Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23869 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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Henry

Thum, Germany

#8286 Oct 6, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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If it is all about faith, than you would agree that that faith has no place in the public schools or the goverment, correct?
I fully agree! I am an atheist!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8287 Oct 6, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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If it is all about faith, than you would agree that that faith has no place in the public schools or the goverment, correct?
This is in my opinion totally correct!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8288 Oct 6, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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But when you speak of god, you're speaking about BLIND faith. Faith based on logic, and prior experience is not the same thing.
Your blind faith in an imaginary god belongs at home or at church. Period. Keep it out of the goverment, and the public schools.
Totally correct!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8289 Oct 6, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>The first god and the first bridge have several things in common. The same creatures who created the bridges also created the gods. Both were created for the use of man, and both created by man.
My apologies to the Queen, I'll now step back, M' lady.
There is and was never ever a god!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8290 Oct 6, 2012
The serpent was right wrote:
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But when you speak of god, you're speaking about BLIND faith. Faith based on logic, and prior experience is not the same thing.
Your blind faith in an imaginary god belongs at home or at church. Period. Keep it out of the goverment, and the public schools.
You are soo right!
Henry

Thum, Germany

#8291 Oct 6, 2012
NEW wrote:
I am 52 years old. When I was a senior in high school the town I still live in and surrounding county had 28 churches. Today in same area there is 15. In another 30 years i bet that will be hlaf that many. Religion is dying and it is a good thing.
I hope you are right, but there are wars (in capitalism) and the nuclear infernos for certain.
Henry

Bleicherode, Germany

#8292 Oct 6, 2012
mike wrote:
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God can decided to enforce judgement whenever He wants. As recorded in the Bible. He gives people a chance to change first. When the fullness has taken its course, He acts, according to the Bible.
The Bible is of course no "divine" book at all. It is faked in the interest up to present. There was never any god!
Henry

Bleicherode, Germany

#8293 Oct 6, 2012
Don5163 wrote:
<quoted text>How many times does this inconsistency need to be re-hashed?
Kittenkoder has of course right!
Henry

Bleicherode, Germany

#8294 Oct 6, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Your god ordered us to go into Iraq and slaughter people, destroy their infrastructure, and destabilize that country.
God is not existing!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#8295 Oct 6, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
01. Such are "idealistic definition" that have nothing to do with real concept of Christianity. In practical terms a Christian is a person, who believes in Trinity, and that Jesus died for his sins, and does not consider any possibility that a Prophet of God can come after Jesus. So he has made his mind shut.
02. It is con correct to say that every one follows the religion of his parents.
If that was the case, their would not be a Single Christian in the world!!
Did not the disciples of Jesus and earliest Christians left the religion of their parents and accepted new religion?
People have been continuously changing their religions and that trend has never stopped fully, but it has been slowed down.
The comments by Richard Dawkins are very superficial and valid for a specific stage in the life of established religions of the world.
If there were a god, then there would only be a single religion, and all peoples would know it.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#8296 Oct 6, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>If there were a god, then there would only be a single religion, and all peoples would know it.
Amen.

Sorry could not resist.

Yes what you stated is what I have been saying for a long time, and most atheists will agree.

But truth and reason is not a common among religious.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#8297 Oct 6, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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Amen.
Sorry could not resist.
Yes what you stated is what I have been saying for a long time, and most atheists will agree.
But truth and reason is not a common among religious.
I have just posted this elsewhere but I think it fits the here and now, as well.

"According to the buy bull, there is only, the one thing that is ever seen of the god Jehovah, and that is his hindmost parts, and unfortunately the hindmost part, is also what we most often see of his followers.~ Reason Personified
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#8298 Oct 6, 2012
ExcommunicateThis wrote:
Well, atheism is already the majority view amongst the population of the world in general, even if people go through the motions of religion just to fit in with others of their tribe.
Atheists have still a hard time in countries like Saudi Arabia and other moslem regions. But the islam is not the only human hostile religion in the world. Most capitalist countries are against atheism. They fear progressive trends. The Vatican is not less hostile against Atheism.
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#8299 Oct 6, 2012
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> That was to Henry. Our problem is that we do not hae well-regulated capitalism. We have robber baron capitalism, predatory capitalism, oligarchy capitalism, crooked capitalism, casino capitalism, politically-connected capitalism, corrupt capitalism, war-mongering capitalism, health-undermining capitalism, happiness-undermining capitalism, anti-excellence capitalism. i can think of more probably.
communism is not the only alternative to capitalism. a mixed economy with reasonable amounts of small-scale socialism, lots of coops, lots of voluntary associations, very well-regulated capitalism where it is workable, and new modes of organization based on some experimentation, pilot projects, imagination, utopian thinking, and gutsy willingness to be creative - that might work.
What about the big threat of nuclear inferno? The destruction of our human life atmosphere by the reckless capitalist world? We have enough problems not to survive of a human race. All this religious rubbish is more than dangerous for the hole mankind. Man could say with Dante: let all hope wane.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#8300 Oct 7, 2012
RP wrote:
If there were a god, then there would only be a single religion, and all peoples would know it.
Ans.

There is a single religion!!

And that is Islam which has been a religion of all prophets of God.

All other names, like Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism etc are given by humans, none of the prophets of God named any such religion and none of the prophets of God followed these man made religion.

And the fundamental articles of faith of this universal religion is believe in One God and worship only Him and deny worship of idols and false gods, believe in God’ angels and in the hereafter.

And acts of worship in this universal religion is prayer to God at regular intervals, giving in charity, fasting and pilgrimage to some holy site for Universal gathering.

We can find traces of these things even in distorted form of Universal religion in existing religions of the world.

It needs a careful look and analysis.

Since: Mar 11

Portage, MI

#8301 Oct 7, 2012
Careful examination of the Quran shows Muhammad was a child raping epileptic who stole passages from the OT and NT as well as Hindu writings and mixed them with tales of him ripping the moon like paper.

Did you know ancient people in Saudi Arabia even 500 years before Jesus worshipped the moon god and would prostrate themselves to the moon who they said was Allah? They had 360 different gods with Allah being the moon God.

Not much has changed.
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
There is a single religion!!
And that is Islam which has been a religion of all prophets of God.
All other names, like Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism etc are given by humans, none of the prophets of God named any such religion and none of the prophets of God followed these man made religion.
And the fundamental articles of faith of this universal religion is believe in One God and worship only Him and deny worship of idols and false gods, believe in God’ angels and in the hereafter.
And acts of worship in this universal religion is prayer to God at regular intervals, giving in charity, fasting and pilgrimage to some holy site for Universal gathering.
We can find traces of these things even in distorted form of Universal religion in existing religions of the world.
It needs a careful look and analysis.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#8302 Oct 7, 2012
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> That was to Henry. Our problem is that we do not hae well-regulated capitalism. We have robber baron capitalism, predatory capitalism, oligarchy capitalism, crooked capitalism, casino capitalism, politically-connected capitalism, corrupt capitalism, war-mongering capitalism, health-undermining capitalism, happiness-undermining capitalism, anti-excellence capitalism. i can think of more probably.
communism is not the only alternative to capitalism. a mixed economy with reasonable amounts of small-scale socialism, lots of coops, lots of voluntary associations, very well-regulated capitalism where it is workable, and new modes of organization based on some experimentation, pilot projects, imagination, utopian thinking, and gutsy willingness to be creative - that might work.
How about more Three Mile, Chernobil, Fukushima desasters? Is that what is understood under "very well-regulated capitalism"? Sorry, but in the deadly AKWs mankind has no more a chance to survive. That is the naked truth!
Henry

Aue, Germany

#8303 Oct 7, 2012
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> That was to Henry. Our problem is that we do not hae well-regulated capitalism. We have robber baron capitalism, predatory capitalism, oligarchy capitalism, crooked capitalism, casino capitalism, politically-connected capitalism, corrupt capitalism, war-mongering capitalism, health-undermining capitalism, happiness-undermining capitalism, anti-excellence capitalism. i can think of more probably.
communism is not the only alternative to capitalism. a mixed economy with reasonable amounts of small-scale socialism, lots of coops, lots of voluntary associations, very well-regulated capitalism where it is workable, and new modes of organization based on some experimentation, pilot projects, imagination, utopian thinking, and gutsy willingness to be creative - that might work.
There will never be a "mixed economy", ether a capitalist economy (which we have now) with fatal nuclear catastrophes and that is already in the being. Socialism is never in the making possible. That means the end of mankind.
Henry

Aue, Germany

#8304 Oct 7, 2012
Dak-original wrote:
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I do believe in GOD but not religions and the religionists,especially muslim faith ones, cannot understand. However, I then, unlike them, do not make claims about "truth". Belief can be just that and not truth until proven to be so.
God and religion are both irreal and not reliable with our being at all.
Henry

Aue, Germany

#8305 Oct 7, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
I have no hatred or intelerance that is religions thuing remember? I unlike most Christians have read the bible cover to cover half a dozen times now. With each reading it only gets goofier if you re taking it as fact and not just myth.
How could sheep kissers write the bible? Well actually as I have said before most of the old testament is stolen from centuries old other legends and religious myths like The Epic of Gilgamesh for one of many examples. Damn near all the old testament has it's stories copied from others. The New Testament was simply stealing Horus, Mithras, Krisna and others stories and throwing in some old testament passages for good measure.
Here's a great book that shows just how much of the Jesus Myth is stolen from others as well as how the new testament gospels contradict each other so laughably bad. Read about the mythical origin of a very real person Julius Caesar and how close it is to the Jesus Myth! And that's just one of many. Horus which was created centuries before Genesis is so close to the Jesus myth you have to laugh.
That is the big picture. Put your faith aside and open your eyes.
You can't see the forest for the trees.
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It is not the daintest idea that the bible is from god. God never existed and all religions are fakes. The bible is of course manmade and of course very often faked up to the present.

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