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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intelligent design simply isn't.
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They do. They just don't recognize what they see as Intelligent Deisign.
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"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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"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
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I say it is.
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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,

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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.

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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!
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"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?

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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.)

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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.

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For physical reality.
Yes

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oh raving religious wack jobs are everywhere. Sadly stupidity know no country.
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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.
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<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?
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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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<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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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