Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

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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: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#11580 Jan 30, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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There is no real conflict between science and religion. What is in conflict is the rudimentary science of 2000 BC, and the modern science of the 21th century AD. Your issue has to do with your intolerance of Christianity.
Or maybe it's the intolerance of Christianity towards anything that questions it, or casts its teaching in doubt.

C'mon, you and I both know that "Christianity" would love it if every time a light switch was flipped or a doctor performed a surgery, the people associated with that proclaimed; "LOOK AT WHAT THE JESUS DID!"

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#11581 Jan 30, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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There is no real conflict between science and religion.
There is an inherent conflict with the thinking behind each one.

Science is the process of using reason and evidence to determine knowledge.

Religion is the process of claiming knowledge and ignoring all reason and evidence which contradicts it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11582 Jan 30, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
9 years old is the age of adulthood in Islam. You didn't think Muhammad would wait until she hit double digits in age right?
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Moohumud force-married her when she was 6.

He claims he waited until she was 9... but Moohumud was also illiterate, so I doubt he could count, either.

Putting his claims of waiting in serious doubt. It's more likely that she didn't reach puberty until 9, when his repeated sexual attacks would finally yield offspring.

He was one sick f*** for sure. No wonder Islam is so Effed up.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11583 Jan 30, 2013
Henry wrote:
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In the nuclear age there is the possibility of devastation of mankind!
Modern civilization? Sure. But the whole race? Doubtful. Highly, highly doubtful. People are too widespread, too many, and too hardy to kill off that easily.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11584 Jan 30, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Nothing is in the "hands of god", god is just a phantasm!
True. And an ugly phantasm too.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11585 Jan 30, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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There is no real conflict between science and religion. What is in conflict is the rudimentary science of 2000 BC, and the modern science of the 21th century AD. Your issue has to do with your intolerance of Christianity.
Christianity has made itself intolerable: by bullying and murdering any and all who oppose it's ugly side.

And it has an ugly side, to be sure-- starting with bullying of gays, including sanctioned child abuse, and continuing to abuse and oppression of women.

With a nice side of slavery along the way.

There is much to be intolerant of christianity, and it's very, very ugly history.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#11586 Jan 30, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Christianity has made itself intolerable: by bullying and murdering any and all who oppose it's ugly side.
And it has an ugly side, to be sure-- starting with bullying of gays, including sanctioned child abuse, and continuing to abuse and oppression of women.
With a nice side of slavery along the way.
There is much to be intolerant of christianity, and it's very, very ugly history.
Humanity does that without religion. The western world would have never risen to its pre eminent level with an easier life then most in the world without Christianity. The elitists gearing for world government have done their job and the religion has been decimated. Even with the flaws. Now government is replacing the void and the tyranny of the police state will rear its ugly head and make wha tyou wrote look like a walk in the park. People can be ignorant. And that is all people.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#11587 Jan 30, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Or maybe it's the intolerance of Christianity towards anything that questions it, or casts its teaching in doubt.
C'mon, you and I both know that "Christianity" would love it if every time a light switch was flipped or a doctor performed a surgery, the people associated with that proclaimed; "LOOK AT WHAT THE JESUS DID!"
That switch wouldn't be there if it weren't for the availability of God given "natural resources". Doctors who can't explain a sudden remission or complete recovery from a traumatic head injury often call these unexplained events,"miracles".
Mrs Bella

United States

#11588 Jan 30, 2013
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This became a problem for me, so because of this i can not sleep nor eat.
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I saw a testimony on how mrs kate got her husband back by this spell caster name dr sam so i contacted him on my problem and he casted a spell for me after two days of the spell, my ex lover called me asking for forgiveness,
I am very much happy cos my lover is back to me once again.
Contact him if u need his help,
he is a good man.
Contact him via email:drsamkoko@gmail.com
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#11589 Jan 30, 2013
Bollocks.
Mrs Bella wrote:
Hello my name is Bella from Australia, a year ago my lover left my for a lady and told me it is over,
This became a problem for me, so because of this i can not sleep nor eat.
One day i came to the internet to seek advice for what do so my ex lover can come back to me again.
I saw a testimony on how mrs kate got her husband back by this spell caster name dr sam so i contacted him on my problem and he casted a spell for me after two days of the spell, my ex lover called me asking for forgiveness,
I am very much happy cos my lover is back to me once again.
Contact him if u need his help,
he is a good man.
Contact him via email:drsamkoko@gmail.com

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11590 Jan 30, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Humanity does that without religion. The western world would have never risen to its pre eminent level with an easier life then most in the world without Christianity.
Bullsh7t. Without the stench of Xianity? The world would never have suffered the evils that hatecult inflicted on the world.

Including the Dark Ages, where Xianity reigned supreme. Humanity would've colonized Mars by now, were it not for Xianity.
serfs up wrote:
The elitists gearing for world government have done their job and the religion has been decimated.
The "elitists"? Don't you mean the religious leadership? Who control the idiot-sheeple using Xianity and other religions?

And you idiot-sheeple just "baaa" along with the ReThuglican-Richt....

... you clearly watch too much Faux SNews.
serfs up wrote:
Even with the flaws. Now government is replacing the void and the tyranny of the police state will rear its ugly head and make wha tyou wrote look like a walk in the park. People can be ignorant. And that is all people.
You are delusional.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#11591 Jan 30, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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I'm not his fan, either. I know who David Limbaugh and Stephen Limbaugh are as well.
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No. I moved from my native state of California to Missouri at age 44 to practice medicine in Poplar Bluff because there were no HMOs there, which was important to me. And I retired 11 years later, in 2009, and moved to Mexico. That was my Missouri experience.
I knew plenty of drug reps from Cape and Jackson, many of whom were SEMO graduates. And many patients were students at SEMO.
When we went to Cape, it was either to shop at the mall, to use the little airport there to connect up to St. Louis, or for one of the drug company sponsored dinners. We would often eat at Brouchards, Celebrations, New Orleans or Mannees. And once, we saw Bob Dylan at the Show Me Center.
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That's a perfect description. I used to say that I'm a liberal, atheistic Deadhead Californian living in the reddest part of a red state surrounded by eight red states (in 2004, anyways) where the Midwest meets the South - yahoo, y'all!
But it is beautiful. My wife and I had a cabin on stilts on the Current river in Van Buren in the Mark Twain National Forest, and we loved being there.
Glad to know you.
Good to know you too!

Now there's a Limbaugh Law Practice at Cape, that may be who you know....I don't know if there's any relationship and I don't know Rush's family if they are siblings, cousins, etc.

The little airport is still there as are many of the finer restaurants.

Oh mercy, a cabin on current river. My Aunt and Uncle also used to live right on the river....they retired to Doniphan when health concerns made them uneasy about living so far off the beaten path.

They hosted their son's wedding on the deck overlooking the river, some really breathtaking scenery and beautiful pictures to commemorate the day.

This is one of the things I love about the internet....the world is smaller and cozier.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#11592 Jan 30, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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There is no real conflict between science and religion. What is in conflict is the rudimentary science of 2000 BC, and the modern science of the 21th century AD. Your issue has to do with your intolerance of Christianity.
Science does not address religion. Science works with objective, verifiable evidence. They make educated guesses sometimes and continue to look for proof/refutation.

It's people who try to pit science against religion when there is no need. The Bible has many errors that have been scientifically discarded, but for the people of that day and time it's to be expected.

Now, if you take the Bible as God's inerrant word, yes, there are going to be problems. If you take the Bible as man's best interpretation of what some deity might have revealed to them, then the errors fall back in place as understandable mistakes.

As a history of the place and time, it has it's points of interest.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#11593 Jan 30, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Bullsh7t. Without the stench of Xianity? The world would never have suffered the evils that hatecult inflicted on the world.
Including the Dark Ages, where Xianity reigned supreme. Humanity would've colonized Mars by now, were it not for Xianity.
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The "elitists"? Don't you mean the religious leadership? Who control the idiot-sheeple using Xianity and other religions?
And you idiot-sheeple just "baaa" along with the ReThuglican-Richt....
... you clearly watch too much Faux SNews.
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You are delusional.
Yet the world did survive, and went on to suffer the atrocities of godless communist regimes where millions of people were mainmed and killed. The total body count for the ninety years between 1917 and 2007 is approximately 148 million dead at the bloody hands of only fifty-two atheists, three times more than all the human beings killed by war, civil war, and individual crime in the entire twentieth century combined! The historical record of collective atheism is thousands of times worse on an annual basis than Christianity’s worst and most infamous bloodbath, the Spanish Inquisition. Add this to the unholy gruesome slaughter of abortion and the numbers are unconscionably staggering!

We will need to colonize Mars if we want to avoid the fate of the polar bears. We have no choice if our species is to survive to go on begetting the greed and gluttony of an amoral science driven vision to industrialize the world, which has not only devoured much of the earth's store of natural resources and pushed species to extinction, but caused climate change which threatens ALL of humanity, by putting the entire planet in peril!
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#11594 Jan 30, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Modern civilization? Sure. But the whole race? Doubtful. Highly, highly doubtful. People are too widespread, too many, and too hardy to kill off that easily.
is a logic
Oh yes! In the nuclear age the possibility of extermination of humankind in a capitalistic society is very real! Even if there is no nuclear war, the AKWs are able to cause the extermination of the human race.
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#11595 Jan 31, 2013
I agree. It would be a case of life being made more shitty rather than game over. Much like wearing a burkha!
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Modern civilization? Sure. But the whole race? Doubtful. Highly, highly doubtful. People are too widespread, too many, and too hardy to kill off that easily.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#11596 Jan 31, 2013
Where is the proof or evidence to support the "belief" that you have that there is no God?
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#11597 Jan 31, 2013
There is no evidence for god(s), therefore no belief seems appropriate.

Everything we have ever discovered has turned out to be "not magic".
01Justsayin wrote:
Where is the proof or evidence to support the "belief" that you have that there is no God?
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11598 Jan 31, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Mrs Muq: "what would you like for dinner?"

Muq "did you say something? I was thinking of the 72 virgins waiting for me in heaven"

Mrs muq "i'll do you cheese on toast" :D

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#11599 Jan 31, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>There is no evidence for god(s), therefore no belief seems appropriate.

Everything we have ever discovered has turned out to be "not magic".
Atheism - The theory or BELIEF that God does not exist.(google it) There most certainly is scientific evidence that God is real. Look it up. I ain't doing your work for you. However there is NO SCIENTIFIC evidence to prove that God does not exist. It's not possible. You just can't do it. The mere BELIEF that God does not exist is a BELIEF within itself. Ergo you are a hypocrite.

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