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by SnowDrops
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 270
Views: 38241

Re: Homosexuality

I don't think "homosexual" activity in animals actually comes from any sexual attraction. That is, what we would think is homosexual behavior often turns out to be other things that we have no idea about (rituals, general communication, etc.) . We simply think of why we would do something and assume...
by SnowDrops
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 270
Views: 38241

Re: Homosexuality

Guess I'm not the best person to give an answer since I'm of the belief that we did evolve from animals, and that homosexuality is NOT a choice. :P I didn't know that... that you were an theistic evolutionist. I'm just wondering, I've always wanted to ask for evidence for that theory but sometimes ...
by SnowDrops
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Why is there something rather than nothing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2619

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

http://godandscience.org/evolution/crea ... s_god.html

Anybody see the new page? It seems to answer this question fairly well. And at the same time it says that to answer it you need an omnipotent being.
by SnowDrops
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation
Replies: 24
Views: 4796

Re: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation

I want to know if my understanding of Hawking's theory is correct: the laws of gravity designate and even force the universe to keep a constant balance, not to be outweighed from negative or positive energy, and because of these laws, it is impossible to have a purely empty space, and so the univer...
by SnowDrops
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: God's forgiveness of the most evil
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: God's forgiveness of the most evil

Think of the most "evil" person you can think of in history, or who you can conjure up in your imagination. Take Hitler, for example, who was responsible for the deaths of millions, or Dr. Mengele and his experimentation on live human beings, or imagine a human being who is essentially Satan who is...
by SnowDrops
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation
Replies: 24
Views: 4796

Re: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation

I'm not exactly privy on the whole space science act, but I want to know if my understanding of Hawking's theory is correct: the laws of gravity designate and even force the universe to keep a constant balance, not to be outweighed from negative or positive energy, and because of these laws, it is ...
by SnowDrops
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: David and Johnathan in Samuel
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: David and Johnathan in Samuel

Opinions? Just platonic? Or is it romantic? It seriously made me cry the first time I read it... the beauty of their relationship whatever level it may be at... it still had some of the most beautiful quotes. y@};- Nope, they were friends, as we can see by this description: "better than the love of...
by SnowDrops
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Bible not from god?
Replies: 49
Views: 5556

Re: Bible not from god?

DannyM wrote:What a load of garbage. Dawkins. Wikipedia. Strong. Weak.

Unbelievable.
Oh. That would be funny if it was a joke. I thought it was.
Outside of the context though I would agree.
by SnowDrops
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation
Replies: 24
Views: 4796

Re: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation

Yeah, it's quite nice, but Hawking never really tells us why there was gravity (or any law for that matter) in the first place.
by SnowDrops
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Laws of an Atheist Utopia
Replies: 82
Views: 15008

Re: Laws of an Atheist Utopia

Moral? By what measure?
It's true, atheists stole the idea of morality from religion. :shakehead:
by SnowDrops
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: unreasonablefaith.com
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: unreasonablefaith.com

I found the site a couple of weeks ago. I think it should be called "A collection of standard false atheist converts arguments". Was rather interesting actually, in some sense. Nothing new though in terms of arguments.
by SnowDrops
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation
Replies: 24
Views: 4796

Re: Hawking - Spontaneous Creation

Yup, I agree - the only suitable definition for true nothing I have found is "what rocks dream of". So when someone starts talking about nothing, I would ask them if this definition is fitting.
by SnowDrops
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Politics Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Politics Thread

It used to be if a tax person say donated 10 million out of their 100 millino salary, the 10 million would not be taxed, or you could say they would only be taxed for 90 million. Many rich people did this to lower their taxes My guess is someone found a way to abuse this system (like say, donating ...
by SnowDrops
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Politics Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Politics Thread

Thank you so much for moving this away from the Christian Genocide thread :mrgreen: And on the topic, he wealth(2%) pay 35% of all taxes, the bottom(25%) pays under 5%. This itself should show you we are already heavily taxing the upper class, all new taxes would do to them is 1) invest less 2)dona...
by SnowDrops
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: "Don't pray for Japan"
Replies: 18
Views: 2703

Re: "Don't pray for Japan"

All social statistics I've seen indicate that people of faith send money more often and in larger amounts than atheists do. That doesn't diminish the statements but it suggests that atheists in general practically do less for those who are suffering. Ayn Rand's objectivism (a form of atheism which ...