To all the atheist homosexuals and transgender people out there.
So I assume you believe there’s no god.
Which means you probably believe in evolution.
So then how do you justify your actions?
Explain to me how it is scientifically and evolutionary permissible to be homosexual or transgender.
I honestly want to know.
I do believe you’ve already gotten the hint from my good friends here that your behavior with this post was unacceptable. However, I thought it might be helpful for you to understand why this thought process of yours is actually counterintuitive. Maybe you’ll learn something, and the next time someone brings up your point, you can actually be helpful to the world at large and teach them the same thing I’m about to teach you:
Sexual behavior in all forms, including homosexuality, being transgender, even polyamory, is genetic. It’s natural, in the sense of “being in nature”. It is not a solely human trait. It is not Satan’s plot to spread evil in a big sinner sandwich. The fact that people have not caught onto this yet means that we’re thousands of years behind every other species on the planet, congratulations.
Did you know that homosexuality is at least 50% directly attributed to DNA? If this country wasn’t so trigger happy it’d probably be even more. Did you also know, that in cases where a female is closely related to an openly homosexual male, her rate of reproduction is dramatically increased? There’s your “permissible”. I’d like to know why it’s permissible to act in such a foolish manner as yours. At least we’re helping the survival of our species.
You’ve probably been told that the closest animal to humans in terms of genetics is the chimpanzee, and while that’s true, there’s another animal that is just as close, if not slightly closer, than they are. They’re called the bonobo, and they don’t often keep them in zoos for one very simple reason: they really like their sexytimes, and zookeepers don’t want all the little kids asking why the monkeys are wrestling and moaning like that. Another fun fact: the entire species is bisexual. Pretty cool right? You know that community of naked poly hippies your mom saw on that camping trip once? That’s basically the bonobo.
In reality, a whole bunch of species have sexual traits that are often attributed only to the sins of humanity. Giraffes have one of the highest rates of homosexuality and bisexuality. Black swans, which are well known for being caring partners who mate for life, have a male homosexuality rate of 25%. And that’s not just banging, they raise kids together with the help of surrogate mothers who leave after the eggs are layed, and their children have a higher survival rate than hetero swan couples. What about transgender, you ask? Obviously that can’t be natural, it requires a much higher form of thinking than—oh, wait. Lions, king of the jungle? Try queen of the jungle. Many lionesses have been observed in the wild as having their own pride, mating only with other females, and chasing away males that try to come into their territory. The extra surge of testosterone from being all awesome and butch and pridelord-y even makes some of them grow manes. Hello drag kings.
The coolest part? The other animals are fine with it. How can some wild creature even understand the concept of “unnatural”? Nothing about animals is unnatural, and, lo and behold, we’re animals, just like everything else.
That is why it’s scientifically permissible. Because it’s in every corner of the world, in every kingdom and species and subspecies, every niche, and every culture. It’s permissible because it’s real. And, I’m sorry OP, but do you know how small of a percentage the members of your religion are, out of all the creatures in the world? I think evolution has stacked the odds against you.
The Product of Millions of Years of Successful Evolution
This is the best thing.
Thank you so much for this.
There’s not much to add to the fantastic response above, but as a biology professor, I feel compelled to try :)
1) Altruism in social species. The OP’s assumption is based on a totally flawed understanding of evolution/natural selection. In a social species (like ours), it’s not always about reproducing yourself; it’s about your genes getting passed on. In a crowded environment where resources are scarce, it makes a lot more sense to help your siblings care for their young (who share a high percentage of your genes) than to have more offspring the environment can’t support. As the planet continues to get overpopulated, homosexuality becomes advantageous because it means there are more aunts/uncles caring for children to give those kids the best shot they can have instead of making them compete with their cousins for scarce resources.
2) Evolution isn’t a belief, and it’s not limited to atheists. Evolution is a scientific theory that is as well supported as other scientific theories like germ theory (the idea that bacteria/viruses are what cause disease) and gravity. A person doesn’t “believe in” evolution; they accept and understand it as scientific explanation for observed phenomena. And it is very possible (and indeed extremely common) for people of faith to do so.
A PhD geneticist and practicing Christian who has no problem accepting either evolution or homosexuality as scientific realities
This is an unaltered photo of an abortion in progress. The woman in the photo didn’t want to have an abortion, but as soon as the Supreme Court passed Obamacare, she was required to by law. If Obama wins again, this will be you in one year because all babies not predetermined to favor socialism will be killed in a eugenic war against America’s Christians.
Vote Santorum 2012
Religious leaders lay on the ground and pray over a bible and a copy of the verdict on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul law outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, 2012.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Thursday in an election-year triumph for him and fellow Democrats and a stinging setback for Republican opponents of the most sweeping overhaul of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system in about a half century. [REUTERS/Jason Reed]
Almost as ridic as when Christians were praying at the gold bull statue on Wall St. in 2008.
So they’re praying for more poor people to die?
“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. ” - The ol’ J.C. himself (Matthew 19:24)
I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation. …There’s only one God, and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. I’m tired of people telling us as Christians that we can’t voice our beliefs or we can no longer pray in public. Listen to me. If you don’t love America, if you don’t like the way we do things I have one thing to say — get out!
…We don’t worship Buddha! I said we don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Muhammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God’s son Jesus Christ."
The Reverend DENNIS TERRY, in remarks delivered at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Louisiana yesterday.
Rick Santorum stood up and applauded these remarks, along with those from the Reverend denouncing homosexuality and abortion.
Because if you aren’t like Rick Santorum, then he doesn’t give a fuck about you.
"Rick, I’m sorry that hearing that JFK speech on religion makes you throw up, but if it makes you feel any better, knowing that you were running for President would make him shit his pants."
In 1979, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal.
Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.
Ask any American evangelical, today, what the Bible says about abortion and they will insist that this is what it says. (Many don’t actually believe this, but they know it is the only answer that won’t get them in trouble.) They’ll be a little fuzzy on where, exactly, the Bible says this, but they’ll insist that it does.
That’s new. If you had asked American evangelicals that same question the year I was born you would not have gotten the same answer.
That year, Christianity Today — edited by Harold Lindsell, champion of “inerrancy” and author of The Battle for the Bible — published a special issue devoted to the topics of contraception and abortion. That issue included many articles that today would get their authors, editors — probably even their readers — fired from almost any evangelical institution. For example, one article by a professor from Dallas Theological Seminary criticized the Roman Catholic position on abortion as unbiblical. Jonathan Dudley quotes from the article in his book Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics. Keep in mind that this is from a conservative evangelical seminary professor, writing in Billy Graham’s magazine for editor Harold Lindsell:God does not regard the fetus as a soul, no matter how far gestation has progressed. The Law plainly exacts: “If a man kills any human life he will be put to death” (Lev. 24:17). But according to Exodus 21:22-24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense. … Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul.
Christianity Today would not publish that article in 2012. They might not even let you write that in comments on their website. If you applied for a job in 2012 with Christianity Today or Dallas Theological Seminary and they found out that you had written something like that, ever, you would not be hired.
At some point between 1968 and 2012, the Bible began to say something different. That’s interesting.
Interesting read. Unsurprising, though.
“You’ve confused a ‘war on your religion’ with ‘not always getting everything you want.’”
— JON STEWART, The Daily Show.
Dear Congresswoman Michele Bachmann,
Your district, Anoka, Minnesota, has been the site of a culture war for quite some time - even before you took to the national stage during the GOP primaries.
However, it seems that you and your allies have made public schools ground zero in your efforts…