Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

There are 23869 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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trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#21178 Feb 15, 2014
Now that the Atheists, Have lost the debate about The Big Bang Theory, The Theory of Evolution and have given no real meaningful or scientific based answers that Justify their beliefs 1) that a God does not exist 2) There is no reason for existence 3) Life in reality is meaningless ! I will now move to the next Question ! Are You Atheists open to a belief in anything Paranormal ? A sixth sense perhaps ? Anything that goes beyond matter ?
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#21179 Feb 15, 2014
Human Beings are well in advance of what we need to survive, Both in our visions for the future and the capabilities we now have ! Evolution is based on the principle of adaptation to survive, meaning small changes physically to adapt to the slowly changing environment ! Why are we so Advanced ! mentally we defy the laws of evolution ! Our minds are thousands of years ahead of our basic need to survive ! We are capable of Embracing the universe with our minds while we are stuck on planet earth ! WHY ! If there is no need for it to be, then why is it so ?

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#21180 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Now that the Atheists, Have lost the debate about The Big Bang Theory, The Theory of Evolution and have given no real meaningful or scientific based answers that Justify their beliefs 1) that a God does not exist 2) There is no reason for existence 3) Life in reality is meaningless ! I will now move to the next Question ! Are You Atheists open to a belief in anything Paranormal ? A sixth sense perhaps ? Anything that goes beyond matter ?
I let Paranormal to the theists, they need it, equip their human made gods with magical powers to perform miracles

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#21181 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Now that the Atheists, Have lost the debate about The Big Bang Theory, The Theory of Evolution and have given no real meaningful or scientific based answers that Justify their beliefs 1) that a God does not exist 2) There is no reason for existence 3) Life in reality is meaningless ! I will now move to the next Question ! Are You Atheists open to a belief in anything Paranormal ? A sixth sense perhaps ? Anything that goes beyond matter ?
Atheism is the lack of belief in deities....you're a bit dense on this subject, aren't you?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21182 Feb 15, 2014
MUQ wrote:
In reality you should wonder about those who believe that this Universe just came by itslef, without any plan guidance or purpose.
I wonder about people who believe that a god exists unplanned and uncreated.
MUQ wrote:
These are the people one should be concerned about and guide them to the nearest mental hospital.
Why round them up or move them when you can just seal the churches and mosques when they're full, and "treat" them there..

It doesn't sound so cute to you now, does it? I'll bet it sounds a little fascistic when you're in the cross-hairs rather than the one aiming.

Let me remind you of how you are viewed by the rest of us:

"If you wake up tomorrow morning thinking that saying a few Latin words over your pancakes is going to turn them into the body of Elvis Presley, OK - you have lost your mind. But if you think more or less the same thing about a cracker and the body of Jesus, you’re just a Catholic." - Sam Harris.
MUQ wrote:
Rejecting "Models of God" that many current religions have, should be kept separate from the existence of A Creator of this Universe.
Why? Once you reject the idea of a god existing uncreated and unplanned, you've dispensed with all of them. It's quite efficient.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21183 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Now that the Atheists, Have lost the debate about The Big Bang Theory, The Theory of Evolution and have given no real meaningful or scientific based answers that Justify their beliefs 1) that a God does not exist 2) There is no reason for existence 3) Life in reality is meaningless ! I will now move to the next Question ! Are You Atheists open to a belief in anything Paranormal ? A sixth sense perhaps ? Anything that goes beyond matter ?
Perhaps you missed this the first time I posted it:

"Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon - it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory." - Weitzenhoffer

Also, you get no scientific answers. Scientific explanations are for those that can understand them, and who respect the evidence and argument supporting them.

You deal in faith. All you need to know is our conclusions. Faith uses nothing more.

Given that you consider an unplanned and uncreated universe meaningless and without a reason to exist by virtue of it being unplanned and uncreated, please explain how the god that you believe exists unplanned and uncreated isn't meaningless and lacking a reason to exist?

I would tell you the same thing that I would tell MUQ: I'm not aware of a single argument that you theists present that can't be turned around and used against you.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#21184 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Human Beings are well in advance of what we need to survive, Both in our visions for the future and the capabilities we now have ! Evolution is based on the principle of adaptation to survive, meaning small changes physically to adapt to the slowly changing environment ! Why are we so Advanced ! mentally we defy the laws of evolution ! Our minds are thousands of years ahead of our basic need to survive ! We are capable of Embracing the universe with our minds while we are stuck on planet earth ! WHY ! If there is no need for it to be, then why is it so ?
Why are you still talking about science? You know nothing about it, and you don't use it to make decisions. Here's my full answer to somebody who makes decisions on faith: Have faith that the science is correct, or have faith in the opposite. Faith supports both.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#21185 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Human Beings are well in advance of what we need to survive, Both in our visions for the future and the capabilities we now have ! Evolution is based on the principle of adaptation to survive, meaning small changes physically to adapt to the slowly changing environment ! Why are we so Advanced ! mentally we defy the laws of evolution ! Our minds are thousands of years ahead of our basic need to survive !
You make yourself plural, good trick to monopolise at yourself centuries of inventions you are nothing for.
You speak about slowly changing environment, man it self is actor of fast environmental changes, such as exploiting soils and building towns, having them destroyed making wars,
so that what you call slowly changes is fantasm of yours, men were also selected to face up very brutal environmental changes they a part of.

[QUOTE who="trandiode"]We are capable of Embracing the universe with our minds while we are stuck on planet earth ! WHY ! If there is no need for it to be, then why is it so ?
I would suggest some gravitation force

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#21186 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Human Beings are well in advance of what we need to survive, Both in our visions for the future and the capabilities we now have ! Evolution is based on the principle of adaptation to survive, meaning small changes physically to adapt to the slowly changing environment ! Why are we so Advanced ! mentally we defy the laws of evolution ! Our minds are thousands of years ahead of our basic need to survive ! We are capable of Embracing the universe with our minds while we are stuck on planet earth ! WHY ! If there is no need for it to be, then why is it so ?
You make yourself plural, good trick to monopolise at yourself centuries of inventions you are nothing for.
You speak about slowly changing environment, man himself is actor of fast environmental changes, such as burning forests, exploiting soils, animals and building towns, having them sometimes destroyed with wars,
so that what you call slowly changes is fantasm of yours, men were also selected facing up very brutal environmental changes they mainly a part of it, as soon as they started builing towns and had to adapt themselves to urban social life which needs high brain development.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#21187 Feb 15, 2014
MUQ wrote:
In reality you should wonder about those who believe that this Universe just came by itslef, without any plan guidance or purpose.
These are the people one should be concerned about and guide them to the nearest mental hospital.
You are much too misericordious with unbelievers, maybe they should be beheaded

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#21189 Feb 15, 2014
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong
That is one hell of an argument, that you've presented. So well thought out and of course backed up with indisputable proof.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#21190 Feb 15, 2014
trandiode wrote:
Human Beings are well in advance of what we need to survive, Both in our visions for the future and the capabilities we now have ! Evolution is based on the principle of adaptation to survive, meaning small changes physically to adapt to the slowly changing environment ! Why are we so Advanced ! mentally we defy the laws of evolution ! Our minds are thousands of years ahead of our basic need to survive ! We are capable of Embracing the universe with our minds while we are stuck on planet earth ! WHY ! If there is no need for it to be, then why is it so ?
Why are we stuck on planet Earth? Not that we are, but what could it possibly matter to you? You are lost. I am not sure where the planet is, that your god created, but it is not here. No flat earth, no pillars supporting it, no dome covered sky, your kind have been uprooted from some unknown place and you are not smart enough to read your own holy books which prove it.
Now we Earthlings really don't mind you being here, but you really can't claim it as your god's creation.
Jumper The Wise

Morgantown, KY

#21191 Feb 15, 2014
"Creation comes from the mind of the artist.
As no two works of art are alike,so is the creator."

-The Wisdom Of Curly.yuk yuk yuk.
MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#21192 Feb 15, 2014
DonPanic wrote:
<quoted text>
You are much too misericordious with unbelievers, maybe they should be beheaded
I never said or approve that they should be be headed.

What I said is that they should stop pretending that only they are with brains and rest of people have no brains or never use it.

They have choice to accept any religion or reject, it is their choice in this life and for that they have to answer before their Creator on the last day.

But by reason , logic and analysis, any one believing that this Universe just came by itself, is one of the most stupid person on this planet.
MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#21193 Feb 15, 2014
PS:

And even the Most Stupid Persons have a right to live!!
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#21194 Feb 15, 2014
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said or approve that they should be be headed.
What I said is that they should stop pretending that only they are with brains and rest of people have no brains or never use it.
They have choice to accept any religion or reject, it is their choice in this life and for that they have to answer before their Creator on the last day.
But by reason , logic and analysis, any one believing that this Universe just came by itself, is one of the most stupid person on this planet.
Maybe something was lost in translation but your post didn't contain any reason, logic or analysis.

On the other hand you did call some of the finest scientific minds in the world some of the "most stupid".

Perhaps you could explain why the places that have the worst levels of education generally seem to have the highest levels of religious devotion?
Person

Corryton, TN

#21195 Feb 15, 2014
Religion and god are faith based.
Just have faith
All the innocent children in school shootings and killings...their faith really done them good didn't it?
MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#21196 Feb 15, 2014
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe something was lost in translation but your post didn't contain any reason, logic or analysis.
On the other hand you did call some of the finest scientific minds in the world some of the "most stupid".
Perhaps you could explain why the places that have the worst levels of education generally seem to have the highest levels of religious devotion?
None of the Best Scientific mind was ever a denier of God....each of them had a different model, depending upon his own understanding.

Ones who Totally deny presence of any Creator have no scientific brains, otherwise they should have known the limits of their science and their brains. At best they are Pseudo Scientists who are misusing science for purposes it was intended for.
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#21197 Feb 15, 2014
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
None of the Best Scientific mind was ever a denier of God....each of them had a different model, depending upon his own understanding.
Ones who Totally deny presence of any Creator have no scientific brains, otherwise they should have known the limits of their science and their brains. At best they are Pseudo Scientists who are misusing science for purposes it was intended for.
No Astrophysicist or scientist would ever totally deny a god, they may not necessarily agree that there is one, but they will not totally rule one out either! Scientists also love the acknowledgement and fame they receive from each new theory and discovery ! would they really want to share the glory ? Science is fluid it can change direction at any time if something contradicts one of its laws or theories and yet people accept it ! somehow people still have a tendency to class science as infallible ! Strange but true !
trandiode

Walkley Heights, Australia

#21198 Feb 15, 2014
Person wrote:
Religion and god are faith based.
Just have faith
All the innocent children in school shootings and killings...their faith really done them good didn't it?
What has atheism done for them ? No reason or purpose to have existed, no reward in an afterlife. All atheism leaves you is nothing but memories and bitterness on what could have been ! Faith gives them reason and purpose for their being and faith gives them Life eternal !

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