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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11006 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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"All newborns, toddlers and most children are atheist"
.....rather desperate generalization :-)
You
have
scientific
data
to
back
this ?
Yes.

Do they have ANY knowledge of ANY gods?

No. They lack all knowledge of everything.

Therefore? They are atheists-- for without knowledge you certainly cannot have FAITH.

Can you?

And atheists simply lack faith in gods. That's it.

Scientifically proven: all infants are born without faith (atheists).

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11007 Jan 22, 2013
Just Think wrote:
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You must be doing some awesome drugs to write nonsensical BS like that...
Indeed: the willful ignorance (self lies) is strong with this one.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11008 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Funny using topix as a source.:---)
Voted for Obama, who is also a Christian.
Atheists 5% of the population
surging toward 5.5%.
Nope-- that number is more like 20% surging to 21%.

Do try to keep up.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11009 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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President Obama was Very inclusive yesterday.
Did he mention atheists?
I don't rightly know-- I did not listen.

But I did vote for him, as being the best that was on the table.

I definitely didn't want Reagan 3.5 (Mitt the Twitt and misogynist Ryan). Those two would have sent us to another 1929 crash, within a month.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11010 Jan 22, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Toward you or your church?
As for you, you're just naïve and presumptuous. Yours are ancient arguments refuted many times by many people. You don't deserve more than a gentle correction.
But your church? It deserves all of the contempt that can be mustered for it.
RAmen, It Ain't! RAmen!

All the contempt, piled with heaps of derision too.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11011 Jan 22, 2013
Kosovogirl wrote:
Why do atheist talk about religions forcing god upon people when atheist are forcing people not to believe in god?
If a person wishes to believe in god let them believe, if they don't then don't bother them.
Who's forcing, now?

Who's motto is on the money? An atheistic one? Or a god-botherer one?

Which is it again?

Funny, I don't see any ATHEISTS knocking on doors, handing out bronze-age myths. Do you?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11012 Jan 22, 2013
Kosovogirl wrote:
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Erm it's obvious by this site... Some athiests call people who believe in god "stupid" that's I'd a way of forcing them to not believe.
If simply pointing out that faith in the unprovable was "stupid" was all it took to make someone NOT believe?

Well... we'd have 100% participation in atheism in this world within minutes.

You are being silly here. Words cannot "force" anyone to do what they truly do not wish to do.

To really force someone, you have to use violence or threats of violence.

You know-- exactly like what Genuine Christians™ did for centuries: convert or be tortured/killed.

And EXACTLY what Genuine Muslims™ are still doing even today.

Who's forcing people again?
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#11013 Jan 22, 2013
One opinion is that coalitions couldn't get anything done. But then having one house republican and the other democrat can have a similar effect. This also happens in France regularly.

Another opinion is that coalitions need to be more inclusive, which should be a good thing. But the tail can still wag the dog in a coalition, which is how the tea party works.

No system is perfect. I'd like a cap on the money political parties get to spend though.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Perhaps coalitional governments and parliaments are superior to their American counterparts. Something has gone terribly wrong in America that doesn't seem to be plaguing the other Western democracies. Their problems, when they have them, seem to be economic. America has to deal with the worst political parties, the worst church, the least effective schools, and the worst gun problems in the West.
And the economic problems, which it largely caused for itself and much of the world.
I really don't understand that.
Lincoln

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11014 Jan 22, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Yes.
Do they have ANY knowledge of ANY gods?
No. They lack all knowledge of everything.
Therefore? They are atheists-- for without knowledge you certainly cannot have FAITH.
Can you?
And atheists simply lack faith in gods. That's it.
Scientifically proven: all infants are born without faith (atheists).
Stalin a good example of atheism in power

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11015 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Stalin a good example of atheism in power
No-- Stalin was a spiritualist, not an atheist.

Silly.

Your delusions of adequacy are ... amusing.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11016 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Would that be the same as the atheistic religion, which attributes everything to a rockdidit?
Because you have to assert the same principle and then test it logically.
Of course if you reject this basic fundamental logical truth, you have just denied your own worldview...
"Atheistic religion"? Those two words are cancel each other out. A religion is a theism, and if someone has a religion, they cannot be atheist. An atheist is not theist, that is what the "a" means.

You are not very smart, are you?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11017 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Oh that old false analogy.
You are a tease...:-)
Are you saying that the gods don't exist?

As long as Thursday exists, so does Thor!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11018 Jan 22, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>"Atheistic religion"? Those two words are cancel each other out. A religion is a theism, and if someone has a religion, they cannot be atheist. An atheist is not theist, that is what the "a" means.
You are not very smart, are you?
Indeed, it appears not.

;)

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11019 Jan 22, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Actually that is not true.
As an atheist is merely someone who denies the knowledge of God, that has been revealed to him, then an atheist does not in reality exist beyond the realm of lies in their own mind.
You of course define atheism holding the lie to be a truth.
I define it by the truth.
The person you described is a non-believer. Maybe you should really learn something before shooting off your mouth. The word atheist means not theist, and that it is also used as a substitute for non-believer, does not change the meaning of the word.
And btw, your truth, is not truth, not even for you. It is also word salad, and >>> wrong <<<.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11020 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
"All newborns, toddlers and most children are atheist"
.....rather desperate generalization :-)
You
have
scientific
data
to
back
this ?
Until indoctrination, everyone is atheist. Now I did not say they are non-believers. A non-believer can be someone who is an atheist, or someone who has rejected an indoctrination. The atheist is simply not theist. It is so simple to understand. Why can't you understand it?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11021 Jan 22, 2013
Kosovogirl wrote:
Why do atheist talk about religions forcing god upon people when atheist are forcing people not to believe in god?
If a person wishes to believe in god let them believe, if they don't then don't bother them.
What a good idea, but do you think you could convince all the rest of you believers, to just keep it to yourselves. You know get it out of the schools, the public square, the laws, and off the money? OK?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#11022 Jan 22, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Stalin a good example of atheism in power
You need to learn your history.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11023 Jan 22, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Brilliant, my sister.
July 4th, 1776 was a Thursday.
http://easycalculation.com/date-day/day-of-ye...
[I was a Saturday baby.]
Thank you. I have just bookmarked that.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#11024 Jan 22, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Who do sunni suicide bombers pray to before they murder shiites?
Who do shiite suicide bombers pray to before they murder sunnis?
<quoted text>
Whom did the US bomber who dropped the atomic Bombs on japan prayed to?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#11025 Jan 22, 2013
Kosovogirl wrote:
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Erm it's obvious by this site... Some athiests call people who believe in god "stupid" that's I'd a way of forcing them to not believe.
That was a stupid answer! If it were only that simple, to free the indoctrinated, the religitard would be well on his way out.
Let me show you something that works much better than telling you, that you are stupid.

>>> Did you know that the bible god would make you eat your own children? According to the buybull he will. Leviticus 26: 28-29

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