Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 24099 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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I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#20341 Jan 24, 2014
trandiode wrote:
<quoted text> If there is a God nothing becomes impossible, With science however nothing is a scientific impossibility yet they use it as the answer to the the question of where the big bang initially occurred ! Don't you think that a bit strange ?! Where god came from I know not where ! But I know he is the creator of this entire Universe , what lays beyond is not related to my existence or my reason to be ! You have to stop somewhere, and this is as far as I can go at this moment in time !
You KNOW god created the universe?

Based on what?
rio

Bromley, UK

#20342 Jan 24, 2014
I can read wrote:
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You KNOW god created the universe?
Based on what?
That seems to annoy you that some people believe in God, or in a god, or in the probability of a god, etc...

Can't you just live and let live, or do you try to have the last word on everything?

How is Tibet lately?

Don't you criticise the Daila Lama?
MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#20343 Jan 25, 2014
trandiode wrote:
<quoted text> MUQ you have misinterpreted what I have written because of the slight language barrier between us, What I was inferring is that The existence of a nothingness is a scientific impossibility and that God was therefore the creator !
How can you say that "existence of nothingness is a scientific impossibility" ?

In fact it is the "first sensible thing to say" that there was "Nothing in the beginning" and then every thing came into existence.

You did not answer, what is the definition of science and what is its limits.

If you choose wrong tools and reach wrong conclusions it is your mistake not that of tools.

Existence of God is not the subject of science, you are misusing it when you say that "existence of God is scientific impossibility".

Before theory of relativity was "scientifically proven"....all scientists were saying "Creation of Matter and destroying it a Scientific impossibility" !!

Do you think science has discovered every thing in the universe that is to be discovered?

And since when the study of Creation would show you the "Face of Creator"?

I find it strange that you people are missing the basic things and commenting on higher things.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20344 Jan 25, 2014
LuzAranda wrote:
DonPanic, really? NOT EVEN. You don't make sense. Needed God because life was/short and difficult? The promise of a better afterlife kept one going? God's needed NOW and always and, of course, you must Believe! and, naturally, our body turns to dust.It is our soul that counts
As I think that thought or soul is the result of the neuronal and body activity, no body = no soul.
As I think that Universe = God, then Universe can be uncreated. It just is.
As I think that, after all, I had quite a good life, all Ii demand is a short painless death and return to dusty part of the Universe
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20345 Jan 25, 2014
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
How can you say that "existence of nothingness is a scientific impossibility" ?
In fact it is the "first sensible thing to say" that there was "Nothing in the beginning" and then every thing came into existence.
You did not answer, what is the definition of science and what is its limits.
If you choose wrong tools and reach wrong conclusions it is your mistake not that of tools.
Existence of God is not the subject of science, you are misusing it when you say that "existence of God is scientific impossibility".
Before theory of relativity was "scientifically proven"....all scientists were saying "Creation of Matter and destroying it a Scientific impossibility" !!
Do you think science has discovered every thing in the universe that is to be discovered?
And since when the study of Creation would show you the "Face of Creator"?
I find it strange that you people are missing the basic things and commenting on higher things.
MUQ You Missed my point yet again ! Re Read what I have written ! I am saying what you are saying :)

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20346 Jan 25, 2014
rio wrote:
How is Tibet lately?
Following the CIA map of the World, it's a province of China
rio

London, UK

#20347 Jan 25, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
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Following the CIA map of the World, it's a province of China
That's my view as well, but according to ICR (to whom my post was addressed), saying that would make you a fascist!

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20348 Jan 25, 2014
rio wrote:
That seems to annoy you that some people believe in God, or in a god, or in the probability of a god, etc...
What bothers me is that some of the God believers want to impose their beliefs, mainly these muslim so-called "brotherhoods" which want to impose Islam and Sharia the world over by any means including terrorism

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20349 Jan 25, 2014
rio wrote:
That's my view as well, but according to ICR (to whom my post was addressed), saying that would make you a fascist!
Funny, I though you saw me like some kind of commie
rio

London, UK

#20350 Jan 25, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
What bothers me is that some of the God believers want to impose their beliefs, mainly these muslim so-called "brotherhoods" which want to impose Islam and Sharia the world over by any means including terrorism
That is because of the recent influx of Muslim migrants who are still prectising their religion. coming to Europe where indigenous religious practices are judged obsolete.
Most Christians don't follow their religion, nor attend churches, etc...
Most Muslim migrants still observe Islam.
Of course they appear like over-zealous or extremist if they put their religion up front.
But it used to be the same for Christians in Europe until not so long ago; 100 years ago maybe?
Too much is talked about extremists, and not enough about the moderate Muslims, who are the majority.

Also, there are plenty of political groups from the Middle East resorting to violence under the cover of Islam. Most of them are condemned by religious leaders.
rio

London, UK

#20351 Jan 25, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny, I though you saw me like some kind of commie
Where did I say that?

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20352 Jan 25, 2014
rio wrote:
Where did I say that?
Speaking about cooperative enterprises

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20353 Jan 25, 2014
rio wrote:
But it used to be the same for Christians in Europe until not so long ago; 100 years ago maybe?
It seems that evangelists want to impose creationism as scientific matter and prayers at schools right lnow.
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20354 Jan 25, 2014
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
Why MUST someone believe in something for which there has never been any evidence of existence?
The Evidence surrounds you ! Darwin's theory of Evolution is a prime example ! According to the theory, Life evolves to adapt to the changes in its environment so it can survive ! That sounds like a Supreme Designer to me, to imbed into the genetic code of all living creatures a fail safe system for survival, that is NO Accident that was planned !!!!! Darwin was even more astounded and confused by Human Beings, Because we have evolved well past our basic needs of survival ! Our minds are such that we can embrace the Universe ! We are going way past survival into another realm that has nothing to do with survival or Evolution ! WHY ?

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20355 Jan 25, 2014
I asked to evangelists knocking at my door up to try and convert me if they thought that trypanosomas where among God's delightfull creatures. They kept silent, maybe they didn't know what a trypanosoma is.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20356 Jan 25, 2014
trandiode wrote:
The Evidence surrounds you ! Darwin's theory of Evolution is a prime example ! According to the theory, Life evolves to adapt to the changes in its environment so it can survive !
It's not exactly that, individuals do not adapt, just the individuals of a specie who have the characteristics that fit with the environmental changes survive. That suppose that the specie has large genetic variability, otherwise the specie is submitted to extinction.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20357 Jan 25, 2014
trandiode wrote:
That sounds like a Supreme Designer to me, to imbed into the genetic code of all living creatures a fail safe system for survival, that is NO Accident that was planned !!!!! Darwin was even more astounded and confused by Human Beings, Because we have evolved well past our basic needs of survival ! Our minds are such that we can embrace the Universe ! We are going way past survival into another realm that has nothing to do with survival or Evolution ! WHY ?
Wrong view of darwinism, wrong conclusions, Back to the bibliotheque and read better
rio

London, UK

#20358 Jan 25, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking about cooperative enterprises
There seem to be a lot of them in France, mostly in agriculture, also in insurance, I believe.

That sounds a bit socialist to me, but eh, if that's what people want ...

That wouldn't work for me; I like to be in charge of my affairs, and I am not interested in partnership.
rio

London, UK

#20359 Jan 25, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems that evangelists want to impose creationism as scientific matter and prayers at schools right lnow.
They certainly have a lot of power in the States now.
rio

London, UK

#20360 Jan 25, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
I asked to evangelists knocking at my door up to try and convert me if they thought that trypanosomas where among God's delightfull creatures. They kept silent, maybe they didn't know what a trypanosoma is.
I don't know what it is.

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