Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23814 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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Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#12736 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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I usually criticise islam and religion generally here, but thought for the sake of balance and interest i'd post an alternative view. One of the reasons for the so called war on terror is the little know about by the public and not discussed on mainstream media. It is usury. The middle eastern countries do not lend or receive money at interest due to its prohibition in the quran. This was the same in christianity up unitl the reformation in the 16th century. Previous to them usury had been viewed as a mortal sin and would risk eternal punishment in hell. Therefore lending money at interest at the middle ages was only practised by Jews. They were dispised for this by all European countries and were often expelled en mass from country to country.

Today we live in a globalised debt-based banking system. The only countries resisting this system, just happen to be the same ones targeted for liberation and regime change by the US and its allies. A conincidence, I think not. This is what liberation by the west brings to islamic countries, a system of perpetual and exponentially growing debts. Lucky them :)
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#12737 Feb 13, 2013
Adam wrote:
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....Today we live in a globalised debt-based banking system. The only countries resisting this system, just happen to be the same ones targeted for liberation and regime change by the US and its allies. A conincidence, I think not. This is what liberation by the west brings to islamic countries, a system of perpetual and exponentially growing debts. Lucky them :)
I entirely disagree.

To suggest that Islamic Banks are more honest or better run than Western ones is simply wrong. Their banking system avoiods usury in a different way, that's all.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/usury
Usury is only a matter of excessive or illegal interest, nothing more.

The interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have nothing to do with the banking systems of West and those which are thought (correctly or not) to be 'Sharia compliant'.(I doubt if Iraq even had a Sharia compliant banking system!)

Whether one believes in Sharia law or not, usury is equally wrong in either system.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#12738 Feb 13, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I entirely disagree.
To suggest that Islamic Banks are more honest or better run than Western ones is simply wrong.
Thanks. Point taken. I was just throwing some ideas around. This is just a personal view, bt I still think the "war on terror" doesnt add up. Something is very fishy about it.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#12739 Feb 13, 2013
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks. Point taken. I was just throwing some ideas around. This is just a personal view, bt I still think the "war on terror" doesnt add up. Something is very fishy about it.
Always a pleasure to exchange views with you Adam. Some Topix contributors seem to get agitated or antagonistic over disagreements, but your comments are always worth a look.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#12740 Feb 13, 2013
I can't see what Karl Marx has to do with anything here but at least we have secular historical proof he existed, unlike Muhammad who while Muslims claim he was this great and mighty conquerer went totally unnoticed in any secular historical records.
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
Yeah I know Karl Marx is recent so people remember his name.
After a couple of centuries, you have to search him in old books
So many "Karl Marx s" have come and perished in past 3000 years.
Yet Moses, jesus and Prophet Mohammad are honored by Billions and Millions of people after all these centuries.
I know how you are "hurt" by the permanent nature of their position.
You can pass your "subjective comments" and they have little value, neither here nor there.
Siro

Brisbane, Australia

#12741 Feb 13, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I can't see what Karl Marx has to do with anything here ......
He is your prophet, the prophet of atheism

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#12742 Feb 13, 2013
Siro wrote:
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He is your prophet, the prophet of atheism
Atheism is a lack of belief in god.

Your congregation of lying theist pieces of sh*t cannot change the definition of atheism as much as you may try and fail to do so.

We will never follow your immoral lying ways.
Siro

Brisbane, Australia

#12743 Feb 13, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism is a lack of belief in god.
Your congregation of lying theist pieces of sh*t cannot change the definition of atheism as much as you may try and fail to do so.
We will never follow your immoral lying ways.
The commissar speaks!
It must be true!
BECAUSE HE SAID SO!

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#12744 Feb 13, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
The commissar speaks!
It must be true!
BECAUSE HE SAID SO!
Suggestion: "The commissar speaks! It IS true.
!

Since: Mar 11

United States

#12745 Feb 13, 2013
Nope. I think you need to read up on him before making a jackass out of yourself. But at least we know Karl existed, we have secular historical proof unlike your prophet Muhammad this supposedly great conquerer who didn't leave a trace anywhere at a time that was well documented.

Nothing outside your Quran.
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
He is your prophet, the prophet of atheism

Since: Mar 11

United States

#12746 Feb 13, 2013
Your vadge hurting from where your fellow Muslims mutilated it when you were an infant?
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
The commissar speaks!
It must be true!
BECAUSE HE SAID SO!
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#12747 Feb 13, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
I can't see what Karl Marx has to do with anything here but at least we have secular historical proof he existed, unlike Muhammad who while Muslims claim he was this great and mighty conquerer went totally unnoticed in any secular historical records.
<quoted text>
What more secular historical records you need when in less than 25 years of his death, Muslims tore down the Two Great Super powers of the time, Persian and Byzantine!1

Read the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons....may be he was bribed by Muslims to write down history of that period.

How idiotic can some people get, I did not realized until I started visiting these threads!!
sickofit

Faribault, MN

#12748 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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What more secular historical records you need when in less than 25 years of his death, Muslims tore down the Two Great Super powers of the time, Persian and Byzantine!1
Read the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons....may be he was bribed by Muslims to write down history of that period.
How idiotic can some people get, I did not realized until I started visiting these threads!!
And muslims like christians and jews are warmongering filth. I like freedom. You keep the slavery of your cult religions...MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED BY RELIGOUS REASONS THEN ALL OTHER REASONS COMBINED. Religion is nasty and is dying off worldwide....THANK GOODNESS.....

Oh and your muslim religion is nothing but a hate and death and war religion. Notice how any nation where muslim religion rules it is third world cesspool of death and tyranny.........

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#12749 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
What more secular historical records you need when in less than 25 years of his death, Muslims tore down the Two Great Super powers of the time, Persian and Byzantine!1
Read the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons....may be he was bribed by Muslims to write down history of that period.

How idiotic can some people get, I did not realized until I started visiting these threads!!
Nor did I!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12750 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
Yeah I know Karl Marx is recent so people remember his name.
After a couple of centuries, you have to search him in old books
So many "Karl Marx s" have come and perished in past 3000 years.
Yet Moses, jesus and Prophet Mohammad are honored by Billions and Millions of people after all these centuries.
I know how you are "hurt" by the permanent nature of their position.
You can pass your "subjective comments" and they have little value, neither here nor there.
The majority is wrong more often than correct, thus your bandwagon fallacy makes your religious nonsense look more dangerous than anyone has asserted. Do you really want to pull the "millions of people thought it was a good idea" card?
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#12751 Feb 13, 2013
How can you have a war against an abstract concept? What's next, the war against clutter?

-Mark Thomas
Adam wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks. Point taken. I was just throwing some ideas around. This is just a personal view, bt I still think the "war on terror" doesnt add up. Something is very fishy about it.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#12752 Feb 13, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Your vadge hurting from where your fellow Muslims mutilated it when you were an infant?
<quoted text>
The sexual mutilation of males is done when they are newly born infants. The much more extensive sexual mutilation of females is usually done between the ages of 5 and 12. It seems that the male child is protected from this memory, while the girl child has the horror scalded into her mind forever.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#12753 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
What more secular historical records you need when in less than 25 years of his death, Muslims tore down the Two Great Super powers of the time, Persian and Byzantine!1
Read the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons....may be he was bribed by Muslims to write down history of that period.
How idiotic can some people get, I did not realized until I started visiting these threads!!
Well, then you should be thrilled that so many of us, have corrected your mistakes and pointed out the damned idiocy of your inhuman religion and it's dodgy gratification centered prophet.

Thighing babies? It is obvious, that is so wrong, that its like you people have no concept of what right or wrong even means. Hint: Reconsider everything that came from your filthy user prophet.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#12754 Feb 13, 2013
Thinking wrote:
How can you have a war against an abstract concept? What's next, the war against clutter?
-Mark Thomas
<quoted text>
I have been fighting that one for years.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#12755 Feb 14, 2013
That whole region and culture with their dark god is notorious for that. I did it interesting that the world's largest religions originate in the most barbaric, brutal area on earth and it maintains that savage nature in it's teachings. Horrible how even little girls are treated.
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>The sexual mutilation of males is done when they are newly born infants. The much more extensive sexual mutilation of females is usually done between the ages of 5 and 12. It seems that the male child is protected from this memory, while the girl child has the horror scalded into her mind forever.

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