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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rio

UK

#12178 Feb 4, 2013
If this is a random sample of humanity, I find on this forum that believers tend to be nicer people than atheists.

It's just an observation.

Atheists have a very powerful message, and a lot of evidence on their side, but fail miserably in their PR.

When you try to convince people of the rightfulness of your opinion, you don't start by insulting them or try to ridicule them.

You never see a Jehovah Witness, a Mormon or an Evangelist knocking at doors to insult people, and these people have been converting doubters for generations. It's the basis of proselytism; you try to attract the people you seek to convince. You don't rebuke them, nor do you try to humiliate them by constant lies.

I think religions have centuries of practice in that field.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12179 Feb 4, 2013
rio wrote:
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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.
Why nor look at modern non-religious countries like Sweden, Japan, Denmark, etc.? Oh, that's right - you can't spread hate without first creating a straw man.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12180 Feb 4, 2013
rio wrote:
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You must be the most stupid jerk onm this thread.
TAX Exempted means that a charity is self supporting, but doesn't pay taxes on its income (fund raising, donations, etc...).
TAX Supported means that a charity receives money from the state.
In the first case, it doesn't receive public money
In the second case, it does!
Since churches are NON-PROFIT organisations, they are TAX-EXEMPTED. A church isn't a business, nor does it exist to make money out of its operations. At least not in UK. It just exists to fullfil its pastoral duty.
Only a complete moron can't understand that!
Taxes pay for:

Roads
Police
Fire Department
Sewage
... and many other services.

They use those services, so they are getting support from the tax payer.

Then you really go off the deep end. Churches make a fortune, and often spend that "tithing" on lavish houses, cars, and vacations.

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#12181 Feb 4, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Taxes pay for:
Roads
Police
Fire Department
Sewage
... and many other services.
They use those services, so they are getting support from the tax payer.
Then you really go off the deep end. Churches make a fortune, and often spend that "tithing" on lavish houses, cars, and vacations.
One thing you are wrong about, the church is all about profit. Lets put it this way if we where to tax churches in the US we would make an extra 70 billion a year to pay off are deficit. Plus if you look around the world and see all the fancy multimillion dollar churches that are built out of gold when there are millions of starving children in the world then you know its all about profit.

This is why the church trys so hard to brainwash you to deny logic and reason, because it is a business and its all about profit..

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12182 Feb 4, 2013
trekx wrote:
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One thing you are wrong about, the church is all about profit. Lets put it this way if we where to tax churches in the US we would make an extra 70 billion a year to pay off are deficit. Plus if you look around the world and see all the fancy multimillion dollar churches that are built out of gold when there are millions of starving children in the world then you know its all about profit.
This is why the church trys so hard to brainwash you to deny logic and reason, because it is a business and its all about profit..
I was wrong when I agreed with you? That's ... odd.

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#12183 Feb 4, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I was wrong when I agreed with you? That's ... odd.
Sorry if i misunderstood you. take care ...

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#12184 Feb 4, 2013
LOL I quoted the wrong person ... Sorry again im new at this ....

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12185 Feb 4, 2013
trekx wrote:
LOL I quoted the wrong person ... Sorry again im new at this ....
Ah, okay, that does explain it. I have made that error as well, no harm done. ;)

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12186 Feb 4, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Funny thing about beliefs, they tend to become part of one's experience, but not automatically part of the experience of others. As long as people believe in gods, there will be gods.
No, there will be only the myths of gods, crutches for those who can't stand on their own two feet.

As long as people believe there are loopholes to get out of death, they will waste time worshipping the fabricators of these promises.

As long as people believe in the promise of heaven and the threat of hell, they will be frightened, weak people who drink the kool-aid of the latest fad in theology.

The skewed perspectives of peoples experiences is what parents will try to shove down their children's throats to perpetuate the myth.

Again, those that can't square off with reality will cling to myth.....their crutch.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12187 Feb 4, 2013
Thinking wrote:
rio's goes psycho rather often.
rio is very sensitive about islam for someone "with no religion"!
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Yes, she started out so nicey-nice. Pity she can't keep her balance. Will she come back under another name or just go away for awhile?

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12188 Feb 4, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>What is your point? Do you even have one?
No, I think she misread it and thought it was a valid point, ie. "deny the obvious" which has an entirely different meaning to her.

But then, she is easily confused. No wonder Sam Harris bores her...

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12189 Feb 4, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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Whatever you say, Captain Atheisthole.
Ad hominem replies become you.....it's soooo....knee jerk reaction when you don't have a valid point to make.

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Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12190 Feb 4, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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I never said evolution originated with Jesus. Seriously. It's like you think I've never read a book that wasn't the Bible. Are you even reading what I write before you misquote me? Don't you have a truck driver to go service, narciatheist?
The pentagram you poor dolt, do try to keep up. You said it represented the five wounds of jeebus.....

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12191 Feb 4, 2013
BBSting wrote:
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Baloney!
"Dr Barrett claimed anthropologists have found that in some cultures children believe in God even when religious teachings are withheld from them."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/3512...
Do you mean the media news outlet headed by Lord Black? Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KCSG is a Canadian-born former newspaper publisher, a historian, a columnist, a UK peer, and "convicted felon for fraud" who for a time headed the third-largest newspaper group in the world.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12192 Feb 4, 2013
Tom Jones wrote:
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< fraud does happen in the sciences >
Didn't say it didn't. Do try to keep up.

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Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12193 Feb 4, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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:)
It's what I do best: force them to reveal their true natures.
It's always ugly, isn't it?
:LMAO:
Ugly, yes.....pretty frickin' hilarious too!!!

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#12194 Feb 4, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Correct. Atheism is not a philosophy, it is a cult of denialists.
So you and justsayin' BOTH have it exactly backasswards!

LMAO!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#12195 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Correct. Atheism is not a philosophy, it is a cult of denialists.
LOL...denial of what? An imaginary being for whose existence there is zero proof?

People who believe in unicorns must also be a cult of denialiists!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#12196 Feb 5, 2013
sorry...people who DON'T believe in unicorns must also be a cult of denialists.
rio

UK

#12197 Feb 5, 2013
What happens at an atheist church?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21319945

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