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    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 proposition and no posited effect in need of cause.
    I would again say no.


    Do you have any evidence or reason for postulating the Op question?


    EDIT: Also, if Christianity were genetic, if belief in the Christian god were preprogrammed into some people
    then Christianity, and the Christian god as described could not be true.

    As there would be no free will to believe in god or not.
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    What a silly thread. What... is Christianity a disease, tomtom? Is that what you're postulating? Hard to tell.
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    Originally posted by sumydid
    What a silly thread. What... is Christianity a disease, tomtom? Is that what you're postulating? Hard to tell.
    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.
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    04 Oct '11 21:48
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    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.
    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 disposed towards the kinds of thinking that help
    support religious belief.
    But I would like to see evidence supporting that, if that is the assertion.

    The assertion that a particular religion is encoded in DNA is on the face of it absurd.
    And would require an awful lot of proof.
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    Originally posted by tomtom232
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    Christianity is based on love, faith, hope, charity, feelings, reason, and logic.
    It has nothing to due with genetics.
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    04 Oct '11 22:491 edit
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    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.
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    04 Oct '11 22:50
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Christianity is based on love, faith, hope, charity, feelings, reason, and logic.
    It has nothing to due with genetics.
    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 religion as viewed by those it chooses
    not to love, or show charity to. (indeed often quite the reverse)
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    04 Oct '11 22:511 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCzbNkyXO50




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    lol,
    ok that was funny.

    EDIT: you couldn't have opened with that?
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    Originally posted by googlefudge
    lol,
    ok that was funny.

    EDIT: you couldn't have opened with that?
    I wanted to build the suspense and elevate the drama.
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    04 Oct '11 23:42
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    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)
    You seem to be obsessed with the sin of homosexuality. If you are
    homosexual, you can be forgiven of your sins just like a hetrosexual.
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    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I wanted to build the suspense and elevate the drama.
    You can also be forgiven of your sin of homosexuality.l
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    Originally posted by RJHinds
    You can also be forgiven of your sin of homosexuality.l
    Wouldn't this be called libel? Wouldn't libel be against the law of the land? Wouldn't you be sinning right now? I'm sure you'll be forgiven though so that you can do it again tomorrow.
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    05 Oct '11 00:09
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    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.
    of course its absurd, that was my point, perhaps i was not sarcastic enough.
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    05 Oct '11 00:13
    Originally posted by sumydid
    What a silly thread. What... is Christianity a disease, tomtom? Is that what you're postulating? Hard to tell.
    Why immediately think "bad" when genetics is brought up?

    Lots of good things are hereditary.

    For instance noses run in my family.
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