Re: jekyl_hyde's Thread of Bullshit
i've tried to not go too deep into the religious side of this argument, because some would just bash and troll. i truly believe that you num, are open for debate. you've provided some keen examples to counter my arguments. my rebuttal is that we are humans, and we're not perfect. also, you have to look at the context of the events.
Foe example, Lot. Before he headed to and settled in Sodom, Lot was a man stature in many ways. He was rich, had a beautiful wife (by the standards in that time), had numerous children (he was a rockefeller in that day in age). After Sodom, what little time he did live, his live was changed drastically.
just because i don't agree with same sex marriage, how does that make me a hater of a gay person? if that were the case, i would ostracize two of my workers, and i would have no doings with several of my own family members.
I know not all gay people are the "in your face" type about it. but there are more than one would think in the areas where i have lived. maybe because it's not the accepted norm. i don't know. what a person does behind closed doors is their business.
liberals scream seperation of church and state. yet they don't want it. marriage was a religious concept. and num, who's to say that the earliest couples didn't believe in religion? pagan gods came from somewhere. the bible teaches the first man and woman were adam and eve, a common assumption accepted by the scientific community until the last... 20-25 years.
i personally know of an atheist who thinks that neanderthals didn't have some form of religion. i call it b.s. the human brain has always sought answers. religion, throughout all of history answered those questions (some accurately, others not so much). modern day science (physics), was from people who believed in pagan gods and people who feared Allah. yet there are still questions that scientists can't answer i.e. how can a cube of ice with a coefficient of friction of .01 come to a complete stop on a smooth surface in under ten feet? why is the human body, which is designed to live forever (mitosis), die?
some people believe in a higher being/power, which explains many unexplainables in this world. why did my spouse die in a car crash and i didn't? why are some babies still-born?
all gruesome questions and unfortunate events, that can't be explained scientifically. religion can explain, just not in the manner that most want to have it explained.