Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 20 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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insidesecrets

Albuquerque, 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

Nottingham, 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

Nottingham, 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

Lexington, KY

#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

Albuquerque, 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

Albuquerque, 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.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#12329 Feb 5, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>No.. you don't. You equated "faith" in evidence based science with "religous faith". They are two very different things.
Reread my post. You lost something in the translation.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#12330 Feb 5, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Nobody tried to cover it up.
Piltdown Man was exposed as a fraud by scientists.
Did I say that? I said, had the hoax not been exposed via newspaper articles, the public would not have known about it.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12331 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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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?
I am afraid of the fact that every time the Christians get into power, they decide that those who disagree with them deserve to die.
insidesecrets

Albuquerque, NM

#12332 Feb 5, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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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.
There are getting close (field theories) but so far, no cigar.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12333 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Did I say that? I said, had the hoax not been exposed via newspaper articles, the public would not have known about it.
And if the hoax had not been discovered by scientists and told to the journalists, then the papers would never have known about it.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12334 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Opinions do not facts make.
Which is *exactly* why mysticism is not factual.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12335 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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To believe that the universe just happened for no particular reason takes faith.
On the contrary, to assume that the typical ideas of causality are applicable to the universe as a whole flies in the face of rationality.
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#12336 Feb 5, 2013
What.
insidesecrets wrote:
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Say what?
Thinking

Gillingham, UK

#12337 Feb 5, 2013
The piltdown fake was made by a christian. The scientific method debunked it.
insidesecrets wrote:
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Did I say that? I said, had the hoax not been exposed via newspaper articles, the public would not have known about it.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12338 Feb 5, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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Personal biases do not truths make.
Exactly. Tested, repeatable results make truth.

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