Originally posted by sumydidmaterialists like to try to find a material cause for everything, your a criminal, meh, its
What a silly thread. What... is Christianity a disease, tomtom? Is that what you're postulating? Hard to tell.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieAs a materialist I would suggest that you are incorrect in this assertion.
materialists like to try to find a material cause for everything, your a criminal, meh, its
genetics, you like a particular kind of ice cream, meh, its genetics, you have a belief in
God, meh, it must be genetic.
Originally posted by googlefudgehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCzbNkyXO50
Based on what?
Given there are people around the world who believe in Christianity who are markedly genetically different from one another, and people who are near or actually genetically identical who disagree.
I would say not.
Also the strongest indicator is whether you are brought up in a religion.
Given no evidence or reason for the propositi ...[text shortened]... god as described could not be true.
As there would be no free will to believe in god or not.
Originally posted by RJHindsWhich one, or combination, of love, faith, hope, charity, feelings, reason or logic tells (some) Christians to persecute
Christianity is based on love, faith, hope, charity, feelings, reason, and logic.
It has nothing to due with genetics.
Originally posted by googlefudgeYou seem to be obsessed with the sin of homosexuality. If you are
Which one, or combination, of love, faith, hope, charity, feelings, reason or logic tells (some) Christians to persecute
(and historically prosecute or kill) homosexuals?
Surely all or any of those has to be put aside by the 'word of god' whenever he commands it?
Many Christians may have many/all those attributes, but they hardly define the relig ...[text shortened]... viewed by those it chooses
not to love, or show charity to. (indeed often quite the reverse)
Originally posted by googlefudgeof course its absurd, that was my point, perhaps i was not sarcastic enough.
As a materialist I would suggest that you are incorrect in this assertion.
See my post above for why.
It is not that there are not 'materiel' reasons for everything, but they have to make sense
and have an evidential basis.
Just claiming everything is 'genetics' is both wrong and patently absurd.
It might be true that some people are more dispo ...[text shortened]... ion is encoded in DNA is on the face of it absurd.
And would require an awful lot of proof.