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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“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#16699 Jun 14, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Exactly and it shows how Christianity spread. Through fear tactics.
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The promise of reward isn't an effective arguing point for Christians like $bill (against people unlike $bill). Those sorts have no way of knowing if the person at the other end of an exchange is or isn't due said reward, not even face-to-face, let alone across the internet.

Thus the cliche >>> “Being a good person isn't enough to getchya into Heaven.”

If $bill's any indication, being a bad person won't getcha into Hell either.

Is $bill truly a “bad” person? Aside from all the fire and brimstone tripe... I dunno.

I've met better Christians though... face-to-face and on Topix.

$bill really needs to examine his method(s) if he expects gain any respect for himself and for his religion.

All he's doing now is driving people away... and that is a good thing.

The irony is almost literally palpable... is it not?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16700 Jun 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Paranoia
LOL
Coming from the Creationist troll that stupidly last week thought GivemeLiberty & Skeptic were the same person!!!!
Lincoln

United States

#16701 Jun 14, 2013
Seems a good idea in the traditions of America

The six month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be marked this Friday with private and public events.

The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association has an event planned for Friday night at Fairfield Hills, where residents and visitors of all ages are invited to gather at the soccer fields at 7:30. The fields were the same location of vigils one week, and then two weeks after 12/14, when hundreds of people bundled in winter clothes, fighting tears and bracing temperatures, and cupping their hands around candles in an attempt to bring light into the dark.

This week’s vigil is being called a gathering, A Community-Wide Gathering For Healing and Hope-Building.

The event will be “a time of prayer, song, community and care,” according to organizers, on the six-month anniversary of 12/14. All are invited to share in a time of remembrance, hope, and healing.

“Members of the community including people representing town, school, and other local organizations including first responders and police” are planning to participate, according to Newtown Congregational Church Senior Pastor Matthew Crebbin. Members of the clergy will also participate.

“We will have representatives from the various churches including our Christian community and Islamic society, Jewish, and other faith traditions” all represented, he said this week.

Special events for Newtown residents have slowed in recent months, but they have continued. There have been fundraisers, concerts, dinners, marches and protests, and countless special events.

Residents have tried to be kind to each other, and others have made a point to wear special wristbands, or pins, or even a limited edition nail polish, in an effort to bond together, find strength, to heal.

Newtown’s clergy association has begun offering monthly interfaith gatherings. Friday, June 14, will be the first vigil, or prayer event, or solemn gathering specifically to mark an anniversary of 12/14 in a few months, however.

“I think we recognize that anniversaries bring up all kinds of feelings and emotions for people. What we recognize is that for some people, they would rather not even acknowledge an anniversary, and for others it’s very important to have something,” said Rev Crebbin.“For the clergy, we recognize that many people are in many different places for people on their journey.

“For some, the grief is still very, very raw. Others may be trying to figure out different ways to transition into what life after December 14 is all about,” he added.“What we’re trying to acknowledge is that we can all be in different places, but we are still a community. We are all on the same journey.”

All are welcome to Friday night’s event. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

There will also be an opportunity for those gathered to add messages to banners that will be sent to Oklahoma, to send hope to those affected by last month’s fatal tornadoes.

In the event of rain, the gathering will be in the sanctuary of Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#16702 Jun 14, 2013
Oh you are 100% spot on! He is doing great job at making Christians look like hateful, seething, miserable creatures who can't wait to lash out at those not like them.

I notice even the other Christians on the board won't go near him with a 20 foot pole.
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>The promise of reward isn't an effective arguing point for Christians like $bill (against people unlike $bill). Those sorts have no way of knowing if the person at the other end of an exchange is or isn't due said reward, not even face-to-face, let alone across the internet.

Thus the cliche >>> “Being a good person isn't enough to getchya into Heaven.”

If $bill's any indication, being a bad person won't getcha into Hell either.

Is $bill truly a “bad” person? Aside from all the fire and brimstone tripe... I dunno.

I've met better Christians though... face-to-face and on Topix.

$bill really needs to examine his method(s) if he expects gain any respect for himself and for his religion.

All he's doing now is driving people away... and that is a good thing.

The irony is almost literally palpable... is it not?

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#16703 Jun 14, 2013
That was funny actually as you are in the UK and I am in the USA lol!

I guess his lack of reading skills failed him again eh?
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Coming from the Creationist troll that stupidly last week thought GivemeLiberty & Skeptic were the same person!!!!
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#16704 Jun 14, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>The direct answers are there, that you can't see them are your malfunction. Seeing only that which you wish to see, leaves much unseen. Maybe you should learn to read what was written, and not what you want to be written.
Is this a direct answer?

Is there a definition of Atheism on which all atheists agree?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16705 Jun 14, 2013
idiot Savant wrote:
Faith is a device of self-delusion, a sleight of hand done with words and emotions founded on any irrational notion that can be dreamed up. Faith is the attempt to coerce truth to surrender to whim. In simple terms, it is trying to breath life into a lie by trying to outshine reality with the beauty of wishes. Faith is the refuge of fools, the ignorant, and the deluded, not of thinking, rational men
Nicely phrased.

And I agree with your analysis.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16706 Jun 14, 2013
spider wrote:
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I have two ears but one mouth,,,I know why,,,but do you.
I suspect DollarsBilly is unaware of pretty much all of reality.

He appears to be living entirely in his land of delusions.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16707 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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I don't hate anyone. But that's a common lie that God haters love to tell.
You prove your hate, with nearly every hate-post.

But that's okay-- we all know the truth: you REALLY love you your DEVIL.

That's why most of your posts are in praise of your devil's powers.

(all imaginary, of course....)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16708 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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Thank you. Those who hate others are not Christians. It is forbidden by God.
And yet, you hate everyone who is NOT in your exclusive club, with every fibre of your being...

... puzzling, really.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16709 Jun 14, 2013
spider wrote:
<quoted text>
This destruction of a third of the worlds population,, is that to be an even global spread, or localised.
All in his fevered and very ugly imagination.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16710 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
The promise of reward isn't an effective arguing point for Christians like $bill (against people unlike $bill). Those sorts have no way of knowing if the person at the other end of an exchange is or isn't due said reward, not even face-to-face, let alone across the internet.
Thus the cliche >>> “Being a good person isn't enough to getchya into Heaven.”
If $bill's any indication, being a bad person won't getcha into Hell either.
Is $bill truly a “bad” person? Aside from all the fire and brimstone tripe... I dunno.
I've met better Christians though... face-to-face and on Topix.
$bill really needs to examine his method(s) if he expects gain any respect for himself and for his religion.
All he's doing now is driving people away... and that is a good thing.
The irony is almost literally palpable... is it not?
Yes, he would made a pretty good poster-child for antitheism.

dollarsbill

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#16711 Jun 14, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>
Telling people they're going to burn in Hell is a common lie haters love to tell.
If I hated you I wouldn't tell you you are going to Hell. I'd just let you go.

dollarsbill

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#16712 Jun 14, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Shamed prven creationist liar with no proof of god.
This is the terminal generation. You'll have the proof a lot sooner than you think. But you won't like it. All Hell will soon break loose on Earth. Israel is back from the dead. The Mark is stalking you. The cashless society is rapidly forming. You can't see the forest for the trees.

“they could not believe”

John 12:39-40 (NKJV)
39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#16713 Jun 14, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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If I hated you I wouldn't tell you you are going to Hell. I'd just let you go.
Since you know your "hell" is a mythical place, you are incorrect. You do it in an attempt to frighten people into buying your myths.

dollarsbill

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#16714 Jun 14, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Theists are largely stupid, dishonest f*cks. They invent, believe and enact evil, making life miserable for the rest of us.
That's a good thing. When you get to the end of your rope maybe you will see Jesus the Savior.

dollarsbill

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#16715 Jun 14, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
You prove your hate, with nearly every hate-post.
But that's okay-- we all know the truth: you REALLY love you your DEVIL.
That's why most of your posts are in praise of your devil's powers.
(all imaginary, of course....)
Just pulling sinners from the fire. That's not hatred.
Jude 1:23 (NKJV)
23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

dollarsbill

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#16716 Jun 14, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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And yet, you hate everyone who is NOT in your exclusive club, with every fibre of your being...
... puzzling, really.
I don't hate anyone. Lies are part of your "reprobate mind".

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#16717 Jun 14, 2013
Yes atheism is not believing in a god. All atheist will agree on this.

And this has been told you dozens of times.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>Is this a direct answer?

Is there a definition of Atheism on which all atheists agree?

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#16718 Jun 14, 2013
And making Christians look like psychopaths in the process.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Since you know your "hell" is a mythical place, you are incorrect. You do it in an attempt to frighten people into buying your myths.

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