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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Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10713 Jan 18, 2013
albtraum wrote:
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He has shown much more scientific knowledge than you could ever hope to display. Fact.
Also the little fact that you attempt to pronounce judgement on a concept you can't even begin to understand only accentuates your ignorance.
In your unwitting arrogance, you are a poster child in favor of atheism. Never drink and drive. Learn to separate reality from myths, they just don't mix well.
You amuse me, I never have said reality and myth mix! Religions are totally based on myths. Atheism may be a private occation but the public has to come off of these myths!

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#10714 Jan 18, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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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.
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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.
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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.
Lots of different rock did it...

Same argument, increasing the complexity does not remove the analogy.

Non life created life, that is the basic argument of most atheists.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10715 Jan 18, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Do you still kill witches?
Religious morality is the most inconsistent morality imaginable.
On another poster I declared that morality is class bound. I do not repeat this again! Religious morality is of course class bound too!

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#10716 Jan 18, 2013
I notice many on here keep arguing that morality is subjective, but then they keep arguing absolute moral positions.

This type of inconsistency is a self refuting evidence that the idea of subjective morality is a bankrupt idea logically.

Not one of you has yet been able to deal with this...

Coherently and logically.

Arbitrary opinions don't count...
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10717 Jan 18, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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The myths of science are hardly truth and knowledge.
Science are of course no myths but realities and truth!

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#10718 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Lots of different rock did it...
Same argument, increasing the complexity does not remove the analogy.
Non life created life, that is the basic argument of most atheists.
Actually, that is irrelevant to atheism. Non-life 'creates' life. Period. it does so within your body. No atom in your body is alive. But the combination of them *is* alive. So life *is*, in fact, created by non-life.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10719 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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So you are your own absolute standard when it comes to defining morality?
What if your neighbour believes they are also their own absolute standard and they disagree with you.
Who is right, them or you?
You are making arbitrary claims about absolute morality, based on your own perceived authority.
But are you omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and eternal in nature?
Because that is what you need to be if you want to set yourself as the final authority on absolute morality...
Do you understand your own reasoning on this point and the absurd conclusion it takes you to?
I am very against to be of an absolute morality. Often I have declared that morality is class bound and to that I stay!
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10720 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?
Of course I deny that there is any god at all! So god is nonexisting in any way!

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#10721 Jan 18, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Actually, that is irrelevant to atheism. Non-life 'creates' life. Period. it does so within your body. No atom in your body is alive. But the combination of them *is* alive. So life *is*, in fact, created by non-life.
So you are claiming abiogenesis is happening in everyone right now???

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#10722 Jan 18, 2013
Henry wrote:
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I am very against to be of an absolute morality. Often I have declared that morality is class bound and to that I stay!
Are you absolutely sure about that?

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#10723 Jan 18, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Actually, that is irrelevant to atheism. Non-life 'creates' life. Period. it does so within your body. No atom in your body is alive. But the combination of them *is* alive. So life *is*, in fact, created by non-life.
You realise that you have just solved the atheists biggest mystery, if you have indeed understood what abiogenesis is.

I suspect you don't, hence your claim here.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10724 Jan 18, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Do you still kill witches?
Religious morality is the most inconsistent morality imaginable.
On this I agree with you totally. As far as witches are concerned, I don`t (happily) live in certain regions in Africa. BTW I am against any religions at all. In the nuclear age the most urgent one is to abrogate atomic weapons and AKW too. The survival of humanity is the most urgent one.
Henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#10725 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 has nothing to do with the bible. The bible is full of fakes and lies and of course errors. The bible as all religions are in the interests of the mighty and rich ones. The more people get educated, the more they realise them the truth.

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#10726 Jan 18, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
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.
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Your disbelief isn't doing much better. Atheism is a fad cult whose followers worship Richard Dawkins. They believe in a spontaneous, causeless, sourceless, purposeless, meaningless existence and are more fanatic about their beliefs than Christians are about God. They use science to justify their dogmatism and many actually believe their own BS! Interestingly, most people who become atheists have an overwhelming desire to feel superior because they were picked on in high school and are struggling with residual teenage angst.

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#10727 Jan 18, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Of course science is based on facts not on myths. Yes religions are based on myths, that is why myths are based on phantasm!
Religion's truths are absolute. Science's truths are always undergoing modification.

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#10728 Jan 18, 2013
Henry wrote:
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God of course is nonexistent and has no morality at all:
Duh....how could a god who doesn't exist possess morality? What passes as morality among amoral atheists is a thin veneer of shifting scruples pasted over some other unsightly material.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10730 Jan 18, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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It is not a question of God existing or not, it is a question of Gods authority over you that you take the real issue with.
Then why is your god such a failure that we can continually mock, ridicule, and dismiss it? If your god was real, then why do so many christians become atheists?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10731 Jan 18, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Religion's truths are absolute. Science's truths are always undergoing modification.
Nothing is absolute, so that means you admit religion has no truth.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#10732 Jan 18, 2013
Religion's truths are absolutely bullsh!t.
BBSting wrote:
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Religion's truths are absolute.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#10733 Jan 18, 2013
Strawman much? Stop stalling and demonstrate why anyone should believe that your god is anything more than a delusion.

Any century now...

Zzzzzzzzzzz
BBSting wrote:
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Your disbelief isn't doing much better. Atheism is a fad cult whose followers worship Richard Dawkins. They believe in a spontaneous, causeless, sourceless, purposeless, meaningless existence and are more fanatic about their beliefs than Christians are about God. They use science to justify their dogmatism and many actually believe their own BS! Interestingly, most people who become atheists have an overwhelming desire to feel superior because they were picked on in high school and are struggling with residual teenage angst.

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