Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23770 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 10

Nehwon

#18237 Aug 21, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
01. Religions are also subject to the reasonable criterion, but a different level of arguments are needed for religions than for "lower level materialistic subject like science which only deals with materials".
02. No one "allows" people to practice their religions, it is a "self generated right" of every Indian national. The same way we Muslims "allow" people of different faiths to practice their religions.
03. The sphere of religion is how to deal with your Creator and how to deal with your fellow human beings.
Both these subjects are outside the scope of "Modern science which is only interested in the study of materials and things related to matters".
04. I already gave you so many examples of what a miracle is, why should I define what is a miracle. Since you "laughed" at my examples, it should be your turn to define what you mean by a miracle.
05. I am able to survive in this "hostile environment" because I do not seek any recognition or reward from any one.
I consider it my duty to tell people truth and try to answer their genuine queries and doubts. My reward if any is from my Creator and I hope that He shall pardon my shortcomings and my lapses and grant me salvation in the Hereafter.
06. It does not harm in the least if we disagree on any subject. When humans argue, it is not possible that they agree 100 % on every thing.
What is needed is a positive attitude and listen to other side and show respect to each other.
I see people getting off the handle and start using insulting language and start abusing other side on slightest disagreement.
I also say Thank you and hope Peace and blessings of God be on to you.
Have a nice day.
"What is needed is a positive attitude and listen to other side and show respect to each other."

So there's hope that you may become an atheist? ;)

"I see people getting off the handle and start using insulting language and start abusing other side on slightest disagreement."

Yeah, been there, seen that. The way I look at it, if a post angers me, I may type up a reply. Then, after a moment from typing and reading my reply, I hit the back button.

And then come back in a day or so. Then reply to the parts I still wish to say something about.

But that's just my observation and opinion. YMMV.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#18238 Aug 22, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you above 70?
I'm over 68. My body temperature is above 70.
LCNlin

United States

#18240 Aug 22, 2013
Sartre an unhappy soul, may be a better example than Richard Dawkins, money making author?
Atheism as a philosophy seems old hat, introduced as new wine in old bottles.
New Atheism (religion) seems a mass media creation in the West.
Have a great day
LCNlin

United States

#18241 Aug 22, 2013
Thinking wrote:
No international cricket is played in Pakistan because of muslim attrocities...
Another set back for your BS crusade.
<quoted text>
Muslims killing Muslims in Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq etc. seems to dominate the news. An excellent reason to support secularist government in Egypt imposed by the Military.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#18242 Aug 22, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Are you referring to Allah's exploding people?
they do blow up so fast, don't they?
Every day is a blast for the exploding people. The evidence is on the news of the muslim world.

Since: Mar 11

Henderson, KY

#18244 Aug 22, 2013
You said you were here to answer questions about Islam. Yet you ran in fear from my question about Muhammad's rewrites of ancient holy works not matching up with the oldest copies of said writings.

Perhaps you are busy selling your daughter on the street as she just turned 7?
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
What about those unbelievers who die in their teens and twenties and thirties?
May be they are not the "Complete" unbelievers? Are they?
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#18245 Aug 23, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
Muslims killing Muslims in Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq etc. seems to dominate the news. An excellent reason to support secularist government in Egypt imposed by the Military.
The "same military" which was corrupt, dictatorial , brutal and unable to rule Egypt, only a few months ago...when west was "hell bent" to bring democracy in every Muslim country.

Now perhaps they realized that it is not "western democracy" which Muslim common people like..

So now once again they are backing Military Rulers, generals and kings and Emirs, who are more pliable than the democratically elected leaders.

So we are back to square one....aren't we.

Who will lecture now on true benefits of democracy and country is for people, by people, and for people?
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#18246 Aug 23, 2013
Qualities of a True Prophet of God:

H. Eighth Quality: Prophets were sent to all nations of world:

Since every nation and every people need guidance from God to fulfill their mission of life and True Guidance can only come thru Revelation; that is why God sent Prophets and Messengers to every nation in all parts of world.

These prophets came in all ages and spoke in the languages of their people and delivered the guidance of God and asked their followers to follow them and take them as their role models.

H1. No one except God knows exact number of Prophets:

No one except God knows the exact numbers of Prophets and Messengers. We know the names of only a handful of them, and most of them remain unknown to us.

H2 A Prophet of God is deemed alive as long as his True Teachings remain intact:

In case any one should deduce that Physical Presence of Prophet of God is essential in every age and time; let it suffice that a prophet is deemed alive as long as his teachings and sayings and actions are preserved and reach posterity in reliable form.

This is way of God that He sends another prophet to revive the message of old Prophet, when it has been almost forgotten or so much changed and distorted thru passage of time; or circumstances have changed so much that people might fall into serious error unless it is revised or updated.

LCNlin

United States

#18249 Aug 23, 2013
How atheists became the most colossally smug and annoying people on the planet

When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying? Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, "Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?"

Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I'm put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I'm a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.

These days, barely a week passes without the emergence of yet more evidence that atheists are the most irritating people on Earth. Last week we had the spectacle of Dawkins and his slavish Twitter followers (whose adherence to Dawkins' diktats makes those Kool-Aid-drinking Jonestown folk seem level-headed in comparison) boring on about how stupid Muslims are. This week we've been treated to new scientific research claiming to show that atheists are cleverer than religious people. I say scientific. I say research. It is of course neither; it's just a pre-existing belief dolled up in rags snatched from various reports and stories. Not unlike the Bible. But that hasn't stopped the atheistic blogosphere and Twitterati from effectively saying, "See? Told you we were brainier than you Bible-reading numbskulls."

ah.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/1 00230985/how-atheists-became-t he-most-colossally-smug-and-an noying-people-on-the-planet/

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#18250 Aug 23, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
How atheists became the most colossally smug and annoying people on the planet
When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying? Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, "Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?"
Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I'm put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I'm a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.
These days, barely a week passes without the emergence of yet more evidence that atheists are the most irritating people on Earth. Last week we had the spectacle of Dawkins and his slavish Twitter followers (whose adherence to Dawkins' diktats makes those Kool-Aid-drinking Jonestown folk seem level-headed in comparison) boring on about how stupid Muslims are. This week we've been treated to new scientific research claiming to show that atheists are cleverer than religious people. I say scientific. I say research. It is of course neither; it's just a pre-existing belief dolled up in rags snatched from various reports and stories. Not unlike the Bible. But that hasn't stopped the atheistic blogosphere and Twitterati from effectively saying, "See? Told you we were brainier than you Bible-reading numbskulls."
ah.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/1 00230985/how-atheists-became-t he-most-colossally-smug-and-an noying-people-on-the-planet/
All you need to do is prove your god and you stop looking like an idiot.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#18251 Aug 23, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Qualities of a True Prophet of God:
H. Eighth Quality: Prophets were sent to all nations of world:
Since every nation and every people need guidance from God to fulfill their mission of life and True Guidance can only come thru Revelation; that is why God sent Prophets and Messengers to every nation in all parts of world.
These prophets came in all ages and spoke in the languages of their people and delivered the guidance of God and asked their followers to follow them and take them as their role models.
H1. No one except God knows exact number of Prophets:
No one except God knows the exact numbers of Prophets and Messengers. We know the names of only a handful of them, and most of them remain unknown to us.
H2 A Prophet of God is deemed alive as long as his True Teachings remain intact:
In case any one should deduce that Physical Presence of Prophet of God is essential in every age and time; let it suffice that a prophet is deemed alive as long as his teachings and sayings and actions are preserved and reach posterity in reliable form.
This is way of God that He sends another prophet to revive the message of old Prophet, when it has been almost forgotten or so much changed and distorted thru passage of time; or circumstances have changed so much that people might fall into serious error unless it is revised or updated.
Your god isn't real, its in your imagination and has nothing to do with atheists.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#18252 Aug 23, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
How atheists became the most colossally smug and annoying people on the planet
When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying? Surely non-believers in God weren't always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone "I am an atheist" without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, "Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?"
Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I'm put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I'm a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.
These days, barely a week passes without the emergence of yet more evidence that atheists are the most irritating people on Earth. Last week we had the spectacle of Dawkins and his slavish Twitter followers (whose adherence to Dawkins' diktats makes those Kool-Aid-drinking Jonestown folk seem level-headed in comparison) boring on about how stupid Muslims are. This week we've been treated to new scientific research claiming to show that atheists are cleverer than religious people. I say scientific. I say research. It is of course neither; it's just a pre-existing belief dolled up in rags snatched from various reports and stories. Not unlike the Bible. But that hasn't stopped the atheistic blogosphere and Twitterati from effectively saying, "See? Told you we were brainier than you Bible-reading numbskulls."
ah.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/1 00230985/how-atheists-became-t he-most-colossally-smug-and-an noying-people-on-the-planet/
Creationists are dishonest people with no morals who enjoy lying about god being real.

They cannot attack atheism, so they attack its figureheads like dawkins. Secretly believing that atheism, like religion answers to a prophet.

Its a shame creationists don't actually undertand who they cricisise and must lie so shamelessly in front of smart people.

maybe these lost children will one day wake from their chosen slumber?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#18253 Aug 23, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
How atheists became the most colossally smug and annoying people on the planet
When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying?
Easy!

By asking you QUESTIONS that you not only cannot answer?

But questions that you DARE NEVER answer!

For the answers would PROVE your ugly religion is false!

LOL!

And you fanatics REALLY hate when that happen!

You get SO MAD, that you want to blow something up...!!
LCNlin

United States

#18256 Aug 24, 2013
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning....

Albert Einstein

Question the many fallacies of atheism, the unproved religion

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#18257 Aug 24, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning....
Albert Einstein
Question the many fallacies of atheism, the unproved religion
Still a stupid person with no proof god lincoln troll.
Jimmy C

Uniontown, PA

#18258 Aug 24, 2013
I don't think we can make blanket statements about religion in general...whether or not worshipping a deity makes one pious, backward, or naïve depends on the terms of one's religion.

Just because someone believes in the Gospel doesn't mean he has to reject science and hate the homosexuals or whatever negative characteristics people associate with the loud religious fringe.

It just means he believes in the Gospel and that he should love those around him unconditionally, the same way he believes he is loved.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#18259 Aug 24, 2013
Jimmy C wrote:
I don't think we can make blanket statements about religion in general...whether or not worshipping a deity makes one pious, backward, or naïve depends on the terms of one's religion.

Just because someone believes in the Gospel doesn't mean he has to reject science and hate the homosexuals or whatever negative characteristics people associate with the loud religious fringe.

It just means he believes in the Gospel and that he should love those around him unconditionally, the same way he believes he is loved.
I agree with the bare-bones of what you say, here-- that is? Upon face value, your statements make sense.

The problem lies with the **consequences** of the sort of beliefs you are speaking of.

So long as religion is always given a free pass-- devoid of critical inquiry?(as is now, in the USA)

Then this special status of "you **must** respect my beliefs" permits not only reasonable folk, who do not force their beliefs onto the rest of the world?

But it **also** enables the zealots, who do-- those who use their faith as a weapon, to drag homosexuals behind pickup truck, to bomb women's clinics, to blow up crowded malls or buildings, to make horrible oppressive LAWS that affect **everyone**.

That **is** the consequences of permitting religion a free pass, when it comes to critical analysis.

More to the point?

Any time we humans **do** examine religion with an objective lens?

Religion **always** fails.

Always-- and without exception, religion falls flat on it's face, when examined CLOSELY.
Bydney Fartholomew

Preston, UK

#18260 Aug 24, 2013
Jimmy C wrote:
I don't think we can make blanket statements about religion in general...whether or not worshipping a deity makes one pious, backward, or naïve depends on the terms of one's religion.
Just because someone believes in the Gospel doesn't mean he has to reject science and hate the homosexuals or whatever negative characteristics people associate with the loud religious fringe.
It just means he believes in the Gospel and that he should love those around him unconditionally, the same way he believes he is loved.
Most religious people have been effectively brainwashed from birth, and whilst it is true that there have been gay Christians and Christian scientists, religion, Christianity in particular, by its very nature goes against the grain of rationality and science. I mean, how is it possible for people to still believe in Creationism in light of what we have learned from Darwin?

Also, Agnostics and Atheists are just as capable of love as any religious person.
LCNlin

United States

#18261 Aug 24, 2013
Jimmy C wrote:
I don't think we can make blanket statements about religion in general...whether or not worshipping a deity makes one pious, backward, or naïve depends on the terms of one's religion.
Just because someone believes in the Gospel doesn't mean he has to reject science and hate the homosexuals or whatever negative characteristics people associate with the loud religious fringe.
It just means he believes in the Gospel and that he should love those around him unconditionally, the same way he believes he is loved.
Interesting post, valid
Jimmy C

Uniontown, PA

#18262 Aug 24, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with the bare-bones of what you say, here-- that is? Upon face value, your statements make sense.
The problem lies with the **consequences** of the sort of beliefs you are speaking of.
So long as religion is always given a free pass-- devoid of critical inquiry?(as is now, in the USA)
Then this special status of "you **must** respect my beliefs" permits not only reasonable folk, who do not force their beliefs onto the rest of the world?
But it **also** enables the zealots, who do-- those who use their faith as a weapon, to drag homosexuals behind pickup truck, to bomb women's clinics, to blow up crowded malls or buildings, to make horrible oppressive LAWS that affect **everyone**.
That **is** the consequences of permitting religion a free pass, when it comes to critical analysis.
More to the point?
Any time we humans **do** examine religion with an objective lens?
Religion **always** fails.
Always-- and without exception, religion falls flat on it's face, when examined CLOSELY.
Assuming religion is devoid of critical inquiry, your line of argument makes sense.

For me personally, though, all I've done has been critically inquire. And what I've concluded is that what I myself consider the tenets of Christianity: Do unto others as you would like done unto you and Have no God other than me (i.e. money, power) do nothing to hinder human development.

Yes there are plenty of examples of religiously-charged acts of hate and violence. I believe if you do that, you're doing it wrong. Jesus--if he truly did exist--didn't bomb abortion clinics or torture homosexuals. Those radicals act in the name of a prophet who made his point by loving and working miracles.

For the record, the paragraph above doesn't go to prove Jesus was real...it goes to prove that the bibleknockers who commit acts of violence aren't worshipping their respective God properly.

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