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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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10755 Jan 19, 2013
tiddlywinks wrote:
If you plan on taking over the world in a mere 25 years, you've got to do something about improving your public image and quick. Currently, atheisim is a dirty word in American society. Research in the American Sociological Review finds that among several groups listed, atheists are the group that Americans relate least to in terms of their vision of American society and are the group most likely to be mentioned as one that Americans would not want to have marry into their family.
Dr. Sam Harris is a founder of the New Atheism movement. He is quite aware of the stigma surrounding atheism and has even advocated that atheists no longer call themselves atheists. In fact, Dr. Harris has said concerning the label of atheist, "It's right next to child molester as a designation."
Sounds more like a condemnation of US society than atheists or atheism.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10756 Jan 19, 2013
tiddlywinks wrote:
.....advocated that atheists no longer call themselves atheists...."
Not an option.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist
Atheism is an adjective, not a movement.
tiddlywinks

UK

#10757 Jan 19, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Not an option.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist
Atheism is an adjective, not a movement.
Then why do they claim to be on the march in America?
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10758 Jan 19, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds more like a condemnation of US society than atheists or atheism.
Seem accurate, Atheism is strong on threads in Topix, no so much elsewhere
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10759 Jan 19, 2013
Seem accurate, Atheism is strong on threads in Topix, not so much elsewhere

Since: Mar 11

Portage, MI

#10760 Jan 19, 2013
Then why do you theists waste so much time on us? If we were really such a small insignificant number we wouldn't be worth all the attention and focus from your lot.

The only reason we would be worth the time and effort from your lot is because you see your superstitious ways dying slowly and the ranks of non believers rising. We'll just sit back and enjoy your superstitious ways die slowly of it's self inflicted cancer.
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Seem accurate, Atheism is strong on threads in Topix, no so much elsewhere
Henry

Herbsleben, Germany

#10761 Jan 19, 2013
Clint wrote:
<quoted text>
Capitalism is the only hope humanity has to survive and flourish.
Capitalism is on its way to destroy mankind. Capitalism is suicidal!
Henry

Herbsleben, Germany

#10762 Jan 19, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
Religion's truths are absolute. Science's truths are always undergoing modification.
Religions are only phantasm.
Henry

Herbsleben, Germany

#10763 Jan 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
The more people are educated,the more people become atheists!
jacktheladat1

Glasgow, UK

#10764 Jan 20, 2013
tiddlywinks wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why do they claim to be on the march in America?
Have you EVER considered going on a TV talent show?
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10765 Jan 20, 2013
mtimber wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesn't matter how you deny it, it is a standard fallacy of bifurcation you committed.
A little bit of research will show you that.
Why would you be concerned about genocide being something that is indefensible?
You are an atheist, you have no absolute moral standards to appeal to.
If one society decides to kill another for the sake of survival, why would you deem that wrong?
Why do you keep appealing to absolute moral standards?
We both know why.
You live in a universe created by God, which includes absolute moral standards.
Which makes sense as to why you appeal to them.
But knowing that you would have to acknowledge God if you recognise them, you will deny them, whilst using them.
Showing your inconsistency and revealing that you do really know the truth on this matter...
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.
God never created anything,it exists not!
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10766 Jan 20, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
Religion's truths are absolute. Science's truths are always undergoing modification.
Sorry, religions are only manmade and are myths sometimes criminal.
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10767 Jan 20, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Of course atheism is no cult at all. Atheism base on science. They deny any god. I am an atheist for 70 years.
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10768 Jan 20, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Religion's truths are absolute. Science's truths are always undergoing modification.
Religions are myths, at the worse the are crimes. Many scientists are of course atheists.
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10769 Jan 20, 2013
tiddlywinks wrote:
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Then why do they claim to be on the march in America?
In many parts of the world atheists are in the coming.
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10770 Jan 20, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
It is quite amusing to state Dawkins get worshiped. This of course garbage. Dawkins is a scientist not a preacher or anything like it!
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10771 Jan 20, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Not an option.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist
Atheism is an adjective, not a movement.
Quite amusing, never heard atheism is an adjective. For my 70 years of my being an atheist I never heard atheism is no movement. I guess this is a laughing stock. Please invent something else!
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10772 Jan 20, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
Religion's truths are absolute. Science's truths are always undergoing modification.
Religions are always manmade and myths or sometimes criminal:
Henry

Wünnenberg, Germany

#10773 Jan 20, 2013
BBSting wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Quite amusing to "worship" Richard Dawkins. Is that a joke?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10775 Jan 20, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Seem accurate, Atheism is strong on threads in Topix, no so much elsewhere
I didn't mean to imply that religion wasn't declinging.

In the 21st century, how daft would one have to be to believe that Jesus was the son of a god, that Allah sent Mohammed to enlighten the world, or believe in any of these...
http://www.godchecker.com/
It is all mythology.

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