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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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#15837 May 16, 2013
Thinking wrote:
There is no possibility of an all powerful compassionate god, because we have evidence of avoidable suffering.
You worship out of fear.
<quoted text>
I suspect it is more a case of "give me a boy under 7.." He'd be just as rabid a Zionist if his father had been one. He cannot conceive of a world free from religion, or even comprehend that point of view.

Arguably one could say science is silent on atheism, yet I think science and education seriously undermine these ancient religions, as well as newer fads like Scientology & Mormonism. All-inclusive Quakers and non-superstitious Unitarians create few problems as they welcome non-believers and respect history and science. Some supporters of Abrahamic religions try hard to pervert the lessons of history (equating atheism to oppressive governments) & distort science (ID/Creationism) to try to provide props for their irrational 'spiritual beliefs'.
Thinking

Oxted, UK

#15838 May 16, 2013
Give Muck a boy under 7 and some lube, more like.
I'm not too bothered about the label Atheist. I've utilised the scientific method to get from being brought up a christian to a position of not believing, so I guess I'm a rational sceptic.

Muck however, is just a disgusting paedophile apologist.
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I suspect it is more a case of "give me a boy under 7.." He'd be just as rabid a Zionist if his father had been one. He cannot conceive of a world free from religion, or even comprehend that point of view.
Arguably one could say science is silent on atheism, yet I think science and education seriously undermine these ancient religions, as well as newer fads like Scientology & Mormonism. All-inclusive Quakers and non-superstitious Unitarians create few problems as they welcome non-believers and respect history and science. Some supporters of Abrahamic religions try hard to pervert the lessons of history (equating atheism to oppressive governments) & distort science (ID/Creationism) to try to provide props for their irrational 'spiritual beliefs'.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#15839 May 16, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
..Our Disability to see Him, is our fault, not His.
If you think clearly, you cannot tell anything about a cause (designer), through the effects (nature). If anything at all, nature would indicate the existence of an impersonal Deity who is indifferent to human beings. Alternatively the universe is created solely by natural causes, which is the sensible conclusion given total lack of evidence of any gods.
Thinking

Oxted, UK

#15840 May 16, 2013
How so?

Your god has stayed hidden for longer than Bin Laden!
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Our Disability to see Him, is our fault, not His.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#15841 May 16, 2013
Atheism doesn't replace anything in the sense you are discussing. Atheism yet again is simply not believing in a god.

Islam has proven itself to be false because it relies on violence and honor killing if someone wishes to leave it.

If Allah existed and Islam were his religion there would be no reason to violently attack and kill those who left or would not join Islam.

Since Islam relies so heavily on violence and killing to gain and keep members we can clearly see it's false.

Reflect on it please.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>If there is "NOTHING" to believe in Atheism, then how it would replace anything?

How can avoid fill the space?

Did you think about that, Idiot?

I never thought it would be so fun for ask people "How to define atheism"!!

PS:

Them who moved the atom? Newton? Darwin? Einstein? Or your Atheism?
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#15843 May 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Amusing waste of time
Science in silent on atheism
Humor finds you funny
<quoted text>
I agree! You are a complete "waste of time"!

And... and not even remotely amusing, only ignorant, juvenile and deliberately immature.

You are a POSTER CHILD for atheism... we thank you for your unwitting support.

"There is nothing more negative than the result of the critical study of the life of Jesus.

The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah, who preached the ethic of the kingdom of God, who founded the kingdom of God upon earth, and died to give his work its final consecration, never had any existence...

He is a figure designed by rationalism, endowed with life by liberalism, and clothed by modern theology in a historical garb."
~Albert Schweitzer

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#15844 May 16, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If there is "NOTHING" to believe in Atheism, then how it would replace anything?
How can avoid fill the space?
Did you think about that, Idiot?
I never thought it would be so fun for ask people "How to define atheism"!!
PS:
Them who moved the atom? Newton? Darwin? Einstein? Or your Atheism?
What did you have before you got your first phone? What did it replace?

Being an atheist means you do not have theism. Being atheist means that one has no god claims. I do not claim a blue god, a volcano god, a Abrahamic god, a Hindu god, nor any other god. I claim no gods.

Why are you so slow that you cannot understand that? Did you ingest leaded paint chips in your pablum as a child, or was it that you were thighed, and your brain shut down in an act of self preservation?
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#15845 May 17, 2013
CI wrote:
SLAVE of Allah...

Your God would like to thank you for your belief and patronage. In order to better serve your needs, He asks that you take a few moments to answer the following questions. Please keep in mind that your responses will be kept completely confidential, and that you need not disclose your name or address unless you prefer a direct response to comments or suggestions.

1. How did you find out about your Deity?
___):_____

2. Which model Deity did you acquire?
___
3. Did your God come to you undamaged, with all parts in good working order
and with no obvious breakage or missing attributes?
___ Yes
___ No

If no, please describe the problems you initially encountered here. Please indicate all that apply:
___(
4. What factors were relevant in your decision to acquire a Deity? Please check all that apply.
___
5. Have you ever worshipped a Deity before? If so, which false god were you fooled by? Please check all that apply.
___ Mick Jagger
___
If you are able to complete the questionnaire and return it to one of our conveniently located drop-off boxes by October 31 you will be entered in the One Free Miracle of Your Choice drawing (chances of winning are approximately one in 6.023 x 10 to the 23d power, depending on number of beings entered).
Ans.

Did you take the test yourself? What was your score? 0 out of Infinity?

Yes that is what I guessed!!
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#15846 May 17, 2013
spudgun wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think clearly, you cannot tell anything about a cause (designer), through the effects (nature). If anything at all, nature would indicate the existence of an impersonal Deity who is indifferent to human beings. Alternatively the universe is created solely by natural causes, which is the sensible conclusion given total lack of evidence of any gods.
Can you please define what is this "nature"?

Who created it and how it came into existence?

The problem with you people is that you do not use your mind. You just stop at some level.

PS:

Please do not ask me, who Created God!! This is again a very stupid question, asked many times and I answered it many times on this very thread!!
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#15847 May 17, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>What did you have before you got your first phone? What did it replace?
Being an atheist means you do not have theism. Being atheist means that one has no god claims. I do not claim a blue god, a volcano god, a Abrahamic god, a Hindu god, nor any other god. I claim no gods.
Why are you so slow that you cannot understand that? Did you ingest leaded paint chips in your pablum as a child, or was it that you were thighed, and your brain shut down in an act of self preservation?
The "first phone" replaced the job of messenger, who would run from one part of town to another to deliver a "personal message"!!

Atheism as "no believer in any thing" is standing on a void, any wind would blow them from one extreme to another extreme and that is what we see on this forum.

Rejecting models of God is different from saying that there is no God.

You have to analyze the different models which different religions make and decide which one of them best suits the known facts that we have. That is the proper use of your brains.

But just saying that there is no God and then go on following your own whims and fancies, shows that your god is your own self.

And that is truth!!

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#15848 May 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you please define what is this "nature"?
Who created it and how it came into existence?
The problem with you people is that you do not use your mind. You just stop at some level.
PS:
Please do not ask me, who Created God!! This is again a very stupid question, asked many times and I answered it many times on this very thread!!
Why do you refuse to comment on:-
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#15849 May 17, 2013
MUQ, "Can you please define what is this "nature"?"

Nature is the physical world, plants, animals, etc.

"Who created it and how it came into existence?"

The evidence shows the universe was created by natural processes. The a-moral nature of the universe (lacking in a right and wrong) indicates that natural processes such as physics and evolution, and not supernatural agent or agents.

"The problem with you people is that you do not use your mind."

On the contrary, I do use my mind, and ask questions. Theists seemingly accept whatever nonsense they are taught, even if it has been proved wrong.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#15850 May 17, 2013
You will sell your daughter at 6 or 7 years of age?

Reflex on why civilized people look upon your ilk as beasts.
MUQ wrote:
Ans.

Did you take the test yourself? What was your score? 0 out of Infinity?

Yes that is what I guessed!!
Imhotep

Windermere, FL

#15851 May 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
The "first phone" replaced the job of messenger, who would run from one part of town to another to deliver a "personal message"!!
Atheism as "no believer in any thing" is standing on a void, any wind would blow them from one extreme to another extreme and that is what we see on this forum.
Rejecting models of God is different from saying that there is no God.
You have to analyze the different models which different religions make and decide which one of them best suits the known facts that we have. That is the proper use of your brains.
But just saying that there is no God and then go on following your own whims and fancies, shows that your god is your own self.
And that is truth!!
ALL RELIGIONS ARE FALSE, And that is truth!

Examples below... 100's more!

Get your Bible or Koran now!

Begin the great adventure into madness And depravity.

Allah be praised? NO!

Verily I shall fill hell with the jinn and mankind together.--11:119

Allah sendeth astray whom He will.--74:31

Jesus loves me? NO!

And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters.--Ezekiel 23:47

Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since these 'holy books' were written.

it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.
~ HL Mencken

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#15852 May 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
The "first phone" replaced the job of messenger, who would run from one part of town to another to deliver a "personal message"!!
Atheism as "no believer in any thing" is standing on a void, any wind would blow them from one extreme to another extreme and that is what we see on this forum.
Rejecting models of God is different from saying that there is no God.
You have to analyze the different models which different religions make and decide which one of them best suits the known facts that we have. That is the proper use of your brains.
But just saying that there is no God and then go on following your own whims and fancies, shows that your god is your own self.
And that is truth!!
You can stop lying about god now, onobody believes a liar anyway..

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#15853 May 17, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
ALL RELIGIONS ARE FALSE, And that is truth!
Examples below... 100's more!
Get your Bible or Koran now!
Begin the great adventure into madness And depravity.
Allah be praised? NO!
Verily I shall fill hell with the jinn and mankind together.--11:119
Allah sendeth astray whom He will.--74:31
Jesus loves me? NO!
And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters.--Ezekiel 23:47
Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since these 'holy books' were written.
it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.
~ HL Mencken
Look at him trying to sound intelligent - "models of god" - dumbass.
Imhotep

Windermere, FL

#15854 May 17, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Look at him trying to sound intelligent - "models of god" - dumbass.
The force is strong in this one! ;)

The perfect obedient sheep to a imaginary entity.
Total devotion to fantasy.

I find these people unintentionally funny and odd to say the least.

Why anyone in this modern age would deliberately permit themselves to be ignorant is inexcusable.

So great is the fear of death they resort to fairytales.

Try to logically conceive a place known as hell or heaven? You won't be able to. Each scenario presents more questions than answers.

And about those answers that should be provided by a perfect being ?

This 'perfect' being has serious logic and judgment errors re his 'creations'.

he entrusted his most important words to desert goatherder's unable to comprehend anything.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#15855 May 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
Did you take the test yourself? What was your score? 0 out of Infinity?
Yes that is what I guessed!!
Ans

Why would I take a test about a imaginary entity?
I am a Secular Humanist!

Your religion.. and all others are equally false.
The test is for those that believe these things.

My score is 100% TRUTH, LOGIC, REASON AND COMMON SENSE... whats yours?

Allah is gr8t? NOPE!

Allah, like Jesus and Moses is imaginary.
"The truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing."
~The Tao Te Ching

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#15856 May 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
The "first phone" replaced the job of messenger, who would run from one part of town to another to deliver a "personal message"!!
Atheism as "no believer in any thing" is standing on a void, any wind would blow them from one extreme to another extreme and that is what we see on this forum.
Rejecting models of God is different from saying that there is no God.
You have to analyze the different models which different religions make and decide which one of them best suits the known facts that we have. That is the proper use of your brains.
But just saying that there is no God and then go on following your own whims and fancies, shows that your god is your own self.
And that is truth!!
There are messengers with phones, so no that was not the replacement.

The atheist believes in everything, that is real. We just don't believe in the imaginary, and we don't agree with everything that is real. Human monsters are real, thighing is real, babies are real, but gods are not. There is not any model of a god that is real.

You were born without a phone, and then you got one. What did it replace? If you had never gotten a phone, we could call you a aphonist. Or if you never have owned a ukulele, you haven't have you? No ukulele make you a aukuleleist. The "a" denotes an absence of whatever word it is that follows the letter "a".

For you, your god is a phone, you consider it a necessity, a part of you, a tool that you cannot be without, don't you. For me any god is a ukulele, I have no need for one, and whether I had one or a thousand, I still would have no use for them. Now, a thousand, I would turn into a business. They would work for me, to fill my wallet. Same with gods, give me verifiable gods, and while I would then believe in their existence, but not in their omnipotence, they too would end up working for me. I would sell them too (but only to legal adults 21 and over), because I have no need for them either.

Why can't you understand, there is no god(ukulele) needed. I am not a god(ukulele), and I do not need nor desire any imaginary friend(god/ukulele)to keep me company.

Besides if it can't protect babies from you thighing them, It can't pass as a god in the real world.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#15857 May 17, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>There are messengers with phones, so no that was not the replacement.
The atheist believes in everything, that is real. We just don't believe in the imaginary, and we don't agree with everything that is real. Human monsters are real, thighing is real, babies are real, but gods are not. There is not any model of a god that is real.
You were born without a phone, and then you got one. What did it replace? If you had never gotten a phone, we could call you a aphonist. Or if you never have owned a ukulele, you haven't have you? No ukulele make you a aukuleleist. The "a" denotes an absence of whatever word it is that follows the letter "a".
For you, your god is a phone, you consider it a necessity, a part of you, a tool that you cannot be without, don't you. For me any god is a ukulele, I have no need for one, and whether I had one or a thousand, I still would have no use for them. Now, a thousand, I would turn into a business. They would work for me, to fill my wallet. Same with gods, give me verifiable gods, and while I would then believe in their existence, but not in their omnipotence, they too would end up working for me. I would sell them too (but only to legal adults 21 and over), because I have no need for them either.
Why can't you understand, there is no god(ukulele) needed. I am not a god(ukulele), and I do not need nor desire any imaginary friend(god/ukulele)to keep me company.
Besides if it can't protect babies from you thighing them, It can't pass as a god in the real world.
Dammit.... you just ruined my childhood memories of Tiny Tim....

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