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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Henry

Lugau, Germany

#12309 Feb 5, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Fromt he August 21, 2009 appearance of Sam Harris on Bill Maher's show:
BILL MAHER: How did you get to where you are, and what advice would you give to kids today who wanna break into atheism?
SAM HARRIS: Well, I started there, and that's kind of the point.
MAHER: You did?
HARRIS: Yeah, unless you're indoctrinated at some point early on -- it's kind of like smoking -- you tend not to pick it up later in life.
MAHER: As a child, you were an atheist?
HARRIS: Atheism has no content.
This may be, but nuclear supergaus are not waiting for humans to realise their hopeless situations! Go ahead with your fairy tales!
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12310 Feb 5, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I bet those scientists see god-stuff all the time under the microscope but refuse to publish it!
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah a!
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They do. They just don't recognize what they see as Intelligent Deisign.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12311 Feb 5, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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No, they are not.
"It is equally undeniable ...that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World." - U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham - Cheif Justice William Rehnquist
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12312 Feb 5, 2013
Henry wrote:
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This may be, but nuclear supergaus are not waiting for humans to realise their hopeless situations! Go ahead with your fairy tales!
With climate change gathering momentum, nuclear destruction is the least of mankind's worries.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12313 Feb 5, 2013
intelligent design simply isn't.
insidesecrets wrote:
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They do. They just don't recognize what they see as Intelligent Deisign.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#12314 Feb 5, 2013
"You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

Well that crock has certainly improved my life!
insidesecrets wrote:
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"It is equally undeniable ...that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World." - U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham - Cheif Justice William Rehnquist
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12315 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
intelligent design simply isn't.
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I say it is.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12316 Feb 5, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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because there is nothing to see.
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No, the theist imagines God and that opens unto worlds of nonsense.*Knowledge* is based in testability and the detection and correction of previous errors. Mysticism has only the imagination and no limits to restrict that imagination to truth.
The theories of science are trips into the imagination,

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#12317 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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"It is equally undeniable ...that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World." - U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham - Cheif Justice William Rehnquist
Can you give some examples?

As I pointed out, the US contradicts four of the ten.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#12318 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Spirituality will never fade away. It is an integral part of human nature. When you can stop obsessing on religion to the point of fear, your intolerance will dissappear. "The only thing you have to fear is fear itself."
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You can make your preference known without contempt, rudeness and disrespect.
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There is room enough for every sail (including Christianity) out on the intellectual sea. Every theology and philosophy contains wisdom. To deny the Christian a voice because of your own personal bias is to be a bigot.
LOL! Christians HAVE a voice, do you not pay attention to the daily news??? No one is denying them a voice... the fact that they want that voice to speak for all of humanity is where they cross the line!
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12319 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
"You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
Well that crock has certainly improved my life!
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Say what?

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12320 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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"It is equally undeniable ...that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World." - U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham - Cheif Justice William Rehnquist
And yet the first Old Testament Commandment is in direct opposition to the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. So in spite of Justice Rehnquist far-right position, the reality does not support this proposition.

Shall we discuss each of these supposed 10 great commandments and see which ones are actually part of the U.S. legal system and which ones actually existed outside of the Abrahamic traditions? Possibly in ancient examples such as Hammurabi's Code?

(Did you know that there are more than 10 Commandments in Exodus and that it was the 10 Covenants that were written in stone and kept in the Ark of the Covenant, and not the Commandments? No, of course you didn't know that, nor will you now go check. That's an example of cognitive dissonance at it's finest.)

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12321 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
intelligent design simply isn't.
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The way this person thinks, even if they ever did come up with a test for design, they have lost any argument for intelligence.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#12322 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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For physical reality.
Yes

Things that are imaginary and unreal are explained by magic and superstitions.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#12323 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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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.
Nobody tried to cover it up.

Piltdown Man was exposed as a fraud by scientists.

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#12324 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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I'm a theist, remember? I know all about faith.
No.. you don't. You equated "faith" in evidence based science with "religous faith". They are two very different things.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12325 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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I'm a theist, remember? I know all about faith.
Then you know that "faith" has nothing to do with science and are attempting to BS people by using the fallacy of equivocation ... lamely I might add.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#12326 Feb 5, 2013
Oh raving religious wack jobs are everywhere. Sadly stupidity know no country.
Brit Expat wrote:
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Give me strength! It's not only the US that has to put up with raving religous loonies. I blame brainwashing from birth/or the easily led inadquate! But! Thinking about it. The food and drink of religion has always been about controlling the inadaquate! THINKING for religous types is just not an option. Sad really.
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12327 Feb 5, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! Christians HAVE a voice, do you not pay attention to the daily news??? No one is denying them a voice... the fact that they want that voice to speak for all of humanity is where they cross the line!
Christians have been trying to save the world for Jesus for 2,000 years and they haven't succeeded yet. What are you afraid of?
insidesecrets

Santa Fe, NM

#12328 Feb 5, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Then you know that "faith" has nothing to do with science and are attempting to BS people by using the fallacy of equivocation ... lamely I might add.
To believe that the universe just happened for no particular reason takes faith.

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