. The commercialisation of our need for spiritual fulfilment.
Added that Santa Claus was either Bishop of Lorraine or Bishop of Myra (eastern Roman Empire), Santa Claus with french or greek accent and no Flying reindeer wouldn't have been such commercial success

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Charlie's

#21284 Feb 18, 2014
although we have deers in Lorraine

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Charlie's

#21285 Feb 18, 2014
rio wrote:
Unlike you, I don't spend my life on Topix ...
You're not obliged to spread private there, neither

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#21286 Feb 18, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
although we have deers in Lorraine
We didn't develop flying deer technology
rio

Bromley, UK

#21287 Feb 18, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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He seems to think that Topix s here for him to express himself, but that nobody had better contradict him, or that if they do, he'll fling his feces, abandon the mess he made, and hope to start over again later - just like with the five wives.
But you, you never attack anybody as a person, never .....

LOL

Keep on foaming at the mouth, with your lever rhetoric...

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Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#21288 Feb 18, 2014
He says his family of muslims are not observant. Yet we must respect islam!

His one constant: being a pain.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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He seems to think that Topix s here for him to express himself, but that nobody had better contradict him, or that if they do, he'll fling his feces, abandon the mess he made, and hope to start over again later - just like with the five wives.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#21290 Feb 18, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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He seems to think that Topix s here for him to express himself, but that nobody had better contradict him, or that if they do, he'll fling his feces, abandon the mess he made, and hope to start over again later - just like with the five wives.
If you saw more threads by him you'd change your mind.

He'll argue both sides of any argument depending on which one might get the most responses.

In this thread he has decided being a god botherer would be the most annoying and thus garner the most attention.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#21291 Feb 18, 2014
rio wrote:
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Registering a profile is meaningless: you can file SEVERAL profiles and send posts under SEVERAL IDs, so what's the point?
You are just **mad** because you got BANNED so many times, you had to resort to a SPOOF website to get through to Topix.

Which is so hilariously funny, it ought to be on National TV.

And so you create a new profile pretty much every day...

... LMAO!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#21292 Feb 18, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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You also have no spine.
You're the spineless coward that I had hoped you were not. You post your personal slurs in response to the opinions of others, leave you own opinions, fail to answer a series of responses to you about them - presumably because you found the questions too difficult to answer and/or didn't like the tone that they were written in, which was the condign result of your ill-mannered behavior - disappear for days perhaps in the hope that it would all go away by the time you returned, and then hide from the same comments when they are presented to you a second time.
What kind of a man are you?
Those comments also offered you a way to wipe the slate clean, but like MUQ, to whom those particular words were originally, you lacked the courage to apologize for your rudeness.
You demanded respect earlier, but you're not going to get it posting like this..I suggest that if you're not up to the task of defending your words, especially your personal slurs, that you mind your mouth in the future. It can't possibly be worth it to you for the little bit of frustration you vented and the little bit of satisfaction you received being rude. You don't have to like my opinions about ideas and institutions, but if you want to respond to them by attacking me as a person, you're going to have defend yourself or just lay there like a jellyfish on the beach.
Those are the terms of debate. It's either respectful or it's not. I'll still accept your apology.
Also there's the fact that Rio/Siro/etc/etc/etc has been **banned** so many times, he's unable to register--ever.

A lifetime ban from Topix? How hard is **that** to do?

LMAO!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21293 Feb 18, 2014
rio wrote:
Unlike you, I don't spend my life on Topix .Keep on raving mad !!
Raving? I'm giving you what you deserve for your contemptible posting .behavior. Rather than apologizing, you're adding additional insults.

You're a coward that likes to insult others and then flee. Your irrelevant excuse doesn't account for your cowardice since your return.

Didn't your mother teach you any manners? Try being a man and accepting responsibility for your mouth.
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#21294 Feb 18, 2014
rio is just another taqiyya merchant.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Raving? I'm giving you what you deserve for your contemptible posting .behavior. Rather than apologizing, you're adding additional insults.
You're a coward that likes to insult others and then flee. Your irrelevant excuse doesn't account for your cowardice since your return.
Didn't your mother teach you any manners? Try being a man and accepting responsibility for your mouth.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21295 Feb 18, 2014
rio wrote:
But you, you never attack anybody as a person, never .LOL .
Just those of you who have taken the liberty of issuing the first personal insult. That's you, trandiode, MUQ, and EXPERT - all theists. You all chose the gutter. How shocking.
rio wrote:
Keep on foaming at the mouth, with your lever rhetoric...
Given your preference to keep fueling the fire over humbly admitting your guilt and taking responsibility, you can expect more of the same. You've earned it, coward.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21296 Feb 18, 2014
I can read wrote:
If you saw more threads by him you'd change your mind. He'll argue both sides of any argument depending on which one might get the most responses. In this thread he has decided being a god botherer would be the most annoying and thus garner the most attention.
Really? Then he's worse than I knew.

I hope that nobody minds my reaction to him and the others. I have no respect for such people, and feel that they should not be permitted to take pot shots at unbelievers just for being unbelievers without paying a price for it. They feel privileged - like their ideas deserve respect and tolerance, but ours can be responded to with character or intelligence attacks. That's how it has been for centuries: self-righteous theist telling unbelievers that they are in rebellion, or immoral, or that our lives have no meaning or purpose, or that we will be judged and condemned to torture. Enough. It isn't necessary to be polite to such people any more, and I can't see why I would.

In any event, I apologize to the unbelievers present that are made uncomfortable by my present posting style. Please bear with me until he either stands down or disappears for good. His choice to continue attacking rather than showing contrition is not acceptable.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21297 Feb 18, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
Also there's the fact that Rio/Siro/etc/etc/etc has been **banned** so many times, he's unable to register--ever. A lifetime ban from Topix? How hard is **that** to do? LMAO!
What does he get banned for? His behavior must be worse than what I have seen.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21298 Feb 18, 2014
Thinking wrote:
rio is just another taqiyya merchant.
Is he Muslim?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#21299 Feb 18, 2014
I don't think Atheism will overcome religion by 2038, there is to much instability and fear in the world, something that religions thrive on. Add in the decline of relevant public education. And you got a soup of disillusioned paranoid zealots.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#21300 Feb 18, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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What does he get banned for? His behavior must be worse than what I have seen.
Usually, when he finally melts down, he resorts to threats of death (and worse).

That always gets the ban-hammer, and most of his crap hits the bit-bucket.

His only real legacy is quotes by others, which accidentally preserve his crap.

He *is* fun to toy with, though-- he's seriously OCD, and absolutely cannot resist using the icons on his own posts.

If you put a few negatives on his crap? He is compelled to over-post them the next time he shows up.

It is so very amusing to toy with him in this way, but I've grown bored with it of late.

In fact, I've grown bored with Topix, apart from a select few (such as yourself).

:)

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#21301 Feb 18, 2014
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Usually, when he finally melts down, he resorts to threats of death (and worse).
That always gets the ban-hammer, and most of his crap hits the bit-bucket.
His only real legacy is quotes by others, which accidentally preserve his crap.
He *is* fun to toy with, though-- he's seriously OCD, and absolutely cannot resist using the icons on his own posts.
If you put a few negatives on his crap? He is compelled to over-post them the next time he shows up.
It is so very amusing to toy with him in this way, but I've grown bored with it of late.
In fact, I've grown bored with Topix, apart from a select few (such as yourself).
:)
Yes, topix , doesn't seem to have the diversity , it once had. What ever happened to yellowdog.
MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#21302 Feb 18, 2014
CrimeaRiver wrote:
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Grow up? are you serious?
A child believes in Santa Claus. A miraculous man who lives at the North Pole and delivers presents to every child on the planet in one night. He has Flying reindeer and a bag that can hold millions of presents. He can see all children at all times and has a book where he decides if children have been naughty or nice.
He enters homes through the chimney and eats the cookies and milk left out for him. He has elves who help him make the toys and he wears a red and white outfit.
A child will continue to believe in Santa Claus and all the miraculous things he does right up until he/she is old enough to figure out that its all impossible. Then their parents/siblings/friends will break the news that it is all a lie.
The problem with theists is that nobody has awakened them to reality. They are sleepwalking through their life without questioning the motives of their belief.
Santa Claus is as real as God to a child.
Without the presence of someone to tell them that Santa isn't real, they will continue to believe in him their whole life.
We are that someone, and we are telling you that God is a fabrication, a moral myth designed to control you and rally you to support the whims of patriarchs, meglomaniacs, sociopaths, tyrants and dictators
Just because there are many Quacks in the market, does not mean that there is no Specialist Doctor any where.

You have to ask those who believe in Santa clause and others, from where they got it?

What we say about God is based on true revelation to our prophet peace be on him.

If you do not want to believe it, it is your choice.

Our aim is to give people the message, so that you should not claim ignorance on the last day.

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