Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24182 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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“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#22608 Jul 10, 2014
4chan answer

>Implying that this treads topic is followed

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#22609 Jul 11, 2014
Stop being so optimistic, religion won't go away religion has existed every since mankind began.

There are 6times as much parents giving birth and raising children with religion than there are atheists.

Even if more people are converting to atheism than atheists converting to religion, they won't beat the birth rate, religion(true or not) will always exist.

You atheists then come up with articles of how religion is decreasing, but those articles are written by optimistic atheists.

Since: Mar 12

Mumbai, India

#22610 Jul 11, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
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Problem with such people is that they are not against war.....they do support their countries war on political and nationalistic or economic grounds..... it is ONLY wars based on religious issues (which by the way are less than 1 % of actual wars fought) which they are against.
Most of this so called "Islamic Terrorist Violence" is because of Political and Economic reason, very less to settle any specific religious issue or to convert some one from one religion to another.
But the media and the hate mongers, post this as "religious wars" and make this much hype.
Isn't Islam a political ideology?It is a strong anti-kaffir ideology devised back in 7th century.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#22611 Jul 11, 2014
Mikko wrote:
4chan answer
>Implying that this treads topic is followed
Your face looks like a rotten wagon wheel.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#22612 Jul 11, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Your face looks like a rotten wagon wheel.
Colour the top of your thumb black.

Now look at it.

Now look at your avatar picture.

You look like a thumb.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#22613 Jul 11, 2014
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Colour the top of your thumb black.
Now look at it.
Now look at your avatar picture.
You look like a thumb.
Pull your thumb out of your ass.

Sniff it.

If it doesn't smell like shit, you have your first miracle.
MUQ1

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#22614 Jul 12, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
Stop being so optimistic, religion won't go away religion has existed every since mankind began.
There are 6times as much parents giving birth and raising children with religion than there are atheists.
Even if more people are converting to atheism than atheists converting to religion, they won't beat the birth rate, religion(true or not) will always exist.
You atheists then come up with articles of how religion is decreasing, but those articles are written by optimistic atheists.
If there is no religion, then it would prove that this Universe was created for "nothing". If there is no accountability for one's action, it would prove that every thing in this universe is for "vain".

No my brother it is not the case. The atheists are in negation mode and do not come up with any thing positive to replace religion.

That is why they will "never" be able to replace religion.

QED
MUQ1

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#22615 Jul 12, 2014
fadu singh wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't Islam a political ideology?It is a strong anti-kaffir ideology devised back in 7th century.
Why be in the lines of "Kafirs"? Why not be on the "Right Side of the Law"? What prevents you?
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#22617 Jul 12, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Pull your thumb out of your ass.
Sniff it.
If it doesn't smell like shit, you have your first miracle.
Congratulations. you just came up with a more productive use of your time than the posts you make on topix.
islam debunked

Birmingham, UK

#22620 Jul 12, 2014
QED......lmao.....where?

All islamic countiries are in turmoil.....you are all backward with your antiquated books and beliefs.....time to give it up brother!

Islam=Death cult.....rid it from the free thinking ,highly advanced western civilisations!
BAN ISLAM TODAY!!!
islam debunked

Birmingham, UK

#22622 Jul 12, 2014
Although terrorism is not exclusive to the Islamic ideology, it should be noted that a disproportionate number of terrorists are Muslims who are motivated by the teachings of Islam. Peter Neumann, a Professor of Security Studies at King’s College in London, has noted that Western converts were "overrepresented among jihadists",[1] and a 2011 study found that 55% of US born Muslims arrested for Islamic terrorist activities were converts to Islam.[2]

Those who were born into Islam may be ignorant of their religion and its actual teachings, therefore they are Muslims who are most likely to interpret Islam in a peaceful way. However, many converts to Islam are more zealous; learning as much about their new found faith as they can. When they do that, the only conclusion that they can draw is that Islam's deity endorses terrorism and rewards terrorists.

If someone is involved in crime and terrorism and they had converted to a certain faith system, it is almost always Islam that the person converted to. The hate for non-Muslims found in Islam is quickly picked up by them. As a result, these converts often turn to the practice or support of terrorism and violence; often showing hatred for their own family, country, and former way of life.

Since: Mar 12

Mumbai, India

#22623 Jul 12, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why be in the lines of "Kafirs"? Why not be on the "Right Side of the Law"? What prevents you?
You mean marrying 4 wives,marrying a six years old girl at the age of 54,believing in the notion that earth is flat and all the other anomalous beliefs is all the right things we have to do to mitigate the anti-kaffir sentiments of Muslims?In what modern civilization these practices and beliefs have been approved and condoned?
Since your belief endorses the idea that kaffirs are wrong that doesn't mean "kaffirs" are wrong. Quran is a set of laws codified by a self-styled "megalomaniac" prophet back in 7th century whose paraphilia and bizarre beliefs have been the maintstays of this entire discussion.The contradictions and dissonances with modern science in Quran have been highlighted many times on this forum.Why would we believe in a faith that seems incorrigibly corrupt engendered by a eccentric shepherd of 7th century?

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#22624 Jul 12, 2014
islam debunked wrote:
Although terrorism is not exclusive to the Islamic ideology, it should be noted that a disproportionate number of terrorists are Muslims who are motivated by the teachings of Islam. Peter Neumann, a Professor of Security Studies at King’s College in London, has noted that Western converts were "overrepresented among jihadists",[1] and a 2011 study found that 55% of US born Muslims arrested for Islamic terrorist activities were converts to Islam.[2]
Those who were born into Islam may be ignorant of their religion and its actual teachings, therefore they are Muslims who are most likely to interpret Islam in a peaceful way. However, many converts to Islam are more zealous; learning as much about their new found faith as they can. When they do that, the only conclusion that they can draw is that Islam's deity endorses terrorism and rewards terrorists.
If someone is involved in crime and terrorism and they had converted to a certain faith system, it is almost always Islam that the person converted to. The hate for non-Muslims found in Islam is quickly picked up by them. As a result, these converts often turn to the practice or support of terrorism and violence; often showing hatred for their own family, country, and former way of life.
Muslims are actually very good people. One of my friends is Muslim and he doesn't go around shooting people.

Terrorists want to be rich, they don't give a crap about what Islam thinks.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#22626 Jul 13, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Fri...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Friends_o...

They don't appear to be 'Friends of Palestine' too. I wonder what they think they or the UK get out of this?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8582518.stm

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#22627 Jul 13, 2014
EdSed wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C onservative_Friends_of_Israel# Members_of_CFI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Friends_o...
They don't appear to be 'Friends of Palestine' too. I wonder what they think they or the UK get out of this?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8582518.stm
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Britain tends to support BDS
Historyman

Louisville, KY

#22629 Jul 16, 2014
paarsurrey wrote:
I don't think it will ever happen; since there is not a single evidence with the atheists that the Creator God does not exist.
If you have give it here.
One can never prove a negative. Try prove that Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy don't exist. It is up to the believer to prove existence. Without that proof, there is no reason to believe except faith. Faith needs no proof, but that does not mean that is is correct.
MUQ1

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#22631 Jul 18, 2014
Historyman wrote:
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One can never prove a negative. Try prove that Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy don't exist. It is up to the believer to prove existence. Without that proof, there is no reason to believe except faith. Faith needs no proof, but that does not mean that is is correct.
Santa Clause is a MYTH is self proven by the "Thousands of Santas that appear suddenly along Christmas time and then disappear when it ends".... As regards Tooth Fairy, no one needs to prove that it is myth, just leave the tooth in open and it would NEVER disappear.

Those who use Santa Clause and Tooth Fairy to prove that Creator of this Universe does not exist, should get their brains examined. There is something wrong in it.
buzzkill

Knoxville, TN

#22632 Jul 18, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Santa Clause is a MYTH is self proven by the "Thousands of Santas that appear suddenly along Christmas time and then disappear when it ends".... As regards Tooth Fairy, no one needs to prove that it is myth, just leave the tooth in open and it would NEVER disappear.
Those who use Santa Clause and Tooth Fairy to prove that Creator of this Universe does not exist, should get their brains examined. There is something wrong in it.
You missed the point: no one is trying to prove that God does not exist. We simply don't see any reason to believe that any deities do. At some point in our lives, many of us have been confronted with uncomfortable realities, forcing us to give up one cherished belief or another. In the process some of us rejected faith as a way of understanding the physical universe, choosing instead to rely on the scientific method, or some logical variant of it.

It's not a matter of whether God, like the Santa, the Easter bunny, the tooth faerie, leprechauns, or unicorns, originated as a myth. it's more a matter of whether the existence of any can be verified or ruled out with some sort of well-designed tests. There is no reason to accept any that don't pass those tests or are essentially untestable.

For you, faith is one way of knowing about and understanding your world, but for us, it is a pathway to gullibility and self-deception. Its preconceptions take away the motivation to explore the unknown by refusing to recognize it. Where faith is required, some doubt is also necessary. This is the way of the skeptic. It is a path to discovery in territory that faith would leave unexplored.
Thinking

Poole, UK

#22633 Jul 18, 2014
And yet everything we have ever discovered turned out to be "not magic".

I don't need to disprove your god, you need to prove it.
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Santa Clause is a MYTH is self proven by the "Thousands of Santas that appear suddenly along Christmas time and then disappear when it ends".... As regards Tooth Fairy, no one needs to prove that it is myth, just leave the tooth in open and it would NEVER disappear.
Those who use Santa Clause and Tooth Fairy to prove that Creator of this Universe does not exist, should get their brains examined. There is something wrong in it.
MUQ1

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#22634 Jul 19, 2014
Thinking wrote:
And yet everything we have ever discovered turned out to be "not magic".
I don't need to disprove your god, you need to prove it.
<quoted text>
Why I have to prove it, only BLIND would look at all this universe and PROVE that it created itself or just came by chance.

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