I am an atheist asking a question...
What evolutionary viability is there in a homosexual relationship?
None at all that I can think of. Yes, we do find homosexuality practiced in nature (though it is usually more of a dominance behavior than a "lifestyle" behavior). However, as a Christian, I do not believe that everything found in the animal population means that it is okay for humans. Some animals eat their young while others engage in cannibalism. Neither one have any evolutionary viability nor should be taken as an example of proper morality.
I know that I'll get slammed for this, but while I believe that homesexual behavior is a sin and is considered by God to be one of the greater sins, I do not hate homosexuals. God loves homosexuals and so do I. God just hates the sin just as he hates all sin. Some homosexuals become Christians and find that the urge ends. Others have to struggle with it for the rest of their lives, just as some struggle with other sins for the rest of their lives. God gives us the power to triumph over sin, but humans -- and I certainly count myself human -- often give in to sin rather than triumph.
As for atheism, that is most definitely curable! If all I knew about Chritianity was what I read in all of these Young-Earth Creationism threads, I would probably be an atheist, too. It's embarassing to see the willful lack of knowledge. God loves you and Jesus Christ gave his life on the cross for you to be reconciled with God the Father.
I used to believe that there had to be some sort of leap of faith required -- a faith in something that might or might not be real. However, after growing in Christ and seeing miracle after miracle -- especially the changes that God can make in people's lives -- I realize that faith really involves trust more than anything else. Christians are not guaranteed a life free of persecution and temptations. Nor are we guaranteed to be wealthy and free of temptation. What we are promised is that, if we put our trust in Jesus Christ, he will be with us every step of the way and we will spend eternity with him.
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Nature is pure war, with every man against another. Fear of death is the only way to keep peace; so man is civilized only by the restraint of violence against him for transgressions upon his neighbor.
The sex perverts, like the druggies, can only perpetuate an ever expanding market for their filth by molesting the minds and bodies of the young ones...
Like it or not, our civilization is built on the Laws of Moses... Our rights do not come from an earthly monarch.
I don't care for an ecclesiastical approach to government or education. I am perfectly contented to let people make up their own minds, which is something a lot of these ecclesiastic evolutionists cannot accept.
The argument of some higher purpose is religious fallacy and those who preach it are no different even if they CLAIM atheism. They just want to set themselves up in a temple for others to genuflect before an assumed divinity.
The notion that children need to be indoctrinated and badgered (as a few of the evolutionists are doing here) into thinking a certain way is the insecurity of adults, a universal dissatisfaction with mortality reaching out for an eternal ideal. Whether this is done by atheists or by the religious, it is exactly the same.
The earth did not come from itself, it came from somewhere else. And likewise, everything on the earth came from somewhere else as well.
If evolution is about change over a period of time, then time, as well as life, is by default considered to have an origin.
The singularity of all life as we know it is the DNA molecule. Like the singularity of the "big bang" theory, many of these would be evolutionists make an inadvertent admission life is an immaculate conception. (pun intended)