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Homophobia and BS Arguments1. "It's unnatural."
Actually, homosexuality has been observed in other species. You know; animals. In nature.
What qualifies as natural depends on the person you ask. Some will define "natural" as anything that would be considered the norm. To these people, anything not "normal" to them is morally wrong. But remember that the norm a couple of centuries ago was slavery. Was that a good thing? No, of course not. In this case, deviating from what was socially acceptable was a good thing. Now does that mean homosexuality is a good thing? No, of course not. But does that make it a bad thing? No, it doesn't. The point is, just because something isn't considered the norm in society, that doesn't necessarily make it a bad thing.
Others, mainly those ignorant of homosexuality in other species, will define "natural" as anything that occurs in the animal kingdom. Again, homosexuality has been observed in other species. Marriage contracts haven't been. Neither has religion. Or medical surgeries.
Antitheist Responses to Facebook Posts #1"Dear God,
Today I woke up.
I am healthy.
I am alive.
And while we're thanking God, innocent people are dying all over the world, and children are starving in Africa. PRAISE THE LORD!!! But, seriously, I think science does a much better job of explaining why I'm still alive than superstitious beliefs that originated 2000 years ago and are based on a book full of questionable stories. And besides, which god do I thank? Is it perhaps a god that no ones knows of? Is it the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Or is it perhaps some god that specializes in health?
Grading ValidityWe Atheists are always asking that theists prove their religious claims. I'm afraid that this gives the false impression that we require evidence for every single claim, religious or not. Here's my take.
I don't necessarily require evidence for every single claim made. What I do is grade the validity of the claim with the following criteria:
1. Does it seem likely or plausible?
2. Is there evidence to back it up?
3. Do I care, and could this affect me or my intellectual honesty is some way?
4. Does this person have a reason to lie, or do they have a history of lying?
So if someone claims they did something rather mundane and common, I'd most likely believe them, because 1) it doesn't affect me and 2) it's very plausible.
If someone did something a little more uncommon and it seemed a bit unlikely, I'd probably still believe them, because 1) it doesn't affect me and 2) the event probably could have actually taken place. But I'd probably still ask them for a bit of evidence.
But when you
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