Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Unlike my last post on abortion, I have some definite views on this subject. most can be backed up by science and not backed up by religion. Religion and science should never be at odds. If God made this world, we're just trying to figure out how it works. There is a definite science in the world that is just as accurate and definitive as the spiritual is and they would never counteract or contradict each other. God didn't make the world just to confound scientists, rather the opposite. It's not a concept that religious people can simply carve to their own liking because of some book they have that they consider "the way".

Homosexuality is an abnormality in the human genome and is in most cases not the result of a conscious choice on the part of the person who experiences it. It's not a an abomination other than the fact that is isn't part of the normal genome sequence. This is an area where science definitely has the upper hand in the debate.

10% of any population has this abnormality. 10% weather you go back 10 years or 5000 years and in any social environment or religious community. The only difference in the statistics are when the stigma is so bad that no one can admit that they are homosexual.

This will be a long post, so sit back and relax.

Science has already found the genes that not only control your sexual preference, but weather you will have male or female parts and the problem is that some people are born with opposites in that respect. A female that prefers women. A man that prefers men. Regardless of what the bible may say or what any religion might say, there are genetics behind homosexuality.

Do you really think that a butch lesbian can look the way she does simply by getting a haircut and wearing men's clothing? Really??? If there are physical aspects that are involved, why is it so hard to understand that physics rely on genes to tell the body what to look like and what parts we are born with? Do you call a child born with 6 toes instead of 5 an abomination to God? Probably not. The same applies to homosexuals.

Sure, there are and have been thousands who have chosen the lifestyle of same sex relationships. Many of whom were abused by either a family member as a child or by a mate or other decisions.

Did you know that a large percentage of female dancers (strippers) are in lesbian relationships? Did you know that a majority of those women were sexually abused by their fathers? Some in the industry are lesbians because they chose women over men after all the time spent doing their jobs for men. Men sicken them. They choose to be involved otherwise.

Here's another way to look at it.

If, in the beginning, it is as the Bible says it is, we were made perfect. Then Lucifer temped Eve and she convinced Adam to partake of the forbidden fruit which in turn God knew about and threw them out of the Garden of Eden.

Lets just put it in plain language instead of using parables to make it easy for the Christians to understand.
One decision that goes against the most beneficial and best way to do things eventually gets in the DNA and changes the way future generations will do things. This is what Christians call sin. In the original writings, there were 7 different meaning for the word sin. They ranged from a "mistake" to something Unforgivable.

Once a perfect gene mutates either through human decision or through radiation changes or other environmental causes, that imperfection will always show up, sometimes skipping generations and sometimes not at all. Physical genetic homosexuality has nothing at all to do with sin or with choices and cannot be made different by trying to say it's sin. All you accomplish is making that person feel they are not worthy of God's love because they are all screwed up and it must be their own fault. Look up the word "abomination". It's not a replacement for the word sin.

Is that what God really wants? For you to make the person with 12 toes feel that God hate's them because they don't fit in with your idea of perfect? Preposterous.

Homosexuality may be an abnormality, (certainly) but does not make that person any more human or at fault than your car has at deciding weather to be red or blue. If you would stop and listen to them, ask them! Did they always know they were attracted to the same sex or was it a choice? Just because they're gay doesn't mean they are going to lie to you.

And what about transsexuals? Do you even know what that is? Put yourself in their shoes for a few moments. They were born with tits and a penis, or other combinations of organs. Usually the doctors decide what to do, and in many cases never tell the parents. Then the child starts growing up as a girl, but feels like a boy. Its tragic what doctors decide for the parents. They think they have the right to make all decisions and know better than anyone else what's best for everyone.

The soul doesn't have a "sex". You are not a man nor a woman. Only your body is. What if you were born with both sex's' parts? What makes you a boy or a girl? Is it the parts that make you who you are or the hormones in your body? I can tell you right now, it's the hormones. Whatever your body produces is what determines your attraction to either male or female. So how can you call homosexuality an abomination to God? It's just a confused body at work and not the work of the Devil trying to corrupt your child or someone else's.

If I have offended any person out there that is homosexual, I apologize. In my effort to explain things to the "phobes" I may have inadvertently used language that is inappropriate for your situation. My intent is solely to inform and help dispel rumor and the endless debate. At least maybe one reader will see the truth behind what is and never should have ever been, a moral issue.

Are you part of the crowd that goes out and beats up gays? Well, be forewarned. In my next life I plan on coming back as your father (sexual abuse intended) and making sure you turn out gay and/or really confused and abused like you do to others.

The Border Debate

It's sad this even has to be a topic of discussion. Open borders, or lock them down.

I'm quite sure that if not for racism and crime we wouldn't be having this debate. Of course, there is the issue of prosperity too. Poor people from other places want to have economic security just like the rest of us. Most just want enough food on the table. Some come for freedom from oppressive governments and social atrocities. Some just want to use our borders for selling illegal drugs and increasing their empires. Some people come here for love. I myself have a Canadian wife and after 6 months of being in love with someone I had never met, she came here for a while. (We're working on the legality of her being able to come live here permanently.)

So you can see, I have a vested interest in an open border. That doesn't negate the realities of keeping out the riff-raff. What? You say we have enough riff-raff already here? So true.

The problem with that is that much of our own drug cartels and large gangs are run from prison. We already have them locked up, but that does not one bit of good. So I wonder if locking down the borders will really accomplish a darned thing. Sure, it may stop some drug importing, but that won't stop them from increasing production here in the states instead.

The problem with borders is that it's just a territorial viewpoint. Racist in the fact that if you weren't born here we don't want you here. Now they're trying to pass legislation that if your parents weren't born here and you were, we still don't want you here. What next? Do we pass a law that says if your parents weren't American Indian you have to leave?

Here's my opinion. We are all humans and every human is just as valuable as any other human. That is what our forefathers said when they started this new country. That is the principal we have to value if we want to call ourselves American. All souls have the same value in God's eyes, after all.

Why do we insist on sequestering ourselves away from all other humans? Greed partly. We conquer lands to keep for ourselves because no one will be nice enough to leave us in peace. We have borders partly because if we don't, someone will come and take it from us just like we took it from them. Commit the same atrocities we committed to the Indians while trying to get away from the British. What you take by force, you must defend.

No one alive today can be judged to have been part of America's nasty past. We are the descendants and while not blameless entirely, for the most part we don't try and make the rest of the world part of the United States. We only strive to force them to believe as we do.

The Christians have long fought against the idea of a world government. I sometimes wonder exactly where the fear comes from. I know all about Revelations and how the Anti-Christ is supposed to have a leader that brings all nations together. Sometimes the Bible is just a tool to keep people afraid of being of one mind. (I'm reminded of the tower of Babel.) It would seem that while God loves everyone equally, he doesn't want us to get too close to each other and become God. At the tower of Babel the nations started building a tower that would reach to the sky and reach God. Then they would become as God. He made them unable to understand each other. Gave them all different languages so they could not work as one. What a ridiculous explanation! The Germans and us speak different languages, yet they both had the same root and we can easily learn each others language with a little effort. Trying to tell me that the tower of Babel would just be forgotten as an endeavor just because of a language barrier? I just don't believe it.

Look at the world now. We have computers to immediately translate anything we see on the screen. We are working together more than at anytime in history and God hasn't decided to change all our shit around so that we can't do anything intelligent or make progress in science. We know more know that we ever have with no end in sight.

I'm not saying God isn't real, but I am saying that God would have had to use those types of fairy tales just to get his people to understand the simplest of things. They wouldn't have been able to understand that language differences occurred naturally over time. People come up with new words for things in their environment, accents change over time and things become unrecognizable in the ensuing centuries.

All people are valuable and racism keeps us apart. We should have no borders with our neighbors and peace should reign if there were any real justice in the world.

As long as there's religion, racism and greed, war will always be a part of our world.


How does one decide what to believe? Everyone with an opinion has a valid point. Is there a way to combine everyones opinion and find what The Real Truth is?

I'm going to try and tackle this issue in my own way.

First let me say that anytime I have brought this up in conversation, even if it was just to ask a woman how she feels about the subject, I get the same response: Extreme anger and the opinion that because I'm a man, I don't have the right to an opinion because I couldn't possibly understand the idea or the situation.

Ok, I'm fine with that. I am aware that I could never understand how a woman might feel about this. I can, however, understand how a human could feel about it.

Specific things that women go through I could not begin to understand, of that much I'm sure. Still, I am an intelligent, caring, empathic person who really wants to know the truth about every situation, not just my own.

In my years past, I was pro-life. The more horror stories I heard, the more I started having feelings of empathy for the raped, the medically incapable and the ignorant.

I never did find the middle ground that tells me exactly what is the truth is on this topic. I think that anyone who truly tries to find the real truth will might feel the same.

On the one hand you value life as being the most precious thing we have. On the other, the injustice of some asshole doing something so dastardly as rape. Many times the mother ends up hating the child and couldn't possibly raise it and can't see them self carrying it for 9 months and having to think about the rape every day for almost a year. Then ending up with an adoption instead of the love of a child. Then there's the science of it. Regardless of what Christians, Dems or Catholics believe, there is another side to this.

All I can do is give my own experiences along with some information that may help you to decide this issue yourself. I will not present my own opinions as to the morality of it, because I am still deciding myself and I may never know how to feel on the issue truly.

Catholics and Christians alike believe that the soul enters the body at conception. That part of the equation is not yet provable by science or any other rationality, including the religious one. There is no religion that can say when conception actually occurs because there's no reference to it in religious texts. (at least not that I am aware of.)

That doesn't mean that it doesn't, just that there's no documentation I can find for them to think that it does. Their argument depends somewhat on that premise. The courts decided after looking at the available science that about three months was when the fetus was formed enough to have a nervous system and could feel pain and after that, it would be a person. At least that's the way I remember the situation. If there are any out there with facts disputing any of this, please let me know. It's my opinion that the courts tried to be kind and still stay within scientific guidelines about this.

So it's not murder if it has a soul. Taking the chance on murder depending on when the soul enters the body is the main topic I guess. So the safe bet is to assume as soon as the sperm finds its way into the egg, God sends down a soul. Their argument is a pretty good one, I must say.

To continue with the Christian argument, the majority of women who have abortions experience between some remorse, and extreme remorse. I would imagine that would depend on their moral views on the subject, but that isn't very clear in statistics. Just an supposition. I can imagine the regret of never knowing your child, the guilt of not truly knowing if what you did was wrong, or the  belief that you know it's wrong. The destruction to your internal organs, maybe never being able to have a child in the future because of the procedure.

There is one aspect that I can't avoid when discussing this topic. The morality of killing anyone. Not just killing a fetus, but capital punishment or in war or even in defense of family. If you can kill to protect your home and belongings with lethal force, why can't you kill for emotional reasons? Some women get off the hook when killing their husbands when they are PMS'ing. In some states it's legal to kill an intruder. There are some laws still on the books that allow duals.

What we can get from this is that the law and what is moral are two separate things entirely. The law tends to be what is good for a society, but not necessarily what is considered moral. Every state has different laws concerning what is acceptable or not acceptable.

We know how Christians believe, we know how the girl who was raped feels. What does science say and how can it bridge the gap between the two? And how do we decide when the child will be born with a terrible and painful disease and maybe not live very long, but the birth would put the mother at risk?

We know how the husband might decide, but what would the mother want? Doesn't the husband have any say in the matter of his own offspring? Many women feel he doesn't. The reality is that while it's her body that carries they child, it is his child too and his seed. He does have legal rights in the decision in most states.

From a mere science standpoint, as well as simply human, one would argue that as long as the development of the nervous system hasn't developed to the point where the fetus would feel any pain if aborted, it would be acceptable and not cruel to a living form of life.

Science should really not have a moral objection at any point at all except that scientists are still humans and it's that humanity that keeps them from being moral monsters, with feeling for what other go through or feel.

You can never put yourself in the place of a woman raped. There is nothing that can top the torture and the feeling of being slaved and demoralized. Physical torture in other fashions don't compare. The loss of self and self esteem, the guilt and the fear. There's very little on this earth I can think of worse than rape. To be reminded of it for 20+ years after trying to raise the child of a rapist can never be ok to have to live with.
The only thing worse than raping a woman would be the rape or destruction of a child's innocence. Maybe.

So you bomb clinics that offer abortions. You kill to make your point that its not ok to kill. You say its murder and make a raped woman feel even worse after all she's already had to live through. Shame on you. You are just as bad as the original rapist.

Not all abortions are a consequence of rape. Probably most aren't. (Don't tag me on statistics, it's not the point here). Mother's who disallow their children the benefit of sex education in our schools, but never educate their own children on the topic are just as much to blame as the young woman is at being careless. The one instance where I do not believe abortions should be allowed to take place is just for the stupidity and carelessness of the person who got pregnant. Now days, girls are getting pregnant just because they want to.

I heard of a woman (child) getting pregnant because she had a friend who told her she could lose weight this way. The friend didn't happen to mention that this was because of postpartum depression. Now she has to live with the decision and frankly, I wish she would have been sterilized instead of being allowed to add to the gene pool. Do I agree with abortions under these types of circumstances? I still don't know. I would hate to think this teenager would be raising a child. I cringe at the thought of what the child would have to go through just to end up another gang shot dead child or end up with life in prison, never having experienced any of the wonders life can be or bring.

Then again, what the hell did the child ever do to deserve such an ass for a mother? Might it live a full, meaningful life? Not likely but that's not my decision to make and neither should it be the courts nor the churches until one side can prove completely that they are right. It's an individual issue. Make up your own mind and don't let anyone sway you until you have all the facts you feel you need to make an informed, logical and moral decision.