Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

Apr 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Psychology Today

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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CIA director David Petraeus quits over extramarital affair
WASHINGTON: David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned on Friday as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair.
The affair was discovered during an FBI investigation, according to officials briefed on the developments. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. It was unclear what the FBI was investigating or when it became aware of the affair.
Petraeus' resignation shocked Washington's intelligence and political communities. It was a sudden end to the public career of the best-known general of the post 9/11 wars, a man credited with salvaging the US conflict in Iraq and sometimes mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate. His service was effusively praised on Friday in statements from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
Petraeus, who turned 60 on Wednesday, told CIA employees in a statement that he had met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and asked to be allowed to resign. On Friday, the president accepted.
Petraeus told his staffers he was guilty of "extremely poor judgment" in the affair. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours."
He has been married for 38 years to Holly Petraeus, whom he met when he was a cadet at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York. She was the daughter of the academy superintendent. They have two children, and their son led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan.
Obama said in a statement that the retired general had provided "extraordinary service to the United States for decades" and had given a lifetime of service that "made our country safer and stronger." Obama called him "one of the outstanding general officers of his generation."
The resignation comes at a sensitive time. The administration and the CIA have struggled to defend security and intelligence lapses before the attack that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three others. It was an issue during the presidential campaign that ended with Obama's re-election on Tuesday.
Petraeus, who became CIA director in September 2011, was known as a shrewd thinker and hard-charging competitor. His management style was recently lauded in a Newsweek article by Paula Broadwell, co-author of the biography, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."
..Bush sent Petraeus to Iraq in February 2007, at the peak of sectarian violence, to turn things around as head of U.S. forces. He oversaw an influx of 30,000 US troops and moved troops out of big bases so they could work more closely with Iraqi forces scattered throughout Baghdad.
Petraeus' success was credited with paving the way for the eventual US withdrawal.
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a. There is something black at the bottom.
b. CIA Chiefs do not resign because of extra marital affairs when the Presidents of USA do not resign because of such acts.
c. Why is it a “crime” to have extra marital affairs, if you go to “sensitive” posts?
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Lockheed Martin chief fired for relationship with employee
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WASHINGTON: Lockheed Martin sacked its president and chief executive-in-waiting Christopher Kubasik on Friday over an unauthorized "close personal relationship" with an employee of the company.
The company said it took the action after an ethics investigation confirmed the "improper conduct" which violated the powerful defense contractor's code of ethics.
The board of directors "asked for and received" Kubasik's resignation effective immediately, the company said in a statement.
Kubasik, 51, was replaced immediately by Marillyn Hewson, the executive vice president of Lockheed's electronic systems business area. The board announced she would also assume the post of CEO on January 1.
"While I am deeply disappointed and saddened by Chris' actions, which have been inconsistent with our values and standards, our swift response to his improper conduct demonstrates our unyielding commitment to holding every employee accountable for their actions," said chairman and outgoing chief executive Robert Stevens.
Hewson has been with Lockheed since 1983, and was already designated the next president and chief operating officer pending Kubasik's planned rise to CEO in January.
The news came shortly after the stunning but unrelated resignation Friday of famed US general David Petraeus from his position as director of the Central Intelligence Agency after he admitted having an extramarital affair with an unnamed woman.
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a. What he did which Bill Clinton did not do?
b. Why Different standards for the two?
c.Look at what “High Moral Standards” these Firms expect for their Chiefs and CEO s…. and yet they believe that God when choosing His prophets went for a “Much Lower Standard”!!
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01. This is your SUBJECTIVE opinion and your “Judgment against me” does not count, So I will not take your decision as of any value.
02. Again you got the wrong definition of “religious people”…. A religious man is one who follows the teaching of his or her religion to the best of their capabilities.
So a “religious person” shall not kill any innocent man, women or children.
In Islam killing of “innocent soul without HAQQ (i.e. Due process of law”) is one the Biggest of Big sin” there is no ambiguity in it, so a “Muslim religious man” will not have his hands soiled with the blood of innocent people.
One whose hands are soiled with such blood, cannot be a “True religious person”. This is as clear as day light.
03. I am not ashamed that English is not first language. Why should I? All languages are equally beautiful and have same rights.
Only Arabic has a preference for Muslims, because it is the language of Quran and the language of our prophet and it is Arabic in which Basic Islamic literature is recorded and preserved,
I am a national of India and I was taught English from 6th Standards….. I am proficient in English language by any Indian standard and I do not care if you raise finger at my English proficiency.
If I am able to get my ideas transmitted, I do a good job.
Compare to what I write in English, if I verify your skills in Arabic,. Hindi or Urdu, you will not be able to do it even 10 % of what I am able to achieve.
04. Again your “biased judgment” that my ideas fail on merit, lacks any authority.
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sure, why not? the thing is some people still hold on to tribal, cultural customs.
They do and it's their religion that keeps them that way.

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voicing her opion? if she cross the line and was behaving like a kuffar then she deserves it. we are not against education.
"You" are against education, WHY TF are you supporting the sub-human actions of your religion if "you" are not? Straight answer ONLY, no forked-tongue sh@t,there's enough of that on here to sink the entire US Navy.

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<quoted text>"You" are against education, WHY TF are you supporting the sub-human actions of your religion if "you" are not? Straight answer ONLY, no forked-tongue sh@t,there's enough of that on here to sink the entire US Navy.
You're right.

As far as religion is concerned, education is its enemy.

"There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher- the clergyman."

Victor Hugo

Except that in Islam it's perfectly acceptable to kill anyone who learns enough to become sceptical about their barbaric and backwards religion.

You know what?

I feel like drawing some cartoon joke pictures of Mohammed.
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02. Again you got the wrong definition of “religious people”…. A religious man is one who follows the teaching of his or her religion to the best of their capabilities.
So a “religious person” shall not kill any innocent man, women or children.
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People don't kill according to whether they are religious or not. Their motives are more complicated. Your motive is to see the dominance of your fundamentalist version of Islam over other, more peaceful versions. That is why you don't condemn the outrageous crime against Malala.

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The prophet Muhammad would demand to know why that girl was even in school and not married off at 6 and raped at 9.
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<quoted text>People don't kill according to whether they are religious or not. Their motives are more complicated. Your motive is to see the dominance of your fundamentalist version of Islam over other, more peaceful versions. That is why you don't condemn the outrageous crime against Malala.

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The prophet Muhammad would demand to know why that girl was even in school and not married off at 6 and raped at 9.
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You forgot pregnant by 10.

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The prophet Muhammad would demand to know why that girl was even in school and not married off at 6 and raped at 9.
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Unbelievably there are people in Pakistan who say that the shooting of Malala was a Western conspiracy against Islam.

They're clearly insane.

Perhaps they need to see more cartoon pictures of Mohammed.
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I think it is important not to tar all Muslims and the whole of Islam with the same brush. I think Islam is plainly ridiculous, but it is important to understand the motives of Muq and other fundamentalists. That is not the view of most Muslims who see Muq as un-islamic. Where we agree with most Muslims is that the fundamentalists like Muq are motivated by ignorance and stupidity.

He might not simply be the product of his environment. The 7/7 bombers were home-grown and Mohammed Atta and Bin Laden were well-educated and had experienced Western culture. Clearly, there is a genetic component to fundamentalists leanings. That is not to say that their stupidity and ignorance are inherited,(though it might have been). The point is there is something inherent in their nature to be fundamentalist. Muq is Islamic because that was what he has been taught, but I imagine he might agree with people like Derek if he had been raised in the USA.
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Perhaps a better example of a Christian fundamentalist than Derek is Pat Robertson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Robertson
or the Quran burning pastor...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/ameri...

It is also interesting to consider what Muq would do if he had been raised in Israel by fundamentalist Zionist Jews. How he would hate Islam then.
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You are absolutely right that Atheism will surpass Christianity. The Bible warns us of that. The Bible speaks of in the last days man will deny God.
This seems typical of some religionist thinking. The assumption is that everything is 'God's will', but that is really god-swill.

What reasonable people need to do is ensure that fundamentalists (or other religionists) don't cause some kind of conflict thinking it is the start of some 'rapture' of which an Abrahamic God had warned. I wouldn't put it past Zionists and Islamists to try to indulge their enthusiasm for religious divisions and conflict and then blame everyone for it but themselves. They sound that stupid.

Perhaps this illustrates a need to insist any 'Holy Lands' are shared and accessed according to international agreements? They may only fight over it otherwise and drag us all down. In that context, the USA needs to become a disinterested party and not an 'ally' of one side, or both. It should become an honest broker and be seen as such, instead of being seen as a supporter of a Zionist-dominated Israel.

The point needs to be made that there are no 'holy lands' and nothing is sacred.'Sacred' implies 'to'. Holy lands are only holy to some religionists. Mecca or the Temple Mount (for examples) are only important to various large religious groups for different reasons. That should be nothing for anyone to get excited about, let alone violent.

Humanity has far more of real importance to concern us than who is in which religious tribe and which tribe owns what.

Religion = superstition and should be seen as such. I'm hoping that can be apparent to most people by now.
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The human body reaches puberty long before the brain develops beyond prepubescent. This is a result of evolutionary pressures in the wild to reproduce quickly. This does not make it right for a civilized species to take advantage of the biological functions in any way, nor does adulthood offer you the right to kill someone just for wanting to learn.
we do not care for you're evolution mumbo jumbo. when one reaches puberty they are a young adult, i did when i was 12, and praying and fasting becomes compulsory.
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<quoted text>"You" are against education, WHY TF are you supporting the sub-human actions of your religion if "you" are not? Straight answer ONLY, no forked-tongue sh@t,there's enough of that on here to sink the entire US Navy.
i am not against education at all. she must have crossed then line, she was probably preaching about kuffar and glorying them.
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I think it is important not to tar all Muslims and the whole of Islam with the same brush. I think Islam is plainly ridiculous, but it is important to understand the motives of Muq and other fundamentalists. That is not the view of most Muslims who see Muq as un-islamic. Where we agree with most Muslims is that the fundamentalists like Muq are motivated by ignorance and stupidity.
He might not simply be the product of his environment. The 7/7 bombers were home-grown and Mohammed Atta and Bin Laden were well-educated and had experienced Western culture. Clearly, there is a genetic component to fundamentalists leanings. That is not to say that their stupidity and ignorance are inherited,(though it might have been). The point is there is something inherent in their nature to be fundamentalist. Muq is Islamic because that was what he has been taught, but I imagine he might agree with people like Derek if he had been raised in the USA.
there is nothing wrong with Muq. there is no such thing as fundamentalist in Islam, there is however pious Muslim.

fanatical, extremist, radical are words created by kuffar to bad mouth pious Muslims and to divide Muslims.

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i am not against education at all. she must have crossed then line, she was probably preaching about kuffar and glorying them.
Does not matter what the hell she talked about she was 14. If you and your religion are so damn scared of a little girl then your god must not be much of a god. What a despicable and heinous belief system you have.

So you agree that it is ok to kill anyone you think is going against your religion no matter that they may not and are not. What a loving religion you have there.

I would go against any god if that god is as repugnant as the gods of the past and present.

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i am not against education at all. she must have crossed then line, she was probably preaching about kuffar and glorying them.
It is statements like this that show your true colors.
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Which “Sword” the Prophet Used against his enemies: Part-34

Enemies of Islam represent our prophet as a very cruel and blood thirsty man, who would kill his “opponents, enemies and any one who disagreed with him” at “the drop of hat” and all his adversaries would be “terrified” at the mere sight of him.

The picture is far from true, let us look at some incidents from the life of prophet, as what was “this sword which killed the enmity for ever”

The Case of : ABU HURIRAH AND PEOPLE OF SUFFAH

ABU HURIRAH was a well known companion of prophet, who has transmitted maximum number of Prophet’ sayings in the books of Hadith. When he came to Madina, he was bachelor and he did not had any money or other provisions.

Such people used to live in a small Shade called “SUFFAH” adjacent to the Prophet’s mosque. They were full time devoted to learning of Quran and Islamic teachings. Prophet used to take care of their daily food, if any food was gifted to him, he would share it with them, if any thing came from charity, he would send it to them etc. ABU HURIRAH was also one of those people in start of his Islamic life. He had a very strange story to tell us:

“One day, during noon time, I felt extreme hunger and there was nothing to eat, I came out in the street, so as to meet some one and perchance he may invite me to his house and give me some food”

“I was in the street, when Abu Bakr passed by, I saluted him and asked meaning of a Quranic verse, hoping he would ask me to come with him. But he answered me and went his way. After some time, Omar passed by, I repeated the same thing to him, he also answered and went his way”

“After some time, prophet passed by, I saluted him, and asked the same question. He looked at me, smiled and asked me to follow him. We reached his house, he went inside and then invited me to come inside. He asked his wife, is there any thing to eat. He was told that there is one pitcher of milk, which was gifted to him by some one from Madina. It was a small quantity of milk sufficing for one or persons at the most. I hoped prophet would give it to me.”

“But prophet asked me to bring people of SUFFAH also. I went saying in my heart, how so many persons will drink from this pitcher, and then prophet will ask me to drink in the last. What would be my share? But I could not refuse the prophet’s command. I went and ten or so other people of SUFFAH came with me”.

“When they all sat, prophet took the pitcher, and asked me, to go and give it to the first man on my right, he took the pitcher, drank from it and gave it back to me. Then I went to next person and so on…”

“When every one had drunk from the pitcher, only myself and prophet were left. Prophet said “ABU HURIRAH, now only you and me are left” I said “Yes, O Messenger of Allah”

“He gave me the pitcher and asked me to drink from it. I drank, he asked me to drink again, He again asked me to drink…. untill I was satisfied and said “O prophet of Allah, I can not drink any more”

“Then the prophet took the pitcher, gave thanks to Allah and drank the rest of milk”

Such was the “sword of Love, compassion and Grace from Allah” with which prophet used to enslave his trusted companions for ever.

Source: Companions of Prophet: by Talib Hashmi

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we do not care for you're evolution mumbo jumbo. when one reaches puberty they are a young adult, i did when i was 12, and praying and fasting becomes compulsory.
So you were brainwashed.

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