Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24178 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Psychology Today.

EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22419 Jun 16, 2014
Theology mythology
Religion is nothing but trouble these days....
http://www.channel4.com/news/repent-or-die-is...

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22420 Jun 17, 2014
EdSed wrote:
Theology mythology
Religion is nothing but trouble these days....
http://www.channel4.com/news/repent-or-die-is...
Say the ignorants who have little or no knowledge about the subject they are talking.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22421 Jun 17, 2014
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/6735400...
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Say the ignorants who have little or no knowledge about the subject they are talking.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22422 Jun 17, 2014
If the Saudi royal family is overthrown, how will economic migrants from India like muq be treated?
EdSed wrote:
Theology mythology
Religion is nothing but trouble these days....
http://www.channel4.com/news/repent-or-die-is...
Lincon Hashew

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#22423 Jun 17, 2014
Religion is a belief system invented by primitive man to explain the inexplicable and used by the elite to subordinate the masses. Sorry about the neo-Marxist rhetoric, but it's true. Religion has probably caused more death, destruction and human misery than any other cause. If you want evidence for the non-existance of God then just visit Auschwitz. Religion should not have any part to play in the administration of a state, which should allow its citizens to believe or not to believe as they see fit. Hopefully, in the fullness of time, religious belief and all the trappings that go with it will die a natural death, but that will only happen if people become more educated about the universe in which they live, and more prosperous.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22424 Jun 17, 2014
The more educated someone is, the less likely they are to believe.
Lincon Hashew wrote:
Religion is a belief system invented by primitive man to explain the inexplicable and used by the elite to subordinate the masses. Sorry about the neo-Marxist rhetoric, but it's true. Religion has probably caused more death, destruction and human misery than any other cause. If you want evidence for the non-existance of God then just visit Auschwitz. Religion should not have any part to play in the administration of a state, which should allow its citizens to believe or not to believe as they see fit. Hopefully, in the fullness of time, religious belief and all the trappings that go with it will die a natural death, but that will only happen if people become more educated about the universe in which they live, and more prosperous.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22425 Jun 17, 2014
I agree with all of this:
Lincon Hashew wrote:
Religion is a belief system invented by primitive man to explain the inexplicable and used by the elite to subordinate the masses. Sorry about the neo-Marxist rhetoric, but it's true. Religion has probably caused more death, destruction and human misery than any other cause. If you want evidence for the non-existance of God then just visit Auschwitz. Religion should not have any part to play in the administration of a state, which should allow its citizens to believe or not to believe as they see fit. Hopefully, in the fullness of time, religious belief and all the trappings that go with it will die a natural death, but that will only happen if people become more educated about the universe in which they live, and more prosperous.
but I haven't read convincing evidence that there is a clear link between prosperity and superstition, though I've often read that people see an inverse correlation between wealth and religious belief. There are African ministers of state who are quite wealthy and apparently superstitious, e.g....
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2014/06/01/s...

I entirely agree that poorer or less politically stable societies are more prone to superstition (including religion) but don't agree there is necessarily any cause and effect (as your post might be thought to imply, perhaps).

And certainly religion can be a means of control. It always makes me laugh when women defend religion and religious faith. Talk about self-defeating, lol!

I think education and science are the real enemies of religion, together with the ability to create a global community of ideas via the Internet and social media.

That's how it appears to me.
Religion = superstition
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22426 Jun 17, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Say the ignorants who have little or no knowledge about the subject they are talking.
Speaking of ignorant: you're failure to condemn the shooting of Malala Yousafzai unreservedly demonstrates your ignorance. And people who believe in an Abrahamic god(s) are in no position to call the non-superstitious ignorant.

Most Muslims around the world condemn Malala's shooting and I think that shows that you only know your personal Islamism, not Islam in general. My knowledge is far better than yours.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai
Face it Muq, Malala and her fellow Muslims will educate people like you one day.

Islam is nonsense, like all Abrahamic religious beliefs. Education, science, the Internet, social media and freedom of speech will continue to undermine religious faith.

Theology = mythology
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22427 Jun 17, 2014
Thinking wrote:
If the Saudi royal family is overthrown, how will economic migrants from India like muq be treated?
<quoted text>
Perhaps he thinks his brand of Islamism will protect him?

From:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/21/world/meast...
"...Satinah is due to be beheaded in the coming weeks, unless she can raise a hefty "blood money" payment to give to her employer's heirs..."

Religion = superstition
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22428 Jun 17, 2014
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22429 Jun 17, 2014
Rich countries should offer decent conditions. I was particularly thinking of all the Nepalese dying in Qatar for 2022 and other projects.
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps he thinks his brand of Islamism will protect him?
From:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/21/world/meast...
"...Satinah is due to be beheaded in the coming weeks, unless she can raise a hefty "blood money" payment to give to her employer's heirs..."
Religion = superstition
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22430 Jun 17, 2014
I saw this. I also follow Mariam Namazie's work for those oppressed by islam.

http://www.maryamnamazie.com/
EdSed wrote:
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22431 Jun 17, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I saw this. I also follow Mariam Namazie's work for those oppressed by islam.
http://www.maryamnamazie.com/
<quoted text>
Me too. Good writer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryam_Namazie#W...

Religion = superstition

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22432 Jun 17, 2014
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of ignorant: you're failure to condemn the shooting of Malala Yousafzai unreservedly demonstrates your ignorance. And people who believe in an Abrahamic god(s) are in no position to call the non-superstitious ignorant.
Most Muslims around the world condemn Malala's shooting and I think that shows that you only know your personal Islamism, not Islam in general. My knowledge is far better than yours.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai
Face it Muq, Malala and her fellow Muslims will educate people like you one day.
Islam is nonsense, like all Abrahamic religious beliefs. Education, science, the Internet, social media and freedom of speech will continue to undermine religious faith.
Theology = mythology
Where I supported the attack on Malala?

This is problem with western people, they pick up one Malala and parade her around the world....while they killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of Malals in Muslim countries.

They just shed crocodile tears on Malala.....they are not her friends either and would do nothing for her.

The "first word" from Quran revealed to our prophet was "Read or Recite"..... Islam is all for education... What are you talking about?

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22433 Jun 17, 2014
Lincon Hashew wrote:
Religion is a belief system invented by primitive man to explain the inexplicable and used by the elite to subordinate the masses. Sorry about the neo-Marxist rhetoric, but it's true. Religion has probably caused more death, destruction and human misery than any other cause. If you want evidence for the non-existance of God then just visit Auschwitz. Religion should not have any part to play in the administration of a state, which should allow its citizens to believe or not to believe as they see fit. Hopefully, in the fullness of time, religious belief and all the trappings that go with it will die a natural death, but that will only happen if people become more educated about the universe in which they live, and more prosperous.
The problem with so called "enlightened people" is that they have no info and play as "most knowledgeable" persons.

First explain how this universe came into being and how it is running?

Can anything like this universe and its laws, self create themselves? can they come by chance?

Did any human intervention was needed at any time during creation and formation of this universe?

How stupid is to say that "there is no God and universe came into being by its own".

The concept of God in Universal, primitive or non primative.

The Islamic concept of God is most perfect and that is what is going to be around till the end of world.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22434 Jun 18, 2014
You still can't 100% condemn the shooting of a schoolgirl in the face.

You're selling sh!t no one needs.
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Where I supported the attack on Malala?
This is problem with western people, they pick up one Malala and parade her around the world....while they killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of Malals in Muslim countries.
They just shed crocodile tears on Malala.....they are not her friends either and would do nothing for her.
The "first word" from Quran revealed to our prophet was "Read or Recite"..... Islam is all for education... What are you talking about?
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#22435 Jun 18, 2014
moq logic: since science can't answer every question just yet, let's cut the pissflaps out of little girls instead.
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem with so called "enlightened people" is that they have no info and play as "most knowledgeable" persons.
First explain how this universe came into being and how it is running?
Can anything like this universe and its laws, self create themselves? can they come by chance?
Did any human intervention was needed at any time during creation and formation of this universe?
How stupid is to say that "there is no God and universe came into being by its own".
The concept of God in Universal, primitive or non primative.
The Islamic concept of God is most perfect and that is what is going to be around till the end of world.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#22436 Jun 18, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Islamic concept of God is most perfect and that is what is going to be around till the end of world.
Prove it!
Idiot Savant

Halesowen, UK

#22437 Jun 18, 2014
I see Muq is still spreading the satanic verses of the devil......he`s been whispering in his ear all of his life!
I see he(the devil) has got a good foothold in the middle east.....lets hope you all annihilate each other and we never hear any of this NONCE..sence ever again. Muhahahahaha!
Idiot Savant

Halesowen, UK

#22438 Jun 18, 2014
I once heard someone say that when a single person displays his delusion, we call it madness. When a large group of people displays their delusion, we call it religion.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Atheism Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really T... (Jan '12) 3 hr Regolith Based Li... 83,153
News Why Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Religious ... 17 hr Dogen 2,575
High School Atheism Nov 14 Reason Personified 3
Reasoning with Insanity (Jun '16) Nov 14 Reason Personified 106
Science Disproves Evolution (Aug '12) Nov 14 Eagle 12 - 3,988
News Tampa Teacher @LoraJane Hates Christians, Promo... (May '17) Nov 6 Frindly 1,175
a prayer of salvation for those who are willing Oct 24 xfrodobagginsx 1
More from around the web