let's discuss religion in Off Topic
And I don't know about the people reading this, but I see hating someone without knowing if it's their fault for doing something or not is the pinnacle of asshattery.
Feel free to believe in whatever you want, but if God is the asshole that the Bible portrays him as and if a hell and a heaven exists, then it seems like hell is a much better place than heaven.
Well, as I said, I was only posting to give an explanation as to why people believe the bible. I have nothing else to add to this discussion.
Homosexuality can't be right or wrong because it's not a choice. But you are much better than the majority of people that consider themselves Christians on that matter. My mom is sort of a hardcore Christian and she tells me "not to trust gays". That's just ridiculous.
And Dante's inferno scares the crap out of me sometimes, even though I don't really believe it.
Though there is a significant amount of scientific evidence in favor of sexual orientation being innate and determined before birth.
It causes feminine features (as well as infertility), but it doesn't cause homosexuality.
My biology teacher spent an entire period
My question is, why was homosexuality even brought up?
It seems as though the pictures and the discussion up to that point were along the lines of Atheists use logic to determine what they perceive to be true and Christianity does not. Homosexuality, regardless of whether it is a choice or pre-determined is not logical. It really has no merits in this conversation.
"chromosomal defect that causes it" nonsense unless you can prove it.
I didn't look at the last picture, nor do I really plan on it.
if you want to actually debate instead of sounding like an atheist-fanboy, you're going to have to bring more to the table than circular logic.
The fact is that the atheist in the argument doesn't really get it, in fact he gets it worse than the theist. The theist is at least working within a system of social cohesion - the atheist is functioning on a more base revenge ethic for perceived maltreatment in his/her life.
Religion is a primary instrument for social cohesion and morality in every part of the world. It sprung up independently in every single civilization. Whether you believe it to be divinely inspired or an evolutionary imperative it is surely one of the two.