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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Psychology Today.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12045 Feb 3, 2013
albtraum wrote:
<quoted text>
1. Enabler and most likely participant.
2. Falsehoods are NEVER harmless.
Yep.
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#12046 Feb 3, 2013
rio posted he married a muslim. Taqiyya runs strong through all that rio posts.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
You continue to sound like a lying god-botherer.
Nothing you have said so far, indicates you are anything but a hateful god-pusher.
Your condescending and patronizing tone to me, only makes it worse.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12047 Feb 3, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
<quoted text>
If, if, if. Your fear of Christians gives them more power than they actually have!
...you do not actually watch the real-world news, do you?

Sad.
insidesecrets wrote:
Science rules the academic world with an iron fist.
They HAVE to-- idiots and morons (such as yourself) would quickly dilute real science with pseudo-babble such as creationism and religion.

History taught this lesson too well. In the past? You morons were so afraid of science, that you routinely murdered any and all scientists.

Galileo? Do you remember his murder, at the hands of you anti-science morons?
insidesecrets wrote:
It is insane to fret about the possibility of creationism being taught in elementary schools.
In elementary schools is where the brainwashing begins.

And that turns out mindless god-robots, like YOU, who deny actual reality itself, to cling to your idiotic notions.

So, no-- elementary school is MORE off-limits than any other venue. It MUST be.

You are a perfect example of why.
insidesecrets wrote:
Until creationism actually invades science departments at the collegiate level, it is simply irrational and unnecessary to berate Christians for what has not happened. Instead of reacting to what if's, try reacting to what is.
It IS happening, nationwide. And you moronic fools keep getting bigoted laws passed in the name of your cult (Genuine Christianity™).

So we rationalists MUST oppose you at every turn, in the public sphere.

You are free to abuse yourselves in private all you like-- it IS a free country after all.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12048 Feb 3, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
British churches are non-profit organisations which are exempt of taxes in Britain. Same as charities, etc...
There you go: they are TAX SUPPORTED cults.

Just like in the USA.

Your taxes SUPPORT them, by them being exempt.

There is more than one way to pay the drug-dealer--in this case, the drug is delusions(faith).

And you continue to prove you are just another lying godbot.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12049 Feb 3, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism is at the core of marxism, I can tell you.
Marxism-Leninism had the suppression of religion as one of its fundamental task in its programme, and its replacement by the ideal of communism.
So, we just have to look at the fail attempt at socialist utopia in USSR and other places, to have a good idea of what society would be with atheists in power: it's not pretty!
Atheists can be just as intolerant as religionists, and an atheist country has nothing to envy from a theist state.
Just another lying godbot's inane (and wrong) comments.

Next!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12050 Feb 3, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
You all do.
In fact, it's IANS Fifth Law (Godbot’s law) of Internet fundies - named in honor of Godwin. From http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/TMVMHAPR8... :
[1] IANS First Law: You cannot successfully refute atheism without producing a god
[2] IANS Second Law: Regardless of what they may say to the contrary, all theists posting on atheist threads are there to proselytize to atheists.
[3] IANS Third Law: Christians will dissemble without compunction while proselytizing.
[4] IANS Fourth Law: Anybody calling himself an atheist, agnostic or deist who is arguing with the bulk of atheists around him is a stealth theist until proven otherwise.
[5] IANS Fifth Law (Godbot’s law): As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a theist citing Stalin, Mao, and/or Pol Pot approaches one."
You got it, Doc. The UK poster calling himself "rio" is just another lying godbot.

Not even as clever as some in the past...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12051 Feb 3, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still laughing.
The Christians want respect. They also want us to respect the chicken talon - to obey it and to hate what it hates. I don't see any of that happening happening.
:)

I find it helps to have a graphic word-painting, when posting satire.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12052 Feb 3, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
[4] IANS Fourth Law: Anybody calling himself an atheist, agnostic or deist who is arguing with the bulk of atheists around him is a stealth theist until proven otherwise.
Yep.

After over 6 years of dealing with these people, one develops a kind of "godbot-radar".

:)

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12053 Feb 3, 2013
Which just goes to prove he is a believer even though he lies errr I mean in the spirit of debate wishes us to not talk about his faith. Lol :)
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
No, healing a delusion does not produce a vacuum because the delusion itself is a vacuum.
rio

Bromley, UK

#12054 Feb 3, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
There you go: they are TAX SUPPORTED cults.
Just like in the USA.
No they are not; they are tax exempted.

There is a difference between TAX EXEMPTED and TAX SUPPORTED.

I spell it for you; in the first case the organisation is considered non-profit and keeps its donation, in the second case, it receives public money in the form of sunbsidies.

If you cannot see the difference, I suggest you keep away from this discussion.

Established churches in UK are treated like charities, humanitarian organisations, social clubs, educational institutions, trade unions, political parties, etc... which are considered as NON PROFIT ORGANISATIONS and are exempted of taxes.
rio

Bromley, UK

#12055 Feb 3, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing you have said so far, indicates you are anything but a hateful god-pusher.
You know what?

I couldn't give a f*ck about what you think.

You sound like a demented troll in transe in most of your posts.

To be honest, I shit one just like you every morning!! LOL
rio

Bromley, UK

#12056 Feb 3, 2013
God in the field: Third of Americans believe divine power decides Super Bowl results

http://rt.com/usa/news/super-bowl-result-god-...

LMFAO

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12057 Feb 3, 2013
Temper temper. Yes this is the atheist portion of topix. I know your preacher tells your christians like you are superior and so just stomp and be a Christhole everywhere you go because of your Christian superiority. He's wrong.

It's closed minded bigots like you that want to indoctrinate children to creationism in elementary schools dooming many of them to a life without reason.
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
This is NOT an atheism forum!
This is Topix, and the thread is about "Atheism to defeat religion by 2038".
So, you are not the only one who can express an opinion here. Maybe you would like this thread to become an Atheist self-appreciation Society, but it ain't happening!
So you can stop the accusation of trolling right there sunshine and climb down from your soapbox.
If you want to be taken seriously, you have to start by hearing others first, and not go on a diatribe accusing others of repeating their preacher or attributing them a religion they don't belong to, bla, bla, bla ...
I am not religious, and I certainly have nothing to do with christianity, or even abrahamic religions, in terms of beliefs. But I am a westerner, and therefore I live in a Christain country, with christian culture, etc...
My opinion is that religions have still far too many followers to be overtaken by atheism by 2038. The reason is that for many people (not in the West) religion is too important to their identity to be abandoned within that short period of time. Religious beliefs are mostly attacked from within in christianity, less in judaism and hardly in islam. As for other religions, they don't seem to have that problem.
rio

Bromley, UK

#12058 Feb 3, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Temper temper. Yes this is the atheist portion of topix. I know your preacher tells your christians like you are superior and so just stomp and be a Christhole everywhere you go because of your Christian superiority. He's wrong.
It's closed minded bigots like you that want to indoctrinate children to creationism in elementary schools dooming many of them to a life without reason.
<quoted text>
This thread is on the United Kingdom forum too.
It's not an Atheist Self-Appreciation Society.

Christian like me?

What kind of moron are you?

I have repeated time and time again that I didn't have religion.
Are you stupid or you just like to play stupid?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12059 Feb 3, 2013
My my my what tolerance you have! Your preacher has taught you to be a wonderful open minded malchick eh?

Well my creationism loving sukka, schtoy and breathe.

May I just say that out of the billions of atheists you zealot Christians always go back to Stalin, North Korea ( which holds daily church services btw ) and Pol Pott. If you family came from Russia you would know churches, Jewish tabernacles and even muslim Mosques remained open. Stalin is still considered a hero and saint in the Russian Orthodox Church no matter how much you wail and scream. Sheesh I sure wish you young earth creationist Jesus lovers could come up with something new.

A real Russian family would know that 1: Atheism had nothing to do with Stalin's totalitarian crimes. And 2: Stalin was and is still very popular in Russian culture and religion contrary to popular Christian lead Fox News drooling. While he had blood on his hands he also built up the country mandating children go to school, free healthcare, free college, renovating art centers and churches, jobs for everyone, affordable housing for everyone.

But your preacher doesn't like totally about those things eh?
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
My preacher, eh? What a jerk you are!
You probably don't know anything about the USSR and Russia under Stalin and communism; I do. My family comes from Russia.
So I wont let a moron like you pretend it didn't happen when it did! I have plenty of example in my families and relatives of the treatment of believers in the hands of the soviet apparatus, of persecution of church goers, of summary executions, etc...
The Russian Orthodox Church was in fact closed, its patriarch put in jail. Many priets were executed, many followers deportes, etc...
Many church building were demolished, the others converted into barns, schools, cinemas, barracks, etc... or just left in ruins.
Church attendance came to nil. Believers met in secret in each others house; some were denounced, and arrested for it. For many, their fate is still unknown.
That, I can tell you from family recollection. My grand mother had her hand pierced with a bayonet by a soviet soldier because she didn't want to give him a small religious icon she was keeping.
So, don't tell me about the "innocence" of atheism!
Yes, some church were kept, but with no service allowed inside; those were mostly the Russian icons near Red Square and so on; they were empty.
Stalin relaxed his persecution after 1941 and the German invasion: he needed to galvanised the masses, and the Church was an instrument for that. Stalin chose the priests, nominated the Patriarch, etc... and everything done and said was under his control. That's what an atheist state is.
So don't you feel f*cking smugg about it! I have very good reason to criticise an atheist take-over: we have seen where it leads to...
Atheism is like arsenic: in very small dose, it can be beneficial, but in large dose, it kills you!
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12061 Feb 3, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
...you do not actually watch the real-world news, do you? Sad.
PBS news. Oddly, nobody ever mentions the frightening specter of Christianity lurking in the shadows. I suspect you are one of those conspiracy theory lovin' Faux news aficionados.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
They HAVE to-- idiots and morons (such as yourself) would quickly dilute real science with pseudo-babble such as creationism and religion.
In a democracy people are free to think what they will. Despite what you may assume, science is not above scrutiny, or even recrimination.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
History taught this lesson too well. In the past? You morons were so afraid of science, that you routinely murdered any and all scientists.
Galileo? Do you remember his murder, at the hands of you anti-science morons?
If you are going to make accusations, at least get your facts straight. Galileo was not murdered. He was allowed to return to his villa at Arcetri near Florence in 1634, where he spent the remainder of his life under house arrest. He died on January 8, 1642 at the age of 77.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
In elementary schools is where the brainwashing begins.
Indeed. And children in public schools are thoroughly indoctrinated in the sciences without the benefit of other points of view. Rather imperialistic, don't you think?
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
And that turns out mindless god-robots, like YOU, who deny actual reality itself, to cling to your idiotic notions.
There is no "absolute" reality that we all agree on. There is only what we perceive to be reality. And what we perceive to be reality depends on what we believe.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
So, no-- elementary school is MORE off-limits than any other venue. It MUST be.
You are a perfect example of why.
<quoted text>
It IS happening, nationwide. And you moronic fools keep getting bigoted laws passed in the name of your cult (Genuine Christianity™).
So we rationalists MUST oppose you at every turn, in the public sphere.
You are free to abuse yourselves in private all you like-- it IS a free country after all.
Was Osama bin Ladin a relative of yours by any chance? You sound exactly like a Muslim extremist. You are not a rationalist, but an irrationalist. Perhaps a complete psychological evaluation might uncover the reason for your unfounded paranoia.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12062 Feb 3, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
This thread is on the United Kingdom forum too.
It's not an Atheist Self-Appreciation Society.
Christian like me?
What kind of moron are you?
I have repeated time and time again that I didn't have religion.
Are you stupid or you just like to play stupid?
You are a liar, and demonstrably one.
rio

Bromley, UK

#12063 Feb 3, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a liar, and demonstrably one.
You repeatedly wrote that I was a liar without even saying about what.

That should be interesting...
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12064 Feb 3, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not? Christian anti-scientism and its apocalyptic eschatology are in large part responsible. Christianity teaches that science and scientists can't be trusted. Why would people so instructed listen to climate scientists?
Are YOU listening? Is our government?
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>This is also a Christian nicety, something I showed you three days ago. Note his job title. He was entrusted to protect America's natural resources :
“We don't have to protect the environment, the Second Coming is at hand”- James Watt, Secretary of the Interior under Reagan
If all it takes is one quote to condemn the whole of Christianity in your world then you should not have no problem with one quote indicting science.

"For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death." - Tom McMillan

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#12065 Feb 3, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Groucho?
http://snipurl.com/26as5yh [image]
Greetings, IANS. Been a while.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Atheism Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions (Jun '09) 10 min Aura Mytha 20,341
News Atheism requires as much faith as religion? (Jul '09) 37 min Joe Fortuna 257,171
News Atheists Aren't the Problem, Christian Intolera... (Oct '14) 1 hr FedUp 21,429
News Why Do Atheists Ridicule Christianity? (May '11) 1 hr Demon Finder 10,380
What is of greater value for humanity: Chrisita... 1 hr Eagle 12 455
News "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really T... (Jan '12) 2 hr scientia potentia... 45,566
Christianity isn't based on... (Feb '10) 3 hr Thinking 407
More from around the web