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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Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#8266 Oct 5, 2012
Brit Expat wrote:
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Just a comment, I'm English and an Atheist. I've lived in france for over 20 years. "Paris is not France"! Just as "London is not England" All the people I have ever met are French first and thier religion is thier own business, secondry to being French. No problems! A true paradice of live and let live.
You're right.

I've done a fair bit of travelling and I've always believed that going out into the country and away from the capital city is a good way to see what a country is really about.

Since: Mar 11

Latonia, KY

#8267 Oct 5, 2012
I can predict that your sub human behaving blood thirsty Allah lickers will rape, maim and kill innocent children with glee for not being Muslims as they have from the start.

Do you deny this?
Of course not you support this barbaric behavior.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>The world was not created today?

If you do not know what happened yesterday, your knowledge will be imperfect.

And you cannot predict about tomorrow.
Henry

Altengottern, Germany

#8268 Oct 6, 2012
dafa wrote:
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 ?
Science is quite different! Atheists are based on reality, religion is a phantasm. That is the difference! The uneducated masses (even in the socalled Bible belt) are not aware of this life difference. Capitalism don`t deny this, because they are afraid of education.
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8269 Oct 6, 2012
dafa wrote:
karl mark was not a christian but a jew as were many socialists and communists at that time.
First of all: not Karl Mark, but Karl Marx and he was surely a communist and a Atheist!
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8270 Oct 6, 2012
Jacktheladat1 wrote:
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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?
Long ago science has given the answer!
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8271 Oct 6, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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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)
No god, religion is just full of lies nothing else!
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8272 Oct 6, 2012
dafa wrote:
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 ?
Religion and science is absolutely different. Science is based on facts, religion on phantasm!
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8273 Oct 6, 2012
Jacktheladat1 wrote:
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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?
Science is the natural enemy of any religion!
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8274 Oct 6, 2012
Alexey25 wrote:
Not in UK.
UK will be under sharia law by 2038.
This is laughable.
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8275 Oct 6, 2012
tomking tom wrote:
If there has been religion for the past years yo prediri
Religion has been and will owez do coz there is a God in heaven... Here is the proof.. Go behing yo house pluck a leaf from any of yo trees look at the design and tell me it was just chance its desgned that way if u do check yo rational thinking
God never existed!
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8276 Oct 6, 2012
Jacktheladat1 wrote:
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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?
Science has given the answer long ago.
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#8277 Oct 6, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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We do not know how those Dinosaurs died....and despite all the progress you boast of having achieved by humans, each and every one of them dies!!
So Allah has full control of humans, you do not decide when you will be born and you do not know when and how will you die.....the birth itself is a signal that you are going to meet death!!
whether Allah is real or imaginary, will be clear when your eyes close for the last time on this earth. If you want to verify it and meet your maker sooner, jump before a running train and your wish will be granted.
I have no doubt about the presence of Allah and that I shall be presented before Him on the last day, so I need not any verification. It is people like you who live in doubt, die in doubt and when realization comes to you, it would be too late.
Some people have to learn the hard way!! Why should you be amongst them?
There was no god, no Allah!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8278 Oct 6, 2012
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> sensible. but do you believe in something else equally silly?
Science is not silly at all!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8279 Oct 6, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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It is the worship of an evil being that grants your place in paradise.
You must do the opposite of the god you worship so that you can have eternal life.
Eternal lifeis a fairy tale, nothing else!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8280 Oct 6, 2012
Christian Witness wrote:
God's word the Bible, in the book of Revelation, shows us that Jehovah God condemns religions that do not teach the truth of God's word.
That would be any religion that does not teach there is only one God, Almighty God Jehovah. These religions would also teach doctrines that are from mans understanding of Scripture. That would include all Christian religions that teach the Trinity, hellfire punishment, immortal soul, apostalic succession, Rapture and salvation by faith alone.
The Bible says all religions of this world will be destroyed before Armageddon, we do not know exactly when that will happen, but the United Nations will accomplish that prophecy of Jehovah God, through Jesus Christ.
(Revelation 17:17, 18). . .For God put [it] into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out [their] one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished.
The Bible is full of fakes
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8281 Oct 6, 2012
LOL in a suit wrote:
<quoted text>Blow me.
There was never ever agod!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8282 Oct 6, 2012
e46M3 e60M5 wrote:
We all have to live for something, all of us seek peace and joy... Whether you call it religion or something else is not as important :)
Science is the most reliable course in our life!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8283 Oct 6, 2012
smith100 wrote:
to "lol"--Yes i was poor, did not realize at the time, because most people around us were in same shape.
we never went hungry. it did not slow my education. twelve straight years in a small country school, that was and is still considered one of best schools around. very low budget. I also managed to get a college education and many short techinal schools along the way. Being poor does not make you dumb, as some people believe. I thank God for a Father and MOther that helped me as much as they could and i did the rest. I am far from being rich, but at my age , i feel as if i am in fairly good financial shape and stil own the farm that i grew up on. Have a good day.
Sorry, there was never ever a god at all!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8284 Oct 6, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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Sure I do. It's called reality, and a complete lack of evidence, and an error filled book that is supposed to be the word of this perfect god.
Of course the Bible is full of fakes!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8285 Oct 6, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, I did not say all submissive people are religious either. You are reading more into what I typed. I said that religion attracts that type, there are several differing submissive personalities even, which I had not mentioned.
Perhaps you should stop being defensive. A psychologically dominant personality archetype is impossible to brainwash, that is part of my personality and why the brainwashing of the Mormon church failed to ensnare me. However I am also a socially submissive personality type, meaning in real life social situations I do not speak up much. There are no solid dominant or submissive people, we are all a grand mix of things, and it's that very mix that religion is against, thus the conformity element I mentioned being one of those attracted to religion. Nonconformists, like me, are abhorred with religion, but conformist archetypes are comfortable with it, even if they do not believe in it.
I find you are very brave individual. My respect for you!

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