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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“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#20739 Jan 31, 2014
LuzAranda wrote:
and just who do you think you are?
"Mr. Big-Shot"
rio

Bromley, UK

#20740 Jan 31, 2014
Just Think wrote:
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There is zero evidence that any god ever worshipped actually exists.
If you have proof, share it.
But the opposite is also true.

There is zero evidence that any god ever worshipped never existed.

If you have proof, share it.

Atheists do not have intellectual superiority in this argument; they just like to bark louder !!!

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20741 Jan 31, 2014
Just Think wrote:
What evidence is there that any god ever existed?
See Euclide.
Existence of God is a postulate for the believers, a postulate is not to be demonstrated.
Either you accept it, or you build a logical system which is you concept of the Universe without existence of God.
In both cases, the logical systems have to be proven valuable if you don't find any inner contradiction in each system.
Let you accept the existence of a God made universe, then God should have created together the good and the evil. Is it acceptable for someone who believes in a God good to mankind ?
I think not, and clergymen had always very embarassed answers at this question. They had to invent that story of the Tree of Knowledge whose fruits were forbiden to Adam and Eve.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20742 Jan 31, 2014
rio wrote:
There is zero evidence that any god ever worshipped never existed.
If you have proof, share it.
Atheists do not have intellectual superiority in this argument; they just like to bark louder !!!
False because you can definitively not demonstrate the inexistence of a thing.
It is a logical absurdity.
It's up to any who claims the existence of a thing to demonstrate it exists.
rio

Bromley, UK

#20743 Jan 31, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
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False because you can definitively not demonstrate the inexistence of a thing.
It is a logical absurdity.
It's up to any who claims the existence of a thing to demonstrate it exists.
I don't agree with that at all; the burden of proof is on BOTH sides, and atheists shouldn't make the rules so that they suit them.

If something is empty, you can prove it. Anyway, atheists have always avoided proofs, and never explained to anyone satisfaction the origins of the universe, of mankind, etc...

All you get from them is EVOLUTION, which doesn't answer the question. Pressed a bit further, they become aggressive, call you creationist, etc...

I don't like that attitude, nor the constant criticism of people who are not atheists.
I blame intolerance on BOTH sides, atheists and theists.
It's just like everybody is in some sort of mind game, trying to impose his opinion on others. Seems crazy to me.

I have two sons who are atheist, one of my daughter is Buddhist, the other is pagan, my wife is Muslim and I am deist. We get on fine.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20744 Jan 31, 2014
rio wrote:
I don't agree with that at all; the burden of proof is on BOTH sides, and atheists shouldn't make the rules so that they suit them.
If something is empty, you can prove it.
It's not a matter of your agreement or not. it's a matter of logic, you cannot demonstrate the existence of the vacuum or of the zero, you can only invent it

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#20745 Jan 31, 2014
rio wrote:
If something is empty, you can prove it.
You said so, tell how, I can't
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#20746 Jan 31, 2014
trandiode wrote:
<quoted text> 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 :)
Your brain and body AREN'T connected?

This explains much.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#20747 Jan 31, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not a matter of your agreement or not. it's a matter of logic, you cannot demonstrate the existence of the vacuum or of the zero, you can only invent it
He's a troll who picks his side in any discussion based on how he is best able to bait others.

He also likes to invent wives to try and back up his arguments.

E.g he claims to be better placed than most to discuss islam, china or palestine because his wife is Islamic/Chinese/palestinian.
rio

Bromley, UK

#20748 Jan 31, 2014
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
He also likes to invent wives to try and back up his arguments.
E.g he claims to be better placed than most to discuss islam, china or palestine because his wife is Islamic/Chinese/palestinian.
I don't need to invent wives: I have been married 5 times!

My present wife is Palestinian (therefore Muslim).
My third wife was Chinese.

I have visited these countries too, and can talk from experience, having met the people, etc...

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#20752 Jan 31, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
But the opposite is also true.
There is zero evidence that any god ever worshipped never existed.
If you have proof, share it.
Atheists do not have intellectual superiority in this argument; they just like to bark louder !!!
I could spend an afternoon thinking of hundreds of fantastical beings. When I was finished, there be no proof that any of them didn't exist, therefore, they might exist?

Seriously - THAT'S your argument?

LOL

You lose.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#20753 Jan 31, 2014
rio wrote:
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I don't need to invent wives: I have been married 5 times!
My present wife is Palestinian (therefore Muslim).
My third wife was Chinese.
I have visited these countries too, and can talk from experience, having met the people, etc...
You must be awesome to be aroundÂ…how many wives have you had?

Jeez...
Rio

UK

#20754 Jan 31, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Are you still claiming benefits for all of them?
<quoted text>
no, and are you ?
Rio

UK

#20755 Jan 31, 2014
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be awesome to be aroundÂ…how many wives have you had?
Jeez...
If you had read my post, you wouldn't be asking that.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#20756 Jan 31, 2014
Rio wrote:
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If you had read my post, you wouldn't be asking that.
Having a hard time keeping your lies straight?
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20757 Jan 31, 2014
Thinking wrote:
I studied Mathematics at University. But I was taught the Fibonacci way before that. Weren't you?
<quoted text>
LOL

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#20760 Jan 31, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
So you don't think that thought can affect matter?
trandiode wrote:
A thought by itself No, a physical action brought on by thought Yes :)
You're wrong. I move matter every day with nothing but thought. So do you.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#20761 Jan 31, 2014
All around the world all you prove is, men are animals.
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#20762 Jan 31, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
You're wrong. I move matter every day with nothing but thought. So do you.
Thought without a physical reaction after the thought does not move anything ! thought by itself apart from increasing brain activity does not move anything ! You need something else( ie FAITH) or a physical follow through on your thought :) I now wait in vain for you to prove otherwise !

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#20763 Jan 31, 2014
if all men are animals can it be said;ALL ANIMALS are ATHEIST??

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