Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23583 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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EdSed

Wishaw, UK

#19212 Dec 7, 2013
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
There's no such thing as gods or fairies.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#19213 Dec 7, 2013
mythology-there's no such thing as YOU, EdSed. I AM, that's who is I. I BELIEVE. Time has been going on and on and who's going to stop it? only God Knows is the only answer that has reason. Only God Knows. There is Theology, a Mystery much greater than we; there is Religion, a power no one has cut. There's only fairies who fight for 'equal rights'. There is but ONE GOD.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#19214 Dec 7, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Starts with straw-man fallacy a few times
then moves toward unsupported generalizations.
Humor "is the one of the biggest reason"s
why we follow your logical fallacies.
Have Nice Day :-)
You wouldn't recognize a straw-man even if it hit you on the head
LCNLin

United States

#19215 Dec 7, 2013
Happy Christmas to all

Christmas in the US celebrated in the White House by President Obama

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#19216 Dec 7, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Happy Christmas to all
Christmas in the US celebrated in the White House by President Obama
God jul

Jule is older than your religion and the christian church failed to change the name of it when they stole it
LCNLin

United States

#19217 Dec 7, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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God jul
Jule is older than your religion and the christian church failed to change the name of it when they stole it
The ultimate Swedish Christmas market guide

With the days darkening and December just around the corner, The Local offers up a guide to must-visit Christmas markets in Sweden's major cities – and elsewhere.

* Swedes often lack the gift of giving at Christmas (22 Nov 13)
* Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2013 (19 Nov 13)
* Frightful or fab fusion for Swedish Christmas?(15 Nov 13)

Normally, First Advent, the first Sunday in December, serves as the unofficial start to the Christmas holiday season in Sweden. Christmas decorations and sparkling lights magically appear in homes across the country, adding a much-needed dash of light to brighten up the depths of winter's darkness.

Another hallmark of the holiday season is the sudden proliferation of Christmas markets

(julmarkander)

in town squares and public gathering places across the country.

SEE ALSO: Christmas markets in Malmö

While Christmas markets generally appear on or around December 1st, some like to give holiday shoppers an early start and thus already have their wares ready for purchase.

SEE ALSO: Christmas markets in Stockholm

"(Christmas markets) are where lots of important parts of the Swedish culture come alive," Peter Holmberg from tourist promotion agency Visit Sweden tells The Local.

"At the Swedish Christmas market you will find a heartwarming coziness you won’t find anywhere else. They get you in that Christmas spirit we all search for every year."

Visitors can expect a wide assortment of goods ranging from wooden handicrafts to reindeer sausage.

Perhaps just as, if not more inviting, however, are the stands serving Swedish mulled wine (glögg) and gingerbread cookies (pepparkakor).

The pungent glögg, mixed with the scent of roasted almonds and other sweet treats, help make a visit to a Christmas market in Sweden worthwhile even if you're not looking for that perfect holiday gift.

"Christmas is so much about family – sharing food, gifts and other traditions at home. And the Christmas market is an important complement to that celebration at home, where Swedes can celebrate the holiday among friends and fellow residents in a public space," says Holmberg.

"A visit to a market is the prefect kick-start for the upcoming holiday."

SEE ALSO: Christmas markets in Gothenburg

In an effort to help readers navigate at least part of the Swedish julmarknad jungle, The Local has put together a list of some of the most popular Christmas markets in Sweden's three largest cities, as well as one bonus julmarknad up north.

While the list is far from comprehensive, as many small communities in suburbs and villages across the country also organize Christmas markets of various persuasions, it should provide urban dwellers (and visitors) some options for how to brighten up the dark and chilly weekends ahead.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#19218 Dec 7, 2013
what a bologna reason for thread statement provided by a wishy-washy non-believer. Christmas Season is beautiful, yes, filled with contradictions but also a child-like joy.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#19219 Dec 8, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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The ultimate Swedish Christmas market guide
With the days darkening and December just around the corner, The Local offers up a guide to must-visit Christmas markets in Sweden's major cities – and elsewhere.
* Swedes often lack the gift of giving at Christmas (22 Nov 13)
* Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2013 (19 Nov 13)
* Frightful or fab fusion for Swedish Christmas?(15 Nov 13)
Normally, First Advent, the first Sunday in December, serves as the unofficial start to the Christmas holiday season in Sweden. Christmas decorations and sparkling lights magically appear in homes across the country, adding a much-needed dash of light to brighten up the depths of winter's darkness.
Another hallmark of the holiday season is the sudden proliferation of Christmas markets
(julmarkander)
in town squares and public gathering places across the country.
SEE ALSO: Christmas markets in Malmö
While Christmas markets generally appear on or around December 1st, some like to give holiday shoppers an early start and thus already have their wares ready for purchase.
SEE ALSO: Christmas markets in Stockholm
"(Christmas markets) are where lots of important parts of the Swedish culture come alive," Peter Holmberg from tourist promotion agency Visit Sweden tells The Local.
"At the Swedish Christmas market you will find a heartwarming coziness you won’t find anywhere else. They get you in that Christmas spirit we all search for every year."
Visitors can expect a wide assortment of goods ranging from wooden handicrafts to reindeer sausage.
Perhaps just as, if not more inviting, however, are the stands serving Swedish mulled wine (glögg) and gingerbread cookies (pepparkakor).
The pungent glögg, mixed with the scent of roasted almonds and other sweet treats, help make a visit to a Christmas market in Sweden worthwhile even if you're not looking for that perfect holiday gift.
"Christmas is so much about family – sharing food, gifts and other traditions at home. And the Christmas market is an important complement to that celebration at home, where Swedes can celebrate the holiday among friends and fellow residents in a public space," says Holmberg.
"A visit to a market is the prefect kick-start for the upcoming holiday."
SEE ALSO: Christmas markets in Gothenburg
In an effort to help readers navigate at least part of the Swedish julmarknad jungle, The Local has put together a list of some of the most popular Christmas markets in Sweden's three largest cities, as well as one bonus julmarknad up north.
While the list is far from comprehensive, as many small communities in suburbs and villages across the country also organize Christmas markets of various persuasions, it should provide urban dwellers (and visitors) some options for how to brighten up the dark and chilly weekends ahead.
Christmas here in UK is marked from the beginning of Advent by a hike in the financial costs of everything one needs.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#19220 Dec 8, 2013
Christmas, I learned first from Grandpa. His many tales about Saint Nick and placing our shoes where nightly on Christmas Eve he delivered lil' trinkets as we slept. Christmas morning, a delicious warm breakfast awaited and that began a wonderful day, full of friendship and love. So you think this tradition is 'old-fashioned'? Will disappear. No, never. Human hearts, human brains look for the good intentions born in a manger. This day ends the year, begins a new one, filled with hopes and an overall renewal. We are only human, no super powers in ourselves but you never know what's in store, we hold on to dreams, good dreams, and keep going. Merry Christmas to you for now and ALWAYS.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#19221 Dec 8, 2013
EdSed wrote:
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
There's no such thing as gods or fairies.
How do you know? Science might not be able to prove God, but that doesn't mean his not there.

And just before you reply a predictable answer, fairies won't exist because they are just a joke if they created this earth.

“The holy experience”

Since: Mar 12

Mumbai, India

#19222 Dec 8, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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How do you know? Science might not be able to prove God, but that doesn't mean his not there.
And just before you reply a predictable answer, fairies won't exist because they are just a joke if they created this earth.
Science doesn't reject the possibility of God.We are just asking for proof.We can't believe God unless there is a strong reason in favour of his existence

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#19223 Dec 8, 2013
GOD is the answer for anything and everything. How do you prove what will NOT agree to it. God is aware of our childish need for 'PROOF' and that is where you meet the END of the road.

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19224 Dec 8, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
GOD is the answer for anything and everything.
Prove this.

Until you do?

**Nothing** you say concerning "god" has any merit.

Nothing.

Until you **prove** your god is actually real.

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“Not everything that shines...”

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Hatch, NM

#19225 Dec 8, 2013
We are here on earth at the mercy of ONE ETERNAL GOD! Get it? God IS Almighty but no pansy. You as a human being can't handle the TRUTH? Read, study the Bible. Find your own answer as to Who this Personal God IS. We are not forced to believe anything, the God-Concept has been around since life began, since HE made it. God will not cram HIS Existence down your throat or wherever your own brain is at. Sit quietly and ponder the Reality of Life. The Concept is REAL but you can either believe or not. PROOF is within you, give it a chance, care for anyone around? LOVE is banned if you don't. PROOF, don't need it.

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MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#19226 Dec 8, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
GOD is the answer for anything and everything. How do you prove what will NOT agree to it. God is aware of our childish need for 'PROOF' and that is where you meet the END of the road.
People asking for PROOF do not open their eyes and see Millions upon millions of proofs all around them!!

When you see creations all around you, why can't your mind turn to their Creator?

Has any thing created itslef?

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19228 Dec 8, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
We are here on earth at the mercy of ONE ETERNAL GOD! Get it? God IS Almighty but no pansy. You as a human being can't handle the TRUTH? Read, study the Bible. Find your own answer as to Who this Personal God IS. We are not forced to believe anything, the God-Concept has been around since life began, since HE made it. God will not cram HIS Existence down your throat or wherever your own brain is at. Sit quietly and ponder the Reality of Life. The Concept is REAL but you can either believe or not. PROOF is within you, give it a chance, care for anyone around? LOVE is banned if you don't. PROOF, don't need it.
Nothing in the above SPAM is proof of your ugly god.

Nothing.

And for the record? I *have* studied the bible-- more than once-- it's from that study, that I became an atheist, actually.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19229 Dec 8, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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People asking for PROOF do not open their eyes and see Millions upon millions of proofs all around them!!
When you see creations all around you, why can't your mind turn to their Creator?
Has any thing created itslef?
You still cannot prove your idiot god is real, can you?

Sad.

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“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#19231 Dec 8, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
GOD is the answer for anything and everything. How do you prove what will NOT agree to it. God is aware of our childish need for 'PROOF' and that is where you meet the END of the road.
Too bad God does not feel the need to reveal his answers.

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#19232 Dec 8, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
We are here on earth at the mercy of ONE ETERNAL GOD! Get it? God IS Almighty but no pansy. You as a human being can't handle the TRUTH? Read, study the Bible. Find your own answer as to Who this Personal God IS. We are not forced to believe anything, the God-Concept has been around since life began, since HE made it. God will not cram HIS Existence down your throat or wherever your own brain is at. Sit quietly and ponder the Reality of Life. The Concept is REAL but you can either believe or not. PROOF is within you, give it a chance, care for anyone around? LOVE is banned if you don't. PROOF, don't need it.
Most of us atheists have read the buybull and are appalled by it.
Eastern Ireland

Ireland

#19233 Dec 8, 2013
This sort of talk wouldn't have been tolerated under the reign of the great and benevolent, sadly missed and fondly remembered King Sitric.

No surrender!!!

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