Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24178 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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spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#16111 May 31, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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In Quran one quality of Last and Final prophet is that “He allows what is good (and pure) and prohibits them what is bad (and impure),
And thats the problem, you are modelling your life on someone else, on a 7th century arab. And as pointed out repeatedly, owning slaves, child brides, concubines, and following superstitious rules is a primitive way of life.
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16112 May 31, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
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Welche Teil von Deutschland kommst du her?
Wir haben Freunde in München und Koln.
In former Deutsche Democratische Republik (GDR) there was no war. When the GDR was annexed by the Western part, the whole of the capitalist Germany started wars.
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16113 May 31, 2013
NoxchiCho wrote:
Nah , probably islam will rule the world in a few decades .
In a few decades the world will be a nuclear Inferno!
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16114 May 31, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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..and exploiters.
All capitalists are exploiters!
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16115 May 31, 2013
NoxchiCho wrote:
Nah , probably islam will rule the world in a few decades .
Perhaps the world will be a nuclear Inferno!
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16116 May 31, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Too true.
A statistical study of data from 89 nations shows that raising women’s status is key to a better quality of life for all; as women’s status rises, so does fiscal support for the stereotypical “women’s work” of caring for children, the elderly, and people’s health (whether done by women or men)--work essential for the “high quality capital” needed for the postindustrial/knowledge economy.
source:
http://www.partnershipway.org/core-pathways/w...
I sometimes wonder if there is a sort of civilising or healing process that can be discerned as progressing since the extreme violence of the middle-ages when warlords were the norm. Anyway, empowering women seems key to a peaceful and prosperous society.
The catholic church was (and is!) hostile to women too!
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16117 May 31, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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I must admit, I only know about Jesuits from Wikipedia (history) and personal accounts about them posted on the internet (many). So far, what I've seen I like. They seem to take the message of Jesus of being decent to each other into rather hostile places.
From what I've seen of this pope, I wouldn't be surprised if he invoked the papal infallibility doctrine by sitting on St. Peter's chair and pronouncing a Catholic dogma.
The pope is supposed to be only infallible when speaking ex cathedra on the matters of Catholic doctrine. That's why it's only been invoked 7 times in the last couple thousand of years.
It is interesting times.
And I'd say the internet is a big part of the reason why it's so interesting.
The catholic church is one of the biggest capitalist corporations in the world! Not peacefully but by wars this empire has been robbed together!
henry

Altengottern, Germany

#16118 May 31, 2013
Dak-Original wrote:
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..and exploiters.
So are all capitalist exploiters!

Richardfs

“Formerly "Richard"”

Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#16119 May 31, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
No you have right to challenge and find faults in religious texts and I am not against it.
But to lay a charge that any thing and every thing written in these books has “become old and lost its effectivity” it also not correct.
In islam there is not a “long list” of what to eat, but a very short list of what “Not to eat”!!
You can see the difference in approach.
Islamic scholars say that general rule in Islam is “Every religious practice is banned, except what is allowed by Quran and Prophet”
And every practice to do with secular issues “Is allowed unless banned by Quran and Prophet”.
So Islam is much more relaxed and open that earlier religion.
In Quran one quality of Last and Final prophet is that “He allows what is good (and pure) and prohibits them what is bad (and impure), he releases them from their heavy burdens and yokes that are upon them…”(7:137)
Islam is much easy to follow than Judaism and other religions.
More spam from you and nothing about your abuse, rape and murder of little girls.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16120 May 31, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
No you have right to challenge and find faults in religious texts and I am not against it.
But to lay a charge that any thing and every thing written in these books has “become old and lost its effectivity” it also not correct.
In islam there is not a “long list” of what to eat, but a very short list of what “Not to eat”!!
You can see the difference in approach.
Islamic scholars say that general rule in Islam is “Every religious practice is banned, except what is allowed by Quran and Prophet”
And every practice to do with secular issues “Is allowed unless banned by Quran and Prophet”.
So Islam is much more relaxed and open that earlier religion.
In Quran one quality of Last and Final prophet is that “He allows what is good (and pure) and prohibits them what is bad (and impure), he releases them from their heavy burdens and yokes that are upon them…”(7:137)
Islam is much easy to follow than Judaism and other religions.
prove your god or stop lying, its that simple. But still liars don't get it do they?
Dak-Original

Oxford, UK

#16121 May 31, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
01. Life related to each other, is indeed a wonderful thing, who denies it?
02. Your hatred for ABrahamic religions includes Muslims, Christians and Jews.
So I will ask Christians and Jews to answer your charge why should I only take that role of defending the faith!!
Ans no2 is inadequate, considering that detailed comments were made by the poster concerning Islam. MUQ likes all to believe that he rsponds to most posts. Does he?
OH! MUQ!
Dak-Original

Oxford, UK

#16122 May 31, 2013
henry wrote:
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So are all capitalist exploiters!
You can extend to "All lifeforms are exploiters"! Then it depends on the type of an exploitation and its outcome for oneself and for those "being exploited" and for the bystanders.

However, my comment was in a particular context.

NB: Can true cummunism ever succeed, given the nature of humans?
bleh

UK

#16123 May 31, 2013
Can rio explain the houri to us....you know the hoors in paradise.....men with priapism...young pearly boys(yes homosexuality)
Ive read some extracts from this fiction....its fuggin hysterical....soft porn for dirty old men!
Come on rio, its time, denounce your god...join us on the one true path to enlightenment! There is no god!!!!
Dak-Original

Oxford, UK

#16124 May 31, 2013
All things MUQ calls unIslamic do happen in Islamic societies but under cover.
Dak-Original

Oxford, UK

#16125 May 31, 2013
bleh wrote:
Can rio explain the houri to us....you know the hoors in paradise.....men with priapism...young pearly boys(yes homosexuality)
Ive read some extracts from this fiction....its fuggin hysterical....soft porn for dirty old men!
Come on rio, its time, denounce your god...join us on the one true path to enlightenment! There is no god!!!!
How can you emphatically say that there is no GOD? All religions are invented by humans and , therefore, I would agree that the concept of GOD as conveyed by religions is speculative and imaginary, with unprovable claims of humans/so called prophets, etc from the past. Such claims made these days would be laughed off or may land the claimant in a mental asylum.

However, many questions remain unanswered concerning the physicality of the universe and matter, existence of the physical laws applicable in varied circumstances and of life taking root and striving to survive as specis via mutations and gene transfers.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#16126 May 31, 2013
henry wrote:
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All capitalists are exploiters!
Perhaps you would be happier in a socialist paradise. Try ..

North Korea
Cuba
Laos
Vietnam :D
Thinking

Darlington, UK

#16127 May 31, 2013
Easy? So what?

Sh!tting yourself is easy but I don't recommend it.

Also I don't believe following islam is easy. Getting your prepubsecent pissflaps cut out for islam and dressing up like a polyester Dalek all your life doesn't sound easy to me.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Islam is much easy to follow than Judaism and other religions.
Lincoln

United States

#16128 May 31, 2013
"With all due respect, that's a bunch of your usual malarkey."
Prove some thing on the thread, its Friday and maybe on Friday you can post something original?
-Skeptic- wrote:
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prove your god or stop lying, its that simple. But still liars don't get it do they?
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#16129 May 31, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
..Prove some thing on the thread,..<quoted text>
As you know the onus is on believers to prove their extraordinary claims. As they have no proof then we can assume that God does not exist.

We cannot prove unicorns dont exist, but we assume that they do not exist. This is cause there is no good evidence for unicorns.

So obviously is you are going to make far out wacky claims for imaginary things, the onus is on you to prove said things exist.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#16130 May 31, 2013
Very good book on Atheism out last month. Balanced and very well written. "Atheism for Dummies" for theists and Atheists alike.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Atheism-Dummies-Lifes...

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