Epic win.vesuvan wrote:Natural = Dying to diseases
Unnatural = Not dying to diseases
And you have exemplified one of the biggest reasons I am a staunch atheist. Saying that is like saying that Jonas Salk is disrespecting a deeply rooted tradition of children being crippled by Polio as a part of normal life by curing it. Saying that is like saying that the person advocating for cancer research is disrespecting the millions of years it took for nature to f*ck with man's body and ironically causing our advancement through mutation and change. Saying that is like saying exactly what many trusted members of the church once said, that progress is satanic. At least one guy attempted to have reading the bible banned, because reading gave rise to free thought, which gave rise to heresy. This is the blatant obstruction of progress, usually for no reason other than fear of the unknown and of the new. And don't get started on the "benefits" of being religious.andriejj wrote:You can say that the faith is intolerent, but you can also say that homosexuals are intolerant, because they disrespect a deeply rooted religious tradition.
I dislike practices usually for no other reason than the fact that they attempt to force their beliefs and practices onto me. It's the Us vs. Them mentality. There is no middle ground in the minds of competitors. You either believe, or don't believe in that cause. For homosexuality, I have nothing wrong with it, because I try to make myself think rationally when I'm overcome by a need to be disgusted. Of course, it's impossible to eliminate the xenophobia imprinted from childhood, because heterosexuality is just a much more common sight. If they bother me and make me uncomfortable, I will lash back, and it will be interpreted as intolerance, when in fact it is the ones who attempt to force their ideas upon others that are being intolerant of personal belief.
In every culture there are taboos. This does not mean it applies to the entire world.Deschain wrote:Here in Serbia, an Ortodox Christian country, homosexuality is on a same level of social level as consensual incest between brother-sister siblings (there are no legal consequences only social ones).