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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MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#12657 Feb 9, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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The physics degree is on hold. I had one advisor die and another leave for the other side of the country. Nobody left is interested in astrphysics. Bleh.
Why don't you award the degree to yourself and become 'One Man Organization"?

That would make all sense. You can print your theories then verify it as a peer and then authenticate it.

All in one Super Duper Mac!!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12658 Feb 9, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you award the degree to yourself and become 'One Man Organization"?
That would make all sense. You can print your theories then verify it as a peer and then authenticate it.
All in one Super Duper Mac!!
You still have not explained why your "great leader" raped a 9 year old girl-child.

And was illiterate too.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#12660 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Why don't you award the degree to yourself and become 'One Man Organization"?
That would make all sense. You can print your theories then verify it as a peer and then authenticate it.
All in one Super Duper Mac!!
Do you have a car? Do you make your own license plates and registration with crayons? Why not? How about birth certificates and marriage licenses, how many have you cut out and colored for your family? Do you make your own money from construction paper too?

Some people have standards, when it comes to going about accomplishing their goals in a legitimate and time honored way, it's too bad you don't. To have value and earning potential for it's holder, a degree must be earned, through hard work and diligence. You don't understand that concept do you?
Henry

Lichtenstein, Germany

#12662 Feb 10, 2013
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Religion will cease to exist sometime in the 21st century.
This may be in the public, but not in the private one!In the latter case it will take centuries. However, in the nuclear age mankind will not have enough time to become even socialism! At this time capitalism has become suicidal. The extermination of the human race is already fact
Henry

Lichtenstein, Germany

#12663 Feb 10, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
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All you've done is verify exactly what I said. When science places no intrinsic value on the "objects" it studies, the end always justifies the means. Scientists can no more police themselves than can thieves. Science has a history of research much like the abuse by Nazi doctors during World War II when German physicians practiced unethical medical experiments on Jews, gypsies, and political prisoners. Enter the Nuremburg code and the IRB, the Institutional Review Board requiring science to focus its unethical practices on animal experimentation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_...
Regardless of these stop gaps, it is still happening.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/epas_u...
It is astounding that scientists still debate over the issue of animal sentience when it has already been established that animals think, experience emotion, and feel pain. To suggest that human life is somehow more sacred by comparison is another example of the end justifying the means. But don't think for a minute that these ghoulish fiends in lab coats do not salivate at the prospect of using humans in their diabolical experiments.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-ne...
What gives scientific researchers a license to lie, maime and kill if not a lack of ethics? While scientists may exhibit ethics in their private lives, in their professional lives....cool objectivism is the honored rule. Compassion is not allowed. The Tuskegee Study (1932) symbolizes the medical misconduct and blatant disregard for human rights that takes place in the name of science. This 40 year long syphilis study was perpetrated upon what was considered to be at the time, "insignificant human surplus" made up of poor African American men who were told that they had "bad blood". These men were not informed of the research design and its risks to them personally...nor did they receive standard treatment for syphilis even when penicillin was available later during the study.
The lack of ethics in science is a world wide problem.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-12/...
The ethic is class bound. All exploiting classes had their own classbound ethics. World capitalism has of course its classbound ethics. The proletariat has its own classbound ethics.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#12664 Feb 10, 2013
A tragic result of the child abuse available on the NHS,(UK)...
http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/0802852...
Quote...
Nigerian-born Adeleye was paid £100 to perform the cultural circumcision using the traditional clamp and cut method, a technique which the court heard has been 'discredited’ by medical professionals.

Goodluck’s parents, also Nigerian-born, were not aware that the procedure was available on the NHS and the infant tragically bled to death as a result of the operation.
Unquote.

Culturally or religiously motivated circumcisions are child abuse, plain and simple.
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12665 Feb 10, 2013
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Religion will cease to exist sometime in the 21st century.
Of course, they still have religion in private!
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12666 Feb 10, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Of course it is.
But it is also about controlling the sheep too: the churches run the brainwashing machine such that it's followers blindly accept whatever the church says, without question.
And this brainwashing machine then goes on to tell them that the rich deserve to be all but tax-exempt. And continues the lie that these super-rich will magically create jobs, just because they are rich...
.... meh.
It goes hand-in-glove: True Believers™ make the best sheeple.
But unfortunately not in the nuclear age. There is an inferno less undiscrible than hell!
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12667 Feb 10, 2013
insidesecrets wrote:
<quoted text>
All you've done is verify exactly what I said. When science places no intrinsic value on the "objects" it studies, the end always justifies the means. Scientists can no more police themselves than can thieves. Science has a history of research much like the abuse by Nazi doctors during World War II when German physicians practiced unethical medical experiments on Jews, gypsies, and political prisoners. Enter the Nuremburg code and the IRB, the Institutional Review Board requiring science to focus its unethical practices on animal experimentation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_...
Regardless of these stop gaps, it is still happening.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/epas_u...
It is astounding that scientists still debate over the issue of animal sentience when it has already been established that animals think, experience emotion, and feel pain. To suggest that human life is somehow more sacred by comparison is another example of the end justifying the means. But don't think for a minute that these ghoulish fiends in lab coats do not salivate at the prospect of using humans in their diabolical experiments.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-ne...
What gives scientific researchers a license to lie, maime and kill if not a lack of ethics? While scientists may exhibit ethics in their private lives, in their professional lives....cool objectivism is the honored rule. Compassion is not allowed. The Tuskegee Study (1932) symbolizes the medical misconduct and blatant disregard for human rights that takes place in the name of science. This 40 year long syphilis study was perpetrated upon what was considered to be at the time, "insignificant human surplus" made up of poor African American men who were told that they had "bad blood". These men were not informed of the research design and its risks to them personally...nor did they receive standard treatment for syphilis even when penicillin was available later during the study.
The lack of ethics in science is a world wide problem.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-12/...
In a capitalist world (and all afore gone exploiter classes)ethics are only from the views from these class!
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12668 Feb 10, 2013
Clint wrote:
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Capitalism is the only hope humanity has to survive and flourish.
Capitalism is a mockery for humanity to survive in the age of nuclear weapons

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12669 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you award the degree to yourself and become 'One Man Organization"?
That would make all sense. You can print your theories then verify it as a peer and then authenticate it.
All in one Super Duper Mac!!
I'm not studying religion. That means I am constrained by the truth.
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12670 Feb 10, 2013
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.
Well Marx said: Religion is opium for the people.
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12671 Feb 10, 2013
trekx wrote:
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One thing you are wrong about, the church is all about profit. Lets put it this way if we where to tax churches in the US we would make an extra 70 billion a year to pay off are deficit. Plus if you look around the world and see all the fancy multimillion dollar churches that are built out of gold when there are millions of starving children in the world then you know its all about profit.
This is why the church trys so hard to brainwash you to deny logic and reason, because it is a business and its all about profit..
Religions are making very often huge profits. The RCC is one of those very bad examples.
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12672 Feb 10, 2013
Don5163 wrote:
<quoted text>Faith - not faith in man but faith in God. "By faith and faith alone shall you enter the gates of paradise."
Very sorry, but there was never such a thing like eden or god and so on.
Henry

Wildenfels, Germany

#12673 Feb 10, 2013
The serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>
Except that you have no proof that this god exists.
Don is a fairy teller no more!

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#12674 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you award the degree to yourself and become 'One Man Organization"?
That would make all sense. You can print your theories then verify it as a peer and then authenticate it.
All in one Super Duper Mac!!
I realize that you accept Mohammed's book just because Mohammed said that God gave it to him...purely on just Mohammed's word.

But outside of religion, most of the rest of the world doesn't work that way, and certainly science and science education doesn't. It takes a lot more than the say-so of one man.
Lincoln

United States

#12675 Feb 10, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
I realize that you accept Mohammed's book just because Mohammed said that God gave it to him...purely on just Mohammed's word.
But outside of religion, most of the rest of the world doesn't work that way, and certainly science and science education doesn't. It takes a lot more than the say-so of one man.
Scientific results are
Never faked for
Federal Grant money :-)
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#12677 Feb 10, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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I'm not studying religion. That means I am constrained by the truth.
If you are not studying religion, it would be your loss and not religion'.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#12678 Feb 10, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Well Marx said: Religion is opium for the people.
Well Karl Marx is dead and his communism is dead and religions are alive and thriving.

That shows Karl Marx was speaking thru his hat!!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12679 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Well Karl Marx is dead and his communism is dead and religions are alive and thriving.
That shows Karl Marx was speaking thru his hat!!
You still haven't explained why your #1 pedophile (moohumud) was a child-raping illiterate hate-monger.

Why?

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