Pollution the Environment and the Sex-change Epidemic
Pollution and the environment are in the mind of the Church today with the pope's new encyclical, so I thought I'd add my 300 words-worth.
However, mine is more to do with the type of pollution that causes sex-change particularly in males. For example there are alarming reports that because of pollution around Britain's coast, clams are changing sex, in fact male clams are becoming female not the other way around. This is causing an environmental catastrophe and is damaging the food chain. Ever wonder why seagulls are getting so aggressive - they're starving. The problem is being caused by industrial hormone-mimicking chemicals, agricultural chemicals, pesticides and oestrogen that are being brought down our rivers and are now polluting our seas!
|Call me Bruce|
There is another form of environmental pollution, that of the mind, caused by the secular media that promotes anything gender-bending. Perhaps closely linked to chemical pollutants by satanic synergy we have a 'sex-change' epidemic in humans as well. Take for example Bruce Jenner who now wishes to be called Caitlyn Jenner after very expensive sex-change treatment, after all he is a millionaire ex-Olympic champion athlete, but with so many people unable to pay for life-saving treatment in the States and elsewhere this whole thing is disgusting in more ways than one. However, when all is said and done he is still a man who has fathered 6 children by 3 women. Jenner is also a Christian and a conservative Republican. You can't make this stuff up!
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Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.
> Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)
> Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)
> And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )
Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.
From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.
If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.
by David Roemer