Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Apr 25, 2012 Full story: Psychology Today 23,198

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

Hartenstein, Germany

#11320 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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So you deny the law of non-contradiction then?
So very sorry: not a single god ever existed!
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11321 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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So you are a pro-lifer I assume and against abortion?
Based on what moral standard?
Whatever god may be, it is not existing!
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11322 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Why are you here philosophising polymath257?
You have just denied that it is a rational means for acquiring knowledge?
Engaging in rational thought to answer transcendentant questions is of no value to you?
Then why are you then arguing that reason is circular and self attesting?
You realise these are philosophical issues you are engaging in.
Another inconsistency in your worldview.
You are not selling your atheism very well.
I have to abandon reason and philosophy, to be on the same intellectual level as you...
Atheism is easy to sell, since he slaps all religions which are myths and non existing!
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11323 Jan 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
When did you last visit the garden of eden?
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What a garbage about the garden of eden! Eden never existed so does the myths of religions as a whole!
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11324 Jan 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, humanity is imperfect, your god did a horrible job in "making" us, didn't he?
Anyhow, let's look at your book, the bible was written by imperfect humans, based on stories heard from imperfect humans, which was then translated by imperfect humans several times. How can even you belief it is a perfect book?
As far as history concerned the bible is more of a book of fairy tales nor more!
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11325 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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You want to present the idea that the problem is a lack of evidence for God.
That is not the case.
The problem is, is that your mind is at enmity against Him.
You are at war with Him.
This is obviously true and revealed by the antagonism of your posts in regard to Him.
God is just a myth nothing more!
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11326 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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What a garbage about the garden of eden! Eden never existed so does the myths of religions as a whole!
Religious delusions, religious bigotry zealotry, and fanaticism - that is real :D

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#11328 Jan 24, 2013
Oh well, looks like thinks got a bit too rough for mtimber trying to defend the indefensible.

Good riddance.
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11329 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Why are you here philosophising polymath257?
You have just denied that it is a rational means for acquiring knowledge?
Engaging in rational thought to answer transcendentant questions is of no value to you?
Then why are you then arguing that reason is circular and self attesting?
You realise these are philosophical issues you are engaging in.
Another inconsistency in your worldview.
You are not selling your atheism very well.
I have to abandon reason and philosophy, to be on the same intellectual level as you...
You know people are different, so if is a basic issue about atheism which may be uniting but divising too! The front against the religions is of course nesessesary.
Lincoln

United States

#11330 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Atheism is easy to sell, since he slaps all religions which are myths and non existing!
He likes to post!

He Proves nothing

He Slaps ...
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11331 Jan 24, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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BS. Morality is a function of society. If there were only one person on earth, morality would be irrelevant. The fact that we are a social species dictates that we will live together. There are better and worse ways to live together (as determined by the happiness of the people involved, the art and science produced, etc). Morality is simple the optimal way of living together.
I would not expect a species from another planet to have the same morality as we do simply because their biology would be different: the things that make them happy and that are important for their societies because of their biology will be different. So our morality is certainly NOT absolute: it is a local thing restricted to humans.
On another poster I emphasised morality is class bound. Different classes have different (more or less) moralities. For instance the morality of the stone age differed from the slaveowners and feudalism and capitalism and so on.
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11332 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Sorry, the Bible disagrees with you, it says you do know God, but that you have denied and suppressed that truth so that you can carry on living a sinful life.
I base my worldview on the Bible, not your opinion.
As to why I should apologise, are you saying there is an absolute standard of morality you are pointing to, which I should adhere to?
And do you also think that the atheists on this thread that have insulted christians, should also apologise based on that same absolute standard?
No?
I thought not...
As an atheist I am contrary the bible and I hold the bible has much changed during its 1500 years and there were the mighty and the rich ones who introduced its influence irregular of the objective knowledge. God has nothing to do with the contents of the scriptures, it was not existing at all!
Lincoln

United States

#11333 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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On another poster I emphasised morality is class bound. Different classes have different (more or less) moralities. For instance the morality of the stone age differed from the slaveowners and feudalism and capitalism and so on.
stone age man left no written records....:-)
Please describe your knowledge of stone age man and his

"(more or less) moralitie"
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11334 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Why are you here philosophising polymath257?
You have just denied that it is a rational means for acquiring knowledge?
Engaging in rational thought to answer transcendentant questions is of no value to you?
Then why are you then arguing that reason is circular and self attesting?
You realise these are philosophical issues you are engaging in.
Another inconsistency in your worldview.
You are not selling your atheism very well.
I have to abandon reason and philosophy, to be on the same intellectual level as you...
Sorry, I am not "selling" atheism at all. Education may have a hand in the realisation of atheism.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#11335 Jan 24, 2013
Ya I guess he will only be dodging questions on the other thread with Dave licking his sack.
Just Think wrote:
Oh well, looks like thinks got a bit too rough for mtimber trying to defend the indefensible.
Good riddance.
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11336 Jan 24, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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Nothing on that page exonerates the Bible. Israelite soldiers capture and rape women and it is supported by your god.
How do you explain this?
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Doesn't even matter. I can show that your moral system is self-contradictory without appealing to an alternative system.
God has nothing to do with, it does not exist!
Lincoln

United States

#11337 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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As an atheist I am contrary the bible and I hold the bible has much changed during its 1500 years and there were the mighty and the rich ones who introduced its influence irregular of the objective knowledge. God has nothing to do with the contents of the scriptures, it was not existing at all!
"I am contrary.."
"I hold the bible..."

The "I" of importance
Henry

Hartenstein, Germany

#11338 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
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Jesus was quoting the old testament...
I don`t think Jesus "quoted" anything. Certain seems to be he is approximately 2000 years dead
Lincoln

United States

#11339 Jan 24, 2013
Henry wrote:
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God has nothing to do with, it does not exist!
"God has nothing to do with, it does not exist!

He has spoken,
the
all important

"I".

too much caffeine ?

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#11340 Jan 24, 2013
mtimber wrote:
Remember, the Bible is the basis for my worldview.
Yes, we know.

That's why you condone genocide, killing of gays, killing of those who exercise freedom of religion, etc.

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