Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23583 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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#11785 Feb 1, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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*chuckles* Which is precisely your problem. I am not a specimen. I am not intended to be examined under anyone's microscope.I am a living breathing human being. I have my own thoughts, my own emotions, my own beliefs. None of which make me a dipshit.
Actually the fact that you're here to try to convert atheists in the atheist forum is what makes you a dipsh*t.
01Justsayin wrote:
<quoted text>Quite frankly I find your hostility to be uncalled for and utterly unenlightened. Insults are the lowest form of dialog. Which is exactly why I'm not choosing to resort to them. I'm not low.
I will give you a box of big black markers so you can cross out the parts in your copies of the bible where it says all atheists are fools and abominable. Talk about arrogant & unenlightened...read your damn book from time to time idiot.
01Justsayin wrote:
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So, yeah, I very much so responded to your post. Was it with facts? No Then again I don't need them to describe why I believe what I believe.
No you don't need facts, because you're a proven liar lying about a god that isn't real or there at all.
01Justsayin wrote:
<quoted text> That should be enough. If you can't be okay with the idea of someone thinking or believing contrary to you then that's really your problem isn't it? Guide your anger in any way you choose. That's all you. It still has no business on my doorstep.
Its fine for you to believe whatever you like. The problem is when you enter an atheist forum lying about a god you have no proof of.

“I Am No One Else”

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#11786 Feb 1, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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*chuckles* Which is precisely your problem. I am not a specimen. I am not intended to be examined under anyone's microscope. I am a living breathing human being. I have my own thoughts, my own emotions, my own beliefs. None of which make me a dipshit. Quite frankly I find your hostility to be uncalled for and utterly unenlightened. Insults are the lowest form of dialog. Which is exactly why I'm not choosing to resort to them. I'm not low. So, yeah, I very much so responded to your post. Was it with facts? No Then again I don't need them to describe why I believe what I believe. That should be enough. If you can't be okay with the idea of someone thinking or believing contrary to you then that's really your problem isn't it? Guide your anger in any way you choose. That's all you. It still has no business on my doorstep.
Actually, you are a specimen, you are always being studied by someone the moment you post anything online or see a medical professional. All living things usually become specimens to us humans, we're curious like that. However, online you become a specimen of a different sort. Each of your words, typos, errors, and reactions to these things becomes part of your profile, eventually those who read enough of your posts will develop a full personality profile of you. Some of us are actually ... well trained in this, but everyone does it. You see, everything you do online is under a microscope, simply because we can.

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#11787 Feb 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Opinions are not facts. Sorry.
It's not my job to provide you with facts. That's just lazy. Nobody ever came to enlightenment by sitting on their @ss. My belief never belonged under a microscope in the first please. You cannot scientifically analyze a person's belief. I have the right to my own opinion just like everyone else. The difference is I can respect yours even if I don't agree with it. Even if I believe it to be illogical. The fact that you can't do the same is not on me. That's all you, brother.

“I Am No One Else”

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#11788 Feb 1, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You posted that zombies can be caused by witchcraft.
I think, with the access to education we have today, that makes you a moron.
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Makes him dangerously insane, actually. How long before he stabs or shoots one of these "zombies?" A poster child for why delusions must be treated.

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#11789 Feb 1, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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It's not my job to provide you with facts. That's just lazy. Nobody ever came to enlightenment by sitting on their @ss. My belief never belonged under a microscope in the first please. You cannot scientifically analyze a person's belief. I have the right to my own opinion just like everyone else. The difference is I can respect yours even if I don't agree with it. Even if I believe it to be illogical. The fact that you can't do the same is not on me. That's all you, brother.
Believing in something without evidence suggesting it is fantasy. Believing that your fantasy is fact is delusion. You crossed the line from fantasy to delusion a long time ago, and that means you are a possible threat to the safety of those around you. You gave up the right to not be analyzed when you did that.

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#11790 Feb 1, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Two opinions zero facts.:) anyways you left out the part in this myth where Elijah had each and every non believer in Yahweh killed after the magic trick.

Why did you leave out the wholesale slaughter like that? It is after all what your god commanded.

Your same god sent bears to maul children for calling his prophet bald head.
I can read the Bible just as well as you can. Honestly, the point of what I was saying is that I don't feel the need to speak for God. Which is why I stopped where I did. Because it had nothing to do with what I was trying to say. Not to mention it would just be confusing to anyone who hasn't read the rest of the book. It's funny to me how some people, not just atheists, take a passage of scripture or even a quote from a book they've read and manipulate that text in an attempt to prove their point. If you're going to scrutinize it so heavily, then at least take the time to read all of it. I don't deny the presence of violence in the Bible. But if you're not gonna take the time to look at it as a whole from an objective point of view, then don't waste your time sitting around and judging it.

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#11791 Feb 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>Great. There is already too much hatred for unbelievers in the Christian community. It isn't your world any more.

Lol You took what I said completely out of context in a pathetic attempt to manipulate it into proving your point. That's just low. Not to mention lazy and uncivilized.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11792 Feb 1, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Actually the fact that you're here to try to convert atheists in the atheist forum is what makes you a dipsh*t.
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I will give you a box of big black markers so you can cross out the parts in your copies of the bible where it says all atheists are fools and abominable. Talk about arrogant & unenlightened...read your damn book from time to time idiot.
funny post. I like the black markers comment.

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#11793 Feb 1, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>Respect?

I don't respect your beliefs. I don't respect faith, and I especially don't respect Christianity or its church.

When did that church ever respect unbelievers? Now you want it from us? Christianity deserves no respect because it offers none.

After centuries of calling us fools, vile, abominations, the moral equivalent of murderers and whoremongers, and fit to be dropped into fire still conscious, what exactly are you hoping for now?

Sorry, but I've waited a long time to be able to express how I feel about your religion - how it has maligned, dehumanized and marginalized people like me for the audacity to question it. At long last, we have a safe way to tell you what we think, and in my case at least, respect is not a part of the message.
This isn't about respect for religion at all. It's about respect for a fellow human being. I don't respect your views just because they are views. I respect the human being whose views they are. I don't agree with your lack of belief either. That doesn't mean I have the right to condemn you for It. That's just having good manners. You do believe in morals right?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

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#11794 Feb 1, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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I can read the Bible just as well as you can. Honestly, the point of what I was saying is that I don't feel the need to speak for God. Which is why I stopped where I did. Because it had nothing to do with what I was trying to say. Not to mention it would just be confusing to anyone who hasn't read the rest of the book. It's funny to me how some people, not just atheists, take a passage of scripture or even a quote from a book they've read and manipulate that text in an attempt to prove their point. If you're going to scrutinize it so heavily, then at least take the time to read all of it. I don't deny the presence of violence in the Bible. But if you're not gonna take the time to look at it as a whole from an objective point of view, then don't waste your time sitting around and judging it.
So ... you stone non-believers and children. Good that you admit that.

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#11795 Feb 1, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>This post (and the next one) show you are either a Poe or that you cannot read for meaning. What you quoted is a *parody* of the arguments used to prove the existence of God. It was a *joke*. It was showing what is *wrong* with the standard arguments for the existence of God.

Now, go back and *read* what you copied and pasted. Think about what it is saying. If you cannot see that it is a *joke*, then you are incapable of understanding anything other than simple, declarative statements.

On the other hand, if you are a Poe, bravo...you did well.
I was joking. Poe is the man!

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#11796 Feb 1, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Seriously, you can't see the irony dripping from the pages? Read what you post.
Haha Dude, I INTENDED the irony. It's funny.

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#11797 Feb 1, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Masterful examples of religious 'reasoning'.

Uh...humor. Duh!

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#11798 Feb 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Your god has failed to heal one person. There is zero record of "faith" or "prayer" healing anyone. None. Science heals, your god kills, yet you revere your god and bash science. Your faith is weak, if you truly had faith, you'd walk into the desert with nothing, not even clothing, and wander there for 40 days and 40 nights. I know you won't, ever, because you know your religion is nothing but a delusion.
Honestly, I'm not even gonna go there. Have fun with that.

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#11799 Feb 1, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>You posted that zombies can be caused by witchcraft.
I think, with the access to education we have today, that makes you a moron.
I think with the access to the Internet we have today, that makes me correct. Google it. Zombie - Originally, a snake- deity of or deriving from West Africa and Haiti. A soulless corpse said to be derived by WITCHCRAFT, esp. in certain African and Caribbean religions.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11800 Feb 1, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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then don't waste your time sitting around and judging it.
Why not its good fun :D
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#11801 Feb 1, 2013
Here's Pat's Dutch polemic: www.youtube.com/watch...

It's about Geert Wilders being found guilty of *whatever*.

I like Pat's work. That said, he's got a blind spot on Israel, in my opinion. It is possible to criticise Israeli policy without being anti Semitic.
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I broadly agree with many of Pat Condell's views, but not necessarily the way he expresses them.
Do you know why he is so averse to Dutch courts? "..faith disqualifies reason the way a Dutch criminal court discredits disqualifies truth and witnesses"?(3mins :30secs)
Thinking

Saffron Walden, UK

#11802 Feb 1, 2013
Mentalist.
01Justsayin wrote:
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I think with the access to the Internet we have today, that makes me correct. Google it. Zombie - Originally, a snake- deity of or deriving from West Africa and Haiti. A soulless corpse said to be derived by WITCHCRAFT, esp. in certain African and Caribbean religions.

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#11804 Feb 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, you are a specimen, you are always being studied by someone the moment you post anything online or see a medical professional. All living things usually become specimens to us humans, we're curious like that. However, online you become a specimen of a different sort. Each of your words, typos, errors, and reactions to these things becomes part of your profile, eventually those who read enough of your posts will develop a full personality profile of you. Some of us are actually ... well trained in this, but everyone does it. You see, everything you do online is under a microscope, simply because we can.
No opinion you make of me online will be completely accurate as we are online. Not in person. Therefore a thorough evaluation of me cannot be made. Every single one of us evaluate a person based upon first impression. That doesn't necessarily make them a specimen or you a scientist. Nor does the fact that you can do it make you somehow better trained than anyone else. It simply makes you human just like the rest of us.

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#11805 Feb 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Believing in something without evidence suggesting it is fantasy. Believing that your fantasy is fact is delusion. You crossed the line from fantasy to delusion a long time ago, and that means you are a possible threat to the safety of those around you. You gave up the right to not be analyzed when you did that.

Who gave you the right to do the analyzing? Or to define what I believe in as being fantasy? Or label me as delusional? Did I miss the PhD in Psychology in front of your name? Choosing to believe or not believe in any given thing does not necessarily label one as a threat to the safety of those around them. Also where is this invisible line I have supposedly crossed? Is that even logical?

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