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by Cougar
Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality is a sin!
Replies: 35
Views: 5953

Ok, but does this mean that "to lie with mankind" is a sin for which someone will surely go to hell? I definitely do not see that in the scripture you provided. And, really my only point is that homosexuality is a wishy-washy subject. If those are the only places in the Bible that imply homosexualit...
by Cougar
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Gaia Hypothesis
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Yes, I suppose that if everyone believed in God and no one argued over what or who this God is, that would be all right. However, we all know that is not the case, so to argue that "if we all obeyed God, we would be healthy all around" just isn't a good argument.
by Cougar
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 14
Views: 3434

I think it is important to remember that mutations alone are not the only mechanisms within evolution. Sexual selection (non-random mating), genetic drift, and speciation, for example, all drive change throughout time as well. Mutations alone can't explain the vast amount of change that has occured ...
by Cougar
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 14
Views: 3434

August, Out of curiosity, what qualifications must someone have to be sufficient for judgement of something being or not being scientific? What qualifications must someone have to convince you that they know what they are talking about scientifically? Please don't misunderstand this question as bein...
by Cougar
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality is a sin!
Replies: 35
Views: 5953

Because I am honestly curious, where does it explicitly say in the Bible that is is a sin to be homosexual? The reason I say explicitly is because the Bible is a work of literature and therefore open to interpretation, no matter who you are. However, there are explicit statements (the 10 Commandment...
by Cougar
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Gaia Hypothesis
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

I actually think that the Gaia Hypothesis is a fairly healthy way to look at the Earth and our lives here. If we viewed ourselves as one with the Earth, then when we hurt the Earth (which we do all the time) we hurt ourselves. I believe this thought would improve our ideas and distortions regarding ...
by Cougar
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Different Religions
Replies: 15
Views: 4830

May I ask what you mean when you said "religions that are not correct"?

I am assuming you are Christian and believe that your faith is the way to go. But can you honestly say that other beliefs "are not correct"?
by Cougar
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality is a sin!
Replies: 35
Views: 5953

I am wondering why other peoples' affairs, meaning homosexuality in this case, are anyone else's business? Why do people who are not homosexual care if anyone else is? Are homosexuals doing you harm? How can someone else's homosexuality affect you in any way? What happened to people minding their ow...
by Cougar
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Gay books for children
Replies: 56
Views: 10544

Well, I guess being vain was always something undesirable... I thought one of the points of Christianity was to be humble and realize that you really DON'T know everything. Also, I am not an atheist. However, I am a biologist and I am sure the two are synonymous to some people. I will address the ot...
by Cougar
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality - Genetic OR Behavioral?
Replies: 147
Views: 23743

Well Kurieuo, regarding the discussions about homosexuality, heaven and hell... I was merely responding to questions of other posters who claim to be Christian. Again, maybe some of the posters here should be enlightened to what it actually means to be a Christian. I grew up in a Christian church an...
by Cougar
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Scientific Method of ID
Replies: 115
Views: 12913

Kurieuo, Thank you for your explanation. I think that even some of the people that are "for" intelligent design on this forum do not understand a bit of it. The idea of "if it were designed, what would we see?" completely makes sense. There are many observations we, as humans, can call upon to make ...
by Cougar
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality - Genetic OR Behavioral?
Replies: 147
Views: 23743

Judah, I completely agree with you that the practices are physically harmful, and yes, the paper did highlight that quite graphically. My point of address, was that it just didn't show that homosexuality itself (as in, having an attraction to the same gender) was harmful at all. Practices associated...
by Cougar
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality - Genetic OR Behavioral?
Replies: 147
Views: 23743

Judah, I am writing in response to the paper that you posted. I read it and I have a few criticisms, along with areas in which I agree with the author. First, I will agree with him on the fact that gay people tend to be promiscuous. I don't think anyone can argue that... I have a few gay friends and...
by Cougar
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality - Genetic OR Behavioral?
Replies: 147
Views: 23743

But what I am questioning is, How is it wrong? How is being attracted to individuals of your same gender wrong? As long as you are discussing heaven and hell... I would also like to know how religious authorities who abuse their power (i.e. by molesting children, etc.) could still going to heaven, y...
by Cougar
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Gay books for children
Replies: 56
Views: 10544

Well, in response to that... I would like to know, Kmart, how you feel you are the object of authority on the matter and have the ability to say whether it is right or wrong. Isn't that a little vain of you? So, your argument is based on YOUR opinion as well. I have no problem listening to people ma...