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: Jul 10

United States

#10105 Jan 2, 2013
WWJD!?! AkA what would Jesus do?
Apparently NuTing obviously
Face it GoD Jesus Allah MohammHead
doesnt Do anything nada as in intervene...the world is full of suffering/
Explain why the good keep praying but still fill like sht & bam another suicide...
Or whatever the case may be its like WE are put on this earth to suffer & dont even say its that apple BS!!
that means SnowWhites story is more valid than Adam/Eves 14 versions of supposingly the blame for an evil world yeaaaa right!!!
Ppl can believe in a manmade book & ill believe in WaltDisney ETC!

AS the lyrics go in 1 of MY fav songs..

Blasphemous Rumors/DepecheMODE

"I dont want to start any blasphemous rumors but i think that GoDs got a sick sense of humor & when i die i expect to find HiM laughing!!"

Its an awesome song W/a lot of meaning &
again Jesus doesnt do much BuT gets a lot of credit by HiS weak minded followers..
Again BTW i BELIEVE hes LOL bigg time if HE does exist!!! As the song blasphemous rumors portrays..
U have to hear the whole song to get the msg & its purty deep! &
Very saddd!!!
PEACE!

Since: Jul 10

United States

#10106 Jan 2, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Oliver Cromwell invisioned what?? He was the ultimate religious fanatic who thought he was sent by God...
"...An intensely religious man—a self-styled Puritan Moses—he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories...(Wiki)

The "Lord Protector" was a puritan and more oppressive than the King. That's why there was almost unanimous cheering on the restoration of 1660. Cromwell was a violent revolutionary and an intolerant fantatic who's son wasn't as prepared to enforce his will with the violence necessary to maintain the puritanical "republic" he inherited from his Dad, the dictator. England from 1653-1660 being called a 'republic' puts me in mind of some more recent dictatorships that have 'republic' and 'democratic' in the title while being equally authoritarian.

I have read widely on this subject in the 70's and '80s and even the notoriously pro-parliamentary British histories seem to confirm that it was more an interegnum than anything like a true republic,(far less a democracy, or period of freedom or progress) The 'Book of Sports' was necessary in 1633 just so people could go out on Sundays thanks to religious fundamentalists like Cromwell.
Create your own religion like all the others... Thats Religion!!!
MY religion is ?????
& a happy NEW fkn YR again!
Just another day the catholics created..calendar day blah coincides W/Xmas & all that?!?
BTW
"Nothing changes on New Years Day.."
Quote/lyric from U2 song..
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#10107 Jan 2, 2013
Adam wrote:
MUQ "Prophet encouraged his followers to read and write and learn wisdom from every source".

Then maybe you should study history of religion, science and evolution, so that you can learn about real things in the real world, instead of the superstition of a 7th century preacher.
Ans.

You are very right, we should learn and read Science, History, Medicine and Engineering and every thing in the world.

But our aim with these readings should be to discover more beauties and wonderful things in the world around us, to recognize the Power, Wisdom and Mercy of our Creator.

We should not study these things to "Prove" that Creator does not exist. If we acquire knowledge with this intention, then this knowledge is really our enemy and not our friend.

That is why I said that our "present corps." of Pseudo Scientists, put their "wrong foot" forward by denying the Creator without getting adequate knowledge from the world around them.

Like some one said "A little knowledge of Science" usually turns a man into an atheist….. while the "Deep Knowledge of Science" instills Gratitude and Wonder at the Wisdom and High level of Perfection in the work of Creator.

Only some one with deep knowledge can appreciate the works of a Master artist at work.

Now perhaps you know, my drift when I see all these people "Giving their Oaths" that they searched all over the Universe and could not find Creator anywhere!!

I thank you for putting a very good question!!

PS:

Perhaps I can find an excuse for atheism spreading like 'Wild Fire" in Mostly Christian nations of the world, it was because of "Unreasonable Doctrines of Pauline Christianity like:

Trinity

Jesus being God and Human as the same time and

Jesus dieing for the Sins of all Humans

All of these Doctrines are against reason and logic. And then the way Priests and Popes misused their powers and influences and tried to stop spread of science and knowledge thru brute force.

This is what prompted majority of people to revolt against the concept of religion itself, and when progress in science and technology, brought to them the wealth and high standard of living and "false sense of freedom"…. They fell for it.

Unfortunately the rise of Science and Technology in Christian Countries coincided with the decline of Quest for learning and be on top in Muslim countries.

The end result was that Atheists propaganda became too strong for Christian priests and popes to handle and they meekly "gave in" at each turn and now these nations are "Only Christians in name".

This is my personal opinion, I might be wrong in some parts, because there are many more factors, why atheism became so popular in western countries.

In almost every eastern country, atheism is not very strong, because there was no conflict between science and religion in most of these countries..

Allah Knows best.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10108 Jan 3, 2013
If allah knows best, you should be born already circumcised!

But leave the little girls alone. islamic Female Genital Mutilation should stop *now*.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
You are very right, we should learn and read Science, History, Medicine and Engineering and every thing in the world.
But our aim with these readings should be to discover more beauties and wonderful things in the world around us, to recognize the Power, Wisdom and Mercy of our Creator.
We should not study these things to "Prove" that Creator does not exist. If we acquire knowledge with this intention, then this knowledge is really our enemy and not our friend.
That is why I said that our "present corps." of Pseudo Scientists, put their "wrong foot" forward by denying the Creator without getting adequate knowledge from the world around them.
Like some one said "A little knowledge of Science" usually turns a man into an atheist….. while the "Deep Knowledge of Science" instills Gratitude and Wonder at the Wisdom and High level of Perfection in the work of Creator.
Only some one with deep knowledge can appreciate the works of a Master artist at work.
Now perhaps you know, my drift when I see all these people "Giving their Oaths" that they searched all over the Universe and could not find Creator anywhere!!
I thank you for putting a very good question!!
PS:
Perhaps I can find an excuse for atheism spreading like 'Wild Fire" in Mostly Christian nations of the world, it was because of "Unreasonable Doctrines of Pauline Christianity like:
Trinity
Jesus being God and Human as the same time and
Jesus dieing for the Sins of all Humans
All of these Doctrines are against reason and logic. And then the way Priests and Popes misused their powers and influences and tried to stop spread of science and knowledge thru brute force.
This is what prompted majority of people to revolt against the concept of religion itself, and when progress in science and technology, brought to them the wealth and high standard of living and "false sense of freedom"…. They fell for it.
Unfortunately the rise of Science and Technology in Christian Countries coincided with the decline of Quest for learning and be on top in Muslim countries.
The end result was that Atheists propaganda became too strong for Christian priests and popes to handle and they meekly "gave in" at each turn and now these nations are "Only Christians in name".
This is my personal opinion, I might be wrong in some parts, because there are many more factors, why atheism became so popular in western countries.
In almost every eastern country, atheism is not very strong, because there was no conflict between science and religion in most of these countries..
Allah Knows best.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10109 Jan 3, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps I can find an excuse for atheism spreading like 'Wild Fire" in Mostly Christian nations of the world, it was because of "Unreasonable Doctrines of Pauline Christianity like:
Trinity
Jesus being God and Human as the same time and
Jesus dieing for the Sins of all Humans
All of these Doctrines are against reason and logic.
I agree with this part of the post. Islam to its credit dispensed of the more lunatic teachings of christianity. The trinity, incarnation and transubstantiation are not meant to be understood rationally. They are simply called mysteries. When Muhammed invented Islam he sensibly left out these crazy doctrines. However...
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10110 Jan 3, 2013
..Islam has some doctrines against reason and logic itself. Maybe to you they make sense. But to those outside of the islam bubble many teachings make little sense. For example Muhammed proved his prophethood to the Meccans, he split the moon in two. He also went on a night flight on a winged horse from Mecca to Jerusalem and up into the clouds to heaven to meet God, angels, and other prophets. And if you believe in his teaching you will be rewarded with carnal pleasures from 72 virgins in a desert oasis in the sky. Oh dear (head slap)
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10111 Jan 3, 2013
however... they do have a holy she camel instead.(91:13)
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with this part of the post. Islam to its credit dispensed of the more lunatic teachings of christianity. The trinity, incarnation and transubstantiation are not meant to be understood rationally. They are simply called mysteries. When Muhammed invented Islam he sensibly left out these crazy doctrines. However...
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10112 Jan 3, 2013
The 72 virgins will of course have 72 brothers, 72 uncles and 72 fathers all spoiling for an "honour" killing.
Adam wrote:
..Islam has some doctrines against reason and logic itself. Maybe to you they make sense. But to those outside of the islam bubble many teachings make little sense. For example Muhammed proved his prophethood to the Meccans, he split the moon in two. He also went on a night flight on a winged horse from Mecca to Jerusalem and up into the clouds to heaven to meet God, angels, and other prophets. And if you believe in his teaching you will be rewarded with carnal pleasures from 72 virgins in a desert oasis in the sky. Oh dear (head slap)
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10113 Jan 3, 2013
Thinking wrote:
The 72 virgins will of course have 72 brothers, 72 uncles and 72 fathers all spoiling for an "honour" killing.
<quoted text>
The obvious sexism of the quran is just like the bible. Women are considered no different than slaves and cattle. Despite Muq's best attempts to excuse the appauling immorality.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10114 Jan 3, 2013
Thinking wrote:
If allah knows best, you should be born already circumcised!
Consistency isn't "Allah's" strong point...
http://www.jesusandmo.net/2013/01/02/sex-2/
Thinking wrote:
But leave the little girls alone. islamic Female Genital Mutilation should stop *now*.
<quoted text>
All religiously or culturally motivated child mutilation should stop,(i.e. no sound clinical reasons). It sometimes happens for religious reasons on the NHS and if it is wrong for girls, it is wrong for boys. It isn't even absolutely required by Islam or Judaism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision#Cul...

"Circumcision is not required by Judaism for one to be considered Jewish, but there are considered to be serious negative spiritual consequences if it is neglected"

"Although there is debate within Islam over whether it is a religious requirement, circumcision..."

Religion = superstition
And this is another reason it's best to abandon superstitions.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10115 Jan 3, 2013
They're consistently great cartoons. Good stuff.
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Consistency isn't "Allah's" strong point...
http://www.jesusandmo.net/2013/01/02/sex-2/
<quoted text>All religiously or culturally motivated child mutilation should stop,(i.e. no sound clinical reasons). It sometimes happens for religious reasons on the NHS and if it is wrong for girls, it is wrong for boys. It isn't even absolutely required by Islam or Judaism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision#Cul...
"Circumcision is not required by Judaism for one to be considered Jewish, but there are considered to be serious negative spiritual consequences if it is neglected"
"Although there is debate within Islam over whether it is a religious requirement, circumcision..."
Religion = superstition
And this is another reason it's best to abandon superstitions.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10116 Jan 3, 2013
EdSed wrote:
+1 good one, muq take note

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#10117 Jan 3, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
You are very right, we should learn and read Science, History, Medicine and Engineering and every thing in the world.
But our aim with these readings should be to discover more beauties and wonderful things in the world around us, to recognize the Power, Wisdom and Mercy of our Creator.
We should not study these things to "Prove" that Creator does not exist. If we acquire knowledge with this intention, then this knowledge is really our enemy and not our friend.
That is why I said that our "present corps." of Pseudo Scientists, put their "wrong foot" forward by denying the Creator without getting adequate knowledge from the world around them.
Like some one said "A little knowledge of Science" usually turns a man into an atheist….. while the "Deep Knowledge of Science" instills Gratitude and Wonder at the Wisdom and High level of Perfection in the work of Creator.
Only some one with deep knowledge can appreciate the works of a Master artist at work.
Now perhaps you know, my drift when I see all these people "Giving their Oaths" that they searched all over the Universe and could not find Creator anywhere!!
I thank you for putting a very good question!!
PS:
Perhaps I can find an excuse for atheism spreading like 'Wild Fire" in Mostly Christian nations of the world, it was because of "Unreasonable Doctrines of Pauline Christianity like:
Trinity
Jesus being God and Human as the same time and
Jesus dieing for the Sins of all Humans
All of these Doctrines are against reason and logic. And then the way Priests and Popes misused their powers and influences and tried to stop spread of science and knowledge thru brute force.
This is what prompted majority of people to revolt against the concept of religion itself, and when progress in science and technology, brought to them the wealth and high standard of living and "false sense of freedom"…. They fell for it.
Unfortunately the rise of Science and Technology in Christian Countries coincided with the decline of Quest for learning and be on top in Muslim countries.
The end result was that Atheists propaganda became too strong for Christian priests and popes to handle and they meekly "gave in" at each turn and now these nations are "Only Christians in name".
This is my personal opinion, I might be wrong in some parts, because there are many more factors, why atheism became so popular in western countries.
In almost every eastern country, atheism is not very strong, because there was no conflict between science and religion in most of these countries..
Allah Knows best.
Its difficult to believe proven liars.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#10118 Jan 3, 2013
Ano
Andre

Johannesburg, South Africa

#10120 Jan 3, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
It's difficult to believe proven liars.
Yes, I have the same problem with evolution.
Andre

Johannesburg, South Africa

#10121 Jan 3, 2013
jacktheladat1 wrote:
<quoted text>Since I have no reason to rock your boat, I have no response you'd accept/respect.- end of correspondence on MY part.
You are wrong on both occasions. 1)I will accept conclusive evidence where my views are wrong.
2)Your response is your views and I respect that as being your honest evaluation.
Thanks for the brief chat.
Andre

Johannesburg, South Africa

#10122 Jan 3, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
When I drop this ball ... it always bounces ... therefore god?
That's your answer? Lame, why do your parents let minors use the computer?
Please read the post again carefully before attempting your next answer. The present one is embarrassing.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#10123 Jan 3, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Its difficult to believe proven liars.
Meaning you?

Since: Mar 11

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#10124 Jan 3, 2013
Yes.

By leaps and bounds.

Even when Drunk.

Even when sleep deprived for four days.

Yes.
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think you are more intelligent than me?

Since: Mar 11

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#10125 Jan 4, 2013
Yes the Quran teaches about the holy she camel of Allah who is like their top angel or something yet Muq refuses to speak about this teaching. Why? It seems to words of the prophet humiliate him.
Thinking wrote:
however... they do have a holy she camel instead.(91:13)
<quoted text>

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