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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Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#15634 May 11, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Your Opinion is Noted but the facts of atheism in power in Russia speak for themselves
Wrong again!

Marxism-Leninism advocates the suppression and ultimately the disappearance of religious beliefs, considering them to be "unscientific" and "superstitious". In the 1920s and 1930s, such organizations as the League of the Militant Godless were active in anti-religious propaganda. Atheism was the norm in schools, communist organizations (such as the Young Pioneer Organization), and the media.

The regime's efforts to eradicate religion in the Soviet Union, however, varied over the years with respect to particular religions and were affected by higher state interests.

In 1923, a New York Times correspondent saw Christians observing Easter peacefully in Moscow despite violent anti-religious actions in previous years.

Official policies and practices not only varied with time, but also differed in their application from one nationality to another and from one religion to another.

In 1929, with the onset of the Cultural Revolution in the Soviet Union and an upsurge of radical militancy in the Party and Komsomol, a powerful "hard line" in favor of mass closing of churches and arrests of priests became dominant and evidently won Stalin's approval. Secret "hard line" instructions were issued to local party organizations, but not published. When the anti-religious drive inflamed the anger of the rural population, not to mention that of the Pope and other Western church spokesmen, the regime was able to back off from a policy that it had never publicly endorsed anyway.

Although all Soviet leaders had the same long-range goal of developing a cohesive Soviet people, they pursued different policies to achieve it. For the Soviet regime, questions of nationality and religion were always closely linked. Therefore their attitude toward religion also varied from a total ban on some religions to official support of others.

Soviet officials identified religion closely with nationality.

The implementation of policy toward a particular religion, therefore, depended on the regime's perception of the bond between that religion and the nationality practicing it, the size of the religious community, the extent to which the religion accepted outside authority, and the nationality's willingness to subordinate itself to political authority.

Thus the smaller the religious community and the more closely it identified with a particular nationality, the more restrictive were the regime's policies, especially if the religion also recognized a foreign authority such as the pope.

;)

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#15635 May 11, 2013
Christian apologetics like him only know what they are brainwashed to know. Stalin spent a fortune renovating his beloved Orthodox Church and is still considered a saint there to this day.

Go on a tour of any major russian city and you can go see all the historical churches many over 100 years old.

All the apologetics know is... Stalin and soviets bad... They all 100% atheists!

Lol!
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong again!

Marxism-Leninism advocates the suppression and ultimately the disappearance of religious beliefs, considering them to be "unscientific" and "superstitious". In the 1920s and 1930s, such organizations as the League of the Militant Godless were active in anti-religious propaganda. Atheism was the norm in schools, communist organizations (such as the Young Pioneer Organization), and the media.

The regime's efforts to eradicate religion in the Soviet Union, however, varied over the years with respect to particular religions and were affected by higher state interests.

In 1923, a New York Times correspondent saw Christians observing Easter peacefully in Moscow despite violent anti-religious actions in previous years.

Official policies and practices not only varied with time, but also differed in their application from one nationality to another and from one religion to another.

In 1929, with the onset of the Cultural Revolution in the Soviet Union and an upsurge of radical militancy in the Party and Komsomol, a powerful "hard line" in favor of mass closing of churches and arrests of priests became dominant and evidently won Stalin's approval. Secret "hard line" instructions were issued to local party organizations, but not published. When the anti-religious drive inflamed the anger of the rural population, not to mention that of the Pope and other Western church spokesmen, the regime was able to back off from a policy that it had never publicly endorsed anyway.

Although all Soviet leaders had the same long-range goal of developing a cohesive Soviet people, they pursued different policies to achieve it. For the Soviet regime, questions of nationality and religion were always closely linked. Therefore their attitude toward religion also varied from a total ban on some religions to official support of others.

Soviet officials identified religion closely with nationality.

The implementation of policy toward a particular religion, therefore, depended on the regime's perception of the bond between that religion and the nationality practicing it, the size of the religious community, the extent to which the religion accepted outside authority, and the nationality's willingness to subordinate itself to political authority.

Thus the smaller the religious community and the more closely it identified with a particular nationality, the more restrictive were the regime's policies, especially if the religion also recognized a foreign authority such as the pope.

;)
Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#15636 May 11, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Christian apologetics like him only know what they are brainwashed to know. Stalin spent a fortune renovating his beloved Orthodox Church and is still considered a saint there to this day.
Go on a tour of any major russian city and you can go see all the historical churches many over 100 years old.
All the apologetics know is... Stalin and soviets bad... They all 100% atheists!
Lol!
<quoted text>
Yes they are fond of avoiding fact.
Lincoln is a strange one indeed - a continual broken record of apologies and pseudo excuses.

It is so easy to find out what's actually real and false just by researching on the Internet.

I look at all viewpoints I can find... from pro/con, bizarre, to just plain crazy.

II always find the sources or sites the theists use for excuses And apologetics. < Rolls eyes>
Don't you? LOL

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#15637 May 11, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>
You truly are scum.
Still no word from you about:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =2rgSH0h45EoXX
Too difficult for you to answer?
You and your religion are a cancer on the world.
Did MUQ really say this?

"What is your definition of a child? According to my definition any male who has reached the age of puberty is not a boy but a man.
And any female who has reached the age of menstruation is not a girl but a lady.
So our prophet did not marry any girl, but a lady."

At some point, I was going to ask him what he thought about a woman traveling alone and not being molested. From what I understand, Mohammed wished that was the way of the world, but it was not to be at that time. And here we are, 1400 years post Mohammed and his followers still don't seem to get that idea.

Apparently, girls who have their period are fair game to prey on and boys will be boys. Just give them a bit of time to become men. Yeah, right.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#15638 May 11, 2013
Yes he said once a girl has her first period or hits the ripe old age of 15 she can be sold into marriage.
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>Did MUQ really say this?

"What is your definition of a child? According to my definition any male who has reached the age of puberty is not a boy but a man.
And any female who has reached the age of menstruation is not a girl but a lady.
So our prophet did not marry any girl, but a lady."

At some point, I was going to ask him what he thought about a woman traveling alone and not being molested. From what I understand, Mohammed wished that was the way of the world, but it was not to be at that time. And here we are, 1400 years post Mohammed and his followers still don't seem to get that idea.

Apparently, girls who have their period are fair game to prey on and boys will be boys. Just give them a bit of time to become men. Yeah, right.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#15639 May 11, 2013
All you have to do is copy and paste their post into google and watch what sites come up. They can scream about being agnostics or undecided all they want.

Quote nonstop from apologetic websites, use apologetic arguments.. Walk like a duck quack like a duck.
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>Yes they are fond of avoiding fact.
Lincoln is a strange one indeed - a continual broken record of apologies and pseudo excuses.

It is so easy to find out what's actually real and false just by researching on the Internet.

I look at all viewpoints I can find... from pro/con, bizarre, to just plain crazy.

II always find the sources or sites the theists use for excuses And apologetics. < Rolls eyes>
Don't you? LOL
Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#15640 May 11, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
All you have to do is copy and paste their post into google and watch what sites come up. They can scream about being agnostics or undecided all they want.
Quote nonstop from apologetic websites, use apologetic arguments.. Walk like a duck quack like a duck.
<quoted text>
First of all most of them are quite obtuse

i go to their apologetic site and then counter with facts. This is so simple I am amazed that so few take the time to do it.

it is always frustrating for them as they have no alternate Or competing viewpoint, And thus no argument.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#15641 May 11, 2013
They are so miserable and short sited. Honestly if we were having these discussions with them 60 years ago there would be a great chance they would become physically violent.

I have asked before and I must ask again, if it's true that there are so few non believers why waste so much time and effort on us? It really makes no sense. Now add in that we shatter them with what is true and observable and they go into meltdowns.
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>First of all most of them are quite obtuse

i go to their apologetic site and then counter with facts. This is so simple I am amazed that so few take the time to do it.

it is always frustrating for them as they have no alternate Or competing viewpoint, And thus no argument.
Imhotep

Riverview, FL

#15642 May 11, 2013
It's crazy time once again, Put on the popcorn grab a beer!

First Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Now Michele Bachmann.

Days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks the televangelists said the carnage was payback for society's allowance of abortion and acceptance of "alternative lifestyles".

Nearly a dozen years later Bachmann suggested 9/11, and the Benghazi carnage are God's "judgment" reports Huffington Post. The 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans died, took place on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The Minnesota Republican congresswoman, and 2012 presidential candidate, said at a Capitol Hill event called "Washington: A May of Prayer":

Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11 and that's why we're going to have '9-11 Pray' on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?
After her White House bid flamed out ahead of the 2012 primaries and with approval ratings at home sinking, Bachmann seemingly turned her attention back to her congressional district. She barely won reelection to her House seat against a largely unknown Democratic challenger. And for a few months Bachmann largely avoided the national media stage.

But her statements on prayer suggest she intends to keep her national profile high. Bachmann has partnered with Joseph Farah, editor of World Net Daily, to rally support for the outlet's Sept. 11 prayer event. She entered an official endorsement into the Congressional Record last month.

Farah has said the event is necessary because the nation is currently seeing a "slide from moral malaise to cultural hedonism," which he argued was exemplified by growing support for gay marriage and equal rights.

Via Huffington Post, and Politix.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#15643 May 11, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes he said once a girl has her first period or hits the ripe old age of 15 she can be sold into marriage.
<quoted text>
So what's the minimum age that boys can hold pinkies?

I've witnessed males in Saudi military uniforms doing that but there's a blind eye looking their way. From what I understand, they were too poor to provide a dowry (well, that was the excuse...)
KJV

United States

#15645 May 11, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>You truly are scum.

Still no word from you about:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =2rgSH0h45EoXX
Too difficult for you to answer?

You and your religion are a cancer on the world.
Well according to the guess (theory) of evolution you're scum too.
KJV

United States

#15646 May 11, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
<quoted text>I don't about mud makes me sick.
What?
KJV

United States

#15647 May 11, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
Correction:-

I don't about you mud makes me sick.
Huh?
KJV

United States

#15648 May 11, 2013
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>Did MUQ really say this?

"What is your definition of a child? According to my definition any male who has reached the age of puberty is not a boy but a man.
And any female who has reached the age of menstruation is not a girl but a lady.
So our prophet did not marry any girl, but a lady."

At some point, I was going to ask him what he thought about a woman traveling alone and not being molested. From what I understand, Mohammed wished that was the way of the world, but it was not to be at that time. And here we are, 1400 years post Mohammed and his followers still don't seem to get that idea.

Apparently, girls who have their period are fair game to prey on and boys will be boys. Just give them a bit of time to become men. Yeah, right.
Well according to atheist what ever the masses think is ok then it's ok. Like marrying off 12 year old little girls. As was common in humans past.

In the ape world it's just plain rape.
KJV

United States

#15649 May 11, 2013
DavidQuinn wrote:
I wish i had Jean-Paul sartre's attitude to religion, a man so thoroughly atheist he deemed the whole subject beneath his intelligence to consider. Simply religion is divisive and restricts us as a species, simple as that. Check out a book that's causing a bit of a buzz in the Uk called 2082 the chronicles of hope. On the website the 1st chapter for the 1st book is on there for free, there's a speech in there by an atheist politician that's genius!
Well be strong my boy. Leave these boards for they are beneath you.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#15650 May 11, 2013
[QUOTE who="KJV
"]<quoted text>
Well according to atheist what ever the masses think is ok then it's ok. Like marrying off 12 year old little girls. As was common in humans past.
In the ape world it's just plain rape.[/QUOTE]

An example of what a theist "thinks" atheists think.

I see you've taken the blue pill.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#15651 May 11, 2013
Under this and his Lincoln screen name he just burps out anything that he thinks will get a reaction.

A Sad, lonely, friendless troll
greymouser wrote:
[QUOTE who="KJV
"]<quoted text>
Well according to atheist what ever the masses think is ok then it's ok. Like marrying off 12 year old little girls. As was common in humans past.
In the ape world it's just plain rape. "

An example of what a theist "thinks" atheists think.

I see you've taken the blue pill.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#15652 May 11, 2013
In Muslim culture a woman is looked upon as 50% as important as a man. Yes a woman dentist is given half the respect as a retarded janitor in Muq's world.
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>So what's the minimum age that boys can hold pinkies?

I've witnessed males in Saudi military uniforms doing that but there's a blind eye looking their way. From what I understand, they were too poor to provide a dowry (well, that was the excuse...)

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#15653 May 11, 2013
[QUOTE who="KJV
"]<quoted text>
Well according to atheist what ever the masses think is ok then it's ok. Like marrying off 12 year old little girls. As was common in humans past.
In the ape world it's just plain rape.[/QUOTE]

We are in the 21st centary. It's time for you to catch up.
KJV

United States

#15654 May 11, 2013
greymouser wrote:
[QUOTE who="KJV
"]<quoted text>
Well according to atheist what ever the masses think is ok then it's ok. Like marrying off 12 year old little girls. As was common in humans past.
In the ape world it's just plain rape. "

An example of what a theist "thinks" atheists think.

I see you've taken the blue pill.
Viagra? Nope I don't need it.

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