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Some people think that masturbation is a sin and that people go to hell for it. But it is just a natural biological urge no different than devouring your carpet. It is completely natural. There are little children who devour their carpet.
What do you think? Will people go to hell for devouring their own carpet? I personally don't think so. It is all a natural evolutionary mechanism.
I feel really bad about it but they choke the life out of the good plants, so weeds and ants gotta go.
Not to mention the city will be on me if I don't.
My feeling bad is because of religious reasons. I suppose I could just pay someone so I don't have to do the actual killing or should it not be a big deal?
I know in Buddhism they try not to kill even insects and there are Jains that believe the sacred extends to micro-organisms but killing microbes being unavoidable. I'm afraid if I'm...
Genesis 29:30-33 clearly shows that God approves of polygamy and I'll explain why. First, God is concerned about a man not loving TWO wives equally. If polygamy was immoral, God would not have such concern.
Secondly, God acts on His concern and helps TWO wives have children with ONE man. If God was against polygamy, he would not be helping TWO women to be loved by ONE man.
This shows that polygamy is not immoral because ALL of God's actions are moral. God helped TWO women to be loved...
Is having doubts "bad"?
When I was younger there were many things that I thought were possible, but as I grew older, I guess I was a little more wiser (at least I hope I am wiser) with more experiences in life, those things that I used to think were possible, I now have doubts of them being possible.
Take religion, for example. When I was in my teen, most of the people I knew (who weren't my relatives), were Christians. So it was natural for me to eventually read the bible (though, it was...
Which has more direct evidence to support the notions. Big bang theory or theory of evolution?
I almost want to say they are on equal grounds as observable fact.
At least with the big bang we are able to look into the past, due to the fact that when we look at the stars we are seeing a snapshot of them back in time.
We have also have observed speciation of plants and insects which have quicker generation...
To me both are some sort of belief systems. People simply choose to follow one or another not because they are scientists, theologians or have specific compelling evidence but merely because they are free to choose what they believe in and when they choose, most people mainly follow the thoughts or teachings of others that they think can be trusted (whether right or wrong). In that sense, both Evolution and Creationism are similar. What do you think?
Defining religion is quite a challenge, one that academics and laypersons alike wrestle with. In a recent essay exploring the art of creating religion, Aidan Kelly makes the following observation:
"In 1963, thinking about how to define religion, I realized that the one characteristic all religions have in common is that they provide a system of values, which we humans must have in order to make important decisions, importance itself being a value. That fact implies that whatever system of...
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