No. Religious like Ideas are a part of our brains make up, It help us evolve when we were a young species. It let us imagination a world beyond our own and make sense of death, helped us cope with it and move on. It was the beginning of science, to help us curb our curious minds. like a fairytale we tell our children. Now that we are an older wiser species we need to move on - but these Ideas still linger and we want to hold on to them.
It will never go way, at least not for a long time. I think that our best hope is that people replace there religions with better philosophy's.
im a former theist and i was stupid once, but not stupid enough as to talk to an atheist and insult him!
if i feel attacked i attack back!
i live in Puerto Rico, which is an island in the caribbean, in here theist insult atheist everyday! they treat you as if you were less than anyone! even my parents had a hard time with me when i admited to them i was an atheist! so i dont care when i say to theist that they are stupid, idiotic and dumb!
it all depends on the culture, the moment and most of all: the topic! i've been insulted many times just because of saying things like "being an atheist is not a bad thing, it doesnt mean that you are a bad person"
but i have also had discussions with theists in which we both can argue our points and steel "move on" in "peace".
my godfather, whom i love to death, is a priest, clearly i live in a religious environment, kinda, i was baptized, and he is extremely intelligent! he has 2 PhDs! one in humanities and the other one is in theology, and i enjoy chatting with him when i get to see him!
some people are just intelligent for somethings, but lack reasoning or are just too dumb for others... ;)
Stupid? No, not stupid. I WAS a believer, after all, and at the time I certainly THOUGHT I had good reason to believe what I believed. I wasn't being stupid. I was being perfectly rational; my logic was simply flawed. Unlike most, however, I eventually came to recognize and correct these flaws.
They are not stupid, merely deluded and "brainwashed" since childhood to believe a particular thing. It's VERY hard to let that go when it's been indoctrinated into you for your entire life. Even now as a die-hard atheist, I sometimes find myself second-guessing my own thoughts because of the little voice at the back of my mind warning me that God is listening to those thoughts. That little voice might not ever go away, I just know it's full of shit now.
Which is understandable to a certain degree, but in almost no other aspect of a person's life, are they like that. That's what baffles me.