29th March 2010

“It seems to me that monotheism has run its course, but often, in the death throes of these movements the most violent upheaval takes place. Will reasonableness and rationality win out or will the apocalyptic thinkers who destroy humanity win out in the end? Will we have the chance to expand our consciousnesses and evolve as a species to the next level, or will we shut it down?”

Larry Charles

35 Responses to “29th March 2010”

  1. Holysmokes Says:

    Ahhhh, so this is the guy who directed the movie Religulous. I like him already!

    I do admit, I’ve wondered about much the same thing regarding his quote. I think we will see a few more million people die in the name of religions before it’s all said and done, primarily within the Muslim side of things. Too many factions willing to kill each other and die for allah.

  2. John Says:

    It scares me that the fools that practice religion want their fairy tales to be true and will do what ever it takes to bring on the end just to see if it is so.

  3. Pah Says:

    I have my doubts that now is the time frame for it to begin to end.

  4. solomon Says:

    We won’t go a long way just to make fairy tales come true.Pah, your dreams will only be a dream.

  5. Atheist MC Says:

    You would think with the depth of understanding we now have about the material world, the age of the universe and the probable origins of life the above quote would be self evident. I too am quite optimistic that rationality will win out, but am mindful of the extent to which cognitive dissonance keeps the religious embroiled in their fantasies.

  6. solomon Says:

    Religions are not fantasies.Prove it if you say so.You don’t understand nothing yet.All the evolutionint theory is a hoax.Can be refuted.Try to refute the Qoran if you can.To Hell you can’t.

  7. Atheist MC Says:

    I rest my case

  8. tech Says:

    This guy wrote comedy, that alone should tell you atheists how stupid some of your comments are.This guy gets your attention and God doesn’t.Don’t pity us,we don’t need the pity.

  9. Hypatia Says:

    Religions are fantasies.

    Try to refute the above statement if you can. To Hell you can’t.

  10. Atheros Says:

    Actually Tech…

    It’s quite fitting that the guy wrote comedy, religeous belief is a joke. However it’s a joke thats been overplayed and really isnt funny anymore. You are like a bunch of comedians yourselves for trying to drag the last laugh out of a tired old Knock Knock joke. And when the audience doesnt laugh, or even pay you much attention, you become sulky and agressive like spoiled children! I suppose, having a childhood friend, stops your minds from fully developing. I don’t know.

    Pitying you, no not me, I pity the rest of the planet for having to put up with any kind of god worship!

  11. Holysmokes Says:

    Tech,

    He doesn’t command my attention at all. I simply thought the movie was funny and he did a great job of directing it. As I stated before, your god fails to get my attention because of a universal lack of evidence. Evidence that you admit isn’t there. Case closed.

  12. Pah Says:

    The quote is really nothing more than the theist’s “endtime”. Both are naught but wishes.

    But Sol, my man, there is not a religion of more than one individual that is not manufactured; the only christian was christ – historical or not.

  13. Atheist MC Says:

    the only christian was christ – historical or not.

    Well technically he was Jewish.

    This guy wrote comedy, that alone should tell you atheists how stupid some of your comments are.

    Never heard the old saying? “many a true word spoken in jest”

  14. steve Says:

    I wish the quote were true, however, I see it differently.

    Superstition, whether monotheism, polytheism, or what have you, has been around for many generations. The churches infest the minds of our children, all the while under societal blessing! Until we can break the cycle of state and culture sponsored superstition, we are doomed to see more galleries of wingnuts in the news.

    Take the current iteration of child rape cover ups by the catholic church. Will anything stop people from subjecting their kids to this cult?

    Unfortunately, what I see happening in our societies is a schism between the educated science based, and those who choose to remain superstitious. Much like the death of the middle class, there is a widening gap between those with the education and power to understand the physical world around us and those who rely instead on ignorance and threats of hell.

    There is about to be a whole new version of class envy.

  15. tech Says:

    If what you say about us is true ,then I lived a good life andif I find that there is no life after death. I have lost nothing.The unbeliever however has lost a great deal.So continue on boys and girls.Case closed.

  16. John Says:

    The fear of hell … she no work no mo… just like santa.

  17. steve Says:

    Come on Tech, we have already covered Pascals’ bargain. As Dawkins said,

    “Suppose we grant that there is indeed some small chance that God exists. Nevertheless, it could be said that you will lead a better, fuller life if you bet on his not existing, than if you bet on his existing and therefore squander your precious time on worshiping him, sacrificing to him, fighting and dying for him, etc.”

    Beyond that, which god would you have us root for? Thor seems a more likely wager to me. 😉

    We have lost nothing, since there is NO evidence of what you propose to be a god.

    Which god would you choose? Why him or her? Just because it was part of your culture’s superstitions? Let’s be frank. We are all atheists – I just went one god further than you

  18. Atheist MC Says:

    Wow! I haven’t seen Pascals’ Wager actually used in a debate in like forever…:)

  19. Holysmokes Says:

    Tech,

    Do you think it’s possible to believe 100% in a god, even without evidence? How is that possible? How can you actually convince yourself, or MAKE yourself believe in something? How can I or anyone else be expected to do that? I realize that the human mind may be able to convince itself of a great many things that are just not so, but for me, there will always be more doubt then belief. How do you manage to convince yourself?

  20. tech Says:

    Oh thats what happened.Thanks for clearing that up Steve. I guess i’m just riding the Bull.

  21. steve Says:

    Well, Tech, I will be honest, I did wonder a little what particular brand of superstition you followed. Now you inform me that you worship Aurochs. Cool. Good to know.

  22. GoodWithoutGod Says:

    I believe in a God that is completely indifferent to my prayers and displays a total disregard for all life, human or otherwise.

    I call her Nature.

  23. steve Says:

    Not good breaking news.

    Folks, there has been a seriously bad bombing in London:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8592190.stm

    Any bets on how long before the stunning reveal that this was religiously motivated?

  24. Holysmokes Says:

    It was in Moscow actually. And I think you will find it’s over real estate. The Chechnyians are trying to get the Russians out of what they preceive as their country.

  25. steve Says:

    You are right, of course Holysmokes. I will lay off the crack pipe for a few minutes. Good catch. Apologies to all for my blunder.

    Steve

  26. Holysmokes Says:

    At the moment, it seems we have a bunch of christian fools in the US who were planning to run multiple assaults on law enforcement across several states. Something about aligning themselves with Jesus. here is their website: http://hutaree.com/

  27. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Holy/Steve,
    It was indeed about real estate but WHO chose WHAT method to make their point? Yes, shockingly, it was “Islamic terrorism”, which really ought to be shortened to “terrorism” since the first word is a synonym.

  28. steve Says:

    Sigh.

    I am going to quietly sing John Lennon songs in the corner… …imagine there’s no heaven, its easy if you try…

    Yeah, unfortunately at this stage of history it is the islamists that are using terrorism. I imagine jesus thought it should be mo’s turn.

    It sure would be nice to read the paper and not see some child rape cover up or islamist suicide bomber. Maybe some day, when superstition ends.

  29. solomon Says:

    Theres abundance of evidence around to prove Gods existence yet the cursed Atheists blantanly pretend to ignore that!
    Yeah you don’t have to imagine theres no heaven steve, you just have to wish there are’nt any coz theres only Hell for you.

  30. solomon Says:

    At least 38 people were killed and more than 60 injured in two suicide bomb attacks on the Moscow Metro during the morning rush hour, officials say.
    =No group has yet claimed responsibility for being behind the attacks.

    CASE CLOSED

  31. solomon Says:

    Dear GoodWithoutGod Says,

    The Fu** nature can govern this Universe.

  32. solomon Says:

    Dear GoodWithoutGod Says,

    Nature is just a lousy word coming out from your filthy mouth.

  33. John Says:

    Where is your helmet, sollie?

  34. solomon Says:

    Its stucked right in your throat John.

  35. Pah Says:

    Says Solomon, “Theres abundance of evidence around to prove Gods existence yet the cursed Atheists blantanly pretend to ignore that!”

    Certainly there is evidence. But, my man, there is no truth in it. You have raised hearsay evidence to a sham truth.