IF YOU JUST CANNOT HELP YOURSELF, IS IT OKAY TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO?

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.

sklyjd said:

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.


sklyjd said:

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.

Romans 7:14-25 New American Standard Bible

The Conflict of Serving Two Masters


14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold into bondage to sin. 15 For I do not understand what I am doing; for I am not practicing what I want to do, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 However, if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, that the Law is good. 17 But now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19 For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20 But if I do the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me.

21 I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. 22 For I joyfully agree with the law of God in the inner person, 23 but I see a different law in the parts of my body waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of sin, the law which is in my body’s parts. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.

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.

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  1. Tom, Inaanitybytes

    Mother nature seems to have provided animals behaviors to allow animals how to teach their own offspring to emulate their behaviors in order to survive in the wilderness. The animals then grow to maturity, reproduce and then teach their offspring.

    What we are witnessing now in our society is trusting government choosing what to teach our children to emulate the behaviors that will not lead to their survival.

    In other words, the question posed by insanity bytes of what or why mother nature provided hormones or tirtha leads to humans throwing rotten vegetables at each other.

    What we humans should emulate instead about animals is to consider how a mother bear instinct of mother nature, that becomes ferocious when her cubs are approached or threatened by another animal or human.

    As for us humans in a Democrat Republic who not to trust. In my opinion, are government legislators who are against school choice or school vouchers in our contemporary times. Legislators who are preventing by use of economic means not to allow parents to teach their children to emulate instead of the rotten vegetables being thrown at them in government run schools.

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;(Proverb 3:5).

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

      1. Tom
        Hard to watch my spelling errors with an old pair of 82 year eyes. that King Solomon observed about my time looking out the window as described in Ecclesiastes 12:3.
        Regards and goodwill blogging

  2. Your idealistic views and morals stem from your Bible, mine stem from what is good and that is looking after all fellow human beings regardless of their sexual orientation, their colour, gender and political ideals, that includes animals and the environment. Can you match these?

    1. Can you explain what is good about record crime rates, “sex changes” performed on minors, educating children to judge others according to their outward features instead of their character, not educating children competently in the 3R’s, and wasting trillions of dollars of other people’s money on endless other sordid and hairbrained social programs?

      Frankly, you sound like a caveman. You can’t sensibly defend your position. So, you resort to a virtual signaling! Me gud! You bad!
      You care soooooo much. Is anyone who disagrees with you a bigot?

      If we care more when someone has darker skin or is more confused about their sex, how exactly does that make us better? If we are more willing to spend more of other people’s money and more willing to shut up and punish the “haters” who refuse to mouth the politically correct speech, how does that make us better?

      Isn’t confidently repeated “caring” nonsense still nonsense? So, why take the nonsense seriously? What if the news media refuses to acknowledge any opposing views and Big Tech buries anything that doesn’t support the official narrative?

      What makes Socialism so wonderful? Socialism makes censorship seemingly unconquerable.

      Socialism rewards those who wish to have their egos stroked, and is that not the ultimate end of caring soooooo much? Just support the regime to the bitter end, no one can object and hurt our feelings by telling us what we don’t want to hear. All we have to do is throw those we call uncaring bigots into concentration camps where we can have them quietly murdered.

      1. Well for a start Tom, you do not like crime, therefore lobby for the restriction of firearms and I bet your crime rate will come down eventually to the level of ours.

        Sex changes on minors. Is this a common occurrence, what creditable news outlets have reported on this and is it forced on the minors by parents or authorities? I ask the same question about educating children to discriminate and the sordid and hair brained social programmes you claim because this must all go on in secret as it has not made news in Australia.

        I guess you must be on about treating all people as equals and that real science is on the curriculum.

        So what if someone is confused about their sex, it is their business, they can find professionals that help them deal with these issues, like I have always said humans are diverse, unpredictable and all have inherent imperfections and who are we as sinners to judge others?

        The worse thing you can do is discriminate against people with these sexual problems or those with other disadvantages or different skin colour, and by caring more to assist them through life helps society live in peace with each other with less hate and racist crimes and I know that is what you want, right?

        Political speeches are supposedly from people who represent their democratic country, they are supposed to be intelligent with leadership skills and unbiased in regards of the diverse people they represent in their state and country. These non-politically correct politicians who use speech to divide and discriminate are dangerous and should be removed. This is not freedom of speech because this can generate hate for many extremists and that in turn can increase the violent crime rate and we do not want that do we?

        I do not claim socialism or any other system is better, however a democratic system for Australia has been proven and quite obviously better than any other system especially if you love your freedoms. Whether the pendulum swings to the right or the left the democratic system will always keep it in check, well it does for us and most of the western world anyway as we do not have insurrections, your system of government seems to be wide open for abuse.

        1. The spam filter is a little unpredictable. Anyway, I pulled your comment out of the spam bucket.

          Sex change operations on minors are still uncommon, but the fact they are happening at all is problematic. Some medical establishments see dollar signs, and they want to fund this nonsense with taxpayer dollars.

          I am not responsible for the news in Australia. Instead of politicians, I would rather have parents deciding what their children learn. I am not surprised by the fact I have to defend that position. Just saddened that some people are gullible enough to think politicians will do a better job and that that is enough reason to deprive parents of the right to choose for their children.

          We discriminate. We all discriminate. We have to discriminate. What we don’t all do is use the same criteria to discriminate.

          In a free country, we have the right to discriminate and make our own choices. Buy a car and you are going to choose one make and model and not choose all the rest. Spend time with a friend and you will not spend time with others who might have enjoyed your company. Attend a church, and you probably won’t be attending a meeting of the Atheistic Freedom From Religion Foundation. Is that a problem? I don’t think so. What I have a problem with is people who insist upon forcing their choices upon everyone else. What I have a problem with is people who refuse to protect the right of others to make their own choices.

          You don’t believe in free speech. The following clearly says that.

          Political speeches are supposedly from people who represent their democratic country, they are supposed to be intelligent with leadership skills and unbiased in regards of the diverse people they represent in their state and country. These non-politically correct politicians who use speech to divide and discriminate are dangerous and should be removed. This is not freedom of speech because this can generate hate for many extremists and that in turn can increase the violent crime rate and we do not want that do we?

          What is ironic is that you don’t seem to realize how divisive your own ideas actually are.

          • We all possess the right to defend ourselves. In the United States we recognize that right in the first amendment. That includes the right to defend ourselves from the abusive power of government. Governments have killed more unarmed citizens than anyone else. In fact, that seems to be why governments like disarming their citizenry. You have heard of the Holocaust and the innumerable Communist purges, right?
          • There are two sexes. “Gender” is a social construct that has no more reality that we choose to give it. What is the point of giving the fantasies of sex crazed and mentally disturbed people the right to run our lives? Yet you insist that anyone who disapproves of the practice of homosexuality and all the other LGBTQ alphabet soup nonsense is a hater. In fact, the people who support the LGBTQ nonsense have turned the phrase “follow the science” into a joke, but they care sooooo much. Virtue signaling run amuck.
          • Race characteristics exist but they are relatively important. That is the science. Unfortunately, that has not stopped people of every race from discriminating against others based upon their race. This stupidity has reached the point that people are discriminating against their own race because they are guilt-ridden. Their virtue signaling object is to correct all the sins of the past, a ridiculously impossible goal.

            Racial discrimination has no place in public policy. That includes racial discrimination in the form of affirmative action.

          1. The sex change on minors is obviously a child and parental decision at the end of the day considering they have the freedom to make this decision. I also do not think it should be government funded unless of course it has dire mental consequences due to the biological misalignment.

            In Australia parents under most governments have been able to have input into the classroom via parent and teachers meetings, parents and myself years ago was invited along to assist in the classroom, nothing goes on in most of our schools without parents being aware of it, don’t you have a similar system in the US? I believe your ideal would involve religious instruction in all schools, whereas that would be very unpopular here.

            “In a free country, we have the right to discriminate and make our own choices.”

            How terrible that would be for those vulnerable people who are seen as insignificant, being called names or spat on by those big brave bully boys with guns. Would you or anyone dare call heavy weight boxer Lennox Lewis a big black nigger to his face? Not likely so why give bullies the chance to pick on those who are different and weaker just because they think they are superior. Can you not see the massive problems this would create? This has no bearing on choosing a motor vehicle or spending time with people you like, this is already happening but it has nothing to do with abusing people because you do not like them or because they choose the wrong make of car.

            Yes we can choose a church or an atheist meeting and that is no problem, never has been and we do not go and stand outside just to abuse everyone we disagree with, and this could happen under your freedom of speech. Christians are the only ones who need to knock on doors or preach on the road side to try forcing their choices on others? Government is voted in to make choices for the people, some you like some you don’t, that is how it works, nobody can have a perfect world.

            Free speech is different from biased or discriminative speech, this is exactly what you do not like as these people are trying to force their views on everyone else.

            We also have the right to defend ourselves and we have the right to vote out an abusive government and that is what we recently did. We do not have the right to overthrow the government because that is called anarchy and usually happens in poor and dictatorship countries where the punishment is usually death. And death would come to many in Australia if civilians were to fight the military. I have no worries that we have been disarmed from guns because it has created a safer environment and I would laugh if someone thought we were going to be purged like communists or murdered holocaust style. You do not understand the safety we have, the more freedom and the better life we have.

            Homosexuality or whatever an individual may choose to be is their business, their rights and their freedoms, and that is what you claim to want, and as long as it does not interfere in my way of life, they do not knock at my door and abuse me for some reason I do not care and I am a happy man, and you should be too.

            “Racial discrimination has no place in public policy. That includes racial discrimination in the form of affirmative action.”

            I agree, but with the freedom of speech you suggest discrimination would become rampant.

          2. Sex Changes on Minors

            The sex change on minors is obviously a child and parental decision at the end of the day considering they have the freedom to make this decision.

            School choice is not okay, but genital mutilation and giving children dangerous hormones is okay? You are approving of child abuse.

            Discrimination

            Would you or anyone dare call heavy weight boxer Lennox Lewis a big black nigger to his face.

            No. I don’t have discrimination confused with harassment and bullying. Harassing and bullying people is illegal. When we choose to harass and bully our neighbors, we infringe upon their rights. That is not the same as making choices about how we want to live our own lives.

            Parents in the Classroom
            I don’t pretend to know very much about what is going on in Australia. I generally restrict my comments to the USA. However, as a general rule, the person who pays the bill is the one in control.

            In the USA, government-run school systems are by definition run by elected officials and their appointees. Because they are well organized and support (finance and provide workers) the candidates they want quite effectively, teachers unions exercise a disproportionate influence upon elected officials. That makes it difficult for parents to exercise the influence that they should have.

            Even under ideal circumstances, if the teachers unions were not so powerful, parents would have a difficult time. Too many politicians use the money they spend to further their own interests, not the interests of the students in the classroom.

            Choosing a Church

            Yes we can choose a church or an atheist meeting and that is no problem, never has been and we do not go and stand outside just to abuse everyone we disagree with, and this could happen under your freedom of speech.

            Either you have harassment confused with freedom of speech, or you are just determined to use the government to bully anyone who disagrees with you.

            Gun Rights
            Overthrowing the government? Read America’s Declaration of Independence and Romans 13:1-7. Overthrowing the government is not a decision to be made lightly.

            You feel safe? That is nice. People who talk like you don’t make me feel safe. You don’t understand what government exists to do. Instead of protecting your own rights and the rights of your neighbors, you want government to make “other people” do the right thing. That leads to slavery. Because of people like you, I continue to support gun rights.

            Freedom of Speech
            With your own words, I can easily show you don’t approve of freedom of speech.

            I agree, but with the freedom of speech you suggest discrimination would become rampant.

            Discrimination is not the bogeyman. It is perfectly okay to have discriminating taste. When we don’t have discriminating taste, we cannot tell the difference between manure and chocolate.

            If we are unwilling to tolerate speech with which we disagree, then we have to give our government the power to suppress any speech that our government officials don’t like. When that happens we almost inevitably find ourselves unable to publicly disagree with government officials without being punished.

            Consider. I don’t think homosexuals can marry each other. I think the idea preposterous. Undoubtedly, you find that hateful, and they are surely people who want to punish me for saying such things. However, I can more appropriately argue that approving of homosexuality is sinful and that encouraging homosexual relationships is harmful. So, if it is okay for the majority to suppress my free speech, what is wrong with suppressing your free speech. Just think of all the “harmony” that would result if our glorious leaders made us all sing the same tune.

  3. Thank you for your kind mention, Tom. I agree with what you’ve written. The prevailing ides is that if it’s in our DNA, we can’t help it, we are just born that way. Except for gender of course, which is in every single cell and hardwired right into our DNA but for some bizarre reason, that can be totally fluid, easily changed and has nothing to do with our genetics. Or maybe our genetics were damaged due to climate change??

    1. It does appear that the folks who claim to be following the science have an odd way of following the science. I suppose that is what happens when we idolize science. Instead of actually following the science, we insist that the “science” give us the answers we want.

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