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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“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#20669 Jan 30, 2014
trandiode wrote:
It implies that there is more to life than meets the eye !
Of course there is. Atoms would be a good example.
trandiode wrote:
This is but a simple way of showing it to those with simple minds ! Mind-body problem LOL That's an understatement if ever I heard one,

Not very scientific though LOL !
Perhaps that's because it's philosophy - for now.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#20670 Jan 30, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
family doctors which came to the patients' home have become a rare specie, medicine has to much become an affair of specialists who cure organs instead of people.
There's a good reason why physicians in high tech cultures don't make house calls any more. Diagnosis involves laboratories and radiology departments. Therapeutic options won't fit into a black bag, either.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#20672 Jan 30, 2014
rio wrote:
I did and I stick by it too. If atheists want to be tolerated, they should tolerate believers and stop attacking religion.
We have a right and a duty to criticize religious activity in the public sphere - political and social religion. Personal and private religion is acceptable and should be left alone, but not religion that impinges on the lives of unbelievers.

Feel free to criticize unbelief if you like, I won't consider it intolerance. If you want to demonize, dehumanize or marginalize unbelievers, that's a different story. The church has done enough damage in that department already, and it makes the lives of unbelievers more difficult and more dangerous. Please don't do that.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20673 Jan 30, 2014
fadu singh wrote:
Yeah..Sometimes women are stoned to death for having extramarital affairs..
By intolerant islamists which don't even know their own religion nor obey their prophet who stated that 100 whip lashes for such a "crime".
The point is that in this kind of affair, women are almost always regarded as guilty of being the temptresses, as their prophet is known to have said that there are much more women than men in Allah's hells. Islam is indeed a misogynic religion.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#20674 Jan 30, 2014
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>Why do morons, like you, insist on criticizing creationist evolution claims? Yes... I said "creationist evolution claims" because it is only creationists that claim what you just did. I defy you to find one peer reviewed SCIENTIFC paper that sates the Theory of Evolution claims that a 1/2 man 1/2 ape should have existed in order for evolution to be true. You do realize that finding a 1/2 man 1/2 ape would put a stake through the heart of The Theory of Evolution... don't you?? Oh... of course not... you have NO idea what the theory actually states! Why is shear stupidity so important to you?
Hey, Terry - nice to see your avatar again.
rio

London, UK

#20675 Jan 30, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Tough.
Religion shouldn't be inflicted on children at all.
You should wait until they're adults and make their own decision.
<quoted text>
It is natural for parents to pass on their knowledge, education and traditions to their children from a young age.

In fact, childhood is where our personality and choices start to develop.

Should parents wait for their children to be adults to discuss about philosophy, morality, ethics, beliefs?

Do you think children could be raised in a vacuum, unaware of what their parent think?
rio

London, UK

#20676 Jan 30, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Your definition of tolerance is inadequate. Sincere criticism is not intolerance.
Everybody should be able to choose his path without being criticised for it.

It can work too.

In my own family, we have 1 Budhist, 1 Muslim, 1 deist and 1 pagan, and several atheists.
We all get along fine. It wouldn't come to mind to start criticising each other.

Since: Mar 12

Mumbai, India

#20677 Jan 30, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
By intolerant islamists which don't even know their own religion nor obey their prophet who stated that 100 whip lashes for such a "crime".
The point is that in this kind of affair, women are almost always regarded as guilty of being the temptresses, as their prophet is known to have said that there are much more women than men in Allah's hells. Islam is indeed a misogynic religion.
True that!There are no such barbaric laws for male philanderers in Islam!It is always a woman who is stoned for adultery.And yes their hell is said to have more no females than males

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20678 Jan 30, 2014
rio wrote:
In fact, childhood is where our personality and choices start to develop.
Should parents wait for their children to be adults to discuss about philosophy, morality, ethics, beliefs?
There are religious practices such as circumcision which marks a kid for its whole life whatever will be its beliefs.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20679 Jan 30, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
There's a good reason why physicians in high tech cultures don't make house calls any more. Diagnosis involves laboratories and radiology departments. Therapeutic options won't fit into a black bag, either.
I think that generalist doctors will soon have in their black bag all tools for telediagnosis and that their personnal knowledge of the patients will help all therapeutical decisions.
rio

London, UK

#20680 Jan 30, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
There are religious practices such as circumcision which marks a kid for its whole life whatever will be its beliefs.
It's a mistake to think that circumcision is only performed for religious reasons - ie, by Muslims or Jews.

It is also performed for prophylactic reasons and has some physical advantages too.

I was circumcised after birth and my parents were catholic.

Until Prince William it was a tradition in the Royal family in England that all males were circumcised at birth. They are Church of England!

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20681 Jan 30, 2014

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20682 Jan 30, 2014
rio wrote:
It's a mistake to think that circumcision is only performed for religious reasons - ie, by Muslims or Jews.
It is also performed for prophylactic reasons and has some physical advantages too.
I was circumcised after birth and my parents were catholic.
Until Prince William it was a tradition in the Royal family in England that all males were circumcised at birth. They are Church of England!
For the Muslims, the prophet repeated many times that Allah had created the human body a perfect thing, so that it's not such an islamic tradition than regional tradition.

When I was five, my father thought that we were to live in a tropical country, so that he wanted me to be circumcised. Suspecting some painful action, I defended myself like the wildest animal, bitting and scratching the male nurses who wanted to seize me, so that he renounced.

For so-called prophylactic reasons, in the youg age, good hygiena is enough, mains are about sexually transmitted diseased, teen-age can be waited for full consent circumsion.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#20686 Jan 30, 2014
trandiode wrote:
<quoted text>It is well known that as part of testing any new medication they have to allow for a percentage of physical improvements in their calculations due to the Placebo effect ! The Placebo effect is caused by a belief by the patient that the medication is healing them, and that belief is transferring over to their Physical bodies ! That suggests that belief and thought is not only limited to the imagination but that it crosses over into the physical reality ! How is this possible ?
In most people's cases the placebo effect can be explained because the brain and body are connected.

In your case I don't think it would work.
rio

Bromley, UK

#20687 Jan 30, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I trust you to look the other way next time one of your muslim friends sends their girl to Pakistan for Female Genital Mutilation. Or maybe you watch.
<quoted text>
FGM is not practised everywhere in Islam, and many Muslims oppose it too.
It's more a local traditions which is perpetuated by some people depending on their origins.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20688 Jan 30, 2014
rio wrote:
circumcision (...) is also performed for prophylactic reasons
I've become very cautious about self-calling Health Authorities announcements since the World Health Organization scared the world over with terrifying birds influenza virus supposed to decimate the birds the world over, transmit it to human beings and kill hundreds millions, that followed with H1N1 then with H5N1 wich revealed themselves to be not more dangerous than usual seasonnal influenza virus.
Billion dollars or Euros have been spent by rich states to buy millions vaccine doses that at the end were thrown in trash cans, while Pharmaceutic Industries, by whom Health Authorities expert were appointed, had high profits.
Now there is still a gang of sparrows entering my appartment trying to get some food, blackbirds are still singing on my roof.
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20689 Jan 30, 2014
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>Why do morons, like you, insist on criticizing creationist evolution claims? Yes... I said "creationist evolution claims" because it is only creationists that claim what you just did. I defy you to find one peer reviewed SCIENTIFC paper that sates the Theory of Evolution claims that a 1/2 man 1/2 ape should have existed in order for evolution to be true.
You do realize that finding a 1/2 man 1/2 ape would put a stake through the heart of The Theory of Evolution... don't you?? Oh... of course not... you have NO idea what the theory actually states!
Why is shear stupidity so important to you?
You TerryL have no idea whatsoever on what you are talking about ! Two things that you clearly show are an inability to understand the written word and no idea whatsoever on what you are talking about !
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20690 Jan 30, 2014
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
In most people's cases the placebo effect can be explained because the brain and body are connected.
In your case I don't think it would work.
No they are not ! The Placebo Effect is caused by thought alone yet it effects the physical body ! An impossibility to an atheist ! You really must understand a bit more about what you write before you make too much of a tool out of yourself :)
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20691 Jan 30, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
There's a good reason why physicians in high tech cultures don't make house calls any more. Diagnosis involves laboratories and radiology departments. Therapeutic options won't fit into a black bag, either.
That is stating the obvious ! The Placebo effect is a constant, its effects are found throughout all of medical research, hospitals etc ! I am not talking about only your local doctor with bag in hand !

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#20692 Jan 30, 2014
and just who do you think you are?

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