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Originally posted by Methuselah
ok you pretty much gave me the answer I expected you to give and that is "majority opinion".
so basically, we make the rules as we see fit, whatever feels best, whatever is most convenient, whatever is most acceptable, etc...
that actually explains a lot of our problems in the world.
women getting abortions left and right because they dont want to take responsibility for their actions.... yes, including rapes and incest.... you kill the rapist not the baby, you punish the one forcing the act of incest.
teens having sex is not a learning experience, we teach them to use protection instead of teaching that its unlawful until married.
if people saved sex for marriage, we wouldnt have as many STDs, we wouldnt have high pregnancy rates, we wouldnt have as many single-unmarried parents.
if kids believe that we descended from an ape-like ancestor, your gonna get kids trying to do illegal drugs, have sex before marriage and a bunch of law breaking because of the philosophy this theory implies. thats only a few issues.
teach the kids that they are just an aninimal and share a common heritage with earthworms and its going make a wreck of society.
christians in the past have tried to hide behind God for their brutal acts, but there is nothing to hide behind when it comes to those who dont believe in anything beyond the natural universe.
i don't think you properly examined mel's post, methman.
and then you punish the woman by forcing her to endure 9 months of a constant reminder that the rape occurred as well as the troubles of pregnancy and the social stigma she'll have to put up with.
we actually don't teach them to use protection. very few non-abstinence programs exist in the USA. in countries where they do teach birth control and responsible sex they actually have lower rates of teenage pregnancies and STDs
and sex isn't unlawful until marriage. it's completely legal so long as both partners are consenting adults of legal age.
and if made people save sex for marriage, you'd be forcing your religious beliefs on them
if we taught them how to properly use birthcontrol we wouldn't have as many STDs, unwanted pregnancies, or teenage parents.
...not really. you're saying that evolution = nihilism...but nobody has ever really proven that link.
in fact, show me evidence that atheists are less moral than theists.
...ok, whether or not evolution is true, humans are animals. family animalia.
and could you actually demonstrate how it would make a wreck of society?