Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Apr 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Psychology Today

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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Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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I think it's much better taken in complete context:
" http://www.skeptic.ca/Atheist_Manifesto.htm&q... ;
"Somewhere in the world a man has abducted a little girl. Soon he will rape, torture and kill her. If an atrocity of this kind is not occurring at precisely this moment, it will happen in a few hours or days at most. Such is the confidence we can draw from the statistical laws that govern the lives of 6 billion human beings. The same statistics also suggest that this girl s parents believe at this very moment that an all-powerful and all-loving God is watching over them and their family. Are they right to believe this? Is it good that they believe this?
No.
The entirety of atheism is contained in this response. Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle. The obvious must be observed and re-observed and argued for. This is a thankless job. It carries with it an aura of petulance and insensitivity. It is, moreover, a job that the atheist does not want.
It is worth noting that no one ever needs to identify himself as a non-astrologer or a non-alchemist. Consequently, we do not have words for people who deny the validity of these pseudo-disciplines. Likewise, atheism is a term that should not even exist. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma. The atheist is merely a person who believes that the 260 million Americans (87% of the population) who claim to never doubt the existence of God should be obliged to present evidence for his existence and, indeed, for his benevolence, given the relentless destruction of innocent human beings we witness in the world each day. Only the atheist appreciates just how uncanny our situation is: Most of us believe in a God that is every bit as specious as the gods of Mount Olympus; no person, whatever his or her qualifications, can seek public office in the United States without pretending to be certain that such a God exists; and much of what passes for public policy in our country conforms to religious taboos and superstitions appropriate to a medieval theocracy. Our circumstance is abject, indefensible and terrifying. It would be hilarious if the stakes were not so high."
Correct. Atheism is not a philosophy, it is a cult of denialists.

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Correct. Atheism is not a philosophy, it is a cult of denialists.
Repeating your lie does not make it less of a lie.

But it does demonstrate your descent into insanity.

Not that anyone had any doubts about that.

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You are a walking encyclopedia of disinformation. It was "questioning" that created schisms in the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the formation of Protestant denominations.
The rest of your post doesn't warrant comment.
Thank you for proving me correct again.

Without questioning? The Catholic church would have remained sole proprietor of the god project.

That people learned to QUESTION the lies? And then went off on their own?

Is 100% proof that no god is behind either one.

How? Because a REAL god would not have permitted the schism in the first place!

Or, if you claim that the catholics are wrong, and protestants are right?

Why did it take your "god" 1000 years to fix the mistake? Hmmm?

<laughing out loud here at your ineptitude>

No-- there is no god behind either cult: both are hatecults explicitly designed to enslave people.

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insidesecrets wrote:
The rest of your post doesn't warrant comment.
Exactly right: because the rest of my post was 100% correct.

And you had no rebuttal.

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Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Aaaah, the melt-down continues unabated.
Proving for all to see, what an ass you are--- and proving beyond a doubt, that you are just another godbot, lying.
Lying is not only what you do best? It is ALL you do.
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Melt-down? What melt-down?

Do you get a bonus every time you call someone godbot perhaps?

Because you never stop! Apart from demonstrating your immaturity, what do you expect from it?

So, you are and atheist, and some people are not atheist.
What's the fucking big deal there?

Haven't you yet come to term with the fact that people are DIFFERENT, they also have DIFFERENT opinions. Or are you too childish to realise that?

It's about time you grow up, instead of calling any passer-by godbot...

Do you expect to convince anyone by attacking their beliefs?
Has it worked yet?
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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I was wrong when I agreed with you? That's ... odd.
Sorry if i misunderstood you. take care ...

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LOL I quoted the wrong person ... Sorry again im new at this ....

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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. ;)

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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.

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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?

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<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...

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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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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.....

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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.

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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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