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: Mar 11

Portage, MI

#10692 Jan 17, 2013
Still waiting for you to demonstrate how your god is anything more than a delusion. This is a reasonable question so stop avoiding it. Your belief in god is retarding you.
BBSting wrote:
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Do you really think that sounding like a broken record is going to drown out your opponents answers? You're like a kid who sticks his fingers in his ears and repeats the same shrill nonsense incessantly.

Since: Mar 11

Portage, MI

#10693 Jan 17, 2013
This is exactly what you do change the subject and run like hell when asked about Muslim female genital mutilation, suicide bombers, the gunning down of Malala, the holy she-camel of Allah and basically anything asked of you.
MUQ wrote:
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"Best way" to not answer and run away from any debate / discussion is to start some thing which has no relation with the topic under discussion and I have found most people "expert" on this trick!!
They would change the subject, faster that Politicians change their stance on any issue!!
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10695 Jan 18, 2013
Just calling you on your BS. If you want to interpret that as anger, it must be because you are constantly making arbitrary judgments.
mtimber wrote:
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Do you have a rational response to make, or can you only offer arbitrary opinions when you disagree with something?
Your hostility reveals some deep seated anger about something...
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10696 Jan 18, 2013
This is a great point. I'm often told "I love Evolution". No, I don't. Evolution is uncaring and mechanistic. It's also true.

I've more respect for polytheism than monotheism. Monotheism requires that you kiss the arse of a vindictive or at best negligent god.
albtraum wrote:
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What does truth and knowledge have to do with appeal? You only accept facts as facts if they are popular and appealing?
Very sad.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10697 Jan 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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And since no one could match these words, they HAD to believe that it came from God.
Christians say the same thing about the Bible. Fundamentalists believe the bible is the word of God, free from any error. The bible contains no errors, whatsoever. Glory to God ;)

Of course we all know this is crazy and delusion. The bible is chock full of contradictions, errors and absurdities.

I admit the Quran has less errors and contradictions that the Bible. It helps having one author, whereas the bible had dozens of different authors, and busy pens of scribes and editors amending it.

Fact is mate, what religion you believe or disbelieve depends largely on where you were born, your family, community and country.
jacktheladat1

Northampton, UK

#10698 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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So you think it is reasonable to have faith that "a rock did it"?
As per (Your) normal, you 'speak' in riddles. What rock did what? My other question is, Why am I even considering to respond to utter BS in the first place?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10699 Jan 18, 2013
OK, so when will islamic Female Genital Mutilation end?
MUQ wrote:
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"Best way" to not answer and run away from any debate / discussion is to start some thing which has no relation with the topic under discussion and I have found most people "expert" on this trick!!
They would change the subject, faster that Politicians change their stance on any issue!!
jacktheladat1

Northampton, UK

#10700 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Your emotionally arbitrary statements show a lack of the capacity to reason clearly and objectively.
Every time you post in this manner, you merely display your ignorance of the methods of logical discussion and debate.
Pot & kettle?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#10701 Jan 18, 2013
Wrathbone wrote:
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You may think you don't need God, but you are composed of his energy regardless. If you weren't, you wouldn't be here to tell me about it.
Anchk, anchk, anchk, anchk! Not so damned fast, you can't claim that for anyone besides those demented enough to want it for themselves.

Not everybody is Ok with being Shanghaied, into the Jewish/Christain/Muslim theology scramble. Some of us, would do anything to not be ever associated with you nutso freaks, who don't even know the truth about the crap you are trying to sling all over other people.

Did you know that your Abrahamic god advocates the sexual usury of infants as soon as they are born. He has clear rules as to how invasive this usury can be. Boy or girl can be orally or anally penetrated, and both can be used in connection with the adult penis, as masturbatory aids, though the girl is not to be vaginally penetrated.

She is to be vaginally reserved for the use of her future husband, who can take possession, and marry her in one act, the act of vaginal penetration. It suffices as both wedding ceremony and proof of ownership, as long as she is at least three years and one day old. You know 'weaned and potty trained', and therefore old enough to be a wife.

Unless you know what you are slathering others with, you can expect them to slap it back in your face, especially when they can see what it is.

You are pushing Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah aren't you?
jacktheladat1

Northampton, UK

#10702 Jan 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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"Best way" to not answer and run away from any debate / discussion is to start some thing which has no relation with the topic under discussion and I have found most people "expert" on this trick!!
They would change the subject, faster that Politicians change their stance on any issue!!
Pot & kettle, again. You have expertly described the chatterer most of us on here know as MUQ.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10703 Jan 18, 2013
ronan wrote:
It all depends by what people mean by "defeat".
Atheists becoming the majority of people on the planet?
Atheists banning religions?
Most people drifting away from religion turn to become agnostics anyway.
Atheism itself is some form of faith.
Why should Atheism be faith? Atheism has nothing to do with any kind of "faith". It is science but not"faith"! Educated people have mostly to do with science but not with myths, which are religious stone age rests in the best way.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10704 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Why would you care?
Atheists embrace inconsistent morality.
They promote the idea of subjective morality.
So why are you contending that it is wrong to be inconsistent morally?
Are you using Gods laws of morality to argue that God doesn't exist again and has no claim on you?
There is not the faintest idea of a god. The morality of religions is bound to societies. But religions are bound on divers myths.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10705 Jan 18, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Do you still kill witches?
Religious morality is the most inconsistent morality imaginable.
Morality is class bound. For instance the morality of the stone age is different from the society of the slaveowners and in feudalism and capitalism. Socialism has turned to a different morality.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10706 Jan 18, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Yes, if you claim that morals come from an invisible supernatural sky deity without any evidence what-so-ever to substantiat your claim or at least differentiate it from all the other deity claims, then you are right.
I do try to be patient with stupidity, but not with those that are so proud of it as you are.
God of course is nonexistent and has no morality at all:
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10707 Jan 18, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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The myths of science are hardly truth and knowledge.
Myths are not existing. Science is based on realities!

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#10708 Jan 18, 2013
DJ Hewlet wrote:
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The production of amino acids under laboratory conditions is touted as proof of abiogenesis, but there's a hitch. All experiments producing some amino acids, do so only as a result of using an atmosphere specifically engineered to yield amino acids. Instead of searching for existing evidence that would support the idea of abiogenesis, researchers manufacture it. This is not science. This is called rigging the results
And they use atmospheres that are similar to what we think the earth had at the time. So?
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10709 Jan 18, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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The myths of science are hardly truth and knowledge.
Of course science is based on facts not on myths. Yes religions are based on myths, that is why myths are based on phantasm!

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#10710 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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So non life didn't spontaneously create life then?
A *very* strange way to say it. Non-living chemicals became able to sustain the reactions and reproduce, which is life. Life *is* a complex collection of chemical reactions. None of the atoms in your body is alive, yet you are. Which shows that non-living atoms can work together to make life.
A rock didn't do it?
No, a rock did not do it. Most rocks are chemically simple. They are far away from the complexities of life. Instead, a complex chemical atmosphere, energy sources like lightning, the UV from the early sun, and deep sea vents, the disolving properties of water, ALL combined to produce the complex chemical reactions that are life.
And this evidence you keep pointing to, can you produce it?
Empirical evidence of course, as that is the only evidence that really accounts according to your own standards.
There are several different lines of evidence, from the simulations of the environments of the early earth, to the chemical reactions happening in our bodies, to the chemicals seen in interstellar space that are the same as the building blocks for life.

Do we have all the details? No. Do we have enough to see the outline? Yes.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10711 Jan 18, 2013
albtraum wrote:
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What does truth and knowledge have to do with appeal? You only accept facts as facts if they are popular and appealing?
Very sad.
Facts base on realities they may be popular or appealing. Religions at the worst are fakes, mostly they are myths!
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10712 Jan 18, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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The myths of science are hardly truth and knowledge.
Science has nothing to do with myths, it is based on facts and realities! Science is always on the move as is realities.

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