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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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16763 Jun 15, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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More dishonesty from your neighborhood atheist.
Give it up DollarsBill-- we know it's you.
Lincoln

United States

#16764 Jun 15, 2013

Supreme Court will take up prayer

Is it OK to say a little prayer before a meeting of the city council, a township board, the school board or the county board of commissioners?

The U.S. Supreme Court might provide an answer in a case it will hear this year that comes to it from Greece, N.Y. As with many of these issues — Nativity scenes on courthouse lawns, the Ten Commandments on public school walls — the proper administration of the First Amendment gets tossed in several directions and can be used with confidence by both sides of the argument.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof” is the way the writers of the Constitution dealt with it. Many were keenly aware of and quite wary of the havoc caused by the mix of government and religion in the Europe they and their families had left behind.

So what does it mean? Most people accept that there can be no official government religion. That a person can’t be forced to practice a religious belief, or be punished for practicing a different belief or none at all.

Yet many are comfortable with the idea that this is not only a religious country but a predominantly Christian one. It should be safe to practice any other belief, they say, but there is nothing wrong with espousing the Christian values shared by most of the Founders (although some historians would point out that some Founders, while believing in a Divine Spirit, were not necessarily Christian.)

What’s wrong, then, with singing Christmas carols and having other religious symbols in schools where the community is predominantly Christian? Why can’t there be a Nativity scene on public property? Who is hurt if a member of the clergy or even the mayor opens each meeting with a prayer?

Do these actions really establish a state religion? Are they coercive for non-Christians?

The arguments for keeping religious practice out of government are persuasive. Children whose parents are Jewish, Muslim or nonbelievers shouldn’t get a message in school that their beliefs don’t conform to the “right” religion. Taxpayers shouldn’t have to fund functions that praise a religion they don’t share.

Courts have often ruled against government-related religious displays, but the premeeting prayer is an exception. Congress opens its sessions with a prayer, and so do some local government meetings, such as the one in Greece.

By taking this case, the court could decide if the practice should be allowed or banned. David Skeel, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has a different theory. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Skeel suspects the court will provide two options: either a opening prayer that is not openly sectarian, or a system where a variety of speakers from many religions are invited to give the opening prayer.

While some believe that the separation of church and state should be absolute, Skeel reminds them that the First Amendment was written by people who “were regularly bowing in prayer.”

http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/201306...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16765 Jun 15, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
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Actually you are contradicting yourself. You keep saying God is HATE, but with the above comment you just made, you are implying that to be good , one should want a person to be saved and wanted by God.
Indeed-- your ugly hate-cult is full of contradictions.

And I just pointed out two.

Your hate is still showing, DollarsBill.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#16766 Jun 15, 2013
Reality, people. Innovations.
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>If he does not believe in gods, what he believes in? That is a Trillion Dollar Question?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#16767 Jun 15, 2013
MUQ wrote:
I am surprised at the lack of understanding of all these Super Brains who call them selves Atheists.
The topic of thread is "Atheism will replace religions by 2038".
How something which only has a negative definition, would replace some thing positive?
How there is no God will replace belief in God?
How can a "No positive definition" will replace "Positive definition"?
How can Vacuum replace any space?
Can anarchy replace Law and Order?
I am amazed at the childish answers I am getting to my basic questions.!!
Can any building without any foundation stand?
Religion will disappear, and there will be no religions.
The gods will dissapear, and there will be no gods.
The buildings* will dissapear, there will be no buildings*.

* interchange buildings with gods or religions.

Atheism is no building, no religion, no gods.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#16768 Jun 16, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If he does not believe in gods, what he believes in? That is a Trillion Dollar Question?
Real stuff. He believes in trees. Trillion dollars, please.
Dak-Original

Leeds, UK

#16769 Jun 16, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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If he does not believe in gods, what he believes in? That is a Trillion Dollar Question?
If Atheist do not believe in GOD that does not mean they believe in any book's DEVIL either. I happen to believe in GOD but no religions. Many Atheists DO NOT believe in the notion of GOD or religions and they do not want to speculate on the nature of the origins of things as we find. Some Atheists ,however, do not rule out GOD like power. They are then of my view that GOD cannot possibly be as concocted by all religions and that sort of beliefs of humans. These concocted things are human specis and culture centric since they have been invented by Johhny come lately Homo Sapien sub-species since it got lucky in evolutionary terms (did have to go through costly hoops and challenges in the process) and had a bigger and more complex brain at the sub-specis' disposal.

NB:I believe that those who spread lies knowingly are real EVIL ones.
OH! MUQ!
Lincoln LCN

United States

#16770 Jun 16, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>
Religion will disappear, and there will be no religions.
The gods will dissapear, and there will be no gods.
The buildings* will dissapear, there will be no buildings*.
* interchange buildings with gods or religions.
Atheism is no building, no religion, no gods.
Why are you posting if "religion will disappear"?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#16773 Jun 16, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Roflmbfao.
1. Christianity is not evil.
2. You didn't point out any contradictions of me.
3. I'm not Dollarsbill, you angry, insignificant and defiant little anti-Christian zealot.
Stoning children is pretty "evil," by any stretch of the imagination, and christianity supports it.
henry

Germany

#16774 Jun 16, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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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."
The bible is full of fakes, lies and Errors.
henry

Germany

#16775 Jun 16, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
<quoted text>
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."
Religions are garbage.
henry

Germany

#16776 Jun 16, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
It is time for the species to grow and get rid of childish things.
Or they are on their way to perishing.
henry

Germany

#16777 Jun 16, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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God sounds more like a serial killer than a terrorist. Unlike most serial killers, he supposedly has the power to harm the whole universe(according to Godbots) The reason being that terrorists usually have some objective in mind, whereas serial killers kill for pure fun. The God of the bible kills for the latter reason.
According to the story of the Exodus, God ordered Moses to lead the Jews out of slavery, but he hardens the heart of Pharoah against them. Only some type of deranged maniac would do something like that.
According to the bible, women are forever condemned to go through a painful pregnancy, because of the sin of one woman.
According to the buybull, god kills the kids of Job, so that he could show the devil how loyal Job is. According to the bible, God orders Abraham to kill his son, then waits to the last minute to give a reprieve. This fact makes God more compatible to Nero, Caligula, and Ivan the Terrible, than to Osama Bin Laden.
I just read a story of one serial killer who claimed that he was targeting all the bad women, but proceeded to target women of good character as well, showing that he just hated women over all. The same could be said of the xtian God(assuming he is real, which we know he is not) AS the bible states, God is the creator of good and evil. So there is no way we can be on his good or bad side.
There was never a god.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#16778 Jun 16, 2013
It ain't over till it's over. The Messiah is preparing to burst upon the world scene and when that happens, everyone on earth will convert to Christianity or Judaism. The OT will be fulfilled and humankind will either be sons of light or sons of darkness. The will follow The Messiah (God) or Jesus (Lucifer). Lucifer is Satans' counterfeit messiah and he has been reincarnated. God has been incarnated.
henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#16779 Jun 16, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Roflmbfao.
1. Christianity is not evil.
2. You didn't point out any contradictions of me.
3. I'm not Dollarsbill, you angry, insignificant and defiant little anti-Christian zealot.
For the last 1500 years christianity has brought many millions of huge monstruos crimes.
henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#16780 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you posting if "religion will disappear"?
This may fasten the disappearance of religions in the public.
henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#16781 Jun 16, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
It is time for the species to grow and get rid of childish things.
Mankind is on their way of disappearance if not getting grown up.
henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#16782 Jun 16, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If he does not believe in gods, what he believes in? That is a Trillion Dollar Question?
Not to believe in a Phantom is the way in reality.
henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#16783 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Supreme Court will take up prayer
Is it OK to say a little prayer before a meeting of the city council, a township board, the school board or the county board of commissioners?
The U.S. Supreme Court might provide an answer in a case it will hear this year that comes to it from Greece, N.Y. As with many of these issues — Nativity scenes on courthouse lawns, the Ten Commandments on public school walls — the proper administration of the First Amendment gets tossed in several directions and can be used with confidence by both sides of the argument.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof” is the way the writers of the Constitution dealt with it. Many were keenly aware of and quite wary of the havoc caused by the mix of government and religion in the Europe they and their families had left behind.
So what does it mean? Most people accept that there can be no official government religion. That a person can’t be forced to practice a religious belief, or be punished for practicing a different belief or none at all.
Yet many are comfortable with the idea that this is not only a religious country but a predominantly Christian one. It should be safe to practice any other belief, they say, but there is nothing wrong with espousing the Christian values shared by most of the Founders (although some historians would point out that some Founders, while believing in a Divine Spirit, were not necessarily Christian.)
What’s wrong, then, with singing Christmas carols and having other religious symbols in schools where the community is predominantly Christian? Why can’t there be a Nativity scene on public property? Who is hurt if a member of the clergy or even the mayor opens each meeting with a prayer?
Do these actions really establish a state religion? Are they coercive for non-Christians?
The arguments for keeping religious practice out of government are persuasive. Children whose parents are Jewish, Muslim or nonbelievers shouldn’t get a message in school that their beliefs don’t conform to the “right” religion. Taxpayers shouldn’t have to fund functions that praise a religion they don’t share.
Courts have often ruled against government-related religious displays, but the premeeting prayer is an exception. Congress opens its sessions with a prayer, and so do some local government meetings, such as the one in Greece.
By taking this case, the court could decide if the practice should be allowed or banned. David Skeel, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has a different theory. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Skeel suspects the court will provide two options: either a opening prayer that is not openly sectarian, or a system where a variety of speakers from many religions are invited to give the opening prayer.
While some believe that the separation of church and state should be absolute, Skeel reminds them that the First Amendment was written by people who “were regularly bowing in prayer.”
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/201306...
Religions are a crime.
henry

Bischofferode, Germany

#16784 Jun 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Agreed
<quoted text>
Not religions science is the purpose of life.

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