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An even higher number who make the transition end up committing suicide, due to regretting their earlier decision. By all means offer love and support but make them wait until they're old enough to make an informed decision as an adult, before opting for radical and undoable surgery and chemical treatments. We, rightly don't trust children to make informed decisions around all sorts of things, including sexual consent. Why would we think that a child is mature enough, self-aware enough and informed enough to make the right decision, on such a major and irreversible decision? The frontal lobes of the brain don't finish developing until our early 20s. This is the part of the brain that has most to do with self-control and, to a certain extent, self-awareness. It's part of the reason why children and teenagers are so volatile, impulsive and easily influenced. This is a major life-changing decision. It cannot be the decision of a 12, 10 or 8 year old child. If they want to dress and behave as a different gender, that's one thing but re' radical life chnging surgery and other radical treatments, that has to wait until they are old enough to make an informed, self-aware and carefully weighed decision.
As others have pointed out, you were presumably referring to 'thermodynamics'. It's an old and utterly refuted argument, created by religious fundamentalists, in a desperate attempt to prop up their flawed and nonsensical ideology, by ignoring reality. Evolution would only undermine those laws if each individual biological entity existed in a closed system. They don't. Anyone with a brain larger than a pea understands this. Anyone who claims otherwise is either lying, or is a deluded idiot. Virtually all biological entities draw energy, either directly or indirectly, from the Sun. The tiny handful that don't also have an external energy source, hydrothermal vents on the deep ocean floor. This basic fundamental stuff. This is before we even get to interactions BETWEEN biological organisms and between biological organisms and their general environment. Next you'll be claiming that you never eat anything, or that reproduction and/or growth are impossible, as they are, "against the first to laws of aerodynamics".
Instead of merely accepting your brainwashing, without thought, like a gullible idiot, why not try using the brain, that you believe a god gave you? Why not try examing your own beliefs and what others tell you, rather than merely passively accepting and parroting them, like some drooling imbecile?
Science adjusts it's views to fit reality. Religion twists reality to preserve it's beliefs. The trouble with religious belief is that it relies on 'faith'. Faith is merely belief without, or in spite of, evidence. It's nothing to be proud of. It's little more than wilful ignorance. Yet it is a central dogma in virtually every religion. It is lauded as a virtue and it's importance is brainwashed into the minds of the 'faithful' the World over. Usually from a young age. There's a reason for this. Without 'faith', the whole sorry edifice collapses. Leaving religion exposed as the ridiculous nonsense that it actually is.
I truly hope that you're not as idiotic as you appeaer to be. I'm hoping you're a troll. Either way, deliberately or not, you are undermining religion and Christianity, with your moronic arguments.
I leave you with this quote from Seneca: "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful".
It's a possibility definitely. Whether it's probable is another matter entirely. At present we just don't know, due to lack of evidence. Tbh we may never know. As such, it will continue to spawn endless wild and outlandish hypothesese...
With the limited choices given, I picked this. Unfortunately this is all too Christian. Most religions CLAIM to be the religion of love, tolerance, peace etc. The reality is very different. Many use religion as a shield for their personal prejudices, intolerances and hates. Most religions are, at heart, intolerant, close-minded and divisive.
What's your alternative? Anyone accused is automatically guilty? Modern day lynch mobs perhaps? It doesn't matter to you whether someone's guilty, or not? String 'em up anyway! Families ripped to pieces, who cares? The ends justify the means? The same line used by virtually every totalitarian in history!
The very example you give should serve as warning. Sometimes, despite the evidence, the courts get it wrong... both ways. Yet you want to dispense with any examination of the evidence entirely, making miscarriages of justice even more likely. Mob justice is never a good idea. No matter how noble the mob views it's cause as being.
Defend freedom and choice, by ending freedom and choice? Interesting argument, lol. Some Christians want some pretty extreme stuff too. Thing that would restrict the rights and freedoms of others. The answer is not to condemn all Christians for this and it's definitely not to pass laws whose sole aim is to restrict the rights and freedoms of Christians. The answer is to ensure equal rights and freedoms for all
I've read Descartes. It's exactly at the point where he tries to shoehorn a god into the equation that the logic of his argument falss apart. Cogito ergo sum has some logical merit. His argument for a god has none and undermines the very thing he was attempting to achieve.