No one knows. The bible is written decades AFTER the last disciple died from passed down stories that undoubtedly changed with each re-telling. Rabbi Joshua (real name of JEsus) was probably just a good man with a message of love and subservience to God with humility and reverence like a son has for his father, and his message got warped over decades to him being the son of God. The Holy birth was taken from Egyptian mythology. Many of the miracles performed by Jesus existed in other cultures centuries before Jesus performed them... so... believe what you want. doesn't really matter, we are all worm food.
"And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
only begotten Son
We are all spirit children of The Father, but, yes, Jesus is The Only Begotten in the Flesh of The Father.
[-1] February 15, 2016 at 5:23pm
To “pray” is “to ask”:
Every well-wishing, hope for a recovery, or expressed show of concern towards Dawkins or anyone else is a prayer.
Prayer need not begin with “Dear God”, in fact most don’t. Calling upon “the universe”, “mother nature” or even Dawkin’s collected medical staff to be able and willing to intervene so as to help him survive IS asking, IS praying.
ALL such expressions are heard by God regardless of the faith or beliefs of the person making them.
 January 14, 2016 at 3:28pm
This is why I Never employ, do business with, or for Democrats – I might pay them for some service like doing my nails or taking out my trash but Never interact with them as a client or customer.
Jesus was a “child” of God, he knew it sooner in life then most of us do and told us we _all_ are “children” of God.
The happenstance, meet-cute, or horror story of your parent’s and other ancestor’s interactions which led to your conception were T.H.E.’s thoughts. In short you were “conceived” as a thought by T.H.E. before you were conceived biologically.
This very interaction, between you and I, is a thought known by (within) T.H.E.
[-1] January 13, 2016 at 11:46am
The interactions of all self aware humans (noosphere) hosts a higher intelligence. When more than half of the population internalize this interconnection there will be peace (the Ω point) ~ Telihard De Chardin
All hives of beings, from single cell on up, hosts a greater intelligence, all hives interact with and/or evolve from others. Thus the entire Biosphere is but a single hive with a single greater intelligence – T.he H.ive E.ntity ~ Emil DeVries
Each human’s intelligence is hosted in a hive of human cells & non-human beings called the body, thus each of us are a fractal version of T.H.E. ~ Ellie Adair
The “Common Sense” answer is to sell excess military equipment to allies that need them and buy body cams for every cop across the country.
October 9, 2015 at 2:04pm
Blest -Oct. 9, 2015 at 1:33pm
What do you mean by “gay tendency expressed by the time of birth”?
I was referring to the gay tendency epi-genetic markers, that the study’s authors are describing, being in place prior to birth (triggered during pregnancy) vs. during childhood/adulthood.
Just because the child may not have reached the age to express their own sex drive and desires doesn’t mean that sexual experiences were not forced upon them prior to that time.
October 9, 2015 at 1:51pm
There are several hormones released during orgasm. One is known as the “bonding” hormone studied in women thought to drive them to want to stay connected to that partner. The hormones and their relative amounts vary by the type and intensity of orgasm. *******/clitoral orgasms in women and Prostate/Penile in men. Most hetero men rarely, if ever, experience the more intense prostate orgasm (i.e.receive anal sex) which is likely to drive them to want to “bond” with the one providing the experience both when it was a positive (for fun) and when it was negative (due to rape).
[-2] October 9, 2015 at 1:04pm
Yes epi-genetics is the mechanism that drives adaptation.
The epi-genetic events around the mother’s birth are set into the eggs she will produce her whole life. The epi-genetic events during the recent year(s), up to a day before, intercourse are set into the sperm (during creation) of the father. Stability in design from the mother, recent adaptations from the father.
What this study couldn’t show is which “gay” epi-genetic markers were obtained prior to birth due to the Mother’s choices during pregnancy, the Father’s choices before intercourse, or triggered by the individual’s choice(s) between birth and the time of the study.
This study only further enforces the view I came to about a year ago from previous epi-genetic studies:
Homosexuality is Not A choice. Homosexuality is the Result Of Choices – not all of which were made by the individual, some by their parents, some by the people the individual interacted with.
There is still Zero evidence that people are _conceived_ gay. Through epi-genetics some may have a gay tendency expressed by the time of birth while in others the expression is triggered through personal experiences (chosen and/or forced) during childhood/puberty or extended experiences (prison) as an adult.
 June 5, 2015 at 12:31am
When I was young and my grandmother was dying my mother explained that to Christians Souls are but the “drivers of a car that is the body.” When all worn out the body is left behind by the soul which then moves on.
Why is it that so many believers worry and fret about how and why some drivers want to customize their cars?
 April 19, 2015 at 12:39am
Really!? All one has to do to escape the Mounties is drive 55 mph??
I guess that is getting real close to 100 kmh and you don’t want to wear out the horse.
 April 17, 2015 at 12:48pm
“Robots may be part of Christianity’s future”?
I think I’ve seen this depicted before… in the last few episodes of the latest “Battlestar Galactica” Reboot. Once the Robots find religion they start demanding rights… and it doesn’t go well from there.
Did you also note that the Cylons were monotheistic and the humans were pagans?
Actually you didn’t see this depicted in Battlestar Galactica since it took place hundreds of thousands of years in our past. According to that story, we are all descended from those robots through Mitochondrial Eve (Hera), who was the product of a union between human and cylon.
I would add pissed off to the phrase.
 March 5, 2015 at 4:17am
Looks to me as though MJ may be the Gate-Way A-Way from, rather than to, the far more damaging drugs.
 February 3, 2015 at 10:55am
This guy works for some “anti-discrimination” blah blah place… I smell a plant – like Rosa Parks – a fully staged event designed to appeal to the public’s desire to “right a wrong” even when the “wrong” is a myth.
Why not the palestinians do it all the time. They fake injuries and show off "dead" people.
 January 16, 2015 at 1:40pm
“While there is life, there is hope” – that the majority of such jihad seekers will similarly wake up from their stupor.
Killing the host cells (humans) containing the Evil (the bad ideas in Islam promoting jihad) does nothing to _Kill the Evil Ideas_. It only empowers the spread of the Cancer via revenge.
Only the cured cells (humans like this guy) can effectively cure the cancer of Evil Ideas within the Jihads while leaving them alive so that they can in turn help cure others and teach the next generation to be more peaceful.
It's happening, but not as fast as the average muslim is being swept up in jihad, unfortunately.
Continuing to pray that God enters the hearts of many Islamic extremists and they see His way. Then have the courage and strength to share His message
 May 30, 2014 at 3:41pm
I looked into the identical twin gay studies a while back and those studies showed multiple examples of identical (DNA) twins where only one is gay. Were it purely DNA both should be gay or straight.
However, genetics don’t stop when a pair of DNA patterns combine. Epi-DNA affects the activation/deactivation of portions of ones DNA due to ones environmental/mental/emotional state, which are driven by choices of the parents. In the case of the father his choices affect the epi-dna of the sperm as they are developed (month after month) and the mother’s choices affect the epi-dna of the child during development (the mother’s dna contribution is set at the time of her birth). Additionally the choices of the individual during their childhood affects the epi-dna of their cells during puberty.
In short, it is not _a_ choice but rather multiple choices made by parents & child that will determine if the child identifies as “gay” in adulthood.