Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

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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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Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#8237 Sep 30, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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No, not only fear, but the reality and reflect what is purpose of our life....what we were before we were born...and what happens to us when we are dead?
You know, I don't recall anything happening to me before I was born.

I suspect death will be much the same.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#8238 Sep 30, 2012
We decompose when we die. That's it.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>No, not only fear, but the reality and reflect what is purpose of our life....what we were before we were born...and what happens to us when we are dead?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#8239 Sep 30, 2012
The Quran says Muhammad reached up into the sky and ripped the moon in half!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!!

Allah who is the moon god must not have been pleased!!
Dak-original

Woking, UK

#8240 Oct 1, 2012
MUQ wrote:
Is believe in Creator against Science, Reason and logic or Vice Versa? Part-48
The existence of life on earth is made possible by a train of countless miraculous phenomena extending from the Big Bang to atoms, from atoms to galaxies, and from galaxies to our own planet. Life on earth is such that its every need is subtly planned for and created in the most suitable way: the sun in the sky providing all the needed energy, provisions stored under the ground, and a world furnished everywhere with millions of species of plant and animal varieties. Despite all the extraordinary events we have described, people still can reject the existence of their Creator. Considering it reasonable to be shaped into a man from a sperm, these people do not believe that they will be resurrected after death as informed in the Qur'an, and make irrelevant remarks. Allah has pointed in the Qur'an to the twisted reasoning of the unbelievers and has given them the answer:
And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?" Say, "He will give them life Who created them for the first
time! for He is well-versed in every kind of creation!" (Surah Ya-Seen, 78-79)
Allah–“He Who created Death and Life“–has created everything in the universe for a specific purpose and thus explained the purpose of man's creation: "that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving." (Surat al-Mulk, 2) As explained in the verse, this world is a place of trial and, as such, it is temporary. There is an end for all people as well as for the world, the time of which is predestined by Allah. People are responsible for living the short-lived lives given to them according to the terms set by Allah and described to them in the Qur'an. In the hereafter they shall have their reward for what they have done here.
Good use of faith when the followers are asked to behave on earth for real or imagined "rewards." However, then to say that it is all written down in the very procedural book which has got it wrong the creation issue is patently questionable.
Would GOD need followers to "defend" GOD and GOD's legacy, including "prophets" purported sent as the only means GOD could correct and enlighten the followers? OH! MUQ!

NB: How many have committed and will commit violence, killings and general mayhem in the name of man created religions? eli
MUQ

Saudi Arabia

#8241 Oct 4, 2012
Dak-original wrote:
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Good use of faith when the followers are asked to behave on earth for real or imagined "rewards." However, then to say that it is all written down in the very procedural book which has got it wrong the creation issue is patently questionable.
Would GOD need followers to "defend" GOD and GOD's legacy, including "prophets" purported sent as the only means GOD could correct and enlighten the followers? OH! MUQ!
NB: How many have committed and will commit violence, killings and general mayhem in the name of man created religions? eli
Apprantly you do not know what are you writing about. This indeed a great gift from God that people can write, speak and talk about matters about which they know nothing.

If that was not the case, the world would have been a boring place to live!!

I am therefore not surprized seeing your 'Highsounding Hollow meaning Post.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#8242 Oct 4, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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No, not only fear, but the reality and reflect what is purpose of our life....what we were before we were born...and what happens to us when we are dead?
"A Christian is a person who wants to give up great things in a real life for mediocre things in an imaginary one. More importantly, they demand you do the same." ~ Samuel Clemens

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#8243 Oct 4, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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Apprantly you do not know what are you writing about. This indeed a great gift from God that people can write, speak and talk about matters about which they know nothing.
If that was not the case, the world would have been a boring place to live!!
I am therefore not surprized seeing your 'Highsounding Hollow meaning Post.
"Isn't it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents? And it always just happens to be the right religion. Religions run in families. If we'd been brought up in ancient Greece we would all be worshiping Zeus and Apollo. If we had been born Vikings we would be worshiping Wotan and Thor. How does this come about? Through childhood indoctrination." ~ Richard Dawkins

Since: Mar 11

Florence, KY

#8244 Oct 4, 2012
If not for your god you could live in peace with those of other faiths or no faith. Sad yes? Think of all the innocents murdered in the name of your false pagan moon god Allah.
MUQ wrote:
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Apprantly you do not know what are you writing about. This indeed a great gift from God that people can write, speak and talk about matters about which they know nothing.
If that was not the case, the world would have been a boring place to live!!
I am therefore not surprized seeing your 'Highsounding Hollow meaning Post.
jacktheladat1

Sheffield, UK

#8245 Oct 4, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
If not for your god you could live in peace with those of other faiths or no faith. Sad yes? Think of all the innocents murdered in the name of your false pagan moon god Allah.
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I admire your (very apt) choice of words.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#8246 Oct 5, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
If not for your god you could live in peace with those of other faiths or no faith. Sad yes? Think of all the innocents murdered in the name of your false pagan moon god Allah.
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That is what you think, which god was responsible for the following wars that damaged the peace of world?

- European economic fights in 15-20 th centuries?

- WW-1 and WW-2?

- Vietnam War?

- Korean War?

- Gulf war of 1990 and 2003?

- USSR invasion of Afghanistan that resulted in millions of people getting killed?

I am more than 100 % sure that MOST of killings and wars in the world have been based on Linguistic, Ethnic, Nationalist , Economic and Personal ambitions of Leaders and Presidents and Kings and Queens......they have had very little or no relation with any god or any religion.

Apparently you have very little analyzing power and have no concept of human history, you just believe what you are told by your highly biased media (Print, TV and Film, all of which are controlled by a very small group which has its own agenda while pretending that they are unbiased, reasonable and only tell the truth)
henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#8247 Oct 5, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
We can only hope that this is true.
I myself are an Atheist for 70 Years and I will stay so till the
end of my life.
henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#8248 Oct 5, 2012
Fook FM wrote:
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Don't forget the fear of death.
Fear of death is just a wrong education.

Since: Mar 11

Florence, KY

#8249 Oct 5, 2012
Today most human atrocities are carried out in the name of Allah.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>That is what you think, which god was responsible for the following wars that damaged the peace of world?

- European economic fights in 15-20 th centuries?

- WW-1 and WW-2?

- Vietnam War?

- Korean War?

- Gulf war of 1990 and 2003?

- USSR invasion of Afghanistan that resulted in millions of people getting killed?

I am more than 100 % sure that MOST of killings and wars in the world have been based on Linguistic, Ethnic, Nationalist , Economic and Personal ambitions of Leaders and Presidents and Kings and Queens......they have had very little or no relation with any god or any religion.

Apparently you have very little analyzing power and have no concept of human history, you just believe what you are told by your highly biased media (Print, TV and Film, all of which are controlled by a very small group which has its own agenda while pretending that they are unbiased, reasonable and only tell the truth)
henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#8250 Oct 5, 2012
He who knows wrote:
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I actually read that Karl Marx was very likely a satanist, especially right after high school. Online documentaries and even poems written by Marx appear to indicate that during his childhood and teen years, Marx was indeed a Christian, but after high school, Marx completely turned over and became a satanist. Still more preserved poems and stuff written by Marx during his adulthood have even revealed that Marx had developed apparently a burning and raging hatred for both God and mankind. And not long after Marx's fall from God's grace, Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto and presented it at some sort of international socialist whatever it was. And as everyone can see, the communist manifesto is brutally tearing society apart. Homelessness, hunger, destroyed families, rampant illnesses, a huge wide gap between the rich and the poor that is being pried ever wider. Because of the communist manifesto, numerous nations are collapsing, some have allready collapsed and even devolved into iron-fisted dictatorships (for example, Cuba, Zimbabwe, and North Korea). Even recently, in 1991, the communist Soviet Union collapsed. And now America is also about to collapse (see http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20G... for more proof). I suspect that the communist manifesto may have had somewhat of a role in both world wars.
To declare Karl Marx a satanist is humorous no more. Not the communist manifesto is tearing apart society but capitalism. BTW capitalism and war are twins. But oh my dear, the United States never was communist,this nations is an imperialistic states on the verge of collaps. Jesus a savior, just a laugh no more! All religions are mere fakes no more.
JATT

London, UK

#8251 Oct 5, 2012
Well i hope we do get rid of this superstitious nonsense, sooner than 2038.
henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#8252 Oct 5, 2012
Dak-original wrote:
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Henry, you are nihilistic and atheist! I suppose you are then also subscribe to existentialist philosophy?!!
I do believe in concept of GOD but then it is just a belief, and not truth! I also believe in spirituality. For many tens of thousands years humans evolved while believing in suprnatual and spirtual matters.
Most educated people are atheists.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#8253 Oct 5, 2012
JATT wrote:
Well i hope we do get rid of this superstitious nonsense, sooner than 2038.
That would be nice, but the majority of people are simply not very smart. That is almost a prerequisite for theism's flourishing. That education through the internet is so readily available, will in time, change to a great degree these demographics. Still even with this, for some willful stupidity is safety itself, and they will not be enlightened.
Jacktheladat1

Sheffield, UK

#8254 Oct 5, 2012
henry wrote:
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Most educated people are atheists.
A good education is what is obviously lacking judging by the number of poor souls who cannot see that the matter which their bodies are made from will be recycled into nature, EXACTLY the same as ANY OTHER matter. I've asked for a logical explanation to oppose the above, only to be told I'm nuts and clueless. Therefore, I'll ask once again those who are NOT nuts & clueless, WHERE does YOUR bodily elements and molecules go after your death? Simple question. Why not offer a simple LOGICAL response, without citing any religion or religious readings/doctorings or similar unproven argument?

Since: Nov 09

Podolsk, Russia

#8255 Oct 5, 2012
Not in UK.

UK will be under sharia law by 2038.
dafa

Toronto, Canada

#8256 Oct 5, 2012
the difference between humans and animals is abstract thinking and immagination and religion is just one of the manifestations of it. religion might change or evolve like it's been happening since the beggining of time but for it to disappear would be going against how the human brain has evolved and is wired. just look at atheists, many of them are ready to argue and defend and many times even try to impose their supposed lack of religion on others. is that not the same behaviour that religious people engage in ?

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