Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23814 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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“Penjajah Harus Menyingkir”

Since: Nov 12

Provinsi Banyumas

#8888 Nov 15, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Could you say that in English please?
Thanks
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we take the core teachings of Islam is not a culture war muhammad saw, war is the nature of evil.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#8889 Nov 15, 2012
MUQ wrote:
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Why then it should be not allowed to leave religion of your parents and enter into another faith, which is more clear, more straight forward and more beneficial to humanity?
I may suprise you in that I in small part agree. Islam from what I know is more clear and straight forward that Christianity. I view it as Unitarianism, a more simple form of belief.

That doesnt however mean that its true. You face the same problems that Christians do. i.e. God does not answer prayers. GOd has not written a holy book. And God has not spoken through any prophets.

I can expect your defence mechanism to kick in at this point. But understand that we here are absolute infidels. Allah is no more real to us than fairies living at the bottom of my garden.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#8890 Nov 15, 2012
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>we take the core teachings of Islam is not a culture war muhammad saw, war is the nature of evil.
I agree war is a bad thing. So why does God refuse to answer prayers when people are killed and suffering. For example the "chosen people" were gassed in their millions in world war 2. God did nothing. Why does God do nothing? Cause he is imaginary.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#8891 Nov 15, 2012
Yet the prophet Muhammad repeatedly went to war attacking innocent settlements and even killing everyone after they had surrendered. The the nature of the prophet Muhammad was evil by your own words.

Not to mention he was a child rapist and wife beater.
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>we take the core teachings of Islam is not a culture war muhammad saw, war is the nature of evil.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#8892 Nov 15, 2012
The first Muslims came about then as they do now, by threat of violence and death should try not accept it.
MUQ wrote:
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If every one was to follow the religion of his or her parents, how come there came the "First Christians" and the "First Muslims"?
Did they not left the religion of their parents and entered into another religion and did hundreds of thousands of people did not leave the religion of their parents and entered into the "new faith".
Why then it should be not allowed to leave religion of your parents and enter into another faith, which is more clear, more straight forward and more beneficial to humanity?

“Penjajah Harus Menyingkir”

Since: Nov 12

Provinsi Banyumas

#8893 Nov 15, 2012
Adam wrote:
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I agree war is a bad thing. So why does God refuse to answer prayers when people are killed and suffering. For example the "chosen people" were gassed in their millions in world war 2. God did nothing. Why does God do nothing? Cause he is imaginary.
who is wrong? devil promises search followers in hell and God promises to be saved from the devil.
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#8894 Nov 15, 2012
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree, islam religion of peace
How about the barbaric scharia?

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#8895 Nov 15, 2012
Yet another brutal tale where the savage Muslims went into battle killing innocent people and enslaving them. The were offered freedom in exchange for converting to Islam. Oh how peaceful! Lmfao!
Now notice the words in Muq's spam it clues you in to how they think and we can see the difference between blood thirsty Muslims and is civilized people. Notice it always says the enemies of Islam. Not people of other faiths, not people not part of Islam. No quite clearly it states the enemies! This immediately shows how they view outsiders and in this light one can understand them better. How does it finish? The sword that enslaves them forever! Well actually the writer's English is so poor he writes for ever instead of the proper way forever.

Who wants to be enslaved forever to any religion regardless of how the shackles came on?

You see Muq these are your own examples not me picking out portions of the Quran like when the prophet Muhammad raped children.

Time after time we see how brutal the teachings of Islam are and why it's followers who are indoctrinated with this madness are so violent killing children at a whim.
MUQ wrote:
Which “Sword” the Prophet Used against his enemies: Part-37
Enemies of Islam represent our prophet as a very cruel and blood thirsty man, who would kill his “opponents, enemies and any one who disagreed with him” at “the drop of hat” and all his adversaries would be “terrified” at the mere sight of him.
The picture is far from true, let us look at some incidents from the life of prophet, as what was “this sword which killed the enmity for ever”
The Case of : CAPTIVES OF HAWAZIN
This story also relates to the battle of HUNAIN, which we discussed above. The Tribe of HAWAZIN consisted of many sub clans, amongst which were Banu SAAD, who had given suckle to prophet when he was infant.
Prophet stayed for five to six years with these people during his infancy and his early childhood.
After battle was over, and enemy scattered, many captives were taken from the battle field along with many camels, sheep and goats etc.
Prophet waited for some days, for enemy tribes to come and talk to him about their animals and captives. When no one came he distributed them amongst Muslims.
HAWAZIN people came after some days and wanted the prophet to free their slaves“Sword of Mercy and Compassion” which prophet used to enslave people of HAWAZIN tribe for ever!
Which “Sword” the Prophet Used against his enemies: Part-38
The Case of : TUFAIL the dumbass
He talked to prophet and learned about the message of Islam and became his follower. Then he went to his own town and due to his efforts, his father, his wife and some of his friends. But most people of his tribe did not accept Islam. TUFAIL came to prophet and complained about their behavior and asked prophet to curse these people.
Prophet raised his hands in prayer,“Now bad time has come on DOSS Tribe” though TUFAIL. But Prophet said “O Allah guide DOSS” Two or three times. Then he asked TUFAIL to go back and invite his people to Islam in softly and with wisdom. This time most people of DOSS tribe became Muslim.
This was the “Sword of Quran” Most Potent of all Swords which people used on TUFAIL to enslave him for ever!!
Source: Companions of Prophet: by Talib Hashmi
Henry

Lugau, Germany

#8896 Nov 15, 2012
Adam wrote:
Hi EdSed, I agree. Religious beliefs are is a whole different category. Typically the believer cherry picks his or her beliefs. And then finds confirmatory evidence to confirm thos beliefs.
This is how a believer can get into a continuous circle of reinforcing beliefs with confirmatory evidence. Whilst ignoring that evidence which contradicts those beliefs. People say believers are stupid. And this may be true. But sometimes the cleverer ones are just very good at finding excuses for themselves. Self delusion.
Religions should be a sole private occupation but not in public at all!

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#8897 Nov 15, 2012
So was it the devil that had the prophet Muhammad butcher and kill every member of the Banu tribe who had surrendered completely and asked for mercy?

We know the mercy the barbaric animal Muhammad showed these innocent people who had surrendered. He killed every last one.

Yes when we see how savage the founder of Islam was can we be surprised to see his followers today follow in his footsteps by gunning down 14 year old children for asking to be educated?

No we cannot be surprised.
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>who is wrong? devil promises search followers in hell and God promises to be saved from the devil.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#8898 Nov 15, 2012
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>who is wrong? devil promises search followers in hell and God promises to be saved from the devil.
Neither cause both the devil and God are both imaginary beings. Hell is completely imaginary. It is a total fairy tale, and incompatible with the idea of a loving and compassionate entity.
senopaty

Jakarta, Indonesia

#8899 Nov 15, 2012
Adam wrote:
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Neither cause both the devil and God are both imaginary beings. Hell is completely imaginary. It is a total fairy tale, and incompatible with the idea of a loving and compassionate entity.
why Jesus could have incredible power, if there is no accountability to God.

“Penjajah Harus Menyingkir”

Since: Nov 12

Provinsi Banyumas

#8900 Nov 15, 2012
Henry wrote:
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How about the barbaric scharia?
man will be responsible to God in the hereafter.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#8901 Nov 15, 2012
So you are saying the prophet Muhammad will face damnation for teaching and instilling sharia law which advocates honor killing children?

Sadly God I a myth. Yahweh was a silly storm and war god and Allah was the ancient Arabic moon god while he was their main god he ruled with his daughters the stars: pre Islam the people prayed to the moon god and even celebrated Ramadan in honor of the moon who they thought was a god.

Crazy yes?
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>man will be responsible to God in the hereafter.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#8903 Nov 15, 2012
senopaty wrote:
<quoted text>why Jesus could have incredible power, if there is no accountability to God.
The stories of Jesus are unreliable as the accounts are contradictory. Besides magic tricks and faith healing is nothing special.

Since: Mar 11

Chicago, IL

#8904 Nov 15, 2012
Exactly just about all of Jesus' so called miracles were all well known Egyptian magic tricks at the time.
Adam wrote:
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The stories of Jesus are unreliable as the accounts are contradictory. Besides magic tricks and faith healing is nothing special.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#8905 Nov 15, 2012
PASUKAN PETA wrote:
<quoted text>man will be responsible to God in the hereafter.
Prove it.
ya heba

Australia

#8906 Nov 15, 2012
greymouser wrote:
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"a man can only have four wives..."
Since there is roughly a 50/50 split between men and women, a man who has 4 wives implies that 3 men will not be able to marry.
Just what do you think those 3 men will be doing if they aren't busy taking care to protect a home and children?
what are you talking about? not every man is marrying four women, secondly its not there is shortage of women. women will be out numbering men anyway.
ya heba

Australia

#8907 Nov 15, 2012
Adam wrote:
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I agree war is a bad thing. So why does God refuse to answer prayers when people are killed and suffering. For example the "chosen people" were gassed in their millions in world war 2. God did nothing. Why does God do nothing? Cause he is imaginary.
God does what He wills.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#8909 Nov 15, 2012
So you wouldn't mind being one of four wives? Maybe you wouldn't get the whip as much eh?
ya heba wrote:
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what are you talking about? not every man is marrying four women, secondly its not there is shortage of women. women will be out numbering men anyway.

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