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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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16876 Jun 17, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>He just really needed a pat on the back, so he did what they all do, he created one.
Yep.

It's mental m*sterbation at it's worst...

Since: Apr 09

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#16877 Jun 17, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong, JT. I have stated repeatedly that I AM crazy. You are confusing me with someone else I'll say it again. Psalm 38:7 "For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease and there is no soundness in my flesh". You have to be crazy to believe what I believe, even if you're right. I've seen the same psychiatrist for over 36 years, he's Jewish and he believes in me. He's Elijah my savior. I take my meds and have been deemed well by all doctors I've encountered.
So you're crazy...but you're well.

Ok.

Poe.
rio

London, UK

#16878 Jun 17, 2013
EdSed wrote:
Might be of interest to US non-believers...
http://www.aaaboston2013.com/home.html
Atheists of America?

That must be a new church, then...

Since: Nov 12

Pittsburgh, PA

#16879 Jun 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
If he does not believe in gods, what he believes in? That is a Trillion Dollar Question?
Anything he wants. Atheism stops there. Everything beyond that varies. Usually a skeptic will believe in the same things everyone else does with the exception of supernatural things. But someone can believe that some time traveling magic beans created the universe and they would still be an atheist. I doubt any of them do... But they could and they would be just as much as an atheist as myself.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#16886 Jun 17, 2013
EmpAtheist wrote:
<quoted text>
Anything he wants. Atheism stops there. Everything beyond that varies. Usually a skeptic will believe in the same things everyone else does with the exception of supernatural things. But someone can believe that some time traveling magic beans created the universe and they would still be an atheist. I doubt any of them do... But they could and they would be just as much as an atheist as myself.
This is not the definition of any thing.

Anarchy does not replace any thing. In no system of the world, you can achieve anything by asking people to believe in any thing and do anything.

Why only "religion" should be exception to that?

And how can this "anarchy" can replace religion?

Since: Jun 07

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#16887 Jun 17, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, your filthy atheism is definitely that.
Your god couldn't clean up the place, so scientists had to. And yet you call atheism filthy...

If you reject atheism, you should reject all of medical science - the same science that fights disease and bacteria - the filth your god invented & couldn't clean up himself.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16888 Jun 17, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Your recruiting agent, George Carlin, doesn't think so. He's miserable in your Hell right now.
I'm stilling waiting on your proof that I'm D. Bill. We're both waiting.
In your imagination.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16889 Jun 17, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
I can tell you are miserable as an atheist. I am so happy that it never influenced me and anyone I know.
You must really doubt god to be pouring your soul to us over here in the atheist forum.

Tell us when you are finished lying about god and we can teach you all about how to be more honest.

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#16890 Jun 17, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
A. Islam standing on its own foundations:
That does not mean that there were no prophets before the last prophet. Islam recognizes the personality and teachings of those prophets and says that all prophets preached the same message of Islam.
The followers of all past prophets were Muslims and Islam was the name of religion of all past prophets.
There were and there are good people in all past religions, but if read their scriptures, they would see that is prophesizes about the last prophet.
Quran and sayings of Last prophet combine all the good teachings of past prophets.
B. Islam's simile with Multi Story buildings:
The simile is not proper, but even if we agree, these "underground floors", are they not part of the same building, can any building stand, if we just remove these underground floors?
The proper simile of Islam is like a Grand and Powerful and Majestic tree. Its trunk and branches and leaves are above ground that provide shade, fruit and tranquility to every one under its cover.
While its roots go deep into the ground, gathering all the nutrition from the earth. The root are the "faith and article of beliefs" and Trunk is the Universal Brotherhood and branches and leaves are acts of good deed coming from individual muslims.
Allah Knows best.
03. Freewill:
How granting freewill to humans means God is not Omniscient? What sort of argument is this?
There is only one God in the universe. He might be known by many names in different languages. But to say that Jesus is God is blasphemy, because Jesus was a human and God is not human.
03. Rights of republic:
The knowledge of humans is limited and they cannot have the same foresight as their Creator, who is source of knowledge.
That is why we see human laws making U-turn many times. One thing is unlawful today, tomorrow it becomes legal and illegal day after tomorrow.
This dwindling is not present in laws made by Creator. They do not change because of whims and fancies of the rulers.
"The followers of all past prophets were Muslims and Islam was the name of religion of all past prophets."

Hold on a sec here.

Are you trying to say that Jews and Christians are actually Muslims?

Let's hope you aren't. As an outsider looking at the family of Allah/God/YHWH, it looks utterly dysfunctional. Her siblings seem to have no problem killing each other.

But there is another observation here - if I speak of what I see, I can expect all the children of Allah to unite against me.

Now the question I ask myself - Should I voice what I see risking the wrath of your god's followers to make this a better world or should I sit back and watch the Jews, Christians and Muslims go at each other?

The latter is the easier path and tempting.

And it would be interesting to see if the Hindus find a charismatic leader like Muhammad and persuaded to fulfill a destiny of the end cycle and unite under Shiva.

Kings or Gods. The goal is pretty much the same. Kill to rule.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#16891 Jun 18, 2013
henry wrote:
<quoted text>
The First Amendment was written by People who did`not know very much without religions.
But they were witnesses to what happened with government endorsed religions in Europe.

The idea of ruling without Divine Right was quite radical.

But you just take that as granted like a spoiled child...

I seem to have missed your super-duper idea on the perfect system of government.

As well as your super-duper economic theory that's so much better than Capitalism.

Or are you just a complainer about everything?

Come on. Tell us your ideas to make things better.

Or are you afraid we are going to laugh at you or tear your naive ideas to shreds?

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Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#16892 Jun 18, 2013
atheism is evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Christianity does NOT support stoning children you lying bigot. But your atheist abortion butchers support killing babies even before being born (sometimes even after it ).
You are lying again for your atheism, which is evil.
You are evil and wicked.
Ah, the anti-Free Will Christian, I see. No Choice once pregnant, but once the fetus is born, well, crucifixion is just quite fine and dandy.

After all, that's what Jesus taught - the Death Sentence carried out by the State is all part of God's plan. And today's Christians, just like Pontius Pilate, get to wash their hands of it all.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#16893 Jun 18, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
<quoted text>
Atheism is FAITH that there is no God.
I also have "FAITH" there's no pagan Santa Claus bringing me toys on Jesus' "birthday."

Oh.

Sorry.

A child should figure out for themselves that Santa is a lie adults tell their children.

It's obvious you're still working that out.

My bad.

God is real and he'll give you miracles if you make out a wish list from the Sears catalog before Thanksgiving.

We're good now, right?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#16894 Jun 18, 2013
Why does Islamic Pakistan lead the world on gay porn viewing?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>This is not the definition of any thing.

Anarchy does not replace any thing. In no system of the world, you can achieve anything by asking people to believe in any thing and do anything.

Why only "religion" should be exception to that?

And how can this "anarchy" can replace religion?
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#16895 Jun 18, 2013
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>
"The followers of all past prophets were Muslims and Islam was the name of religion of all past prophets."
Hold on a sec here.
Are you trying to say that Jews and Christians are actually Muslims?
Let's hope you aren't. As an outsider looking at the family of Allah/God/YHWH, it looks utterly dysfunctional. Her siblings seem to have no problem killing each other.
But there is another observation here - if I speak of what I see, I can expect all the children of Allah to unite against me.
Now the question I ask myself - Should I voice what I see risking the wrath of your god's followers to make this a better world or should I sit back and watch the Jews, Christians and Muslims go at each other?
The latter is the easier path and tempting.
And it would be interesting to see if the Hindus find a charismatic leader like Muhammad and persuaded to fulfill a destiny of the end cycle and unite under Shiva.
Kings or Gods. The goal is pretty much the same. Kill to rule.
I Cannot say about present day Jews and Christians.

What I can say is about prophet Moses and Jesus.

The religion of Moses was not Judaism and he did not even hear the word Judaism during his life time. He was a Muslim and he submitted himself to his Creator and that is the state of Islam.

In the same way, Jesus Christ never heard the word Jesus or Christ during his entire life on this earth. He never heard the word Christianity also during his entire life time. He never named his religion as Christianity and called any of his disciples as a "Christian".

He followed on the footsteps of Moses and submitted himself to the will of his Creator and that is the state of Islam.

Therefore Moses , Jesus and all prophets of God lived and died in the state of Islam.

It were the followers of these prophets, who chose different names for themselves and coined terms like Judaism, Christianity etc. These names are given by the followers and not by any prophet of God.

Any follower of past prophets, if sincerely and honestly follows teachings of their prophet, is also in the state of Islam (irrespective of what they call themselves), if they did not receive the message of Last and Final Prophet (who is indeed mentioned in their scriptures.

But if they received the message of Last and Final prophet of God, understood it and THEN chose to reject it, they get outside the limit of Islam. They TURN themselves into non believers. But it is they who have to take the blame, not us.

This is what I understood from my limited knowledge of Biblical and Quranic knowledge.

Allah Knows best

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16896 Jun 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not the definition of any thing.
Anarchy does not replace any thing. In no system of the world, you can achieve anything by asking people to believe in any thing and do anything.
Why only "religion" should be exception to that?
And how can this "anarchy" can replace religion?
You are willfully ignorant. Atheism is a lack of belief and not a system or faith.

It is the intensity of your brainwashing that prevents you from understanding what atheism is.

yet here you are with your loudmouth trying to criticise it without ever really understanding it.

you people are shameful liars and so deeply ignorant tht you dont even deserve to ever know.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16897 Jun 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
I Cannot say about present day Jews and Christians.
What I can say is about prophet Moses and Jesus.
The religion of Moses was not Judaism and he did not even hear the word Judaism during his life time. He was a Muslim and he submitted himself to his Creator and that is the state of Islam.
In the same way, Jesus Christ never heard the word Jesus or Christ during his entire life on this earth. He never heard the word Christianity also during his entire life time. He never named his religion as Christianity and called any of his disciples as a "Christian".
He followed on the footsteps of Moses and submitted himself to the will of his Creator and that is the state of Islam.
Therefore Moses , Jesus and all prophets of God lived and died in the state of Islam.
It were the followers of these prophets, who chose different names for themselves and coined terms like Judaism, Christianity etc. These names are given by the followers and not by any prophet of God.
Any follower of past prophets, if sincerely and honestly follows teachings of their prophet, is also in the state of Islam (irrespective of what they call themselves), if they did not receive the message of Last and Final Prophet (who is indeed mentioned in their scriptures.
But if they received the message of Last and Final prophet of God, understood it and THEN chose to reject it, they get outside the limit of Islam. They TURN themselves into non believers. But it is they who have to take the blame, not us.
This is what I understood from my limited knowledge of Biblical and Quranic knowledge.
Allah Knows best
You are shouting at the colour transparent and asking it what it is not Blue.

That is you asking atheists why they are not part of your cult.

And when they arent, you say. But "transparent is no system of government" "when blue never was any kind of proven system itself and was instead just your lie / hallucinated cult"

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16898 Jun 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
I Cannot say about present day Jews and Christians.
What I can say is about prophet Moses and Jesus.
The religion of Moses was not Judaism and he did not even hear the word Judaism during his life time. He was a Muslim and he submitted himself to his Creator and that is the state of Islam.
In the same way, Jesus Christ never heard the word Jesus or Christ during his entire life on this earth. He never heard the word Christianity also during his entire life time. He never named his religion as Christianity and called any of his disciples as a "Christian".
He followed on the footsteps of Moses and submitted himself to the will of his Creator and that is the state of Islam.
Therefore Moses , Jesus and all prophets of God lived and died in the state of Islam.
It were the followers of these prophets, who chose different names for themselves and coined terms like Judaism, Christianity etc. These names are given by the followers and not by any prophet of God.
Any follower of past prophets, if sincerely and honestly follows teachings of their prophet, is also in the state of Islam (irrespective of what they call themselves), if they did not receive the message of Last and Final Prophet (who is indeed mentioned in their scriptures.
But if they received the message of Last and Final prophet of God, understood it and THEN chose to reject it, they get outside the limit of Islam. They TURN themselves into non believers. But it is they who have to take the blame, not us.
This is what I understood from my limited knowledge of Biblical and Quranic knowledge.
Allah Knows best
Listen to yourself, you go on and on about stuff that never happened - you are mentally ill and you expect atheists to cure you when your god cannot.

its not atheists job to listen to mentally ill people tell us that an invisible man who is "good" creates pain and suffering for no reason and with no evidence.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#16899 Jun 18, 2013
We know Moses an Jesus are mythological characters.

We know that Islamic Pakistan leads the whole world in online gay porn viewing. Why is that Muq?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>I Cannot say about present day Jews and Christians.

What I can say is about prophet Moses and Jesus.

The religion of Moses was not Judaism and he did not even hear the word Judaism during his life time. He was a Muslim and he submitted himself to his Creator and that is the state of Islam.

In the same way, Jesus Christ never heard the word Jesus or Christ during his entire life on this earth. He never heard the word Christianity also during his entire life time. He never named his religion as Christianity and called any of his disciples as a "Christian".

He followed on the footsteps of Moses and submitted himself to the will of his Creator and that is the state of Islam.

Therefore Moses , Jesus and all prophets of God lived and died in the state of Islam.

It were the followers of these prophets, who chose different names for themselves and coined terms like Judaism, Christianity etc. These names are given by the followers and not by any prophet of God.

Any follower of past prophets, if sincerely and honestly follows teachings of their prophet, is also in the state of Islam (irrespective of what they call themselves), if they did not receive the message of Last and Final Prophet (who is indeed mentioned in their scriptures.

But if they received the message of Last and Final prophet of God, understood it and THEN chose to reject it, they get outside the limit of Islam. They TURN themselves into non believers. But it is they who have to take the blame, not us.

This is what I understood from my limited knowledge of Biblical and Quranic knowledge.

Allah Knows best

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Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#16901 Jun 18, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Your anaology is very wrong, comparing beliefs with physical things, it is like comparing apples against oranges. And this is what I observe from your Super Brains, just jumping here and there to get any foot hold, but even then your logic fails.
The body is healthy and without any disease to start with.
These disease attack the body and make their presence there, which have to be cured and body restored to its original state.
Human mind and human conscious has a "Built-in" recognition of God, which is present in every human child. This is the "pure status".
Now you atheists (like a disease attacking a pure human soul) want to scratch out that feeling and replace it with nothing!!
How it is possible and how no belief will replace belief?
My analogy is correct. We have no beliefs/disease, you do have belief/disease.

There are no soul diseases, no one has a built in recognition of any god. If you do not have the religitard disease then you are atheist, without theism. Not theist.

The title of this thread is only one person's opinion. Posting here does not mean that we make the same decisions. Posting here means we are reacting to that opinion.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#16902 Jun 18, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
You are willfully ignorant. Atheism is a lack of belief and not a system or faith.
It is the intensity of your brainwashing that prevents you from understanding what atheism is.
yet here you are with your loudmouth trying to criticise it without ever really understanding it.
you people are shameful liars and so deeply ignorant tht you dont even deserve to ever know.
A lack of belief will "replace" a system of belief?

Switch off of a bulb, will fill the room with light?

Don't you ever think before posting your answer?

The question was Atheism will replace religion? You replace one theory with another theory, do you not?

Or do you replace a theory with "No theory"?

You replace a law a system with a "better" system or a better law.

How can Atheism which is "nothing" can replace religion?

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