Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Apr 25, 2012 Full story: Psychology Today 22,919

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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“Think&Care”

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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”

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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”

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

“Think&Care”

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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”

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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.

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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

Gillingham, 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

Calvisson, 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

Lexington, KY

#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.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#12269 Feb 5, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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That dude bores me. Was the interview at least entertaining?
I haven't seen it yet. It's on my DVR.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12270 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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If you have never experienced transcendent events, how would you know such experiences do not exist and are not legitimate?
How can you know it is legitimate?

"Are there things in the Universe that we cannot know in the usual way of observing and measuring, but that we can know in some other way -- intuition, revelation, mad insight?

If so, how can you know that what you know in these non-knowing ways is really so?

Anything you know without knowing, others can know only through your flat statement without any proof other than 'I know!'

All this leads to such madness that I, for one, am content with the knowable. That is enough to know." ~ Isaac Asimov

“Think&Care”

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#12271 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
If you have never experienced transcendent events, how would you know such experiences do not exist and are not legitimate?
Why would you assume that nobody here has experienced a 'transcendental event'? I do assume that such *experiences* exists, but know they are not legitimate. They are one of the many ways that the brain can fool itself; illusions, if you wish.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#12272 Feb 5, 2013
Certainly she is unable to keep up with her lies. Not surprising as she is a Christhole flailing and just failing.
jacktheladat1 wrote:
<quoted text>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."
Brit Expat

Calvisson, France

#12273 Feb 5, 2013
Worth watching. Religion in action. You wont find this on the BBC or FOXCRAP.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2013/02...

Since: Mar 11

United States

#12274 Feb 5, 2013
Sharp as a marble that Rio and thick as pigsht.

Best pray for 40 IQ points ok wanker?
rio wrote:
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Do you always answer to posts 3 days later?
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#12275 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Which are inherently imprecise and unreliable. Using vague language to make irrational points is not an increase of knowledge.
Neither will ignoring transcendent human experience add to one's knowledge. An atheist looks into the abyss and sees nothing. The theist experiences God, and the abyss opens unto worlds of knowledge.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#12276 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Why would you assume that nobody here has experienced a 'transcendental event'? I do assume that such *experiences* exists, but know they are not legitimate. They are one of the many ways that the brain can fool itself; illusions, if you wish.
If it exists, it is legitimate.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#12277 Feb 5, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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Youtubed it. It was a very interesting interview. Maher looked like a corpse as always, but the other guy did bring up some good points. Not enough to make me convert, of course. But I could definitely view them objectively. Still gonna hang onto my 1st amendment rights.
I looked for that on YouTube and found an earlier interview of Harris on Maher's show dated August 21, 2009. That's probably the one you saw. That was a good interview.

[tick-tock]

I just watched most of the recent Sam Harris spot. Unfortunately, the five minutes or so of it that I saw was all about gun control. What he said wasn't too interesting or useful.

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