Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23583 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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#10497 Jan 16, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Do you want to claim the low ground?
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Can you define the low ground and give a rational explanation as to why it is low ground?
bloomoon

Albuquerque, NM

#10498 Jan 16, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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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.
Is science omipotent?

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#10499 Jan 16, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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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.
Are you trying to convince me or yourself?

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10500 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Can you define the low ground and give a rational explanation as to why it is low ground?
Killing witches.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10501 Jan 16, 2013
bloomoon wrote:
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Is science omipotent?
No. Neither is it omniscient, which is what you were really attempting to ask.

But it is the only method we have of gleaning any testable / verifiable understanding about how reality functions.

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#10502 Jan 16, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Killing witches.
Why is killing witches wrong?

As an atheist you have no reason to hold that moral view...

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#10503 Jan 16, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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No. Neither is it omniscient, which is what you were really attempting to ask.
But it is the only method we have of gleaning any testable / verifiable understanding about how reality functions.
You can verify abiogenesis?

Empirically?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10505 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why is killing witches wrong?
As an atheist you have no reason to hold that moral view...
Atheists aren't less moral than religionists.

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#10506 Jan 16, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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No. Neither is it omniscient, which is what you were really attempting to ask.
But it is the only method we have of gleaning any testable / verifiable understanding about how reality functions.
You do not need an intercessor whether it be religion or science to define and validate reality for you. As a co-creator with God, you already possess that knowledge. Being is its own justification.

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#10507 Jan 16, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Atheists aren't less moral than religionists.
Why should an atheist care if they are less or more moral?

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#10508 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why should an atheist care if they are less or more moral?
Why are you asking a string of tedious questions rather than trying to make an actual point?

“Think&Care”

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#10509 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why should an atheist care if they are less or more moral?
Because we are human.

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#10510 Jan 16, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Why are you asking a string of tedious questions rather than trying to make an actual point?
Make one first.

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#10511 Jan 16, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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Why are you asking a string of tedious questions rather than trying to make an actual point?
They are not tedious, but they are challenging.

Can you answer them?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10512 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why is killing witches wrong?
As an atheist you have no reason to hold that moral view...
Wrong, killing of your own species is wrong more often than not, especially if the reason cannot be justified. It opposes the basic instinctual behavior of all animals.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10513 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why should an atheist care if they are less or more moral?
Morals are an artificial construct, we choose them as a society, it's one of the benefits of social traits.

Can you ask a question that has not been address a hundred times already?

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10514 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why is killing witches wrong?
As an atheist you have no reason to hold that moral view...
Yes I do. As a member of human society I can and do hold that killing is morally wrong and reprehensible.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10515 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You can verify abiogenesis?
Empirically?
There's more evidence for that than any magic **poof** from an invisible sky deity.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10516 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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They are not tedious, but they are challenging.
Can you answer them?
No, they are simplistic and show a complete lack of understanding about any aspect of atheism.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#10517 Jan 16, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why should an atheist care if they are less or more moral?
Why does it have to be one way or the other?

But, since you mentioned it, you must think belief in an invisible deity has some moral advantage? Maybe you think that if you didn't believe in a deity you would be some sort of psychotic murderer? If so, please keep your religion. Not all of us need such a crutch.

But, just for fun, please tell us all what moral code you can show originated from your religion? Just 1 moral precept you can actually show humanity would not have without your religion?

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