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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sickofit

Hayfield, MN

#10465 Jan 16, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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What starships? What cures? Even with science at the helm the human condition persists. Man has traveled to the moon, he has a PC and an bluetooth stuck in his ear, but people still get sick and they still starve to death.
We lost 400 or mroe years of human advance do to religion holding back math and science and thought.... We should be 400 more years advanced if not for religion....Think about it.
jacktheladat1

Northampton, UK

#10466 Jan 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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must be frustrating to be an atheist in a Christian country.
You are so correct and ignored by Christian
President Obama.It's no different here in UK.
Christianity just provides toffs with eye-watering salaries for dressing-up, usually in silly head-wear, on Sundays. These people have never experienced life in reality. Probably nigh-on choked on a silver spoon.
sickofit

Hayfield, MN

#10468 Jan 16, 2013
NorthbyNW wrote:
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You can thank God for the delay. Considering what has transpired thus far scientifically, 400 more years of science's amorality and dubious wisdom would have brought on climate change earlier. Think about it.
Your insane....If not for the religous freaks we would be 400 years more advanced by now...THAT IS FACT.....Cant geta round how many scinetific and thinking people the church killed and tortured...RELIGION IS THE WORST INVENTION MAN EVER CREATED..
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10469 Jan 16, 2013
jacktheladat1 wrote:
<quoted text>Christianity just provides toffs with eye-watering salaries for dressing-up, usually in silly head-wear, on Sundays. These people have never experienced life in reality. Probably nigh-on choked on a silver spoon.
lol. Great post. If I may add, long dresses, as well as silly hats.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#10470 Jan 16, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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Your insane....If not for the religous freaks we would be 400 years more advanced by now...THAT IS FACT.....Cant geta round how many scinetific and thinking people the church killed and tortured...RELIGION IS THE WORST INVENTION MAN EVER CREATED..
That's the problem with atheists, they can't distinquish the difference between fact and fiction.

Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that a belief in God is irrational, yet they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism. Science has not demonstrated that there is no rational justification for a belief in God. In fact just the opposite is true. One of the most established principles of scientific logic is the principle of causality....meaning something that has a beginning has a sufficient cause. Atheists, who are enarmored with words like rational, reasonable, logical and "scientific" in describing their beliefs, believe the greatest irrationality of all....that of the universe had no cause whatsoever! Atheists therefore cannot use science to justify their disbelief. They have no excusable reason to treat their atheism differently than they treat a belief in God.

An honest atheist who lacks a belief in God, will not claim to know there is no God.

A bigoted atheist thinks no one is justified in believing that God exists.

A cowardly atheist will remove posts that threaten his disbelief.
sickofit

Hayfield, MN

#10471 Jan 16, 2013
Wrathbone wrote:
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That's the problem with atheists, they can't distinquish the difference between fact and fiction.
Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that a belief in God is irrational, yet they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism. Science has not demonstrated that there is no rational justification for a belief in God. In fact just the opposite is true. One of the most established principles of scientific logic is the principle of causality....meaning something that has a beginning has a sufficient cause. Atheists, who are enarmored with words like rational, reasonable, logical and "scientific" in describing their beliefs, believe the greatest irrationality of all....that of the universe had no cause whatsoever! Atheists therefore cannot use science to justify their disbelief. They have no excusable reason to treat their atheism differently than they treat a belief in God.
An honest atheist who lacks a belief in God, will not claim to know there is no God.
A bigoted atheist thinks no one is justified in believing that God exists.
A cowardly atheist will remove posts that threaten his disbelief.
I posted fact LIAR.....Your insane....I will pick facts and truth over a nazi like religion who at its core is hate filled racist and bigoted and only wants to cotnrol and surpress people.

Anyway as you religous freaks die off this world gets better.....THAT IS ANOTHER FACT.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#10472 Jan 16, 2013
tagit wrote:
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If there really was no God, there would be no atheists to deny his existence.
Does that mean there really is an Easter Bunny and there are unicorns and elves and leprechauns?

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#10473 Jan 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Obama won!... except on Fox where Romney is President
Um...yeah...we know.

What on earth are you babbling about?
Jeff

San Jose, CA

#10474 Jan 16, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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Athiests are not selective. They deny the existence of all gods.
True. What this means is that then they are forced to believe all kinds of silly absurd things because of it.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#10475 Jan 16, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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True. What this means is that then they are forced to believe all kinds of silly absurd things because of it.
Such as?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10476 Jan 16, 2013
Tautology.
Jeff wrote:
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True. What this means is that then they are forced to believe all kinds of silly absurd things because of it.
Lincoln

United States

#10477 Jan 16, 2013
jacktheladat1 wrote:
<quoted text>Christianity just provides toffs with eye-watering salaries for dressing-up, usually in silly head-wear, on Sundays. These people have never experienced life in reality. Probably nigh-on choked on a silver spoon.
M o r o n i c

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10478 Jan 16, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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Excluding God doesn't disprove God therefore you cannot assume that Intelligent Design is a fallacy.
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And yet even the simplest cell is fantastically complex. Even the simplest self-reproducing organism contains encyclopedic quantities of complex, SPECIFIC information. Could science do better, could you? I seriously doubt it. To deny this obvious implication of Intelligent Design is to be deliberately obtuse.
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The knowledge that you are much more than a biological machine. The knowledge that the trials and tribulations, the joys and triumphs of your life's experiences with family and community have a reason for happening and will not simply evaporate upon your death....burn out like a shooting star.
When you feel profoundly grateful for being miraculously and unaccountably spared from certain death, who do you thank?
Naw, I assume ID isn't science because it has produced absolutely no scientifically testable or verifiable predictions about biology. NONE.

Well, that plus, I really don't think magic is an effective answer for anything and ID is founded on **poof** some invisible sky deity did it.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10479 Jan 16, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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Excluding God doesn't disprove God therefore you cannot assume that Intelligent Design is a fallacy....
Oh, and I never said ID was a fallacy. A fallacy is a misleading or unsound argument.

ID isn't an "argument", it's just not science. Come up with some verifiable predictions that allow ID to be tested and clearly state the null hypothesis for these tests and then we can all consider ID on it's merits. Until you do that, you're just blowing smoke.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#10480 Jan 16, 2013
This is definately not going to happen. LMTO
Just look at the religious groups, they MULTIPLY, babies babies babies... how about the aethists? Asking cause I don't think they're banging out as many as the bible thumpers.
Henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#10481 Jan 16, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Well, so long as you are not claiming your god is fact, then you are not delusional.
There was never such a thing like god!
Henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#10482 Jan 16, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Does that mean there really is an Easter Bunny and there are unicorns and elves and leprechauns?
Religious myths are nonexisting realities!
Henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#10483 Jan 16, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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Athiests are not selective. They deny the existence of all gods.
There is not the slightest sign of any gods at all!
Henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#10484 Jan 16, 2013
Wrathbone wrote:
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That's the problem with atheists, they can't distinquish the difference between fact and fiction.
Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that a belief in God is irrational, yet they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism. Science has not demonstrated that there is no rational justification for a belief in God. In fact just the opposite is true. One of the most established principles of scientific logic is the principle of causality....meaning something that has a beginning has a sufficient cause. Atheists, who are enarmored with words like rational, reasonable, logical and "scientific" in describing their beliefs, believe the greatest irrationality of all....that of the universe had no cause whatsoever! Atheists therefore cannot use science to justify their disbelief. They have no excusable reason to treat their atheism differently than they treat a belief in God.
An honest atheist who lacks a belief in God, will not claim to know there is no God.
A bigoted atheist thinks no one is justified in believing that God exists.
A cowardly atheist will remove posts that threaten his disbelief.
That is silly. Atheists do not believe they know religions are myths at the least of not just lies!
Henry

Bad Tennstedt, Germany

#10485 Jan 16, 2013
rio wrote:
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Absolutely true, but that goes both way.
There is no evidence of absence of god either.
At no time was there a god!

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