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.

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Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#12249 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Scientific theories are not facts and yet you believe them.
Scientific theories are our best possible explanations.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12250 Feb 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
God-stuff..... God-stuff.... We are made of god-stuff....
..... Ladies and gentlemen I think we have found an idiot Christhole who's stupidity reaches new uncharted depths.
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Or the narrow minded atheist whose skewed world view is scraping the bottom of the barrel of human ignorance.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12251 Feb 5, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Show some evidence that a "non-physical reality" exists beyond your imagination.
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We don't. Theists claim there is one or more deities. Atheists deny the theistic claim made without evidence. It's really that simple.
You claim Shiva exist. I doubt your claim and await evidence.
Refer to post #12246
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12252 Feb 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Scientific theories are our best possible explanations.
For physical reality.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12253 Feb 5, 2013
You mean use your imagination. So you were saying we are made of god-stuff yes? Lol!
insidesecrets wrote:
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Only when you don't understand the use of metaphors in transcendent thought.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12254 Feb 5, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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It's not an assumption; it's a rational conclusion.
We KNOW religious delusions exist.
Your rational conclusion is only an opinion.
The_Box wrote:
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We do NOT know legitimate religious experiences exist.
If you have never experienced transcendent events, how would you know such experiences do not exist and are not legitimate?
The_Box wrote:
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So, given a claim, it is always more reasonable to explain it as a delusion.
Only if you an atheist who needs to justify your disbelief.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12255 Feb 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
You mean use your imagination. So you were saying we are made of god-stuff yes? Lol!
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That which is beyond the ordinary range of human comprehension cannot be objectified...hence the necessity for metaphors.

Since: Nov 11

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#12256 Feb 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yet you were the one bashing evolution and using the term evolutionist. It seems you are having trouble keeping up with your own Bullsht.
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This is just one example where the adage I posted, and some know-alls on here shot-down a while ago, applies,= "Good liars need even better memories."
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12257 Feb 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Journalists?
You put your trust in journalists rather than scientists?
All they're trying to do is to sell papers and many have no scruples about how they do it:
http://davidgold.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/201...
http://tinselman.typepad.com/photos/uncategor...
Wild and crazy stuff is popular - you just have to look at how many millions believe in magic and superstitious mumbo jumbo (that includes religion).
Forget the journalists, it's the scientists who put paid to the fraudsters. After all, who demonstrated that Piltdown Man was a hoax?
If the story had not been reported in the newspapers, no one would have known it was a hoax. It would have remained one of science's dirty little secrets.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#12258 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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How can there be physical evidence for that which is non-physical? To expect it is not only irrational but ludicrous.
And to believe without evidence is also illogical and ludicrous. The conclusion? There is no such thing as a 'non-physical reality'.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#12259 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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That which is beyond the ordinary range of human comprehension cannot be objectified...hence the necessity for metaphors.
Which are inherently imprecise and unreliable. Using vague language to make irrational points is not an increase of knowledge.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#12260 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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For physical reality.
Redundant. Physical reality=reality.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#12261 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Scientific theories are not facts and yet you believe them.
Scientific theories are based on the observable facts and are tested using such facts. I realize they are 'best effort' results which can be replaced if new evidence is found.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#12262 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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And to believe without evidence is also illogical and ludicrous. The conclusion? There is no such thing as a 'non-physical reality'.
Or, at least, that it is illogical and ludicrous to discuss it.

Since: Dec 11

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#12263 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Your rational conclusion is only an opinion.
It's a rational conclusion based on the evidence.
insidesecrets wrote:
If you have never experienced transcendent events, how would you know such experiences do not exist and are not legitimate?
They have no evidence to support them, they're contradictory, and they have superior alternate explanations (delusion, mental illness, etc).

That's why YOU reject all "transcendent events" that you disagree with.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12264 Feb 5, 2013
What has spirituality got that reality plus imagination hasn't?
insidesecrets wrote:
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Hearing about spirituality is not the same as experiencing it. Try it sometime, you might like it.
Brit Expat

Clapiers, France

#12265 Feb 5, 2013
The Irish question:-
Pure religion(Catholic nonsense) in action!!!
Slave labour in the laundries!
Nuns making millions of Dollars!
Monks getting a free "legover"
What next??? Abdul and the Mullahs doing the same things!
Brainwashed religous types please wake up you're being screwed.
BUT! SADLY BRAINWASHING THE HUMAN MONKEY REALLY DOES WORK.
The Atheist.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12266 Feb 5, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen this anti science idiot has all the answers! What flows through our veins?

God-stuff!

Bravo!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
insidesecrets wrote:
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Or the narrow minded atheist whose skewed world view is scraping the bottom of the barrel of human ignorance.
rio

London, UK

#12267 Feb 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Sheesh email your preacher pray to your Jewsus and calm down. You are really making a jackass out of yourself now.
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Do you always answer to posts 3 days later?

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12268 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Refer to post #12246
Again, you're just making stuff up.

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