Where do we keep wild animals? In cages in zoos. Why? Well, if you have ever seen a grizzly out in the wild, that is not difficult to figure out. That four or five hundred pound animal with those big teeth and powerful claws will probably leave you alone, but what will you do if it doesn’t? And when I read Animals and Real Things by insanitybytes22, that is the thought that eventually came to mind. What would I have done if that huge Teddybear had attacked us?
In her post, insanitybytes22 takes issue with excusing bad human behavior because of the Theory of Evolution, using the claim it is all in our genes. Here is a sample.
Calling people “animals” doesn’t insult people, it dishonors animals. Animals behave in a somewhat logical and predictable manner. Ironically the only time you really see them being neurotic and dysfunctional is after too much exposure to humans.
Animals also do not sit around contemplating the nature of their existence, lamenting their place in creation, and wondering what their purpose is. People like to try to pretend we only do that due to our alleged, “higher intelligence.” Apparently our vastly superior wisdom is also responsible for our destructive ways, our perpetual self loathing, and the way we like to constantly teeter ourselves on the edge of extinction?from Animals and Real Things
Think about what insanitybytes22 is saying. When we excuse either our own or someone else’s bad behavior because of genetics, we reduce either ourselves or that other person to an animal. In that case, we may as well preemptively put each other in cages for the same reason we put wild animals in cages. If we don’t expect each other to exercise self-control, then we have no choice except to utilize brutal control over each other.
Those are the sort of thoughts that led to my replies to sklyjd at insanitybytes22‘s post.
All this behaviour you disagree with would not disappear simply because you believe we are enabling, condoning, and advocating in favor of it all. This has always happened in secret, hidden behind closed doors and has done since man walked on the Earth, therefore it is a natural phenomenon if it is a mental, biological, DNA or any other factor that arises to confuse the gender process. It is a fact that we are not all born equal or as we would have liked to have been born, it is the randomness of life that is in many ways an inherent feature of evolutionary biology and genetics. You simply cannot do anything about it.
Citizen Tom said:
So, we are supposed to approve of insanely stupid behavior because otherwise this insanely stupid behavior will occur in secret?
Actually, when we don’t approve of insanely stupid behavior and we actively encourage the behavior we want and discourage the behavior we don’t want, we get more of the behavior we want and less of the behavior we don’t want.
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that we are both a product of our environment and a product of our genetic code. When we are taught to discipline ourselves and behave well, we tend to do so.
Do we ever behave perfectly? No, but giving up just because we cannot achieve perfection is a rather silly thing to do, but that is what you have just advocated.
It is not some people wanting to act insanely stupid or otherwise, like I have said it is a natural phenomenon if it is a mental, biological, DNA or any other factor that arises to confuse the gender process of some people. Animals have homosexual behaviours, not that any of this will register or be considered and investigated with a theistic mindset.
“It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that we are both a product of our environment and a product of our genetic code.”
Agreed, the genetic code is not perfect or else we would all be the same perfectness, obviously the evidence of this is the reason we have gamblers, alcoholics, murderers, rapists and paedophiles and it is likely an environmental event became the trigger for the transition for many of these people.
Andrea Ganna, lead author and European Molecular Biology Laboratory group leader at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Finland, said the research reinforces the understanding that same-sex sexual behavior is simply “a natural part of our diversity as a species.” Just as the diversities I have mentioned, our brains are powerful but cannot remove our imperfections, we will always have them, there is no perfection, your Bible even claims that, human diversity is a huge part of life and we have no choice but to accept that.
Citizen Tom said:
Yeah! Liberal Democrats and Atheists are just great at accepting diversity except when anyone disagrees with them. Then it’s continual charges of hate speech, racism, homophobia, sexism, white supremacy, election denial, climate denial,….,, and it is censors every which way we turn.
Donald Trump still cannot get on Facebook or Twitter. It is a cinch Google searches discriminate against Trump.
Is it actually that difficult to understand why Liberal Democrats are soft on crime, unable to support even the most commonsense behavioral standards? No. History provides numerous examples.
sklyjd, do I think you honestly believe what you say? Yes, but I also think you a thoroughly indoctrinated. Why? Been there. Thought that and done that. Government-run schools were practically invented in America.
Still, with a little effort, we can get pass the indoctrination. We can read primary source documents, histories written by those who lived it. Philosophies written by those who invented and implemented great ideas.
So, if we take the time to understand, we can learn how Socialism works in practice. One of the odd things about various Communist regimes is that during their many and various purges actual crooks and murderers often get better treatment in the gulags than political prisoners.
Disagree with the Communist Party and its rule, and the regime will throw the book at you and enthusiastically torture you. Rob a bank and the regime will just stick you in jail until they figure out whether or not you can be made useful to them. After all, skilled technocrats who are willing to look the other way when Big Brother punishes its political opponents are relatively easy to find, However, every regime led by thugs can always needs more thugs to do its real work, that which it does under the cover of the dark of night.
Here is the point. Should we hate bankrobbers, murderers, homosexuals, liars, drunkards, and all those other sinners? No. We should pity each other. We are all sinners. We all need the grace of God, and we don’t do anyone a favor by pretending that their sins are not sins. Instead of putting ourselves in the position where the only way we can tolerate each other is to put each other in cages (where Socialism eventually leads), we need to help each other to gain as much control as we can over our behavior.
Is it pointless to make laws against bad behavior? It may seem that way.
Liberal Democrats think there is something new about their ideas, about their promotion of diversity. In truth ancient Pagans had very similar beliefs, and we have not been taught how early Christians taught those Pagans something better and gave them hope.