View Poll Results: Is religion genetic (like the homosexuality argument)?

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Thread: Is Religion Genetic?

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Of course I am. No weird smilie. Why don't people think I'm serious when I give someone here a compliment?

    Because your a Tyrant......
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    A predisposition toward religious practice or assigning meaning to specific objects or events (in different areas of life) may be genetically coded, and exposure to specific ideology may provide a preference for one official religion over another, but asking if "religion is genetic" is too limiting imo.

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What war on sexuality?

    Someone out there is forwarding a "genetic equality" argument? What does "genetic equality" even mean?

    About the only thing I understand in your OP is the thread title, and to that my answer is "no".

    I would love to be educated on these other "wars" and arguments, though. They're certanly nothing I've come across before
    Reading things helps.

    I said "quality" not "equality."

    I was largely being sarcastic, you are free to vote "Cilogy is a troll" if you wish. In fact the title of the thread is the only thing that really matters, so you don't have to respond to my OP, just answer the question.


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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    I think spiritual tendencies are inherent, but religion/doctrine is taught.

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    A person could be more "genetically predisposed" towards anything, really, but that doesn't usually mean what people think it to mean.

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Reading things helps.
    It sure does

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    I said "quality" not "equality."
    Oh, my bad

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    I was largely being sarcastic, you are free to vote "Cilogy is a troll" if you wish. In fact the title of the thread is the only thing that really matters, so you don't have to respond to my OP, just answer the question.
    So where is this "war on sexuality"? What is it, who argues it, what are the arguments, what data is presented for either or both sides, what are the goals the arguments seek, etc?

    I certainly don't expect you to source volumes of information, just a sample of such a "war" would be very helpful. A blog, a political figure's comments/speech, anything of that nature.

    I don't see anything challenging/misrepresenting/disrespecting God in the OP, so your "blasphemy" comments seem very out of place
    Last edited by Jerry; 12-24-09 at 10:53 PM.

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I think spiritual tendencies are inherent, but religion/doctrine is taught.
    Very accurate and concise way of putting it. I agree 100%.
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    So where is this "war on sexuality"? What is it, who argues it, what are the arguments, what data is presented for either or both sides, what are the goals the arguments seek, etc?
    Basically it is the "supposed war" going on between anti-LGBT and pro-LGBT people or groups.

    I said "war on sexuality" because people give things the weirdest names like the "war on FOX news" or "war on porn" or "war on the middle class." They aren't actual violent wars, they are just heated debates that have gained significance because of how much they are debated and how much they are politicized.

    Thus, sexuality is a debated thing, since one side believes homosexuality exists, the other side does not. So on and so forth.

    I certainly don't expect you to source volumes of information, just a sample of such a "war" would be very helpful. A blog, a political figure's comments/speech, anything of that nature.
    I don't think many people say it, I just gave it a name for the sake of this poll.


    I don't see anything challenging/misrepresenting/disrespecting God in the OP, so your "blasphemy" comments seem very out of place
    Sarcasm and/or a joke.


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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Basically it is the "supposed war" going on between anti-LGBT and pro-LGBT people or groups.
    Oh I gotcha now, I guess I never heard of it referred to that way is all.

    Be careful using a general framework like that, because while homosexuality is not a disorder, transsexualism certainly is, therefore its deceitful to lump them all together. There's no greater opponent to transsexualism then those who undergo surgery to make living with it easier, and most LGBT groups support transsexuals, which runs against the concept that there is a war against it.

    Taking a page out Capt'ns play book regarding liberal use of smileys when you're not 100% literal/serious helps sarcasm come across this dry text where we lack body language and voice inflection

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    Re: Is Religion Genetic?

    In theory, all the conditions of humanity's material existence are genetic. If you mean is there a single gene which makes someone religious, then no, probably not, and the same goes for sexual orientation. If I was going to look at religion from the perspective of genetics, I would look in terms of what kind of genes produce which personality types and how these types tend to react to and practice religious scripture.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 12-25-09 at 01:07 AM.
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