- Location: Montreal, Quebec
- Joined: February 2013
At some point I think I will just want to die. Human organizations can be so awful. Schools, hospitals , legal organizations, the bureaucracy, at some point I won't be able to stand all that any more!
I don't see that in the article provided by TOK. Maybe the children had a poorer outcome because they were bullied in school? Maybe the poorer outcome was due to the bullying, the attitude of teachers and other parents, and not due to the same sex parents! The solution would be to have sensitivity training for teachers and parents at school! And to teach the children the golden rule!
Also, adoption agencies always carefully study prospective parents. It would be totally wrong to go by that study you mention. A few decades ago, there were far fewer black people in university, so hey, what if they decided not to let blacks adopt???
Yes, this violates people's rights. So this Oklahoma law, I guess they wouldn't want atheists to adopt children? This is terrible. There are lots of people who would be great parents, regardless of their life stance.
The short answer is - vans aren't used because guns are so easy to get in the USA. If you want a longer answer, well this was not Islamic terrorism. This was some sort of hommage to Elliot Rodger. This was because some guys can't get a date, or 'enforced celibacy' or something like that.
Sadly, it may be just a matter of time until the van scenario takes place in the USA.
I think it would be good if all religions gradually died out. Since we have religions, since we have Catholicism, Francis is doing a few good things for his faithful. Well, consider the Darwinian idea, ADAPT OR DIE. Focusing on the needs of people seems like a very good adaption to me. In most of Christendom, people think nothing of working on a Sunday, or shopping on a Sunday. For many centuries, Catholic men including priests, princes, kings, nobility, military officers, would have a wife and several mistresses too! So there never really was any strict sticking to doctrine anyway. The rules were always different for the rich and powerful.
Excuse me Patricia, that's a rather rude thing to say to David. We have freedom of religion. He is absolutely free to have his belief! Let me tell you my view - There's no heaven, no hell and there are no gods. The bible was written by people, for human purposes.
I'm atheist and secular humanist and I think it's extremely important that women have the right to choose or reject abortion. Now if there are a large number of people in the world who are against abortion, and who spread their beliefs on this, then of course the world's population is going to get more and more out of control. There will be more and more poverty as the world is not equipped for 7 billion persons and certainly not 10 billion. So abortion forbidders ('thou shalt notters') have a humane duty to care for the poor. All of humanity has a duty to care for humanity.