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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James

Kalamazoo, MI

#22836 Sep 1, 2014
religionislies wrote:
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You are simple minded liars with no evidence of god. You use a human-written book to justify your utter ignorance for the world. You are what is wrong with society - lazy + stupid + arrogant - AKA the idiot triangle.
You describe yourself well. And you are what is wrong with society. You're just plain dumb. You shouldn't be selfish.
James

Kalamazoo, MI

#22837 Sep 1, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Ordinary people think there are gods.
And they are in the majority.
Extraordinary people know there are no gods.
They do not deny science but embrace it.
I have issued this simple comment many times...
If you (theists) expect to convince anyone of your faith you should be able to promptly answer these two simple questions.
If you cannot answer these, ask your clergy for assistance.
Remember... they claim to know the unknowable and can easily explain this.... right?
1) Provide evidence your God is true in a way religions other than yours cannot do with their God(s).
2) Provide evidence your holy book is true in a way religions other than yours cannot do with their holy book(s).
There will be no response to these two simple questions for obvious reasons.
So extraordinary people hundreds of years ago thought the earth was flat? lol. You mean subordinary people. People that believe in OPINIONS that continually change are not extraordinary.
James

Kalamazoo, MI

#22838 Sep 1, 2014
CunningLinguist wrote:
<quoted text>
Ordinary people think there are gods.
And they are in the majority.
Extraordinary people know there are no gods.
They do not deny science but embrace it.
I have issued this simple comment many times...
If you (theists) expect to convince anyone of your faith you should be able to promptly answer these two simple questions.
If you cannot answer these, ask your clergy for assistance.
Remember... they claim to know the unknowable and can easily explain this.... right?
1) Provide evidence your God is true in a way religions other than yours cannot do with their God(s).
2) Provide evidence your holy book is true in a way religions other than yours cannot do with their holy book(s).
There will be no response to these two simple questions for obvious reasons.
I can provide evidence that the bible is true.
It says that unbelievers are selfish. Guess what? You are, lol. Therefore it's true. Pretty simple logic. The only thing extraordinary about you unbelievers is that your mind is extraordinarily numb.
James

Kalamazoo, MI

#22839 Sep 1, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
In civilised society, there are these things called bookshops. Try visiting one, if you haven't already burned down all of them.
If your society is so civilized, how does it produce such uncivilized people like you. lol. Oh, you mean it has roads and bookshops and things. You weren't talking about the people.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#22841 Sep 2, 2014
“Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us – he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.”(Psalm 137:9)

Screw your bible.
James wrote:
<quoted text>
I can provide evidence that the bible is true.
It says that unbelievers are selfish. Guess what? You are, lol. Therefore it's true. Pretty simple logic. The only thing extraordinary about you unbelievers is that your mind is extraordinarily numb.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#22842 Sep 2, 2014
Hitler was also influential, but I wouldn't worship him either.
Why do you still worship mohammed when you know he sexually assaulted his child wife?
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
So according to you "The truth changes" according to the time? And according to you those authors of 100 years or more were "avowed" enemies of Islam and Prophet and that is why they wrote those books against Islam and Prophet.
The trend has not changed with time....west is busy in producing books against Islam and our prophet non stop.
Hardly any week or month passes when they do not find a "new angle" to criticise our prophet.
But side by side there are authors and statesmen and doctors and politicians who recognize the greatness and sincerity and success of our prophet.
When did Michel H. Hart wrote his book "The 100"? Who paid him to rate our prophet as # 1, in the list of "Most influential people" in Human History?
Dak-Original

Southall, UK

#22843 Sep 2, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
So according to you "The truth changes" according to the time? And according to you those authors of 100 years or more were "avowed" enemies of Islam and Prophet and that is why they wrote those books against Islam and Prophet.
The trend has not changed with time....west is busy in producing books against Islam and our prophet non stop.
Hardly any week or month passes when they do not find a "new angle" to criticise our prophet.
But side by side there are authors and statesmen and doctors and politicians who recognize the greatness and sincerity and success of our prophet.
When did Michel H. Hart wrote his book "The 100"? Who paid him to rate our prophet as # 1, in the list of "Most influential people" in Human History?
Read my post again. Trust you to jump on your high horse to "defend" your prophet without reading the post properly.OH!MUQ1+!

NOTE: I was referring to you quoting matters about evolution in 100 years old books rather than current ones just because the outdated facts were agreeable to you (or to your Islamic Scholar sources).

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#22844 Sep 2, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
There are no extraordinary claims, in fact the people who think “There is no purpose of life and NOTHING happens to people when they die…. They are making extraordinary claims without any proof.
There's nothing extraordinary about that claim at all. When you die, all the parts of you rot (or are cremated, or otherwise disposed of). Then you, the person, are gone.

The extraordinary claim is that something is saved.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#22845 Sep 2, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Visit as many book shops as you wish.... and then get a book like Quran.
Not you but all the "Book Lovers" in the world, searching in all the Book Stores and Libraries of the world.
The Quranic challenge is open for past 1400 years.
What, to you, would constitute a book "like" the Quran?
Eman

Upland, CA

#22846 Sep 2, 2014
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Religion will cease to exist sometime in the 21st century.
Lolz. This declaration was made many times before. All you need is a rough time in earth, everyone turns religious in a second.
Earthquake, war, terrorist attack, you name it, churches feel up to the brim.
Because when things overwhelm people, they seek someone higher and stronger to save them.
Atheism spawned from syphilitic privileged philosophers in europe

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22847 Sep 2, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Hitler was also influential, but I wouldn't worship him either.
Why do you still worship mohammed when you know he sexually assaulted his child wife?
<quoted text>
Hitler' "Influence" vanished before his own eyes..... and most of other people' too once they were gone.

It is only founders of religions (Prophets of God) whose influence is permanent and time has little effect.

And in that category also, our prophet was the "Most Successful".

And for your info, we do not worship our prophet, we worship the One who sent him!

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22848 Sep 2, 2014
Dak-Original wrote:
<quoted text>
Read my post again. Trust you to jump on your high horse to "defend" your prophet without reading the post properly.OH!MUQ1+!
NOTE: I was referring to you quoting matters about evolution in 100 years old books rather than current ones just because the outdated facts were agreeable to you (or to your Islamic Scholar sources).
Do you mean that those who wrote about evolution 100 years back (Including Charles Darwin)..were writing and making claims without "Real" info?

And what would people say about the books being written on evolution today after 100 years? They might also say that those people make big claims without "Real" info.

These things work both ways!!
Eman

Upland, CA

#22849 Sep 2, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hitler' "Influence" vanished before his own eyes..... and most of other people' too once they were gone.
It is only founders of religions (Prophets of God) whose influence is permanent and time has little effect.
And in that category also, our prophet was the "Most Successful".
And for your info, we do not worship our prophet, we worship the One who sent him!
The only God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob sent Jesus Christ as the Messaiah.
It is ONLY in Jesus name that salvation is found, and the words of Jesus are in the Bible only.
You Muslims are in BIG trouble because you kill Christians, the only people who believe in Jesus Christ as savior, which is what the Messaiah is: the redeemer, the savior.
No muslim can go to heaven. Only those who worship Jesus Christ, the son of God, can get in heaven, because it is only His sacrifice that sanctifies, His death in the cross and His resurrection.
Allah is not God. Allah is Satan, you only have to look around what Islam does around the world to see that Islam is from hell.

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22851 Sep 2, 2014
Box wrote:
1 There's nothing extraordinary about that claim at all. When you die, all the parts of you rot (or are cremated, or otherwise disposed of). Then you, the person, are gone.

The extraordinary claim is that something is saved.

2. What, to you, would constitute a book "like" the Quran?
Ans.

1. If that was the case, and there is no accountability of your deeds, why anyone should try to be good and help poor people and his fellows.

And those “Powerful Dictators and Kings and Gangsters” who persecute and kill many innocent people and never get punishment for their deeds, will they and those who help others and save lives, would become equal once they are dead?

This is a very illogical and very unreasonable attitude.

2. Any thing you write in any language, then get it translated into Arabic using “Google Translator” or some other such program and then present it to world as “Something just like Quran”!

How dumb you are!!

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22852 Sep 2, 2014
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The only God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob sent Jesus Christ as the Messaiah.
It is ONLY in Jesus name that salvation is found, and the words of Jesus are in the Bible only.
You Muslims are in BIG trouble because you kill Christians, the only people who believe in Jesus Christ as savior, which is what the Messaiah is: the redeemer, the savior.
No muslim can go to heaven. Only those who worship Jesus Christ, the son of God, can get in heaven, because it is only His sacrifice that sanctifies, His death in the cross and His resurrection.
Allah is not God. Allah is Satan, you only have to look around what Islam does around the world to see that Islam is from hell.
It seems you know MORE than what Jesus knew!

He said that a Comforter would come and teach them things which Jesus could not....who was that Comforter?

And What did he teach?

Please give a single letter of what he taught?

Paul would b very happy to get a "parrot" like you, repeating his teachings!!

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22853 Sep 2, 2014
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Lolz. This declaration was made many times before. All you need is a rough time in earth, everyone turns religious in a second.
Earthquake, war, terrorist attack, you name it, churches feel up to the brim.
Because when things overwhelm people, they seek someone higher and stronger to save them.
Atheism spawned from syphilitic privileged philosophers in europe
Churches full to the Brim? Are you dreaming?

Or you refer when there are "Powerful Weddings" or a "Disco Concert" by Madonna, or Rihana ?
Eman

Mira Loma, CA

#22854 Sep 2, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems you know MORE than what Jesus knew!
He said that a Comforter would come and teach them things which Jesus could not....who was that Comforter?
And What did he teach?
Please give a single letter of what he taught?
Paul would b very happy to get a "parrot" like you, repeating his teachings!!
The Comforter is the Holy Spirit. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and ask God for Him, He gives it to them.
This happens all the time, just as Jesus promised.
The Holy Spirit teaches the meaning of the Bible, the Word of God, because the Word speaks of spiritual things that are impossible to understand otherwise.
The Spirit lead Paul and the other apostles to write start they wrote, and gave them the powers to do the miracles they did. Those miracles happen today, all around the world, in Jesus name.
Islam is an instrument of Satan. The only ones that can't see that is the muslim, because Satan closed your mind. Here's no Islam paradise. Those who destroy go to be destroyed, in hell.
Eman

Mira Loma, CA

#22855 Sep 2, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Churches full to the Brim? Are you dreaming?
Or you refer when there are "Powerful Weddings" or a "Disco Concert" by Madonna, or Rihana ?
When 9/11, Katrina, other disasters, people flock to churches. In war, every soldier prays he won't be the one killed.
Who do they pray to?
Atheism is dead. When disasters hit, everyone will seek help, whatever from God, or talismans, or luck, whatever. Noone will say, atheism help me please.
It's only when peril greater than anything yet can muster confronts people they wish something bigger than the peril exists to thwart the peril.
Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#22856 Sep 2, 2014
Why do you ignore mohammed's paedophilia?

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jun/21/rin...

Because your religion loves it?
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hitler' "Influence" vanished before his own eyes..... and most of other people' too once they were gone.
It is only founders of religions (Prophets of God) whose influence is permanent and time has little effect.
And in that category also, our prophet was the "Most Successful".
And for your info, we do not worship our prophet, we worship the One who sent him!

“SATYAMEV JAYATE-TRUTH WINS ”

Since: Mar 14

JUBAIL, KSA

#22857 Sep 3, 2014
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The Comforter is the Holy Spirit. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and ask God for Him, He gives it to them.
This happens all the time, just as Jesus promised.
The Holy Spirit teaches the meaning of the Bible, the Word of God, because the Word speaks of spiritual things that are impossible to understand otherwise.
The Spirit lead Paul and the other apostles to write start they wrote, and gave them the powers to do the miracles they did. Those miracles happen today, all around the world, in Jesus name.
Islam is an instrument of Satan. The only ones that can't see that is the muslim, because Satan closed your mind. Here's no Islam paradise. Those who destroy go to be destroyed, in hell.
How come the Holy Spirit taught "different meanings" to different Churches that they are not united on any thing?

I think Holy Spirit is the "Most Maltreated" of all entities in Christian religion.

Every Christian leads the Holy Spirit which ever way he goes...

What sort of God is this Holy Spirit?

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