Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24099 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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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10190 Jan 9, 2013
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10191 Jan 9, 2013
EdSed wrote:
http://www.jesusandmo.net/2013 /01/09/minds/
very good
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10192 Jan 9, 2013
Statue of Mary seen driving a car in Ireland.

www.youtube.com/watch...

Sometimes, miracles do happen.
Givemeliberty wrote:
The onion rocks :)
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Henry

Flöha, Germany

#10193 Jan 9, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
As I just posted on the site:
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Religion will continue to exist as long as these two things also exist:
(1) Uneducated masses who can't think rationally (especially in regard to their biases).
(2) Biased, corrupt and opportunistic "leaders" who see religion as a short cut to wealth, power, sex and social status.
Because those two things are likely to always be with us, we will unfortunately never see the demise of the demented deists.
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The overwhelming of religion by the education of people will further the atheism.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#10194 Jan 9, 2013
Lol! That was just tooooo sweet!:)
Thinking wrote:
Statue of Mary seen driving a car in Ireland.
www.youtube.com/watch...
Sometimes, miracles do happen.
<quoted text>
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#10195 Jan 9, 2013
Clint wrote:
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Capitalism is the only hope humanity has to survive and flourish.
Only by the overwhelminvive!g of capitalism humanity may have a chance
Henry

Flöha, Germany

#10196 Jan 9, 2013
Adam wrote:
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The bible contradicts itself on this, in some places you are saved by faith, in others by works. Why do you choose Paul teaching over Jesus.
You seem to have accepted fundie creationist myths hook line and sinker. Many christians accept macro evolution.
The bible is full of errors, fakes and mistakes!
jacktheladat1

Northampton, UK

#10197 Jan 9, 2013
Andre wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct with your information.
My comment was based on the responses on this forum - where I find very little (if indeed any) sign of conversation where facts are presented in support of argument - yours is an exception.
I always welcome proper argument which challenges beliefs previously held. If one sticks to a point just because one wants to believe it, it is a bit silly. Without trying to sound arrogant, I have yet to come across any argument that disproves any of the central doctrines of the Christian faith - or even that which is stated in the Bible as fact.
There may be arguments (such as the one raised earlier about contradictions in respect of works and grace) which is based on superficial understanding of the text and the context.
I have come to the conclusion (perhaps incorrectly so) that atheists "believe" in atheism without sound argument, but often as a result of "losing faith" in Christ-ianity. This is so sad and I do not know how a person that does not study the Bible is able to discern truth from lies offered from the pulpit of many "Christian" churches.
But one thing I know - God loves his people and will not let any of them go astray. Consider the guy on the cross next to Jesus - saved within the last hours of his life.
FACT - Fact and the Bible are contradictory in terms. Fact.
whatever

Kathleen, GA

#10198 Jan 9, 2013
paarsurrey wrote:
I don't think it will ever happen; since there is not a single evidence with the atheists that the Creator God does not exist.
If you have give it here.
I totally agree with you. Since the dawn of time man has always had an inner void to fill. a void that cannot be fullfilled by anything in this world has to offer. Are we becoming robots just to exist? If that is the case, why even care about anything at all? If I don't have God somwhere in my life I am completely and utterly empty. That is proof in itself!! Yet you still have so many other signs and miracles that cannot or will not be explained by science.
whatever

Kathleen, GA

#10199 Jan 9, 2013
Henry wrote:
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The bible is full of errors, fakes and mistakes!
You know what, everything that bible teaches is the fundamentals of living a fulfilled clean and happy life. Its the twisted mind and hearts of people like you who can't understand it, so instead you mock it!!
whatever

Kathleen, GA

#10200 Jan 9, 2013
jacktheladat1 wrote:
<quoted text>FACT - Fact and the Bible are contradictory in terms. Fact.
agreed. Jesus is lord!!! The simple reason people choose to be atheist is because I believe is just the easy way out for them. So they don't have to deal with quilt of knowing somethings wrong when they do it. They want to be gay, well, its easy when you have no morals or beliefs but yet deep down inside they know its not right!!!!!!!!!! Same with any other wrong aspect of someones life.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10202 Jan 9, 2013
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>agreed. Jesus is lord!!! The simple reason people choose to be atheist is because I believe is just the easy way out for them. So they don't have to deal with quilt of knowing somethings wrong when they do it. They want to be gay, well, its easy when you have no morals or beliefs but yet deep down inside they know its not right!!!!!!!!!! Same with any other wrong aspect of someones life.
So the only reason you act morally at all is because of the carrot and stick of heaven and hell.

PLEASE keep your religion!
jacktheladat1

Northampton, UK

#10203 Jan 9, 2013
It really is eye watering to even think what my fellow 'man' can succumb to believe. Guilt for being something as natural to him (fellow man) gay. Do people of our higher species STILL think that one's sexuality is taught? It's mind boggling, really is. WHERE do morals enter the picture re one's NATURAL sexuality? I'm NOT gay, but I DO live AND LET LIVE. I DO NOT need any book of fairy tales to point me in THAT direction. Some really should GET A LIFE, we're not performing a dress rehearsal.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#10204 Jan 9, 2013
As an atheist, having a Christian threaten me with hell is like a hippy threatening to punch me in my aura -- Josh Thomas
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#10205 Jan 9, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
As an atheist, having a Christian threaten me with hell is like a hippy threatening to punch me in my aura -- Josh Thomas
If you are standing in the path of a train that is coming your way and have closed your eyes shut....should no one warn you that you are going to be hit by the speeding train?!!

Any one doing that would be your enemy or your well wisher?

Just because you "presume" you are an atheist, would Creator seize to exist for you? Would you escape death because you are an atheist?

Would you be exempt from resurrection just because "You did not believe in it"?

Why are you taking such a gamble with your life?

Your name is such an opposite of what you post!!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#10206 Jan 9, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are standing in the path of a train that is coming your way and have closed your eyes shut....should no one warn you that you are going to be hit by the speeding train?!!
Any one doing that would be your enemy or your well wisher?
Just because you "presume" you are an atheist, would Creator seize to exist for you? Would you escape death because you are an atheist?
Would you be exempt from resurrection just because "You did not believe in it"?
Why are you taking such a gamble with your life?
Your name is such an opposite of what you post!!
Well you are not going to believe this, but trains actually have proof that they exist. I'll bet even you have seen one, and signs too, that say "railroad crossing" and train tracks and stations, and conductors. To equate your god to a train does not work, all the accoutrements* are there, but the train itself has yet to roll on any track. The god/train doesn't exist.

*Train station/church/temple, conductor/spell caster witch doctor, tracks/holy books

Should I fear for the safety of my aura too?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#10207 Jan 9, 2013
But trains are not just figments of people's imagination. I can just as easily use your example that a person won't leave his bedroom to go to work because he is deluded into thinking the hallway in his house is a bustling train track with trains ready to run him over. This delusion causes him to lose his job and not reach his full potential.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are standing in the path of a train that is coming your way and have closed your eyes shut....should no one warn you that you are going to be hit by the speeding train?!!
Any one doing that would be your enemy or your well wisher?
Just because you "presume" you are an atheist, would Creator seize to exist for you? Would you escape death because you are an atheist?
Would you be exempt from resurrection just because "You did not believe in it"?
Why are you taking such a gamble with your life?
Your name is such an opposite of what you post!!
DJ Hewlet

UK

#10208 Jan 9, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Well you are not going to believe this, but trains actually have proof that they exist. I'll bet even you have seen one, and signs too, that say "railroad crossing" and train tracks and stations, and conductors. To equate your god to a train does not work, all the accoutrements* are there, but the train itself has yet to roll on any track. The god/train doesn't exist.
*Train station/church/temple, conductor/spell caster witch doctor, tracks/holy books
Should I fear for the safety of my aura too?
Atheism is a cult. It hasn't attracted enough people to make a minority and that isn't going to change. Atheism has no philosophy, nothing of any particular value to offer. The self centered hedonism of scientifically fueled secular belief is turning our society into a polluted stinking technological ghetto. If you think people haven't noticed, you're fooling yourself.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#10209 Jan 9, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism is a cult. It hasn't attracted enough people to make a minority and that isn't going to change. Atheism has no philosophy, nothing of any particular value to offer. The self centered hedonism of scientifically fueled secular belief is turning our society into a polluted stinking technological ghetto. If you think people haven't noticed, you're fooling yourself.
Atheism isn't an "ism", atheism is the lack of an "ism".

Any religion would incorporate some type of "ism", and a cult would consist of more than one member, who actually had met the other member, and they would be following some charismatic and mentally throwed off leader's vision of how the world should be according to him.

Looking at atheist or atheism, you will not find any of these qualifiers, in just being those two things, but you can find them in almost any religious sect of any religion in the world. In fact you can't walk through a group of twelve Christains without running into it at least seven times.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10210 Jan 10, 2013
If only you knew of an all powerful god that could stop people being killed by trains.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are standing in the path of a train that is coming your way and have closed your eyes shut....should no one warn you that you are going to be hit by the speeding train?!!
Any one doing that would be your enemy or your well wisher?
Just because you "presume" you are an atheist, would Creator seize to exist for you? Would you escape death because you are an atheist?
Would you be exempt from resurrection just because "You did not believe in it"?
Why are you taking such a gamble with your life?
Your name is such an opposite of what you post!!

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