23rd December 2009

“We conjecture that religious communities in the US are more successful in discouraging the use of contraception among their teenagers than they are in discouraging sexual intercourse itself.”

Joseph Strayhorn

16 Responses to “23rd December 2009”

  1. John Says:

    The animal instinct to breed is just as strong in the human animal; thus Evolution can once again be proven… even on the most basic level.

    Solomon… attacking a person for being a homosexual is a Hate Crime and thus a christian act of compassion as practiced by your faith? Was that your unchallenged statement of yesterday? If so then I have an additional reason for reason.

  2. Chris Says:

    Solomon is a member of the odious faith, Islam.

  3. tech Says:

    Its no doubt a challenge for parents in the 21 century to raise their children. How they do that depends on how those parents were raised themselves. Most parents try to teach their child good morals.How they go about doing that is really their business. But if they use the Bible as their guide they can be very successful.

  4. PEB Says:

    Wow. I was nearly agreed with all of that tech. It’s very difficult and a constant worry. My parents are both lapsed Christians and the bible or church didn’t play any part in my childhood. To date I have never stolen, murdered anyone, committed adultery or anything else the bible tells you not to. Your basic moral guidence comes from a combination of your environment (as you mentioned) but also genetic programming and chemical balances in your brain.
    I have read so many immoral quotes that have come from the bible but I will leave that to Chris!

  5. tech Says:

    Well PEB, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind to name a few of those immoral quotes from the Bible. Some people tend to misquote the Bible.The wrong interpretation is very common among people in general. Unless you made a routine study with the help of scholars. The Bible can be taken the wrong way. Also any one looking to nip pick will surely find something to nit pick about.

  6. tech Says:

    FRIENDS WHEN IT COMES TO HOW I BELIEVE. IF I’M WRONG IN ALL OF THIS,AT LIFE S END I HAVE LOST NOTHING. HOWEVER IF ITS ALL TRUE AND I KNOW IS.THEN MY YOUR THE ONE WHO HAS LOST LIFE ETERNAL. MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE LOST.

  7. Chris Says:

    Pascal’s wager? Really? OK, what if you’re wrong, Tech. What if the true faith is, as Solomon seems to believe, Islam. I mean, the Koran was dictated to Mohammad by an ARCHANGEL. You don’t get better testimony than that! Are you saying you don’t trust an ARCHANGEL? The Koran is God’s FINAL and PERFECT WORD. It says so RIGHT IN THE BOOK, which was, as I mentioned, DICTATED BY GABRIEL.

    Islam is as unkind to the disbeliever as Christianity so you could be looking forward to a very unpleasant time in hell. Convert to Islam, Tech! While there’s still time!

    Tech, being an atheist requires the courage to look at death as the finality that it is. Would we like to think that we have an immortal soul that lives on and gets to see grandpa? Sure, some would. To me, an eternity spent in heaven would be horrifying. Try and get your mind around eternity. With no physical body. The boredom would be enough for one to wish for hell.

  8. Chris Says:

    And, P.S., all those experts who interpret the bible “correctly” are only experts because they’ve claimed that title for themselves. They do what people have always done with the bible. Interpret it to suit the times. When’s the last time you went to a witch burning? Yet that was a perfectly acceptable interpretation of your holy book in the not distant past. If the bible seems nicer, it’s because people have gotten more civil. Due to secular law.

  9. The Heretic Says:

    Brilliant as always Chris!!!

  10. solomon Says:

    Dear John,
    You don’t specify how you relate evolution with the animal instinct to breed.What I understood by your statement is due to the animals urgh to mate brings about the natural way to breed or evolve as what you put it.Evolution have nothing to do with the instinct to mate,infact you can leave that word aside.The strong instinct to mate in animals brings about the natural way for breeding.And this instinct is a gift from god for all living things to multiply.
    Since when, or who declare attacking a homosexual is a Hate Crime?Is it in your court of law?In fact any moral value, every religion whether true or not condemn this act!
    An act of compassion is based on something good,to alleviate anothers sufferings, not to encourage some misguided lusts.

  11. solomon Says:

    Dear Chris,
    How could you describe Islam as an odious faith.Islam is a peace loving faith.You should be clarified of these confusions.All these while you have been accepting negative remarks about Islam.You should study first how Islamic system works.Its the only religion recognise by god himself.

  12. solomon Says:

    Dear Chris,
    First I would like to thank you(if your request is sincere) for asking tech to convert to Islam.I hope you too will do the same.I would like to ask you, in what way Islam is unkind to the disbelievers?Answer me if youre the man of truth.
    I would like to correct some of your confusion regarding death,soul,heaven & hell etc.
    Yes you’re right, Christians will have an unpleasant time in hell, but not Muslims.
    Death, is not the finality.Life is the finality.Life after death is forever.You will go on living whether youre in heaven or in hell.(so hope to be in heaven).God have give us life at the first place(on earth).Its easy for god to give it again ain’t it?Why should eternity in heaven would be horrifying.You’ll have a hell of a good time in there.What your heart wishes will instantly be there in front of youre eyes.You will be in shades of trees with the rivers flowing below you.What a state of tranquality would one be experiencing in there.Glasses of wine with a pleasant taste & will not intoxicate will be passed around.You will be having a jolly good party time there.You won’t even bother as time passes.You will be acompanied by several young beautiful women called Bidadaries.In heavens you will be equipped with your physical body,but your physics will not be the same as on earth.You will be a perfect young handsome man with no physical flaws or handicap at all.What a wonderful place for one to wish for.How can all these blessings be a boredom one.You are just speaking your heart out without knowledge or guide.Repent before its too late.God will forgive you all.Do you know what is Hell.Hell is Fire which is very hot,in which the fuel is made up of humans and stone.

  13. Holysmokes Says:

    I am always amazed at the guilibility of the human race. Let’s have some facts please.

  14. solomon Says:

    Dear Holysmokes,
    Do you want to know why you are amazed?In Islam there is no simple straighforward acceptance.Its the product of studying,analyzing,weigh and wonder couple with the knowledge or facts outlined by god in the holy qoran.After going thru all that one becomes confident, coz nothing contradicts with what god says.Then faith comes in.

  15. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Solomon does not seem to understand his own religion – historically or theologically. Strange posts from the believers today. Wish I had more time to comment, but gotta go. Celebrations to attend! Happy Newton day to all you atheists, Merry Christmas to tech, and have a great ??? to Solomon! Peace!

  16. solomon Says:

    Dear Oxymoronic Christhinker,
    Voice it out what I do not understand about my religion & lets start a debate on it if youre the man of truth.I bet you are the one who does not understand.Don’t just leave a lousy statement and go.